1957 Illinois Fighting Illini football team

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1957 Illinois Fighting Illini football
1957 Illinois Fighting Illini football team.jpg
Conference Big Ten Conference
1957 record 4–5 (3–4 Big Ten)
Head coach Ray Eliot (16th season)
MVP Rod Hansen
Captain Dale Smith
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1956
1958 →
1957 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 2 Ohio State $ 7 0 0     9 1 0
No. 3 Michigan State 5 1 0     8 1 0
No. 6 Iowa 4 1 1     7 1 1
No. 19 Wisconsin 4 3 0     6 3 0
Purdue 4 3 0     5 4 0
Michigan 3 3 1     5 3 1
Illinois 3 4 0     4 5 0
Minnesota 3 5 0     4 5 0
Indiana 0 6 0     1 8 0
Northwestern 0 7 0     0 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1957 Illinois Fighting Illini football team was an American football team that represented the University of Illinois during the 1957 Big Ten Conference football season. In their 16th year under head coach Ray Eliot, the Illini compiled a 4–5 record and finished in seventh place in the Big Ten Conference.[1] End Ron Hanson was selected as the team's most valuable player.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 27 at UCLA* Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA L 6–16    
October 5 Colgate* Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL W 40–0    
October 12 at Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH (Illibuck Trophy) L 7–21    
October 19 No. 4 Minnesota Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL W 34–13    
October 26 at No. 8 Michigan State No. 16 Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI L 14–19    
November 2 Purdue Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL (Purdue Cannon) L 6–21    
November 9 No. 11 Michigan Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL W 20–19    
November 16 at Wisconsin No. 15 Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI L 13–24    
November 23 Northwestern Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL (Sweet Sioux Tomahawk) W 27–0    
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.


References[edit]

  1. ^ "1957 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.