2013 Illinois Fighting Illini football team

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2013 Illinois Fighting Illini football
Fighting Illini logo.svg
Conference Big Ten Conference
Leaders Division
2013 record 4–8 (1–7 Big Ten)
Head coach Tim Beckman (2nd year)
Offensive coordinator Bill Cubit (1st year)
Offensive scheme Spread
Defensive coordinator Tim Banks (2nd year)
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 60,670)
Seasons
« 2012 2014 »
2013 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Legends
#3 Michigan State x   8 0         13 1  
Iowa   5 3         8 5  
Nebraska   5 3         9 4  
Minnesota   4 4         8 5  
Michigan   3 5         7 6  
Northwestern   1 7         5 7  
Leaders
#12 Ohio State x   8 0         12 2  
#22 Wisconsin   6 2         9 4  
Penn State*   4 4         7 5  
Indiana   3 5         5 7  
Illinois   1 7         4 8  
Purdue   0 8         1 11  
Championship: Michigan State 34, Ohio State 24
† – BCS representative as champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
x – Division champion/co-champions
  • Penn State ineligible for conference championship game and post-season bowl games due to NCAA sanctions
    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.

Previous season[edit]

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.

Personnel[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

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]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 31 11:00 AM Southern Illinois* Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL BTN W 42–34   42,175
September 7 11:00 AM Cincinnati* Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL ESPN2 W 45–17   43,031
September 14 5:00 PM vs. #19 Washington* Soldier FieldChicago, IL BTN L 24–34   47,312
September 28 11:00 AM Miami (OH)* Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL BTN W 50–14   46,890
October 5 11:00 AM at Nebraska Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE ESPNU L 19–39   90,458
October 19 7:00 PM #25 Wisconsin Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL BTN L 32–56   47,362
October 26 2:30 PM Michigan Statedagger Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL ABC/ESPN2 L 3–42   45,895
November 2 11:00 AM at Penn State Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA ESPN L 17–24 OT  95,131
November 9 2:30 PM at Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN BTN L 35–52   44,882
November 16 11:00 AM #3 Ohio State Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL (Battle for the Illibuck) ESPN L 35–60   44,095
November 23 11:00 AM at Purdue Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN (Battle for the Purdue Cannon) BTN W 20–16   37,459
November 30 2:30 PM Northwestern Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL (Battle for the Land of Lincoln Trophy) BTN L 34–37   37,058
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

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Chicago homecoming[edit]

Chicago homecoming logo

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 notes[edit]

Southern Illinois[edit]

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


Cincinnati[edit]

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


Washington[edit]

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


Nebraska[edit]

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


Wisconsin[edit]

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 State[edit]

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 State[edit]

1 2 3 4 OT Total
Fighting Illini 0 3 7 7 0 17
Nittany Lions 7 7 0 3 7 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–16 2012 L 7–35


Indiana[edit]

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 State[edit]

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


Purdue[edit]

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


Northwestern[edit]

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


Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Final 
AP NR NR RV NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR 
Coaches' NR NR RV NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR 
Harris Not released NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR Not released 
BCS Not released NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR Not released


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Coaches". University of Illinois Department of Athletics. Retrieved September 8, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Illinois Football Schedules". University of Illinois Department of Athletics. Retrieved August 21, 2013. 
  3. ^ "University of Illinois vs. University of Washington". Chicago Park District. Retrieved September 15, 2013. 
  4. ^ "1994–1995 Season Stats". University of Illinois Department of Athletics. Retrieved September 15, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Illini Host 'Chicago Homecoming' at Soldier Field". University of Illinois Department of Athletics. March 13, 2013. Retrieved September 15, 2013.