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1980 University of Illinois Fighting Illini

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1980 University of Illinois Fighting Illini (Proof)
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1980 Illinois Fighting Illini football Season ticket sheet, (Proof) (25 available)
Vs. Northwestern Wildcats, Michigan State Spartans, Air Force Falcons, Mississippi State Bulldogs, Purdue Boilermakers, Minnesota Golden Gophers.
Seating has not been printed on these. 

Sheet is Not Perforated between games.
Section/Stand may vary from photo.

Perfect for Framing and or Gifting to your Favorite Illinois fan/Collector


The 1980 Illinois Fighting Illini football team was an American football team that represented the University of Illinois during the 1980 Big Ten Conference football season. The Illini finished in three-way tie for sixth place in the Big Ten Conference (Big Ten), compiled a 3–7–1 record (3–5 against Big Ten opponents), and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 326 to 241.[1] The team played its home games at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Illinois.

In December 1979, Illinois hired Mike White to replace Gary Moeller. Moeller's teams had gone 3-16-3 in the prior two seasons. White had been an assistant coach with the San Francisco 49ers in 1978 and 1979 and was the head coach for the California Golden Bears from 1972 to 1977.[2] The 1980 season was Illinois' first under coach White.

The team's offensive leaders were quarterback Dave Wilson with 3,154 passing yards, running back Mike Holmes with 305 rushing yards, wide receiver Mike Martin with 555 receiving yards, and placekicker Mike Bass with 45 points.[3] Wilson was selected as the team's most valuable player.[4]

Several Illinois players also ranked among the Big Ten leaders in various statistical categories, including the following:

Dave Wilson led the Big Ten with 245 pass completions, 463 pass attempts, and 503 total plays and ranked second with 3,154 passing yards, 19 passing touchdowns, and 2,960 total yards.[5]

Mike Martin ranked second in the Big Ten with 17.9 yard per reception and 8.2 yards per punt return, fourth with 123 punt return yards, and 10th with 555 receiving yards

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