2014 Illinois Fighting Illini football team

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2014 Illinois Fighting Illini football
Illinois Block I.png
Conference Big Ten Conference
West Division
2014 record 2–1 (0–0 Big Ten)
Head coach Tim Beckman (3rd year)
Offensive coordinator Bill Cubit (2nd year)
Offensive scheme Spread
Defensive coordinator Tim Banks (3rd year)
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 60,670)
Seasons
« 2013 2015 »
2014 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East
Penn State   1 0         3 0  
Michigan   0 0         2 1  
#23 Ohio State   0 0         2 1  
Maryland   0 0         2 1  
Indiana   0 0         1 1  
#11 Michigan State   0 0         1 1  
Rutgers   0 1         2 1  
West
#24 Nebraska   0 0         3 0  
Illinois   0 0         2 1  
Minnesota   0 0         2 1  
Iowa   0 0         2 1  
#19 Wisconsin   0 0         1 1  
Purdue   0 0         1 2  
Northwestern   0 0         0 2  
Championship: December 6, 2014
As of 23:34, 13 September 2014 (UTC); Rankings from AP Poll

The 2014 Illinois Fighting Illini football team represents the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign in the 2014 NCAA Division I FBS football season. They are led by third-year head coach Tim Beckman, and play their home games at Memorial Stadium. They are members of the new West Division of the Big Ten Conference.

Personnel[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Name Position Consecutive season at
Illinois
Alma Mater
Tim Beckman Head Coach 2 Findlay (1988)
Bill Cubit Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks 1 Delaware (1974)
Mike Bellamy Wide Receivers 2 Illinois (1990)
Tom Brattan Offensive Line 0 Delaware (1972)
Alex Golesh Tight ends/Running backs/Recruiting Coordinator 2 Ohio State (2006)
Tim Banks Defensive Coordinator/Secondary 2 Central Michigan (1995)
Greg Colby Defensive Line 1 Illinois (1974)
Al Seamonson Outside Linebackers 1 Wisconsin (1982)
Mike Ward Inside Linebackers 2 Georgetown College (1984)
Tim Salem Special Teams Coordinator 2 Arizona State (1985)
Reference:[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 30 11:00 AM #24 (FCSYoungstown State* Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL BTN W 28–17   36,234
September 6 11:00 AM Western Kentucky* Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL BTN W 42–34   38,561
September 13 3:00 PM at Washington* Husky StadiumSeattle, WA FOX L 19–44   62,325
September 20 3:00 PM Texas State* Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL ESPNews      
September 27 8:00 PM at Nebraska Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE BTN      
October 4 Purdue Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL (Battle for the Purdue Cannon)      
October 11 at Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI      
October 25 11:00 AM Minnesotadagger Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL      
November 1 7:00 PM at Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH (Battle for the Illibuck) ABC, ESPN, or ESPN2      
November 15 Iowa Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL      
November 22 Penn State Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL      
November 29 at Northwestern Ryan FieldEvanston, IL (Battle for the Land of Lincoln Trophy)      
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

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Game notes[edit]

Youngstown State[edit]

Youngstown State Penguins vs Illinois Fighting Illini – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Youngstown State 3 3 3 8 17
Illinois 0 7 0 21 28

at Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL

  • Date: August 30, 2014
  • Game time: 11:00 A.M. CST
  • Game weather: Temperature: • Wind: • Weather:
  • Game attendance:  
  • Referee: Referee: • Umpire: • Linesman: • Line judge: • Back judge: • Field judge: • Side judge:
  • TV announcers (BTN):  
Game information
First Quarter
Second Quarter
Third Quarter
Fourth Quarter
Top Passers
  • YSU –
  • ILL –
Top Rushers
  • YSU –
  • ILL –
Top Receiving
  • YSU –
  • ILL –
Top Tackler
  • YSU –
  • ILL –


Western Kentucky[edit]

Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs Illinois Fighting Illini – Game summary
1 2 3 4 Total
Western Kentucky 0 0 0 0 0
Illinois 0 0 0 0 0

at Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL

  • Date: September 6, 2014
  • Game time: 11:00 A.M. CST
  • Game weather: Temperature: • Wind: • Weather:
  • Game attendance:  
  • Referee: Referee: • Umpire: • Linesman: • Line judge: • Back judge: • Field judge: • Side judge:
  • TV announcers (BTN):  
Game information
First Quarter
Second Quarter
Third Quarter
Fourth Quarter
Top Passers
  • WKU –
  • ILL –
Top Rushers
  • WKU –
  • ILL –
Top Receiving
  • WKU –
  • ILL –
Top Tackler
  • WKU –
  • ILL –


Washington[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Fighting Illini 3 9 7 0 19
Huskies 21 17 0 6 44
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–6 2013 L 24–34


Texas State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bobcats 0
Fighting Illini 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
First Meeting


Nebraska[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Fighting Illini 0
Cornhuskers 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–8–1 2013 L 19–39


Purdue[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Boilermakers 0
Fighting Illini 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
43–40–6 2013 W 20–16


Wisconsin[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Fighting Illini 0
Badgers 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
37–37–7 2013 L 32–56


Minnesota[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Gophers 0
Fighting Illini 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
28–35–3 2012 L 3–17


Ohio State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Fighting Illini 0
Buckeyes 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
30–66–4 2013 L 35–60


Iowa[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Hawkeyes 0
Fighting Illini 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
38–29–2 2008 W 27–24


Penn State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Nittany Lions 0
Fighting Illini 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–17 2013 L 17–24


Northwestern[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Fighting Illini 0
Wildcats 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
54–48–5 2013 L 34–37


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 NR NR  
Coaches' NR NR NR NR  
CFP Not released Not released


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Coaches". University of Illinois Department of Athletics. Retrieved July 29, 2014. 
  2. ^
    Schedule Source: "2014 Illinois Fighting Illini Football Schedule". FB Schedules. Retrieved February 1, 2014.