1950 Illinois Fighting Illini football team

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1950 Illinois Fighting Illini football
1950 Illinois Fighting Illini football team.jpg
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 11
AP No. 13
1950 record 7–2 (4–2 Big Ten)
Head coach Ray Eliot (9th season)
MVP Tony Klimek
Captain Bill Vohaska
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1949
1951 →
1950 Big Nine football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 9 Michigan $ 4 1 1     6 3 1
No. 14 Ohio State 5 2 0     6 3 0
Wisconsin 5 2 0     6 3 0
No. 13 Illinois 4 2 0     7 2 0
Northwestern 3 3 0     6 3 0
Iowa 2 4 0     3 5 1
Minnesota 1 4 1     1 7 1
Indiana 1 4 0     3 5 1
Purdue 1 4 0     2 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1950 Illinois Fighting Illini football team was an American football team that represented the University of Illinois during the 1950 Big Nine Conference football season. In their ninth year under head coach Ray Eliot, the Illini compiled a 7–2 record, finished in fourth place in the Big Ten Conference, and were ranked #13 in the final AP Poll. The lone setbacks were losses Wisconsin and Northwestern.[1] End Tony Klimek was selected as the team's most valuable player.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 30 Ohio* No. 8 Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL W 28–2    
October 7 Wisconsin No. 15 Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL L 6–7    
October 13 at UCLA* Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA W 14–6    
October 21 No. 10 Washington* Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL W 20–13    
October 28 No. 19 Indiana No. 12 Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL W 20–0    
November 4 at Michigan No. 10 Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI W 7–0    
November 11 at Iowa No. 10 Iowa StadiumIowa City, IA W 21–7    
November 18 No. 1 Ohio State No. 8 Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL (Illibuck Trophy) W 14–7    
November 25 at Northwestern No. 6 Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL (Sweet Sioux Tomahawk) L 7–14    
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Players[edit]

  • Charles E. "Chuck" Brown - guard (1st-team All-Big Ten pick by AP and UP)
  • Johnny Karras - halfback (2nd-team All-Big Ten pick by AP and UP)
  • Tony Klimek - end (1st-team All-Big Ten pick by AP and UP)
  • Lynn Lynch - guard (2nd-team All-Big Ten pick by AP and UP)
  • Dick Raklovits - halfback (1st-team All-Big Ten pick by AP and UP)
  • Al Tate - tackle (1st-team All-America pick by Football Writers; 2nd-team All-Big Ten pick by AP and UP)
  • Bill Vohaska - center (1st-team All-America pick by AP; 1st-team All-Big Ten pick by AP and UP)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1950 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.