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2005 Illinois Fighting Illini football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
2005 record2–9 (0–8 Big Ten)
Head coachRon Zook (1st season)
Offensive coordinatorMike Locksley (1st season)
Offensive schemeSpread option
Defensive coordinatorMike Mallory (2nd season)
CaptainJames Cooper
CaptainE.B. Halsey
CaptainRyan Matha
CaptainPierre Thomas
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
(Capacity: 69,249)
Seasons
← 2004
2006 →
2005 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#3/3 Penn State §   0* 1         0* 1  
#4/4 Ohio State §   7 1         10 2  
#15/15 Wisconsin   5 3         10 3  
Michigan   5 3         7 5  
Northwestern   5 3         7 5  
Iowa   5 3         7 5  
Minnesota   4 4         7 5  
Purdue   3 5         5 6  
Michigan State   2 6         5 6  
Indiana   1 7         4 7  
Illinois   0 8         2 9  
† – BCS representative as champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
§ – Conference co-champions

The 2005 Illinois Fighting Illini football team represented the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign during the 2005 NCAA Division I-A football season. They participated as members of the Big Ten Conference. Their home games were played at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Illinois. The team's head coach was Ron Zook, who was in his first season with the Illini. Illinois had a record of 2–9.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 311:00 AMRutgers*ESPN2W 33–30 OT50,112
September 101:00 PMSan Jose State*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
W 40–1949,276
September 174:00 PMat No. 15 California*L 20–3557,657
September 2411:00 AMNo. 17 Michigan State
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
ESPN+L 14–6151,469
October 111:00 AMat IowaESPN+L 7–3570,585
October 811:00 AMat IndianaESPN+L 13–3635,829
October 226:00 PMNo. 12 Penn Statedagger
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
ESPN2L 10–6352,633
October 2911:00 AMNo. 15 Wisconsin
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
ESPNL 24–4152,158
November 52:30 PMat No. 12 Ohio StateESPNL 2–40104,799
November 1111:00 AMat PurdueESPN360L 3–3757,611
November 1811:00 AMNorthwestern
ESPN+L 21–3831,465
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time
[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "2005 Results". University of Illinois–Urbana/Champaign Department of Athletics. http://www.fightingillini.com/sports/m-footbl/archive/ill-m-footbl-2005.html. Retrieved September 15, 2012.


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