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 conference 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/ESPN2 L 14–31   80,096
October 13 2:30 PM at Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI ABC/ESPN 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.

Roster[edit]

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
QB 8 Osei, MilesMiles Osei Jr
QB 10 Haslett, ChaseChase Haslett Redshirt.svg Fr
TE 11 LaCosse, MattMatt LaCosse So
WR 12 Langford, RyanRyan Langford Jr
QB 13 McGushin, SeanSean McGushin Redshirt.svg Sr
WR 15 Millines, DariusDarius Millines Jr
QB 17 Nudera, JamesJames Nudera Redshirt.svg Fr
WR 18 Whitlow, JeremeyJeremey Whitlow Redshirt.svg Fr
WR 19 Knight, KennyKenny Knight Redshirt.svg Fr
WR 20 Rock, FritzFritz Rock Redshirt.svg So
WR 21 Church, DevinDevin Church Fr
RB 22 Ayoola, DamiDami Ayoola Fr
WR 24 Hallendorff, JamesJames Hallendorff Redshirt.svg Sr
RB 28 Walls, LaKeithLaKeith Walls Fr
WR 29 Bonahoom, PeterPeter Bonahoom Redshirt.svg Fr
WR 31 Poole, LeslieLeslie Poole Redshirt.svg So
WR 34 Kwaaning, DavontayDavontay Kwaaning Redshirt.svg Fr
FB 41 Becker, ZachZach Becker Redshirt.svg Sr
TE 47 Clary, TimTim Clary So
OL 52 Hill, AlexAlex Hill Redshirt.svg So
OL 55 Boles, ChrisChris Boles Redshirt.svg Fr
OL 56 Afryl, ShawnShawn Afryl Redshirt.svg So
OL 60 Durkin, TonyTony Durkin Redshirt.svg Fr
OL 61 Sands, TylerTyler Sands Redshirt.svg Sr
OL 64 Bain, RobbieRobbie Bain Fr
OL 66 McDowell, ScottScott McDowell Redshirt.svg Fr
OL 67 Feldmeyer, JakeJake Feldmeyer Redshirt.svg Jr
OL 68 Cvijanovic, SimonSimon Cvijanovic Redshirt.svg So
OL 69 Karras, TedTed Karras Redshirt.svg Fr
OL 70 Lewis, CoreyCorey Lewis Redshirt.svg Sr
OL 71 Spencer, JoeJoe Spencer Fr
OL 72 Thornton, HughHugh Thornton Sr
OL 73 O'Connor, ChrisChris O'Connor Redshirt.svg Fr
OL 74 Heitz, MichaelMichael Heitz Redshirt.svg So
OL 75 Flavin, PatPat Flavin Redshirt.svg Fr
OL 76 Pocic, GrahamGraham Pocic (C) Redshirt.svg Sr
OL 78 Nowicki, RyanRyan Nowicki Redshirt.svg Fr
WR 80 Harris, SpencerSpencer Harris Jr
WR 81 Doxy, CedricCedric Doxy Fr
WR 82 Arowolaju, OlusuenOlusuen Arowolaju Fr
TE 83 Viliunas, EddieEddie Viliunas Redshirt.svg Sr
WR 84 Hardee, JustinJustin Hardee Fr
WR 85 Lukas, TimTim Lukas Redshirt.svg Jr
TE 86 Russell, TimTim Russell Redshirt.svg Jr
TE 88 Lattimore, JustinJustin Lattimore Redshirt.svg Jr
TE 89 Wilson, EvanEvan Wilson Jr
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 Sanni, SupoSupo Sanni Redshirt.svg Sr
DB 9 Thomas, EarnestEarnest Thomas Redshirt.svg So
STAR 10 Bello, B. J.B. J. Bello Fr
DB 11 Little, JevarisJevaris Little Fr
DB 17 Davis, TommyTommy Davis Redshirt.svg Sr
DB 21 Ramsey, JackJack Ramsey Redshirt.svg Sr
DB 22 Forzley, NickNick Forzley Redshirt.svg So
DB 23 Mathis, BenBen Mathis Redshirt.svg Jr
DB 24 Lugo, NelsonNelson Lugo Fr
STAR 25 Williams, AshanteAshante Williams (C) Redshirt.svg Sr
DB 26 Green, JustinJustin Green Sr
DB 27 Spencer, EatonEaton Spencer Redshirt.svg Fr
DB 29 Mitchell, KaemanKaeman Mitchell Redshirt.svg Jr
LB 30 Bates, HoustonHouston Bates Redshirt.svg So
DB 31 North, NickNick North Redshirt.svg Fr
STAR 32 Quintana, DanielDaniel Quintana Redshirt.svg So
LB 33 Grimes, ZepheniahZepheniah Grimes Redshirt.svg Fr
LB 34 Svetina, MikeMike Svetina Fr
LB 35 White, SeanSean White Fr
DB 37 Abner, AustinAustin Abner Redshirt.svg Fr
LB 39 Robinson, NejeeNejee Robinson Jr
LB 40 Sullivan, BeauBeau Sullivan Redshirt.svg Jr
LB 42 Cooper, RalphRalph Cooper So
LB 43 Monheim, MasonMason Monheim Fr
DL 44 Teitsma, AustinAustin Teitsma Redshirt.svg So
LB 45 Brown, JonathanJonathan Brown Jr
LB 48 Dickinson, HenryHenry Dickinson So
LB 52 Neal, T. J.T. J. Neal Fr
DL 54 Staples, JustinJustin Staples Redshirt.svg Sr
DL 58 Nelson, KennyKenny Nelson Redshirt.svg Fr
DL 59 Kynard, TimTim Kynard Redshirt.svg Jr
DL 90 Woods, DeJazzDeJazz Woods Redshirt.svg So
DL 91 Foster, GlennGlenn Foster Redshirt.svg Sr
DL 93 Powell, TekoTeko Powell Fr
DL 94 Spence, AkeemAkeem Spence Redshirt.svg Jr
DL 95 Howe, JakeJake Howe Redshirt.svg So
DL 97 Williams, VontrellVontrell Williams Fr
DL 98 Valentine, JohnJohn Valentine Redshirt.svg Fr
DL 99 Buchanan, MichaelMichael Buchanan Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
PK/P 13 Frain, RyanRyan Frain Fr
PK 14 Zalewski, TaylorTaylor Zalewski Redshirt.svg Fr
P 18 DuBernois, JustinJustin DuBernois So
P 36 Janitz, BradBrad Janitz Redshirt.svg So
PK 37 Immekus, NickNick Immekus Redshirt.svg So
LS 46 Pedersen, ZakZak Pedersen Redshirt.svg Sr
LS 49 Hirth, ZachZach Hirth Fr
PK 83 VanMieghem, BrennenBrennen VanMieghem Redshirt.svg Fr
LS 85 Martin, MichaelMichael Martin Fr
P 87 Stroup, GarrettGarrett Stroup Redshirt.svg Fr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Tim Banks (Defensive Coordinator / Safeties)
  • Billy Gonzales (Co-Offensive Coordinator / Receivers)
  • Chris Beatty (Co-Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks)
  • Luke Butkus (Offensive Line)
  • Steve Clinkscale (Cornerbacks)
  • Keith Gilmore (Defensive Line)
  • Alex Golesh (Tight Ends / Specialist / Recruiting Coordinator)
  • Tim Salem (Running Backs / Special Teams Coordinator)
  • Mike Ward (Linebackers)
  • Jon Carvin (Graduate Assistant - Offense)
  • Justin Hood (Graduate Assistant - Defense)
  • Kolby Jackson (Graduate Assistant - Special Teams)
  • Tim Knox (Director of Football Operations)
  • Paul Nichols (Director of Player Personnel)
  • Lester Richmond (Graduate Assistant - Defense)
  • George Anasis (Director of Football Game Analysis)
  • Mike Bellamy (Associate Recruiting Coordinator)
  • Scott Brooks (Head Football Athletic Trainer)
  • Trent Chesnut (Head Football Equipment Manager)
  • Jeff Guin (Academic Counselor)
  • Corey Harbor (Academic Counselor)
  • Aaron Hillmann (Head Football Strength & Conditioning Coach)
  • Carla Suber (Learning Specialist)
  • Annie White (Academic Counselor)

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

Roster
Last update: July 7, 2012

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