1957 Illinois Fighting Illini football team

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]

1957 Illinois Fighting Illini football
1957 Illinois Fighting Illini football team
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1957 record4–5 (3–4 Big Ten)
Head coachRay Eliot (16th season)
MVPRod Hansen
CaptainDale Smith
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
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

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
September 27at UCLA*L 6–16
October 5Colgate*W 40–0
October 12at Ohio StateL 7–21
October 19No. 4 Minnesota
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
W 34–13
October 26at No. 8 Michigan StateNo. 16L 14–19
November 2Purdue
L 6–21
November 9No. 11 Michigan
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
W 20–19
November 16at WisconsinNo. 15L 13–24
November 23Northwestern
W 27–0
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References

  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.
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