2002 Illinois Fighting Illini football team

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2002 Illinois Fighting Illini football
Fighting Illini logo.svg
Conference Big Ten Conference
2002 record 5–6 (4–3 Big Ten)
Head coach Ron Turner
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 69,249)
Seasons
« 2001 2003 »
2002 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#1/1 Ohio State #§   8 0         14 0  
#8/8 Iowa §   8 0         11 2  
#9/9 Michigan   6 2         10 3  
#16/15 Penn State   0* 3         0* 4  
Purdue   4 4         7 6  
Illinois   4 4         5 7  
Minnesota   3 5         8 5  
Wisconsin   2 6         8 6  
Michigan State   2 6         4 8  
Northwestern   1 7         3 9  
Indiana   1 7         3 9  
# – BCS National Champion
† – BCS representative as conference champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
§ – Conference co-champions

The 2002 Illinois Fighting Illini football team represented the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign in the 2002 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 Turner, who was in his sixth season with the Illini. Illinois had a record of 5–7 and failed to make a bowl game.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
August 31 2:30 PM vs. Missouri* Edward Jones DomeSt. Louis, MO ABC L 20–33   61,876
September 7 11:00 AM at Southern Miss* M. M. Roberts StadiumHattiesburg, MS ESPN2 L 20–23   22,183
September 14 11:00 AM Arkansas State* Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL ESPN+ W 59–7   46,258
September 21 1:00 PM San Jose State* Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL L 35–38   50,990
September 28 2:30 PM #14 Michigan Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL ABC L 28–45   69,249
October 3 7:00 PM at Minnesota Hubert H. Humphrey MetrodomeMinneapolis, MN ESPN2 L 10–31   32,663
October 12 12:00 PM Purdue Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL W 38–31 OT  55,590
October 26 1:00 PM Indianadagger Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL W 45–14   50,295
November 2 2:30 PM at #20 Penn State Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA ESPN W 7–18 (loss)  (vacated) 105,589
November 9 11:00 AM at #20 Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI ESPN+ W 37–20   78,709
November 16 2:30 PM #2 Ohio State Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL ABC L 16–23 OT  58,810
November 23 11:00 AM at Northwestern Ryan FieldEvanston, IL (Sweet Sioux Tomahawk) ESPN+ W 31–24   25,134
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "2002 NCAA Football Rankings - AP Top 25 Postseason (Jan. 5)". ESPN. Retrieved November 29, 2010. 
  2. ^ "2002 NCAA Football Rankings - USA Today Coaches' Poll Postseason (Jan. 5)". ESPN. Retrieved November 29, 2010. 
  3. ^ "2002 Season". University of Illinois Department of Athletics. Retrieved October 15, 2012.