FANDOM


1897 Illinois Fighting Illini football
ConferenceWestern Conference
1897 record6–2 (1–1 Western)
Head coachGeorge Huff (3rd season)
CaptainDon Sweney
Home stadiumIllinois Field
Seasons
← 1896
1898 →
1897 Western Conference football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Wisconsin 3 0 0     9 1 0
Chicago 3 1 0     11 1 0
Michigan 2 1 0     6 1 1
Illinois 1 1 0     6 2 0
Purdue 1 2 0     5 3 1
Northwestern 0 2 0     5 3 0
Minnesota 0 3 0     4 4 0
† – Conference champion

The 1897 Illinois Fighting Illini football team was an American football team that represented the University of Illinois during the 1897 Western Conference football season. In their third season under head coach George Huff, the Illini compiled a 6–2 record and finished in fourth place in the Western Conference.[1] Tackle Don Sweney was the team captain.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
October 2Eureka*W 26–0
October 9Physicians & Surgeons*
  • Illinois Field
  • Champaign, IL
W 6–0
October 16Lake Forest*
  • Illinois Field
  • Champaign, IL
W 36–0
October 23Purdue
  • Illinois Field
  • Champaign, IL (Series)
W 34–4
October 30Chicago
  • Illinois Field
  • Champaign, IL
L 12–18[3]
November 12Knox*
  • Illinois Field
  • Champaign, IL
W 64–0
November 20vs. Carlisle*L 6–23
November 25at Eureka*
W 6–0
  • *Non-conference game

[1]

RosterEdit

Official Roster
  • Beadle, Thomas B. LE
  • Coffeen, Harry C. RE
  • Enochs, Claude D. RHB
  • Fischer, Leon E. LG
  • Forbes, Stuart F. FB
  • Johnston, Arthur R. LHB
  • McLane, E.C. C
  • Merker, Henry F. RG
  • Shuler, Hugh M. QB
  • Sweney, Don LT (captain)
  • Von Oven, Frederick W. RT
  • Wilmarth, Geo H. QB/E
 

Substitutes

  • Adsit, Bertram W. E
  • Atwood, James R. HB
  • Branch, James M. T/E/HB
  • Clinton, Edgar M. HB
  • Eggleston, J.L. HB
  • Francis, Frank D. HB
  • Frazier, E.A. RG
  • Hall, Arthur R. HB
  • Jack, R.D. E/T
  • Jordan, Geo T. HB
  • King, Wesley E. C/G
  • Lippincott, C.A. RT
  • Logan, Harry R. HB
  • McCormick, Roscoe C. LG
  • Schacht, Frederick W. RE/LHB
  • Webb, Otto HB
[4]

ReferencesEdit


Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.