1915 Illinois Fighting Illini football team

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1915 Illinois Fighting Illini football
1915 Illinois Fighting Illini football team.jpg
Western Conference co-champion
Conference Western Conference
1915 record 5–0–2 (3–0–2 Western)
Head coach Robert Zuppke (3rd season)
Offensive scheme I formation
Captain John Wesley Watson
Home stadium Illinois Field
Seasons
← 1914
1916 →
1915 Western Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Minnesota + 3 0 1     6 0 1
Illinois + 3 0 2     5 0 2
Chicago 4 2 0     5 2 0
Ohio State 2 1 1     5 1 1
Purdue 2 2 0     3 3 1
Wisconsin 2 3 0     4 3 0
Iowa 1 2 0     3 4 0
Indiana 1 3 0     3 3 1
Northwestern 0 5 0     2 5 0
  • + – Conference co-champions

The 1915 Illinois Fighting Illini football team was an American football team that represented the University of Illinois during the 1915 college football season. In their third season under head coach Robert Zuppke, the Illini compiled a 5–0–2 record and finished as co-champions of the Western Conference.[1] Center John W. Watson was the team captain.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
10/2/1915 Haskell Indians* Illinois FieldChampaign, IL W 36–0  
10/9/1915 Rolla School of Mines* Illinois Field • Champaign, IL W 75–7  
10/16/1915 Ohio State Ohio FieldColumbus, OH T 3–3  
10/23/1915 Northwestern Illinois Field • Champaign, IL W 36–6  
10/30/1915 Minnesotadagger Illinois Field • Champaign, IL T 6–6  
11/13/1915 Wisconsin Illinois Field • Champaign, IL W 17–3  
11/20/1915 at Chicago Old Stagg FieldChicago, IL W 10–0  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

Roster[edit]

Player Position
John Wesley Watson (captain) Center
Amos Lloyd Brennememan Right end
Reynold Kraft Right end
Ross Petty Right tackle
Olay Madsen Right tackle
Roland A. Cowell Right tackle
Frank Stewart Right guard
Phillip Harry Potter Center
Clarence Applegran Left guard
Fred R. Hanschman Left guard
Elmer Rundquist Left Tackle
Harlan Brown Graham Left tackle
George Kasson Squier Left end
Henry W. Markwardt Left end
George Clark Quarterback
Frank Pursell Quarterback
Bart Macomber Right halfback
Frank Howard Pethybridge Right halfback
John Ward Nelson Fullback
Bernard Hallstrom Fullback
Harold Pogue Left halfback
David E. Connell Left halfback

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Second-team selection by Frank G. Menke for the 1915 All-America team[4]
  • Third-team selection by Walter Camp for the 1915 All-America team

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1915 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. ^ "2014 NCAA Football Records: Consensus All-America Selections" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2014. p. 4. Retrieved August 16, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Covers Wide Scope In Choosing His All-American Gridironers". The Washington Post. December 5, 1915.