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 conference 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]

Roster[edit]

2013 Illinois Fighting Illini football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 2 Scheelhaase, NathanNathan Scheelhaase Redshirt.svg Sr
TE 3 Davis, JonJon Davis Jr
QB 4 O'Toole, ReillyReilly O'Toole Jr
RB 5 Young, DonovonnDonovonn Young Jr
RB 6 Ferguson, JoshJosh Ferguson Redshirt.svg So
WR 7 Barr, MartizeMartize Barr Redshirt.svg Jr
WR 8 Osei, MilesMiles Osei Sr
DB 9 Hull, SteveSteve Hull Redshirt.svg Sr
QB 10 Haslett, ChaseChase Haslett Redshirt.svg So
TE 11 LaCosse, MattMatt LaCosse Jr
WR 12 Langford, RyanRyan Langford Sr
QB 12 Lunt, WesWes Lunt So
WR 13 Taylor, DionteDionte Taylor Fr
QB 15 Bailey, AaronAaron Bailey Fr
WR 16 Murdock, MarchieMarchie Murdock Fr
QB 16 Berg, ManMan Berg Fr
RB 18 Whitlow, JeremeyJeremey Whitlow Redshirt.svg So
WR 19 Hardee, JustinJustin Hardee So
QB 19 Hussey, SeanSean Hussey Fr
RB 23 Tucker, CameronCameron Tucker Redshirt.svg So
RB 25 Foster, Foster Fr
WR 26 Doxy, CedricCedric Doxy Redshirt.svg Fr
WR 29 Bonahoom, PeterPeter Bonahoom Redshirt.svg So
QB 30 Nudera, JamesJames Nudera Redshirt.svg So
WR 31 Poole, LeslieLeslie Poole Redshirt.svg So
RB 32 Church, DevinDevin Church Redshirt.svg Fr
TE 47 Clary, TimTim Clary Redshirt.svg So
OL 52 Hill, AlexAlex Hill Redshirt.svg Jr
OL 55 Boles, ChrisChris Boles Redshirt.svg So
OL 57 Schmidt, AustinAustin Schmidt Fr
OL 60 Durkin, TonyTony Durkin Redshirt.svg So
OL 66 McDowell, ScottScott McDowell Redshirt.svg So
OL 67 Feldmeyer, JakeJake Feldmeyer Redshirt.svg Sr
OL 68 Cvijanovic, SimonSimon Cvijanovic Redshirt.svg Jr
OL 69 Karras, TedTed Karras Redshirt.svg So
OL 70 Lewis, CoreyCorey Lewis Redshirt.svg Sr
OL 71 Spencer, JoeJoe Spencer Redshirt.svg Fr
OL 72 Hinkhouse, DallasDallas Hinkhouse Jr
OL 73 O'Connor, ChrisChris O'Connor Redshirt.svg So
OL 74 Heitz, MichaelMichael Heitz Redshirt.svg Jr
OL 75 Flavin, PatPat Flavin Redshirt.svg So
OL 76 Chadwell, JesseJesse Chadwell Fr
OL 78 Black, HarryHarry Black Fr
WR 80 Harris, SpencerSpencer Harris Sr
WR 81 Carroll, KevinKevin Carroll Fr
WR 82 Fry, KameronKameron Fry Redshirt.svg So
TE 83 Kanteman, TrevorTrevor Kanteman Fr
TE 84 Knight, KennyKenny Knight Redshirt.svg So
WR 85 Butler, EliasElias Butler Fr
TE 86 Russell, TimTim Russell Redshirt.svg Sr
TE 87 White, TylerTyler White Fr
WR 88 Grant, ZachZach Grant So
TE 89 Wilson, EvanEvan Wilson Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DB 2 Bentley, V'AngeloV'Angelo Bentley So
DB 3 Barton, TaylorTaylor Barton Redshirt.svg Fr
DB 4 Kelly, DarwynDarwyn Kelly Fr
STAR 5 Crawford, JamesJames Crawford Fr
DB 9 Thomas III, EarnestEarnest Thomas III Redshirt.svg Jr
STAR 10 Bello, B. J.B. J. Bello Redshirt.svg Fr
STAR 14 Finney, EricEric Finney Redshirt.svg So
DB 15 Little, JevarisJevaris Little Redshirt.svg Fr
DB 16 Day, CalebCaleb Day Fr
DB 20 Cazley, DillanDillan Cazley Fr
STAR 20 Fejedelem, ClaytonClayton Fejedelem Jr
DB 21 Petty, ZaneZane Petty Redshirt.svg Jr
DB 22 Forzley, NickNick Forzley Sr
DB 22 Walls, LaKeithLaKeith Walls Redshirt.svg Fr
DB 23 Mathis, BenBen Mathis Redshirt.svg Sr
DB 24 Mosely, DariusDarius Mosely Fr
DB 25 Arowolaju, SeanSean Arowolaju Redshirt.svg Fr
DB 27 Spencer, EatonEaton Spencer Redshirt.svg So
DB 28 Dunlap, JaylenJaylen Dunlap Fr
DB 29 Lugo, NelsonNelson Lugo Redshirt.svg Fr
DB 30 Thurow, DennisDennis Thurow Fr
DB 31 North, NickNick North Redshirt.svg So
STAR 32 Quintana, DanielDaniel Quintana Sr
LB 33 Grimes, ZepheniahZepheniah Grimes Redshirt.svg So
STAR 34 Svetina, MikeMike Svetina So
LB 35 White, TaylorTaylor White Redshirt.svg Fr
DB 36 Harlib, SamuelSamuel Harlib Fr
DB 37 Kwaaning, DavontayDavontay Kwaaning Redshirt.svg So
LB 38 Rushing, GrantGrant Rushing Fr
LB 39 Echard, NathanNathan Echard Fr
LB 40 Thompson, MikielMikiel Thompson So
DL 41 Roberts, BrandonBrandon Roberts Fr
LB 42 Cooper, RalphRalph Cooper Jr
LB 43 Monheim, MasonMason Monheim So
DL 44 Teitsma, AustinAustin Teitsma Redshirt.svg Jr
LB 45 Brown, JonathanJonathan Brown Sr
LB 48 Dickinson, HenryHenry Dickinson Redshirt.svg So
LB 52 Neal, T. J.T. J. Neal Redshirt.svg Fr
LEO 55 Bates, HoustonHouston Bates Redshirt.svg Jr
DL 58 Nelson, KennyKenny Nelson Redshirt.svg So
DL 59 Kynard, TimTim Kynard Redshirt.svg Sr
DL 65 DiLauro, ChristianChristian DiLauro Fr
LEO 90 Woods, DeJazzDeJazz Woods Redshirt.svg Jr
LEO 91 Smoot, DawuaneDawuane Smoot Fr
DL 92 Cajuste, AbeAbe Cajuste Redshirt.svg Jr
DL 93 Powell, TekoTeko Powell So
DL 94 Douglas, BryceBryce Douglas Fr
DL 95 Howe, JakeJake Howe Redshirt.svg Jr
DL 96 Bain, RobbieRobbie Bain Redshirt.svg Fr
DL 97 Williams, VontrellVontrell Williams Redshirt.svg Fr
DL 99 Clements, JarrodJarrod Clements Fr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
PK/P 13 Frain, RyanRyan Frain Redshirt.svg Fr
PK 17 Zalewski, TaylorTaylor Zalewski Redshirt.svg So
P 18 DuBernois, JustinJustin DuBernois Jr
P 36 Janitz, BradBrad Janitz Sr
PK 38 Reisner, DavidDavid Reisner Redshirt.svg Fr
LS 54 Hirth, ZachZach Hirth Redshirt.svg Fr
LS 56 Martin, MichaelMichael Martin Redshirt.svg Fr
PK 83 VanMieghem, BrennenBrennen VanMieghem Redshirt.svg So
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Tim Banks (Defensive Coordinator / Secondary)
  • Bill Cubit (Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks)
  • Mike Bellamy (Wide Receivers)
  • Greg Colby (Defensive Line)
  • Alex Golesh (Tight Ends / Specialist / Recruiting Coordinator)
  • A. J. Ricker (Offensive Line)
  • Tim Salem (Running Backs / Special Teams Coordinator)
  • Al Seamonson (Outside Linebackers)
  • Mike Ward (Inside Linebackers)
  • Anthony Antonacci (Graduate Assistant - Defense)
  • Justin Hood (Graduate Assistant - Defense)
  • Kolby Jackson (Graduate Assistant - Special Teams)
  • Tim Knox (Director of Football Operations)
  • Drew Nystrom (Graduate Assistant - Offense)
  • George Anasis (Director of Football Game Analysis)
  • Nina Baloun (Assistant Recruiting Coordinator)
  • Marcus Berry (Director of Player Personnel)
  • Trent Chesnut (Head Football Equipment Manager)
  • Corey Harbor (Academic Counselor)
  • Aaron Hillmann (Head Football Strength & Conditioning Coach)
  • Matt Sinclair (Assistant Director of Player Personnel and Relations)
  • Carla Suber (Learning Specialist)
  • Annie White (Academic Counselor)

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

Roster
Last update: December 3, 2014

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.

[2]

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.