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1896 Illinois Fighting Illini football
ConferenceWestern Conference
1896 record4–2–1 (0–2–1 Western)
Head coachGeorge Huff (2nd season)
CaptainCharles D. Beebe
Home stadiumIllinois Field
Seasons
← 1895
1897 →
1896 Western Conference football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Wisconsin 2 0 1     7 1 1
Michigan 2 1 0     9 1 0
Northwestern 2 1 1     6 1 2
Chicago 3 2 0     15 2 1
Minnesota 1 2 0     8 2 0
Illinois 0 2 1     4 2 1
Purdue 0 2 1     4 2 1
† – Conference champion

The 1896 Illinois Fighting Illini football team was an American football team that represented the University of Illinois during the 1896 Western Conference football season. In their second season under head coach George Huff, the Illini compiled a 4–2–1 record and finished in a tie for last place in the inaugural season of the Western Conference.[1] Guard Charles D. Beebe was the team captain.[2][3]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
October 3Lake Forest*
  • Illinois Field
  • Champaign, IL
W 38–0
October 10Knox*W 70–4
October 17vs. Missouri*W 10–0
October 21Oberlin*
  • Illinois Field
  • Champaign, IL
W 22–6
October 31at ChicagoL 0–12
November 7Northwestern
  • Illinois Field
  • Champaign, IL (Series)
L 4–10
November 25at PurdueT 4–4
  • *Non-conference game

Source: SR/College Football[1]

RosterEdit

  • Beebe, Charles D. RG (captain)
  • Burkland, Theo L. LE
  • Clinton, Edgar M. RHB/LHB
  • Coffeen, Harry C. FB
  • Fischer, Leon E. RT/LG
  • McKee, James H. QB
  • Pixley, Arthur H. LT
  • Rhodes, Ora M. LG
  • Schacht, Frederick W. RHB
  • Von Oven, Frederick W. RE
  • Zimmerman, Walter H. C
 

Substitutes

  • Alarco, Jose′ M. E
  • Enochs, Claude D. LE/HB
  • Forbes, Stuart F. LE/HB
  • Hodges, J.S. LG
  • Hughes, A.H. LHB
  • Jack, R.D. G/T
  • Johnston, Arthur R. LHB
  • Kennedy, R. LHB
  • McLane, E.C. RG
  • Sconce, Harvey J. LHB
  • Wood, Harvey E. RHB

Source: University of Illinois[4]

ReferencesEdit

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