1895 Illinois Fighting Illini football team

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1895 Illinois Fighting Illini football
1895 Illinois Fighting Illini football team.jpg
Conference Independent
1895 record 4–2–1
Head coach George Huff (1st season)
Captain Robert J. Hotchkiss
Home stadium Illinois Field
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The 1895 Illinois Fighting Illini football team was an American football team that represented the University of Illinois during the 1895 college football season. In their first season under head coach George Huff, the Illini compiled a 4–2–1 record.[1] Fullback Robert J. Hotchkiss was the team captain.[2][3]


Date Opponent Site Result
October 5 Wabash* Illinois FieldChampaign, IL W 48–0  
October 12 at Chicago Athletic Assoc.* Washington Park FieldChicago, IL L 0–8  
October 19 Illinois College* Illinois Field • Champaign, IL W 79–0  
October 26 at Wisconsin* Randall FieldMadison, WI T 10–10  
November 2 Lake Forest* Illinois Field • Champaign, IL W 38–0  
November 23 Northwestern* Illinois Field • Champaign, IL (Series) W 38–4  
November 29 at Purdue* Stuart FieldWest Lafayette, IN (Series) L 2–6  
*Non-conference game.

Source: SR/College Football[1]


  • Baum, Harry W. RHB
  • Beadle, Thomas B. LE
  • Beebe, Charles D. RG
  • Branch, James M. LE
  • Cooper, Paul H. RE
  • Fischer, Leon E. LG
  • Hadsall, Harry H. LE
  • Hotchkiss, R.J. FB (captain)
  • Kiler, William H. FB
  • McKee, James H. QB
  • Pfeffer, James E. RT
  • Pixley, Arthur H. LT
  • Schacht, Frederick W. RE
  • Sconce, Harvey J. LHB
  • Sweney, Don LG
  • Thorby, C. Jacobson RHB
  • Zimmerman, Walter H. C


  • Beatty, J.W. RHB
  • Burkland, Theo L. FB
  • Forbes, Stuart F. LE
  • Merker, Henry F. LG

Source: University of Illinois[4]


  1. ^ a b "1895 Illinois Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 16, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Fighting Illini Football Record Book" (PDF). University of Illinois. 2015. p. 156. Retrieved December 28, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Illinois Football Captains". FightingIllini.com. University of Illinois. Retrieved December 28, 2016. 
  4. ^ "1895 Roster". FightingIllini.com. University of Illinois. Retrieved December 28, 2016.