1990 Illinois Fighting Illini football team
|1990 Illinois Fighting Illini football|
Big Ten co-champion
|Conference||Big Ten Conference|
|1990 record||8–4 (6–2 Big Ten)|
|Head coach||John Mackovic (3rd year)|
|Home stadium||Memorial Stadium|
|1990 Big Ten football standings|
|#7 Michigan +||6||–||2||–||0||9||–||3||–||0|
|#16 Michigan State +||6||–||2||–||0||8||–||3||–||1|
|#25 Illinois +||6||–||2||–||0||8||–||4||–||0|
|#18 Iowa +||6||–||2||–||0||8||–||4||–||0|
Rankings from AP Poll
The 1990 Illinois Fighting Illini football team was an American football team that represented the University of Illinois during the 1990 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their third year under head coach John Mackovic, the Illini compiled an 8–4 record, finished in a four-way tie for first place in the Big Ten Conference, were ranked #25 in the final AP Poll, and lost to Clemson in the 1991 Hall of Fame Bowl.
The non conference games for the Fighting Illini were against Arizona, Colorado and Southern Illinois.
|September 8||8:00 PM||at Arizona*||No. 11||Arizona Stadium • Tucson, AZ||L 16–28|
|September 15||2:30 PM||No. 9 Colorado*||No. 21||Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL||W 23–22||64,351|
|September 22||2:30 PM||Southern Illinois*||No. 15||Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL||W 56–21|
|October 6||2:30 PM||at No. 20 Ohio State||No. 13||Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH (Illibuck Trophy)||ABC||W 31–20||89,404|
|October 13||12:00 PM||Purdue||No. 11||Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL (Purdue Cannon)||W 34–0||60,604|
|October 20||2:30 PM||No. 24 Michigan State||No. 8||Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL||ABC||W 15–13||70,398|
|October 27||1:00 PM||at Wisconsin||No. 5||Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI||W 21–3||67,746|
|November 3||2:30 PM||No. 13 Iowa||No. 5||Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL||ABC||L 28–54||72,714|
|November 10||11:00 AM||at No. 19 Michigan||No. 17||Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI (Rivalry)||L 17–22||105,343|
|November 17||11:30 AM||Indiana||No. 22||Memorial Stadium • Bloomington, IN||W 24–10|
|November 24||1:00 PM||Northwestern||No. 22||Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL||W 28–23|
|January 1||12:00 PM||vs. No. 14 Clemson*||No. 16||Tampa Stadium • Tampa, FL (Hall of Fame Bowl)||NBC||L 0–30||63,154|
|*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.|
- Darrick Brownlow - linebacker (1st-team All-America pick by Football News; 1st-team all-Big Ten pick by AP)
- Moe Gardner - defensive lineman (consensus 1st-team All-American; 1st-team all-Big Ten pick by AP)
- Howard Griffith - fullback (2nd-team all-Big Ten pick by AP)
- Doug Higgins - placekicker (2nd-team all-Big Ten pick by AP)
- Henry Jones - defensive back (2nd-team all-Big Ten pick by AP)
- Marlon Primous - defensive back (2nd-team all-Big Ten pick by AP)
- Tim Simpson -offensive guard (2nd-team all-Big Ten pick by AP)
- Shawn Wax - receiver (2nd-team all-Big Ten pick by AP)
- "1990 Illinois Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 16, 2015.
- "1990 Illinois Fighting Illini Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 16, 2015.
- "1990 Illinois Fighting Illini Schedule and Results". sports-reference.com. Retrieved November 20, 2016.