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1898 Illinois Fighting Illini football
ConferenceWestern Conference
1898 record4–5 (1–1 Western)
Head coachGeorge Huff (4th season)
CaptainArthur R. Johnston
Home stadiumIllinois Field
Seasons
← 1897
1899 →
1898 Western Conference football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Michigan 3 0 0     10 0 0
Chicago 3 1 0     14 2 1
Wisconsin 2 1 0     9 1 0
Illinois 1 1 0     4 5 0
Minnesota 1 2 0     4 5 0
Purdue 0 1 0     3 3 0
Northwestern 0 4 0     9 4 1
† – Conference champion

The 1898 Illinois Fighting Illini football team was an American football team that represented the University of Illinois during the 1898 Western Conference football season. In their fourth season under head coach George Huff, the Illini compiled a 4–5 record and finished in fourth place in the Western Conference.[1] Fullback Arthur R. Johnston was the team captain.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 28[[{{{school}}}|Illinois Wesleyan]]*W 18–0
October 1Physicians & Surgeons*
  • Illinois Field
  • Champaign, IL
L 6–11
October 8Notre Dame*
  • Illinois Field
  • Champaign, IL
L 0–5
October 15DePauw*
  • Illinois Field
  • Champaign, IL
W 16–0
October 22vs. Illinois Alumni*
  • Illinois Field
  • Champaign, IL
W 10–6
November 4vs. Illinois Alumni*
  • Illinois Field
  • Champaign, IL
L 17–23
November 12vs. MichiganL 5–12
November 19at Carlisle*L 0–11
November 24Minnesota
  • Illinois Field
  • Champaign, IL
W 11–10
  • *Non-conference game

[3]

RosterEdit

Official Roster
  • Adsit, Bertram W. RE/LE
  • Clayton, Clark M. LT/RT
  • Cook, James F. HB/QB
  • Hall, Arthur R. HB
  • Johnston, Arthur R. FB (captain)
  • King, J.W. LG
  • Lindgren, Justa M. LE/RE/LHB
  • Lowenthal, Fred LG/RG/LT
  • Martin, Robert LE/RE/RHB
  • McCormick, R.C. RT
  • McLane, E.C. C
  • Wilmarth, Geo H. QB
 

Substitutes

  • Atwood, J.R. FB
  • Brundage, Martin D. HB
  • Burkland, Theo L. FB
  • Coffman, H.A. FG
  • Elkas, I. LG
  • Francis, Frank D. LE/RE
  • Hughes, A.H. HB/FB
  • Jutton, Lee HB/FB
  • Kuhn, L. T/LG
  • Moran, M.A. HB
  • Murphy QB
  • Swift, C.C. LT
  • White, J.D. G
  • Wright, S.W. RE
[4]

ReferencesEdit


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