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1891 Illinois Fighting Illini football
ConferenceIndependent
1891 record5–1
Head coachRobert Lackey
CaptainRalph W. Hart
Home stadiumIllinois 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]

ScheduleEdit

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

Source: College Football Data Warehouse[3]

RosterEdit

  • 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]


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