|1894 Illinois Fighting Illini football|
|Head coach||Louis Vail (1st season)|
|Captain||James E. Pfeffer|
|Home stadium||Illinois Field|
The 1894 Illinois Fighting Illini football team was an American football team that represented the University of Illinois during the 1894 college football season. In their first season under head coach Louis Vail, the Illini compiled a 4–3 record. Tackle James E. Pfeffer was the team captain.
|October 6||at Wabash*||W 36–6|
|October 13||at Chicago Athletic Assoc.*||L 0–14|
|October 20||Lake Forest*||W 54–6|
|November 3||Northwestern*||W 66–0|
|November 17||Purdue*||L 2–22|
|November 24||Indianapolis Artillery*||L 14–18|
|November 29||at Pastime Athletic Club*||W 10–0|
Source: University of Illinois
- "1894 Illinois Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/illinois/1894-schedule.html. Retrieved December 16, 2015.
- "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.
- "1894 Roster". University of Illinois. http://fightingillini.com/sports/2015/7/18/football_alltimerosters_1890_1899.aspx?#1894. Retrieved December 28, 2016.
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