|1891 Illinois Fighting Illini football|
|Head coach||Robert Lackey|
|Captain||Ralph W. Hart|
|Home stadium||Illinois Field|
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.
|October 1||at Lake Forest*||L 0–8|
|October 17||Indiana*||W 26–0|
|November 7||Eureka*||W 40–0|
|November 13||Illinois Wesleyan*||W 44–4|
|November 21||Knox College*||W 12–0|
|November 26||Indiana*||W 20–12|
Source: College Football Data Warehouse
Source: University of Illinois
- ↑ "Fighting Illini Football Record Book". University of Illinois. 2015. p. 156. http://sidearm.sites.s3.amazonaws.com/fightingillini.com/documents/2015/8/3/3_History_7_30.pdf. Retrieved December 28, 2016.
- ↑ "Illinois Football Captains". University of Illinois. http://fightingillini.com/sports/2016/8/10/football-captains.aspx. Retrieved December 28, 2016.
- ↑ "Illinois Yearly Results (1890-1894)". College Football Data Warehouse. http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/active/i/illinois/1890-1894_yearly_results.php. Retrieved December 28, 2016.
- ↑ "1891 Roster". University of Illinois. http://fightingillini.com/sports/2015/7/18/football_alltimerosters_1890_1899.aspx?#1891. Retrieved December 28, 2016.
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