1958 Illinois Fighting Illini football team

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1958 Illinois Fighting Illini football
1958 Illinois Fighting Illini football team.jpg
Conference Big Ten Conference
1958 record 4–5 (4–3 Big Ten)
Head coach Ray Eliot (17th season)
MVP Gene Cherney
Captain Jack Delveaux
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1957
1959 →
1958 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 2 Iowa $ 5 1 0     8 1 1
No. 7 Wisconsin 5 1 1     7 1 1
No. 8 Ohio State 4 1 2     6 1 2
No. 13 Purdue 3 1 2     6 1 2
Indiana 3 2 1     5 3 1
Illinois 4 3 0     4 5 0
Northwestern 3 4 0     5 4 0
Michigan 1 5 1     2 6 1
Minnesota 1 6 0     1 8 0
Michigan State 0 5 1     3 5 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1958 Illinois Fighting Illini football team was an American football team that represented the University of Illinois during the 1958 Big Ten Conference football season. In their 17th year under head coach Ray Eliot, the Illini compiled a 4–5 record and finished in sixth place in the Big Ten Conference.[1] Center Gene Cherney was selected as the team's most valuable player.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 27 UCLA* Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL L 14–18    
October 4 at Duke* Duke StadiumDurham, NC L 13–15    
October 11 No. 5 Ohio State Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL (Illibuck Trophy) L 13–19    
October 18 at Minnesota Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN W 20–8    
October 25 No. 20 Michigan State Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL W 16–0    
November 1 at No. 10 Purdue Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN (Purdue Cannon) L 8–31    
November 8 at Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI W 21–8    
November 15 No. 5 Wisconsin Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL L 12–31    
November 22 No. 20 Northwestern Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL (Sweet Sioux Tomahawk) W 27–20    
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.


References[edit]

  1. ^ "1958 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.