1986 Illinois Fighting Illini football team

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1986 Illinois Fighting Illini football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1986 record 4–7 (3–5 Big Ten)
Head coach Mike White (7th season)
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1985
1987 →
1986 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 8 Michigan + 7 1 0     11 2 0
No. 7 Ohio State + 7 1 0     10 3 0
No. 16 Iowa 5 3 0     9 3 0
Minnesota 5 3 0     6 6 0
Michigan State 4 4 0     6 5 0
Indiana 3 5 0     6 6 0
Illinois 3 5 0     4 7 0
Northwestern 2 6 0     4 7 0
Purdue 2 6 0     3 8 0
Wisconsin 2 6 0     3 9 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1986 Illinois Fighting Illini football team was an American football team that represented the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign during the 1986 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their seventh year under head coach Mike White, the Illini compiled a 4–7 record and finished in a tie for sixth place in the Big Ten Conference.[1]

The team's offensive leaders were quarterback Shane Lamb with 1,414 passing yards, running back Keith Jones with 534 rushing yards, and Stephen Pierce with 602 receiving yards.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 6 Louisville* Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL W 23–0    
September 13 at USC* Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA L 16–31    
September 20 No. 6 Nebraska* Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL L 14–59    
October 4 at Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH (Illibuck Trophy) L 0–14    
October 11 Purdue Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL (Purdue Cannon) W 34–27    
October 18 Michigan State Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL L 21–29    
October 25 at Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI L 9–15    
November 1 at No. 3 Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI L 13–69    
November 8 No. 16 Iowa Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL W 20–16    
November 15 at Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN W 21–16    
November 22 Northwestern Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL (Sweet Sioux Tomahawk) L 18–23    
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.


References[edit]

  1. ^ "1986 Illinois Fighting Illini Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 16, 2015. 
  2. ^ "1986 Illinois Fighting Illini Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 16, 2015.