1923 Illinois Fighting Illini football team
The 1923 Illinois Fighting Illini football team represented the University of Illinois in the 1923 Big Ten Conference football season. The Fighting Illini compiled an 8–0 record (5–0 against Big Ten Conference opponents) and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 136 to 20. The team was selected retroactively as the national champion by the Boand System, College Football Researchers Association, Helms Athletic Foundation, and Parke H. Davis, and as a co-national champion by the Berryman QPRS system, National Championship Foundation, and Jeff Sagarin (using the ELO-Chess methodology).
|1923 Illinois Fighting Illini football|
|Conference||Big Ten Conference|
|1923 record||8–0 (5–0 Big Ten)|
|Head coach||Robert Zuppke|
|Offensive scheme||Single wing|
|Home stadium||Memorial Stadium|
|1923 Big Ten football standings|
Awards and honorsEdit
|10/20/1923||at Iowa||W 9–6|
|10/27/1923||at Northwestern||W 29–0|
|11/17/1923||Mississippi State*||W 27–0|
|11/24/1923||at Ohio State||W 9–0|
- Head Coach: Robert Zuppke (11th year at Illinois)
- "1923 Illinois Fighting Illini Schedule and Results".
- National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) (2015). "National Poll Rankings" (PDF). NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA. p. 108. Retrieved January 8, 2016.
- "Fighting Illini Football Record Book" (PDF). University of Illinois. 2015. p. 156. Retrieved December 28, 2016.
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