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2010 Illinois Fighting Illini football
Texas Bowl champion
Texas Bowl, W 38–14 vs. Baylor
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
2010 record7–6 (4–4 Big Ten)
Head coachRon Zook (6th season)
Offensive coordinatorPaul Petrino (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorVic Koenning (1st season)
MVPMikel Leshoure
CaptainJeff Allen
CaptainCorey Liuget
CaptainEddie McGee
CaptainMartez Wilson
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
(Capacity: 62,870)
Seasons
← 2009
2011 →
2010 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#7 Wisconsin §   7 1         11 2  
#5 Ohio State   0* 1         0* 1  
#14 Michigan State §   7 1         11 2  
Iowa   4 4         8 5  
Illinois   4 4         7 6  
Penn State   0* 4         0* 6  
Michigan   3 5         7 6  
Northwestern   3 5         7 6  
Purdue   2 6         4 8  
Minnesota   2 6         3 9  
Indiana   1 7         5 7  
† – BCS representative as champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
§ – Conference co-champions
  • *All wins for Ohio State (12-1, 7-1) and Penn State (7-6, 4-4) in the 2010 season are vacated
    As of January 11, 2011 • Rankings from AP Poll[1][2]

The 2010 Illinois Fighting Illini football team represented the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign in the 2010 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Fighting Illini, led by sixth-year head coach Ron Zook, are members of the Big Ten Conference and played their home games at Memorial Stadium. They finished the season 7–6, 4–4 in Big Ten play and were invited to the Texas Bowl where they defeated Baylor 38–14.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 411:30 AMvs. Missouri*FSNL 13–2358,060[3]
September 116:30 PMSouthern Illinois*BTNW 35–352,217[4]
September 1811:00 AMNorthern Illinois*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
BTNW 28–2250,569[5]
October 211:00 AMNo. 2 Ohio State
BTNL 13–2462,870[6]
October 911:00 AMat Penn StateESPN2W 33–13107,638[7]
October 1611:00 AMat No. 13 Michigan StateBTNL 6–2674,441[8]
October 2311:00 AMIndianadagger
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
BTNW 43–1353,550[9]
October 3011:00 AMPurdue
ESPN2W 44–1050,371[10]
November 611:00 AMat MichiganESPNL 65–67 3OT111,441[11]
November 1311:00 AMMinnesota
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
BTNL 34–3855,549[12]
November 202:30 PMvs. No. 25 NorthwesternESPNUW 48–2741,058[13]
December 39:15 PMat Fresno State*ESPN2L 23–2530,625[14]
December 295:00 PMvs. Baylor*ESPNW 38–1468,211[15]
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

ReferencesEdit

  1. 2010 Big Ten football standings
  2. 2010 college football rankings
  3. "Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Missouri Tigers Box Score". ESPN. September 4, 2010. Archived from the original on December 3, 2010. https://web.archive.org/web/20101203131628/http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=302470142. Retrieved December 30, 2010.
  4. "Southern Illinois Salukis vs. Illinois Fighting Illini Box Score". ESPN. September 11, 2010. Archived from the original on December 3, 2010. https://web.archive.org/web/20101203131629/http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=302540356. Retrieved December 30, 2010.
  5. "Northern Illinois Huskies vs. Illinois Fighting Illini Box Score". ESPN. September 18, 2010. Archived from the original on December 3, 2010. https://web.archive.org/web/20101203131629/http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=302610356. Retrieved December 30, 2010.
  6. "Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Illinois Fighting Illini Box Score". ESPN. October 2, 2010. Archived from the original on December 3, 2010. https://web.archive.org/web/20101203131630/http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=302750356. Retrieved December 30, 2010.
  7. "Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Penn State Nittany Lions Box Score". ESPN. October 9, 2010. Archived from the original on December 3, 2010. https://web.archive.org/web/20101203131631/http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=302820213. Retrieved December 30, 2010.
  8. "Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Michigan State Spartans Box Score". ESPN. October 16, 2010. Archived from the original on December 3, 2010. https://web.archive.org/web/20101203131632/http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=302890127. Retrieved December 30, 2010.
  9. "Indiana Hoosiers vs. Illinois Fighting Illini Box Score". ESPN. October 23, 2010. Archived from the original on December 3, 2010. https://web.archive.org/web/20101203131633/http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=302960356. Retrieved December 30, 2010.
  10. "Purdue Boilermakers vs. Illinois Fighting Illini Box Score". ESPN. October 30, 2010. Archived from the original on December 3, 2010. https://web.archive.org/web/20101203131634/http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=303030356. Retrieved December 30, 2010.
  11. "Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Michigan Wolverines Box Score". ESPN. November 6, 2010. Archived from the original on December 3, 2010. https://web.archive.org/web/20101203131634/http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=303100130. Retrieved December 30, 2010.
  12. "Minnesota Golden Gophers vs. Illinois Fighting Illini Box Score". ESPN. November 13, 2010. Archived from the original on December 3, 2010. https://web.archive.org/web/20101203131635/http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=303170356. Retrieved December 30, 2010.
  13. "Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Northwestern Wildcats Box Score". ESPN. November 20, 2010. Archived from the original on December 1, 2010. https://web.archive.org/web/20101201043252/http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=303240077. Retrieved December 30, 2010.
  14. "Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Fresno State Bulldogs Box Score". ESPN. December 3, 2010. http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=303370278. Retrieved December 30, 2010.
  15. "Illinois Fighting Illini vs. Baylor Bears Box Score". ESPN. December 29, 2010. http://scores.espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=303630239. Retrieved December 30, 2010.
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