1896 Illinois Fighting Illini football team

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1896 Illinois Fighting Illini football
1896 Illinois Fighting Illini football team.jpg
Conference Western Conference
1896 record 4–2–1 (0–2–1 Western)
Head coach George Huff (2nd season)
Captain Charles D. Beebe
Home stadium Illinois Field
Seasons
← 1895
1897 →
1896 Western Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Wisconsin $ 2 0 1     7 1 1
Michigan 2 1 0     9 1 0
Northwestern 2 1 1     6 1 2
Chicago 3 2 0     15 2 1
Minnesota 1 2 0     8 2 0
Illinois 0 2 1     4 2 1
Purdue 0 2 1     4 2 1
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1896 Illinois Fighting Illini football team was an American football team that represented the University of Illinois during the 1896 Western Conference football season. In their second season under head coach George Huff, the Illini compiled a 4–2–1 record and finished in a tie for last place in the inaugural season of the Western Conference.[1] Guard Charles D. Beebe was the team captain.[2][3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
October 3 Lake Forest* Illinois Field • Champaign, IL W 38–0  
October 10 Knox* Illinois FieldChampaign, IL W 70–4  
October 17 vs. Missouri* Grand Avenue Ball GroundsSt. Louis, MO (Series) W 10–0  
October 21 Oberlin* Illinois Field • Champaign, IL W 22–6  
October 31 at Chicago Marshall FieldChicago, IL L 0–12  
November 7 Northwestern Illinois Field • Champaign, IL (Series) L 4–10  
November 25 at Purdue Stuart FieldWest Lafayette, IN (Series) T 4–4  
*Non-conference game.

Source: SR/College Football[1]

Roster[edit]

  • Beebe, Charles D. RG (captain)
  • Burkland, Theo L. LE
  • Clinton, Edgar M. RHB/LHB
  • Coffeen, Harry C. FB
  • Fischer, Leon E. RT/LG
  • McKee, James H. QB
  • Pixley, Arthur H. LT
  • Rhodes, Ora M. LG
  • Schacht, Frederick W. RHB
  • Von Oven, Frederick W. RE
  • Zimmerman, Walter H. C
 

Substitutes

  • Alarco, Jose′ M. E
  • Enochs, Claude D. LE/HB
  • Forbes, Stuart F. LE/HB
  • Hodges, J.S. LG
  • Hughes, A.H. LHB
  • Jack, R.D. G/T
  • Johnston, Arthur R. LHB
  • Kennedy, R. LHB
  • McLane, E.C. RG
  • Sconce, Harvey J. LHB
  • Wood, Harvey E. RHB

Source: University of Illinois[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "1896 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. ^ "1890 Roster". FightingIllini.com. University of Illinois. Retrieved December 28, 2016.