2009 Illinois Fighting Illini Football Schedule

Final Record: 3-9, 2-6 (Big Ten)
Date   Opponent Result Tickets
Sep. 5
Tigers Missouri Tigers
Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, MO
Lost 37-9
Sep. 12
Redbirds Illinois State Redbirds
Memorial Stadium, Champaign, IL
Won 45-17
Sep. 19
Open Date
Sep. 26
Buckeyes at Ohio State Buckeyes
Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH
Lost 30-0
Oct. 3
Nittany Lions Penn State Nittany Lions
Memorial Stadium, Champaign, IL
Lost 35-17
Oct. 10
Spartans Michigan State Spartans
Memorial Stadium, Champaign, IL
Lost 24-14
Oct. 17
Hoosiers at Indiana Hoosiers
Memorial Stadium, Bloomington, IN
Lost 27-14
Oct. 24
Boilermakers at Purdue Boilermakers
Ross-Ade Stadium, West Lafayette, IN
Lost 24-14
Oct. 31
Wolverines Michigan Wolverines
Memorial Stadium, Champaign, IL
Won 38-13
Nov. 7
Gophers at Minnesota Golden Gophers
TCF Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN
Won 35-32
Nov. 14
Wildcats Northwestern Wildcats
Memorial Stadium, Champaign, IL
Lost 21-16
Nov. 21
Open Date
Nov. 28
Bearcats at Cincinnati Bearcats
Nippert Stadium, Cincinnati, OH
Lost 49-36
Dec. 5
Bulldogs Fresno State Bulldogs
Memorial Stadium, Champaign, IL
Lost 53-52

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    1. Allen
      February 29, 2016 at 7:19 pm

      Go Niners! Nice to get a game against a Big 10 opponent.

    2. Dave
      March 1, 2016 at 10:50 am

      Illinois goal is to get to 6 wins per year in order to make a crappy bowl game. They achieve that goal every 3 years or so. To compete for the Big Ten championship and go to an attractive bowl is a pipe dream. Sad, but true. The unattractive non league schedule over the next several years confirms this. This is not your Dick Butkus team.

      • Kasey
        March 1, 2016 at 8:37 pm

        Everything that Illinois needs to prove can be done in a 9 game B1G schedule. There is no point to giving more than 1 opponent a Home and Home series each year. You’re playing the same amount of Power 5 teams as most SEC teams. These games are nothing to complain about.

    3. Rick James
      March 1, 2016 at 1:06 pm

      The Niners getting paid for a winnable game against a B10 opponent, sounds good to me.

    4. Al rim
      March 31, 2016 at 4:11 pm

      Must recruit top players in order to compete; sorely lacking here.

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    1. Joe
      February 8, 2016 at 12:51 pm

      Just another week on the schedule a Big Ten team won’t play a team with NFL talent on the field.

    2. Joe
      February 11, 2016 at 1:52 am

      That’s cute. Six players from Central Michigan drafted in the last ten years.


      Alabama, Georgia, LSU, Florida, and three or four other SEC schools have that in a year.

      See, that’s the difference.

      You play in the Big Ten, sure you play nine conference games, but some of those schools aren’t sending players to the NFL. Everyone in the SEC is sending players to the NFL, even Kentucky and Vanderbilt.

      And that is whey the competition is so much better in the SEC and why nine conference games don’t matter. If they mattered, the Big 12 wouldn’t be going crazy trying to figure out how in the world they keep getting “screwed over” every year. It’s because your conference sucks and you don’t play anybody.

    3. Nic
      February 18, 2016 at 4:02 pm

      Of course Alabama just scheduled “NFL talent factory” Mercer for 2 games and Big Ten wont schedule FCS anymore so theres that… SEC schedule there cream puffs too.

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    1. Day
      October 1, 2015 at 4:47 pm

      Good choice on moving these games due to the hurricane, would be hard to make up & now I don’t have to stay up til 12am watching Michigan play.

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