1895 Illinois Fighting Illini football
1895 record4–2–1
Head coachGeorge Huff (1st season)
CaptainRobert J. Hotchkiss
Home stadiumIllinois Field
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The 1895 Illinois Fighting Illini football team was an American football team that represented the University of Illinois during the 1895 college football season. In their first season under head coach George Huff, the Illini compiled a 4–2–1 record.[1] Fullback Robert J. Hotchkiss was the team captain.[2][3]


October 5Wabash*W 48–0
October 12at Chicago Athletic Assoc.*L 0–8
October 19Illinois College*
  • Illinois Field
  • Champaign, IL
W 79–0
October 26at Wisconsin*T 10–10
November 2Lake Forest*
  • Illinois Field
  • Champaign, IL
W 38–0
November 23Northwestern*
  • Illinois Field
  • Champaign, IL (Series)
W 38–4
November 29at Purdue*L 2–6
  • *Non-conference game

Source: SR/College Football[1]


  • Baum, Harry W. RHB
  • Beadle, Thomas B. LE
  • Beebe, Charles D. RG
  • Branch, James M. LE
  • Cooper, Paul H. RE
  • Fischer, Leon E. LG
  • Hadsall, Harry H. LE
  • Hotchkiss, R.J. FB (captain)
  • Kiler, William H. FB
  • McKee, James H. QB
  • Pfeffer, James E. RT
  • Pixley, Arthur H. LT
  • Schacht, Frederick W. RE
  • Sconce, Harvey J. LHB
  • Sweney, Don LG
  • Thorby, C. Jacobson RHB
  • Zimmerman, Walter H. C


  • Beatty, J.W. RHB
  • Burkland, Theo L. FB
  • Forbes, Stuart F. LE
  • Merker, Henry F. LG

Source: University of Illinois[4]


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