2012 Illinois Fighting Illini football team

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2012 Illinois Fighting Illini football
Fighting Illini logo.svg
Conference Big Ten Conference
Leaders Division
2012 record 2–10 (0–8 Big Ten)
Head coach Tim Beckman (1st year)
Co-offensive coordinator Billy Gonzales (1st year)
Co-offensive coordinator Chris Beatty (1st year)
Defensive coordinator Tim Banks (1st year)
Captain Graham Pocic
Captain Ashante Williams
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 60,670)
Seasons
« 2011 2013 »
2012 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Legends
#25 Nebraska xy   7 1         10 4  
#24 Michigan   6 2         8 5  
#17 Northwestern   5 3         10 3  
Michigan State   3 5         7 6  
Iowa   2 6         4 8  
Minnesota   2 6         6 7  
Leaders
#3 Ohio State* x   8 0         12 0  
Penn State*   6 2         8 4  
Wisconsin y   4 4         8 6  
Purdue   3 5         6 7  
Indiana   2 6         4 8  
Illinois   0 8         2 10  
Championship: Wisconsin 70, Nebraska 31
† – BCS representative as champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
  • Ohio State and Penn State ineligible for conference championship game and post-season bowl games due to NCAA sanctions
    Rankings from AP Poll

The 2012 Illinois Fighting Illini football team represented the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign in the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. They were led by first-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. Illinois finished the 2012 season with 2–10, 0–8 in Big 10 Leaders play, where they placed last and failed to play bowl eligible for first time since 2009.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 1 11:00 AM Western Michigan* Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL ESPNU W 24–7   43,441
September 8 9:30 PM at Arizona State* Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ ESPN L 14–45   54,128
September 15 11:00 AM Charleston Southern* Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL BTN W 44–0   45,369
September 22 7:00 PM Louisiana Tech* Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL BTN L 24–52   46,539
September 29 11:00 AM Penn State Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL ESPN L 7–35   46,734
October 6 2:30 PM at Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI ABC L 14–31   80,096
October 13 2:30 PM at Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI ABC L 0–45   110,922
October 27 11:00 AM Indianadagger Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL BTN L 17–31   47,981
November 3 2:30 PM at Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH (Illibuck) ESPN L 22–52   105,311
November 10 2:30 PM Minnesota Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL BTN L 3–17   46,912
November 17 2:30 PM Purdue Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL (Purdue Cannon) BTN L 17–20   41,974
November 24 11:00 AM at Northwestern Ryan FieldEvanston, IL (Land of Lincoln Trophy) BTN L 14–50   32,415
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.
2012 Illinois Fighting Illini football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 2 Scheelhaase, NathanNathan Scheelhaase Redshirt.svg Jr
TE 3 Davis, JonJon Davis So
QB 4 O'Toole, ReillyReilly O'Toole So
RB 5 Young, DonovonnDonovonn Young So
RB 6 Ferguson, JoshJosh Ferguson Redshirt.svg Fr
WR 7 Daniels, HaydenHayden Daniels Redshirt.svg Fr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DB 1 Hawthorne, TerryTerry Hawthorne Sr
DB 2 Bentley, V'AngeloV'Angelo Bentley Fr
DB 3 Barton, TaylorTaylor Barton Fr
DB 4 Nixon-Youman, PatrickPatrick Nixon-Youman Sr
DB 5 Hull, SteveSteve Hull Redshirt.svg Jr
DL 6 Caldwell, DarriusDarrius Caldwell Redshirt.svg Fr
DB 7 Sani, SupoSupo Sani Redshirt.svg Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Roster
Last update: July 7, 2012

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