1891 Illinois Fighting Illini football team

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1891 Illinois Fighting Illini football
Conference Independent
1891 record 5–1
Head coach Robert Lackey
Captain Ralph W. Hart
Home stadium Illinois Field
Seasons
← 1890
1892 →

The 1891 Illinois Fighting Illini football team was an American football team that represented the University of Illinois during the 1891 college football season. It was the second football team in the program's history. Coached by Robert Lackey, the team compiled a 5–1 record. Fullback Ralph W. Hart was the team captain.[1][2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
October 1 at Lake Forest* Farwell FieldLake Forest, IL L 0–8  
October 17 Indiana* Illinois FieldChampaign, IL W 26–0  
November 7 Eureka* Illinois Field • Champaign, IL W 40–0  
November 13 Illinois Wesleyan* Illinois Field • Champaign, IL W 44–4  
November 21 Knox College* Illinois Field • Champaign, IL W 12–0  
November 26 Indiana* Illinois Field • Champaign, IL W 20–12  
*Non-conference game.

Source: College Football Data Warehouse[3]

Roster[edit]

  • Arms, Frank D. HB
  • Armstrong, James W. LT
  • Atherton, Geo H. LE
  • Barker, John K. RG
  • Bush, Arthur W. QB
  • Cook, James W. QB
  • Doxey, Samuel C
  • Gates, Andrew W. LG
  • Hart, Ralph W. FB (capt)
  • King, Harless W. RE
  • Needham, James LT
  • Parker, Walter A. RT
  • Slater, William F. LHB
  • Steele, James LG
  • Williams, Scott FB/E
  • Wright, Royal RHB

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. ^ "1891 Roster". FightingIllini.com. University of Illinois. Retrieved December 28, 2016.