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2014 Illinois Fighting Illini football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
DivisionWest Division
2014 record6–7 (3–5 Big Ten)
Head coachTim Beckman (3rd season)
Offensive coordinatorBill Cubit (2nd season)
Offensive schemeSpread
Defensive coordinatorTim Banks (3rd season)
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
(Capacity: 60,670)
Seasons
← 2013
2015 →

Template:2014 Big Ten football standings The 2014 Illinois Fighting Illini football team represented the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign in the 2014 NCAA Division I FBS football season. They were led by third-year head coach Tim Beckman, and played their home games at Memorial Stadium. They were members of the new West Division of the Big Ten Conference. They finished the season 6–7, 3–5 in Big Ten play to finish in a tie for fifth place in the West Division. They were invited to the Heart of Dallas Bowl where they lost to Louisiana Tech.

PersonnelEdit

Coaching staffEdit

Name Position Consecutive season at
Illinois
Alma Mater
Tim Beckman Head Coach 2 Findlay (1988)
Bill Cubit Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks 1 Delaware (1974)
Mike Bellamy Wide Receivers 2 Illinois (1990)
Tom Brattan Offensive Line 0 Delaware (1972)
Alex Golesh Tight ends/Running backs/Recruiting Coordinator 2 Ohio State (2006)
Tim Banks Defensive Coordinator/Secondary 2 Central Michigan (1995)
Greg Colby Defensive Line 1 Illinois (1974)
Al Seamonson Outside Linebackers 1 Wisconsin (1982)
Mike Ward Inside Linebackers 2 Georgetown College (1984)
Tim Salem Special Teams Coordinator 2 Arizona State (1985)
Reference:[1]

RosterEdit

2014 Illinois Fighting Illini football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 2 Stone-Davis, TyrinTyrin Stone-Davis 10px So
TE 3 Davis, JonJon Davis Sr
QB 4 O'Toole, ReillyReilly O'Toole Sr
RB 5 Young, DonovonnDonovonn Young Jr
RB 6 Ferguson, JoshJosh Ferguson 10px So
QB 7 Crouch, ChayceChayce Crouch Fr
WR 8 Allison, GeronimoGeronimo Allison Jr
WR 9 Barr, MartizeMartize Barr 10px Sr
TE 11 LaCosse, MattMatt LaCosse Sr
QB 12 Lunt, WesWes Lunt 10px So
WR 13 Taylor, DionteDionte Taylor So
QB 15 Bailey, AaronAaron Bailey So
WR 16 Murdock, MarchieMarchie Murdock 10px Fr
QB 16 Berg, ManMan Berg 10px Fr
WR 18 Dudek, MikeMike Dudek Fr
WR 19 Hardee, JustinJustin Hardee Jr
RB 23 Church, DevinDevin Church 10px So
RB 25 Foster, KendrickKendrick Foster 10px Fr
RB 26 Tucker, CameronCameron Tucker 10px Jr
RB 29 Moss, T. J.T. J. Moss Fr
TE 30 Nudera, JimJim Nudera 10px Jr
WR 31 Poole, LeslieLeslie Poole 10px Jr
TE 47 Clary, TimTim Clary 10px Jr
OL 52 Hill, AlexAlex Hill 10px Sr
OL 53 Allegretti, NickNick Allegretti Fr
OL 55 Boles, ChrisChris Boles 10px Jr
OL 57 Schmidt, AustinAustin Schmidt So
OL 60 Durkin, TonyTony Durkin 10px Jr
OL 64 Dumezich, SteveSteve Dumezich Fr
OL 66 McDowell, ScottScott McDowell 10px Jr
OL 67 DiLauro, ChristianChristian DiLauro 10px Fr
OL 68 Cvijanovic, SimonSimon Cvijanovic 10px Sr
OL 69 Karras, TedTed Karras 10px Jr
OL 70 Cvijanovic, PeterPeter Cvijanovic Fr
OL 71 Spencer, JoeJoe Spencer 10px So
OL 73 O'Connor, ChrisChris O'Connor 10px Jr
OL 74 Heitz, MichaelMichael Heitz 10px Sr
OL 75 Flavin, PatPat Flavin 10px Jr
OL 76 Chadwell, JesseJesse Chadwell 10px Fr
OL 78 Black, HarryHarry Black So
WR 80 Whitlow, JeremeyJeremey Whitlow 10px Jr
WR 81 Barr, RaphaelRaphael Barr So
WR 82 Fry, KameronKameron Fry 10px So
TE 83 Kanteman, TrevorTrevor Kanteman 10px Fr
WR 84 Knight, KennyKenny Knight 10px Jr
WR 86 Turner, MalikMalik Turner Fr
TE 87 White, TylerTyler White So
WR 88 Grant, ZachZach Grant Jr
TE 89 Hinkhouse, DallasDallas Hinkhouse 10px Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DB 2 Bentley, V'AngeloV'Angelo Bentley Jr
DB 3 Barton, TaylorTaylor Barton 10px So
DB 4 Kelly, DarwynDarwyn Kelly 10px Fr
STAR 5 Crawford, JamesJames Crawford 10px Fr
LB 6 Phillips, CarrollCarroll Phillips 10px So
DB 7 Day, CalebCaleb Day So
DB 8 Cazley, DillanDillan Cazley So
STAR 9 Thomas III, EarnestEarnest Thomas III 10px Sr
LB 10 Bello, B. J.B. J. Bello 10px So
STAR 14 Finney, EricEric Finney 10px Jr
DB 15 Little, JevarisJevaris Little 10px So
DL 17 Ward, JihadJihad Ward Jr
DB 20 Fejedelem, ClaytonClayton Fejedelem 10px Jr
DB 21 Petty, ZaneZane Petty 10px Sr
LB 22 Walls, LaKeithLaKeith Walls 10px So
DB 23 Thurow, DennisDennis Thurow 10px Fr
DB 24 Mosely, DariusDarius Mosely So
DB 25 Arowolaju, SeanSean Arowolaju 10px So
DB 26 Doxy, CedricCedric Doxy 10px So
DB 27 Spencer, EatonEaton Spencer 10px Jr
DB 28 Dunlap, JaylenJaylen Dunlap So
STAR 29 Lugo, NelsonNelson Lugo 10px So
DB 30 Hylton, JulianJulian Hylton Fr
DB 31 North, NickNick North 10px Jr
DB 32 James, ChrisChris James Fr
STAR 33 Grimes, ZepheniahZepheniah Grimes 10px Jr
LB 34 Svetina, MikeMike Svetina Jr
LB 35 White, SeanSean White 10px So
LB 36 Roberts, AustinAustin Roberts Fr
DB 37 Kwaaning, DavontayDavontay Kwaaning 10px Jr
DB 38 Harlib, SamuelSamuel Harlib 10px Fr
LB 39 Echard, NathanNathan Echard 10px Fr
LB 42 Cooper, RalphRalph Cooper Sr
LB 43 Monheim, MasonMason Monheim Jr
DL 44 Teitsma, AustinAustin Teitsma 10px Sr
LB 45 McGrew, HenryHenry McGrew Fr
STAR 46 Goldsmith, JasonJason Goldsmith Fr
LEO 48 Gordon, TateTate Gordon Fr
STAR 49 Schmidt, ConnerConner Schmidt 10px Fr
LB 52 Neal, T. J.T. J. Neal 10px So
LB 55 Watson, TreTre Watson Fr
DL 58 Nelson, KennyKenny Nelson 10px Jr
DL 85 Roberts, BrandonBrandon Roberts 10px Fr
LEO 90 Woods, DeJazzDeJazz Woods 10px Sr
LEO 91 Smoot, DawuaneDawuane Smoot So
DL 92 Cajuste, AbeAbe Cajuste 10px Sr
DL 93 Powell, TekoTeko Powell Jr
DL 94 Odenigbo, TitoTito Odenigbo Fr
DL/FB 95 Howe, JakeJake Howe 10px Sr
DL 96 Bain, RobRob Bain 10px So
DL 97 James III, PaulPaul James III Fr
DL 98 Fotu, JoeJoe Fotu Jr
DL 99 Clements, JarrodJarrod Clements So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
PK/P 13 Frain, RyanRyan Frain 10px So
PK 17 Zalewski, TaylorTaylor Zalewski 10px Jr
P 18 DuBernois, JustinJustin DuBernois Sr
PK 38 Reisner, DavidDavid Reisner 10px So
P 40 Tucker, RyanRyan Tucker Fr
P 41 Kybruz, NickNick Kybruz Fr
LS 54 Hirth, ZachZach Hirth 10px So
LS 56 Martin, MichaelMichael Martin 10px So
PK 83 VanMieghem, BrennenBrennen VanMieghem Sr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Tim Banks (Defensive Coordinator / Secondary)
  • Bill Cubit (Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks)
  • Mike Bellamy (Wide Receivers)
  • Tom Brattan (Offensive Line)
  • Greg Colby (Defensive Line)
  • Alex Golesh (Tight Ends / Specialist / Recruiting Coordinator)
  • Tim Salem (Running Backs / Special Teams Coordinator)
  • Al Seamonson (Outside Linebackers)
  • Mike Ward (Inside Linebackers)
  • Robert Arnheim (Graduate Assistant - Offense)
  • Kolby Jackson (Graduate Assistant - Defense)
  • Tyler Johns (Graduate Assistant - Offense)
  • LeDominique Williams (Graduate Assistant - Defense)
  • Nina Baloun (Assistant Recruiting Coordinator)
  • Trent Chesnut (Head Football Equipment Manager)
  • Dane Chester (Director of Football Game Analysis)
  • Ryan Cubit (Director of Football Student-Athlete Development)
  • Aaron Hillmann (Head Football Strength & Conditioning Coach)
  • Tim Knox (Director of Football Operations)
  • Jake Naas (Head Football Athletic Trainer)
  • Eric Streeter (Assistant Athletic Trainer)
  • Juice Williams (Director of Alumni and Former Player Relations)
  • Scott Yielding (Director of Player Personnel)

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

Roster
Last update: December 3, 2014

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 3011:00 AMNo. 24 (FCS) Youngstown State*BTNW 28–1736,234
September 611:00 AMWestern Kentucky*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
BTNW 42–3438,561
September 133:00 PMat Washington*FOXL 19–4462,325
September 203:00 PMTexas State*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
ESPNewsW 42–3541,019
September 278:00 PMat No. 21 NebraskaBTNL 14–4591,255
October 411:00 AMPurdue
ESPN2L 27–3845,046
October 1111:00 AMat WisconsinESPN2L 28–3880,341
October 2511:00 AMMinnesotadagger
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
ESPNUW 28–2444,437
November 17:00 PMat No. 13 Ohio StateABCL 14–55106,961
November 1511:00 AMIowa
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
BTNL 14–3050,373
November 2211:00 AMPenn State
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
ESPN2W 16–1435,172
November 2911:00 AMat NorthwesternESPNUW 47–3331,137
December 2612:00 PMvs. Louisiana Tech*ESPNL 18–3531,297
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

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Schedule Source: [2]

Game summariesEdit

Youngstown StateEdit

Youngstown State Penguins vs Illinois Fighting Illini – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Youngstown State 3 3 3 8

17

Illinois 0 7 0 21

28

at Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL

  • Date: August 30, 2014
  • Game time: 11:00 A.M. CDT
  • Game weather: Temperature: • Wind: • Weather:
  • Game attendance:  
  • Referee: Referee: • Umpire: • Linesman: • Line judge: • Back judge: • Field judge: • Side judge:
  • TV announcers (BTN): Chris Denari (Play-by-play) & Danan Hughes (Color)
Game information
First Quarter
Second Quarter
Third Quarter
Fourth Quarter
Top Passers
  • YSU –
  • ILL –
Top Rushers
  • YSU –
  • ILL –
Top Receiving
  • YSU –
  • ILL –
Top Tackler
  • YSU –
  • ILL –

Western KentuckyEdit

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs Illinois Fighting Illini – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Western Kentucky 3 14 10 7

34

Illinois 7 7 7 21

42

at Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL

  • Date: September 6, 2014
  • Game time: 11:00 A.M. CDT
  • Game weather: Temperature: • Wind: • Weather:
  • Game attendance:  
  • Referee: Referee: • Umpire: • Linesman: • Line judge: • Back judge: • Field judge: • Side judge:
  • TV announcers (BTN): Chris Denari (Play-by-play), J Leman (Color) & Rebecca Haarlow (Sideline)
Game information
First Quarter
Second Quarter
Third Quarter
Fourth Quarter
Top Passers
  • WKU –
  • ILL –
Top Rushers
  • WKU –
  • ILL –
Top Receiving
  • WKU –
  • ILL –
Top Tackler
  • WKU –
  • ILL –

WashingtonEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Fighting Illini 3 9 7 0 19
Huskies 21 17 0 6 44



Overall record Last meeting Result
4–6 2013 L 24–34

Texas StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bobcats 14 7 7 7 35
Fighting Illini 6 7 12 17 42



Overall record Last meeting Result
First Meeting

NebraskaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Fighting Illini 7 7 0 0 14
Cornhuskers 7 24 7 7 45



Overall record Last meeting Result
2–8–1 2013 L 19–39

PurdueEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Boilermakers 7 10 14 7 38
Fighting Illini 14 0 13 0 27



Overall record Last meeting Result
43–40–6 2013 W 20–16

WisconsinEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Fighting Illini 14 0 0 14 28
Badgers 7 17 7 7 38



Overall record Last meeting Result
37–37–7 2013 L 32–56

MinnesotaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Gophers 0 3 21 0 24
Fighting Illini 14 0 7 7 28



Overall record Last meeting Result
28–35–3 2012 L 3–17

Ohio StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Fighting Illini 0 0 7 7 14
Buckeyes 17 14 17 7 55



Overall record Last meeting Result
30–66–4 2013 L 35–60

IowaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Hawkeyes 2 7 7 14 30
Fighting Illini 7 0 0 7 14



Overall record Last meeting Result
38–29–2 2008 W 27–24

Penn StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Nittany Lions 7 0 0 7 14
Fighting Illini 0 7 3 6 16



Overall record Last meeting Result
4–17 2013 L 17–24

NorthwesternEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
54–48–5 2013 L 34–27
by Quarter1234 Total
• Illinois 13 13 7 14 47
Northwestern 0 7 10 16 33

Reilly O'Toole passed for 147 yards and three touchdowns while also rushing for 147 yards.[3]

Louisiana Tech–Heart of Dallas BowlEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Fighting Illini 3 6 6 3 18
Bulldogs 14 7 0 14 35



Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 2012 L 24–52

ReferencesEdit

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