American Football Database
1909 Illinois Fighting Illini football
ConferenceWestern Conference
1909 record5–2 (3–1 Western)
Head coachArthur R. Hall (4th season)
CaptainBenjamin F. Baum
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Template:1909 Western Conference football standings The 1909 Illinois Fighting Illini football team was an American football team that represented the University of Illinois during the 1909 college football season. In their fourth season under head coach Arthur R. Hall, the Illini compiled a 5–2 record and finished in third place in the Western Conference.[1] End Benjamin F. Baum was the team captain.[2]


October 2[[{{{school}}}|Millikin]]*W 23–0
October 9Kentucky*
  • Illinois Field
  • Champaign, IL
L 2–6
October 16at ChicagoL 8–14
October 30Purdue
  • Illinois Field
  • Champaign, IL (rivalry)
W 24–6
November 6Indiana
  • Illinois Field
  • Champaign, IL
W 6–5
November 13at Northwestern Evanston, IL (rivalry)W 35–0
November 20at Syracuse*W 17–8
  • *Non-conference game