1969 Illinois Fighting Illini football team

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1969 Illinois Fighting Illini football
1969 Illinois Fighting Illini football team.jpg
Conference Big Ten Conference
1969 record 0–10 (0–7 Big Ten)
Head coach Jim Valek (3rd season)
MVP Doug Dieken
Captain Doug Redmann, Bruce Erb
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1968
1970 →
1969 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 4 Ohio State + 6 1 0     8 1 0
No. 9 Michigan + 6 1 0     8 3 0
No. 18 Purdue 5 2 0     8 2 0
Minnesota 4 3 0     4 5 1
Iowa 3 4 0     5 5 0
Indiana 3 4 0     4 6 0
Northwestern 3 4 0     3 7 0
Wisconsin 3 4 0     3 7 0
Michigan State 2 5 0     4 6 0
Illinois 0 7 0     0 10 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1969 Illinois Fighting Illini football team was an American football team that represented the University of Illinois during the 1969 Big Ten Conference football season. In their third year under head coach Jim Valek, the Illini compiled a 0–10 record and finished in last place in the Big Ten Conference.[1]

The team's offensive leaders were quarterback Steve Livas with 705 passing yards, running back Dave Jackson with 465 rushing yards, and wide receiver Doug Dieken with 486 receiving yards.[2] Dieken was selected as the team's most valuable player.[3]

Guard Doug Redmann was selected by the Newspaper Enterprise Association as a second-team player on the 1969 College Football All-America Team.[4]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 20 Washington State* Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL L 18–19    
September 27 vs. No. 11 Missouri* Busch Memorial StadiumSt. Louis, MO (Rivalry) L 6–37    
October 4 Iowa State* Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL L 20–48    
October 11 Northwestern Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL (Sweet Sioux Tomahawk) L 6–10    
October 18 at Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN L 20–41    
October 25 at No. 1 Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH (Illibuck Trophy) L 0–41    
November 1 No. 13 Purdue Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL (Purdue Cannon) L 22–49    
November 8 No. 18 Michigan Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL L 0–57    
November 15 at Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI L 14–55    
November 22 Iowa Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL L 0–40    
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.


References[edit]

  1. ^ "1969 Illinois Fighting Illini Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 16, 2015. 
  2. ^ "1969 Illinois Fighting Illini Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 16, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Fighting Illini Football Record Book" (PDF). University of Illinois. 2015. p. 155. Retrieved December 29, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Steve Owens, Mike Phipps Pace NEA All-Americans". Clovis News-Journal. November 21, 1969. p. 12.