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2013 Illinois Fighting Illini football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
DivisionLeaders Division
2013 record4–8 (1–7 Big Ten)
Head coachTim Beckman (2nd season)
Offensive coordinatorBill Cubit (1st season)
Offensive schemeSpread
Defensive coordinatorTim Banks (2nd season)
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
(Capacity: 60,670)
Seasons
← 2012
2014 →
2013 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Legends
Iowa   0 0         0 0  
Michigan   0 0         0 0  
Michigan State   0 0         0 0  
Minnesota   0 0         0 0  
Nebraska   0 0         0 0  
Northwestern   0 0         0 0  
Leaders
Illinois   0 0         0 0  
Indiana   0 0         0 0  
Ohio State   0 0         0 0  
Penn State*   0 0         0 0  
Purdue   0 0         0 0  
Wisconsin   0 0         0 0  
Championship: December 7, 2013
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
  • Penn State ineligible for conference championship game and post-season bowl games due to NCAA sanctions
    As of December 7, 2012 • Rankings from AP Poll

The 2013 Illinois Fighting Illini football team represented the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign in the 2013 NCAA Division I FBS football season. They were led by second-year head coach Tim Beckman, and played their home games at Memorial Stadium. They were a member of the Leaders Division of the Big Ten Conference. They finished the season 4–8, 1–7 in Big Ten play to finish in fifth place in the Leaders Division.

Previous seasonEdit

Illinois finished the 2012 season with 2–10, 0–8 in Big 10 Leaders play, where they placed last and failed to become bowl eligible for first time since 2009.

PersonnelEdit

Coaching staffEdit

Name Position Seasons at
Illinois
Alma Mater
Tim Beckman Head Coach 1 Findlay (1985)
Tim Banks Defensive Coordinator/Secondary 1 Central Michigan (1995)
Bill Cubit Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks 0 Delaware (1974)
Mike Bellamy Wide Receivers 1 Illinois (1990)
A. J. Ricker Offensive Line 0 Missouri (2004)
Tim Salem Special Teams Coordinator/Running Backs 1 Arizona State (1985)
Greg Colby Defensive Line 0 Illinois (1974)
Alex Golesh Tight Ends/Recruiting Coordinator 1 Ohio State (2006)
Al Seamonson Outside Linebackers 0 Wisconsin (1982)
Mike Ward Inside Linebackers 1 Georgetown College (1984)
Reference:[1]

RosterEdit

2013 Illinois Fighting Illini football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 2 Scheelhaase, NathanNathan Scheelhaase 10px Sr
TE 3 Davis, JonJon Davis Jr
QB 4 O'Toole, ReillyReilly O'Toole Jr
RB 5 Young, DonovonnDonovonn Young Jr
RB 6 Ferguson, JoshJosh Ferguson 10px So
WR 7 Barr, MartizeMartize Barr 10px Jr
WR 8 Osei, MilesMiles Osei Sr
DB 9 Hull, SteveSteve Hull 10px Sr
QB 10 Haslett, ChaseChase Haslett 10px So
TE 11 LaCosse, MattMatt LaCosse Jr
WR 12 Langford, RyanRyan Langford Sr
QB 12 Lunt, WesWes Lunt So
WR 13 Taylor, DionteDionte Taylor Fr
QB 15 Bailey, AaronAaron Bailey Fr
WR 16 Murdock, MarchieMarchie Murdock Fr
QB 16 Berg, ManMan Berg Fr
RB 18 Whitlow, JeremeyJeremey Whitlow 10px So
WR 19 Hardee, JustinJustin Hardee So
QB 19 Hussey, SeanSean Hussey Fr
RB 23 Tucker, CameronCameron Tucker 10px So
RB 25 Foster, Foster Fr
WR 26 Doxy, CedricCedric Doxy 10px Fr
WR 29 Bonahoom, PeterPeter Bonahoom 10px So
QB 30 Nudera, JamesJames Nudera 10px So
WR 31 Poole, LeslieLeslie Poole 10px So
RB 32 Church, DevinDevin Church 10px Fr
TE 47 Clary, TimTim Clary 10px So
OL 52 Hill, AlexAlex Hill 10px Jr
OL 55 Boles, ChrisChris Boles 10px So
OL 57 Schmidt, AustinAustin Schmidt Fr
OL 60 Durkin, TonyTony Durkin 10px So
OL 66 McDowell, ScottScott McDowell 10px So
OL 67 Feldmeyer, JakeJake Feldmeyer 10px Sr
OL 68 Cvijanovic, SimonSimon Cvijanovic 10px Jr
OL 69 Karras, TedTed Karras 10px So
OL 70 Lewis, CoreyCorey Lewis 10px Sr
OL 71 Spencer, JoeJoe Spencer 10px Fr
OL 72 Hinkhouse, DallasDallas Hinkhouse Jr
OL 73 O'Connor, ChrisChris O'Connor 10px So
OL 74 Heitz, MichaelMichael Heitz 10px Jr
OL 75 Flavin, PatPat Flavin 10px So
OL 76 Chadwell, JesseJesse Chadwell Fr
OL 78 Black, HarryHarry Black Fr
WR 80 Harris, SpencerSpencer Harris Sr
WR 81 Carroll, KevinKevin Carroll Fr
WR 82 Fry, KameronKameron Fry 10px So
TE 83 Kanteman, TrevorTrevor Kanteman Fr
TE 84 Knight, KennyKenny Knight 10px So
WR 85 Butler, EliasElias Butler Fr
TE 86 Russell, TimTim Russell 10px Sr
TE 87 White, TylerTyler White Fr
WR 88 Grant, ZachZach Grant So
TE 89 Wilson, EvanEvan Wilson Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DB 2 Bentley, V'AngeloV'Angelo Bentley So
DB 3 Barton, TaylorTaylor Barton 10px Fr
DB 4 Kelly, DarwynDarwyn Kelly Fr
STAR 5 Crawford, JamesJames Crawford Fr
DB 9 Thomas III, EarnestEarnest Thomas III 10px Jr
STAR 10 Bello, B. J.B. J. Bello 10px Fr
STAR 14 Finney, EricEric Finney 10px So
DB 15 Little, JevarisJevaris Little 10px Fr
DB 16 Day, CalebCaleb Day Fr
DB 20 Cazley, DillanDillan Cazley Fr
STAR 20 Fejedelem, ClaytonClayton Fejedelem Jr
DB 21 Petty, ZaneZane Petty 10px Jr
DB 22 Forzley, NickNick Forzley Sr
DB 22 Walls, LaKeithLaKeith Walls 10px Fr
DB 23 Mathis, BenBen Mathis 10px Sr
DB 24 Mosely, DariusDarius Mosely Fr
DB 25 Arowolaju, SeanSean Arowolaju 10px Fr
DB 27 Spencer, EatonEaton Spencer 10px So
DB 28 Dunlap, JaylenJaylen Dunlap Fr
DB 29 Lugo, NelsonNelson Lugo 10px Fr
DB 30 Thurow, DennisDennis Thurow Fr
DB 31 North, NickNick North 10px So
STAR 32 Quintana, DanielDaniel Quintana Sr
LB 33 Grimes, ZepheniahZepheniah Grimes 10px So
STAR 34 Svetina, MikeMike Svetina So
LB 35 White, TaylorTaylor White 10px Fr
DB 36 Harlib, SamuelSamuel Harlib Fr
DB 37 Kwaaning, DavontayDavontay Kwaaning 10px So
LB 38 Rushing, GrantGrant Rushing Fr
LB 39 Echard, NathanNathan Echard Fr
LB 40 Thompson, MikielMikiel Thompson So
DL 41 Roberts, BrandonBrandon Roberts Fr
LB 42 Cooper, RalphRalph Cooper Jr
LB 43 Monheim, MasonMason Monheim So
DL 44 Teitsma, AustinAustin Teitsma 10px Jr
LB 45 Brown, JonathanJonathan Brown Sr
LB 48 Dickinson, HenryHenry Dickinson 10px So
LB 52 Neal, T. J.T. J. Neal 10px Fr
LEO 55 Bates, HoustonHouston Bates 10px Jr
DL 58 Nelson, KennyKenny Nelson 10px So
DL 59 Kynard, TimTim Kynard 10px Sr
DL 65 DiLauro, ChristianChristian DiLauro Fr
LEO 90 Woods, DeJazzDeJazz Woods 10px Jr
LEO 91 Smoot, DawuaneDawuane Smoot Fr
DL 92 Cajuste, AbeAbe Cajuste 10px Jr
DL 93 Powell, TekoTeko Powell So
DL 94 Douglas, BryceBryce Douglas Fr
DL 95 Howe, JakeJake Howe 10px Jr
DL 96 Bain, RobbieRobbie Bain 10px Fr
DL 97 Williams, VontrellVontrell Williams 10px Fr
DL 99 Clements, JarrodJarrod Clements Fr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
PK/P 13 Frain, RyanRyan Frain 10px Fr
PK 17 Zalewski, TaylorTaylor Zalewski 10px So
P 18 DuBernois, JustinJustin DuBernois Jr
P 36 Janitz, BradBrad Janitz Sr
PK 38 Reisner, DavidDavid Reisner 10px Fr
LS 54 Hirth, ZachZach Hirth 10px Fr
LS 56 Martin, MichaelMichael Martin 10px Fr
PK 83 VanMieghem, BrennenBrennen VanMieghem 10px So
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Tim Banks (Defensive Coordinator / Secondary)
  • Bill Cubit (Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks)
  • Mike Bellamy (Wide Receivers)
  • Greg Colby (Defensive Line)
  • Alex Golesh (Tight Ends / Specialist / Recruiting Coordinator)
  • A. J. Ricker (Offensive Line)
  • Tim Salem (Running Backs / Special Teams Coordinator)
  • Al Seamonson (Outside Linebackers)
  • Mike Ward (Inside Linebackers)
  • Anthony Antonacci (Graduate Assistant - Defense)
  • Justin Hood (Graduate Assistant - Defense)
  • Kolby Jackson (Graduate Assistant - Special Teams)
  • Tim Knox (Director of Football Operations)
  • Drew Nystrom (Graduate Assistant - Offense)
  • George Anasis (Director of Football Game Analysis)
  • Nina Baloun (Assistant Recruiting Coordinator)
  • Marcus Berry (Director of Player Personnel)
  • Trent Chesnut (Head Football Equipment Manager)
  • Corey Harbor (Academic Counselor)
  • Aaron Hillmann (Head Football Strength & Conditioning Coach)
  • Matt Sinclair (Assistant Director of Player Personnel and Relations)
  • Carla Suber (Learning Specialist)
  • Annie White (Academic Counselor)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured
  • Redshirt.svg Redshirt

Roster
Last update: December 3, 2014

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 3111:00 AMSouthern Illinois*BTNW 42–3442,175
September 711:00 AMCincinnati*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
ESPN2W 45–1743,031
September 145:00 PMvs. No. 19 Washington*BTNL 24–3447,312
September 2811:00 AMMiami (OH)*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
BTNW 50–1446,890
October 511:00 AMat NebraskaESPNUL 19–3990,458
October 197:00 PMNo. 25 Wisconsin
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
BTNL 32–5647,362
October 262:30 PMMichigan Statedagger
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
ABC/ESPN2L 3–4245,895
November 211:00 AMat Penn StateESPNL 17–24 OT95,131
November 92:30 PMat IndianaBTNL 35–5244,882
November 1611:00 AMNo. 3 Ohio State
ESPNL 35–6044,095
November 2311:00 AMat PurdueBTNW 20–1637,459
November 302:30 PMNorthwestern
BTNL 34–3737,058
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time
[2]

Chicago homecomingEdit

File:Illinois Fighting Illini Football Chicago Homecoming 2013.jpg

For only the second time in Soldier Field's 89 year history, the stadium hosted the Illinois Fighting Illini football team.[3] The Fighting Illini's last appearance at Soldier Field was during the 1994 season in which the team lost 10–9 to #22 ranked Washington State Cougars.[4] Additionally, the University of Illinois Alumni Association, Illinois Foundation, and Division and Intercollegiate Athletics are hosting an "Illini Fest" family tailgate prior the start of the football game. The event is modeled after Chicago Street Festivals that are popular throughout Neighborhoods in Chicago.[5]

Game summariesEdit

Southern IllinoisEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Salukis 7 0 17 10 34
Fighting Illini 3 22 14 3 42



Overall record Last meeting Result
3–0 2010 W 35–3

CincinnatiEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bearcats 0 7 10 0 17
Fighting Illini 7 14 7 17 45



Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 2009 L 36–49

WashingtonEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#19 Huskies 0 10 21 3 34
Fighting Illini 0 3 14 7 24



Overall record Last meeting Result
4–5 1972 L 11–31

Miami (OH)Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
RedHawks 0 0 7 7 14
Fighting Illini 7 29 7 7 50



Overall record Last meeting Result
2–0 1941 W 45–0

NebraskaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Fighting Illini 0 5 7 7 19
Cornhuskers 14 9 13 3 39



Overall record Last meeting Result
2–7–1 1986 L 14–59

WisconsinEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#25 Badgers 21 7 14 14 56
Fighting Illini 0 17 0 15 32



Overall record Last meeting Result
37–36–7 2012 L 14–31

Michigan StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Spartans 0 14 14 14 42
Fighting Illini 3 0 0 0 3



Overall record Last meeting Result
17–25–2 2010 L 6–26

Penn StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Fighting Illini 0 3 7 7 17
Nittany Lions 7 7 0 3 24



Overall record Last meeting Result
4–16 2012 L 7–35

IndianaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Fighting Illini 14 0 14 7 35
Hoosiers 14 7 14 17 52



Overall record Last meeting Result
45–22–3 2012 L 17–31

Ohio StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#3 Buckeyes 21 14 9 16 60
Fighting Illini 0 14 7 14 35



Overall record Last meeting Result
30–65–4 2012 L 22–52

PurdueEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Fighting Illini 7 7 0 6 20
Boilermakers 14 0 0 2 16



Overall record Last meeting Result
42–40–6 2012 L 17–20

NorthwesternEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Wildcats 10 10 3 14 37
Fighting Illini 0 17 10 7 34



Overall record Last meeting Result
54–47–5 2012 L 14–50

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Coaches". University of Illinois Department of Athletics. http://www.fightingillini.com/coachbeckman/coaches.html. Retrieved September 8, 2013.
  2. "Illinois Football Schedules". University of Illinois Department of Athletics. http://www.fightingillini.com/sports/m-footbl/sched/ill-m-footbl-sched.html. Retrieved August 21, 2013.
  3. "University of Illinois vs. University of Washington". Chicago Park District. http://www.soldierfield.net/content/university-illinois-vs-university-washington. Retrieved September 15, 2013.
  4. "1994–1995 Season Stats". University of Illinois Department of Athletics. http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/ill/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/1994--5/stats/season_stats.pdf. Retrieved September 15, 2013.
  5. "Illini Host 'Chicago Homecoming' at Soldier Field". University of Illinois Department of Athletics. March 13, 2013. http://www.fightingillini.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/031313aab.html. Retrieved September 15, 2013.
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