1936 Illinois Fighting Illini football team

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1936 Illinois Fighting Illini football
1936 Illinois Fighting Illini football team.jpg
Conference Big Ten Conference
1936 record 4–3–1 (2–2–1 Big Ten)
Head coach Robert Zuppke (24th season)
MVP Cliff Kuhn
Captain Elvin Sayre
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1935
1937 →
1936 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 7 Northwestern $ 6 0 0     7 1 0
No. 1 Minnesota 4 1 0     7 1 0
Ohio State 4 1 0     5 3 0
Indiana 3 1 1     5 2 1
Purdue 3 1 1     5 2 1
Illinois 2 2 1     4 3 1
Chicago 1 4 0     2 5 1
Iowa 0 4 1     3 4 1
Wisconsin 0 4 0     2 6 0
Michigan 0 5 0     1 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1936 Illinois Fighting Illini football team was an American football team that represented the University of Illinois during the 1936 college football season. In their 24th season under head coach Robert Zuppke, the Illini compiled a 4–3–1 record and finished in sixth place in the Big Ten Conference.[1] Guard Cliff Kuhn was selected as the team's most valuable player.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 26 DePaul* Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL W 9–6    
October 3 Washington University* Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL W 13–7    
October 10 USC* Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL L 6–24    
October 17 at Iowa Iowa StadiumIowa City, IA T 0–0    
October 24 No. 4 Northwestern Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL (Rivalry) L 2–13    
October 31 at Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI W 9–6    
November 14 Ohio State Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL (Illibuck Trophy) L 0–13    
November 21 at Chicago Stagg FieldChicago, IL W 18–7    
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.


References[edit]

  1. ^ "1936 Illinois Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 16, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Fighting Illini Football Record Book" (PDF). University of Illinois. 2015. p. 155. Retrieved December 28, 2016.