1890 Illinois Fighting Illini football team

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1890 Illinois Fighting Illini football
Conference Independent
1890 record 1–2
Head coach Scott Williams
Captain Scott Williams
Home stadium Illinois Field
Seasons
1891 →

The 1890 Illinois Fighting Illini football team was an American football team that represented the University of Illinois during the 1890 college football season. The team was the first to represent the University of Illinois. Coached, captained and quarterbacked by Scott Williams, the team was not affiliated with a conference and compiled a 1–2 record.[1][2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
October 2 at Illinois Wesleyan* Bloomington, IL L 0–16  
November 22 at Purdue* Stuart FieldWest Lafayette, IN (Rivalry) L 0–62  
November 30 Illinois Wesleyan* Illinois FieldChampaign, IL W 12–6  
*Non-conference game.

Source: College Football Data Warehouse[3]

Roster[edit]

  • Bowen, Herbert L. LE
  • Butler, William T. RR
  • Clarke, Edwin B. RE
  • Clarke, Frederick W. RG
  • Cook, James W. LE
  • Daughmer, F.U. LG
  • Furber, William A. LT
  • Gates, Andrew W. RG
  • Hart, Ralph W. LT
  • Higgins, Albert G. FB
  • Huff, George A. CR
  • McCartney, W.P. LR
  • Pillsbury, Arthur L. HB
  • Shattuck, Walt SB
  • Slater, William F. HB
  • Steele, James RT
  • Williams, Scott QB (capt)
  • Wright, Royal RT

Source: University of Illinois[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fighting Illini Football Record Book" (PDF). University of Illinois. 2015. p. 156. Retrieved December 28, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Illinois Football Captains". FightingIllini.com. University of Illinois. Retrieved December 28, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Illinois Yearly Results (1890-1894)". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved December 28, 2016. 
  4. ^ "1890 Roster". FightingIllini.com. University of Illinois. Retrieved December 28, 2016.