1898 Illinois Fighting Illini football team

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1898 Illinois Fighting Illini football
1898 Illinois Fighting Illini football team.jpg
Conference Western Conference
1898 record 4–5 (1–1 Western)
Head coach George Huff (4th season)
Captain Arthur R. Johnston
Home stadium Illinois Field
Seasons
← 1897
1899 →
1898 Western Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Michigan $ 3 0 0     10 0 0
Chicago 3 1 0     14 2 1
Wisconsin 2 1 0     9 1 0
Illinois 1 1 0     4 5 0
Minnesota 1 2 0     4 5 0
Purdue 0 1 0     3 3 0
Northwestern 0 4 0     9 4 1
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1898 Illinois Fighting Illini football team was an American football team that represented the University of Illinois during the 1898 Western Conference football season. In their fourth season under head coach George Huff, the Illini compiled a 4–5 record and finished in fourth place in the Western Conference.[1] Fullback Arthur R. Johnston was the team captain.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
September 28 Illinois Wesleyan* Illinois FieldChampaign, IL W 18–0  
October 1 Physicians & Surgeons* Illinois Field • Champaign, IL L 6–11  
October 8 Notre Dame* Illinois Field • Champaign, IL L 0–5  
October 15 DePauw* Illinois Field • Champaign, IL W 16–0  
October 22 vs. Illinois Alumni* Illinois Field • Champaign, IL W 10–6  
November 4 vs. Illinois Alumni* Illinois Field • Champaign, IL L 17–23  
November 12 vs. Michigan Detroit Athletic ClubDetroit, MI (Series) L 5–12  
November 19 at Carlisle* Normal ParkChicago, IL L 0–11  
November 24 Minnesota Illinois Field • Champaign, IL W 11–10  
*Non-conference game.

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Roster[edit]

Official Roster
  • Adsit, Bertram W. RE/LE
  • Clayton, Clark M. LT/RT
  • Cook, James F. HB/QB
  • Hall, Arthur R. HB
  • Johnston, Arthur R. FB (captain)
  • King, J.W. LG
  • Lindgren, Justa M. LE/RE/LHB
  • Lowenthal, Fred LG/RG/LT
  • Martin, Robert LE/RE/RHB
  • McCormick, R.C. RT
  • McLane, E.C. C
  • Wilmarth, Geo H. QB
 

Substitutes

  • Atwood, J.R. FB
  • Brundage, Martin D. HB
  • Burkland, Theo L. FB
  • Coffman, H.A. FG
  • Elkas, I. LG
  • Francis, Frank D. LE/RE
  • Hughes, A.H. HB/FB
  • Jutton, Lee HB/FB
  • Kuhn, L. T/LG
  • Moran, M.A. HB
  • Murphy QB
  • Swift, C.C. LT
  • White, J.D. G
  • Wright, S.W. RE

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "1898 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. ^ Sports-Reference.com
  4. ^ FightingIllini.com All-Time Rosters