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 6–6 (3–5 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
#5 Ohio State x^   8 0         12 1  
#7 Michigan State   7 1         10 2  
Maryland   4 4         7 5  
Rutgers   3 5         7 5  
Michigan   3 5         5 7  
Penn State   2 6         6 6  
Indiana   1 7         4 8  
West
#17 Wisconsin x   7 1         10 3  
#25 Nebraska   5 3         9 3  
Minnesota   5 3         8 4  
Iowa   4 4         7 5  
Illinois   3 5         6 6  
Northwestern   3 5         5 7  
Purdue   1 7         3 9  
Championship: Ohio State 59, Wisconsin 0
^ – College Football Playoff participant
† – Conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
As of December 7, 2014; 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]

Roster[edit]

2014 Illinois Fighting Illini football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 2 Stone-Davis, TyrinTyrin Stone-Davis Redshirt.svg So
TE 3 Davis, JonJon Davis Sr
QB 4 O'Toole, ReillyReilly O'Toole Sr
RB 5 Young, DonovonnDonovonn Young Jr
RB 6 Ferguson, JoshJosh Ferguson Redshirt.svg So
QB 7 Crouch, ChayceChayce Crouch Fr
WR 8 Allison, GeronimoGeronimo Allison Jr
WR 9 Barr, MartizeMartize Barr Redshirt.svg Sr
TE 11 LaCosse, MattMatt LaCosse Sr
QB 12 Lunt, WesWes Lunt Redshirt.svg So
WR 13 Taylor, DionteDionte Taylor So
QB 15 Bailey, AaronAaron Bailey So
WR 16 Murdock, MarchieMarchie Murdock Redshirt.svg Fr
QB 16 Berg, ManMan Berg Redshirt.svg Fr
WR 18 Dudek, MikeMike Dudek Fr
WR 19 Hardee, JustinJustin Hardee Jr
RB 23 Church, DevinDevin Church Redshirt.svg So
RB 25 Foster, KendrickKendrick Foster Redshirt.svg Fr
RB 26 Tucker, CameronCameron Tucker Redshirt.svg Jr
RB 29 Moss, T. J.T. J. Moss Fr
TE 30 Nudera, JimJim Nudera Redshirt.svg Jr
WR 31 Poole, LeslieLeslie Poole Redshirt.svg Jr
TE 47 Clary, TimTim Clary Redshirt.svg Jr
OL 52 Hill, AlexAlex Hill Redshirt.svg Sr
OL 53 Allegretti, NickNick Allegretti Fr
OL 55 Boles, ChrisChris Boles Redshirt.svg Jr
OL 57 Schmidt, AustinAustin Schmidt So
OL 60 Durkin, TonyTony Durkin Redshirt.svg Jr
OL 64 Dumezich, SteveSteve Dumezich Fr
OL 66 McDowell, ScottScott McDowell Redshirt.svg Jr
OL 67 DiLauro, ChristianChristian DiLauro Redshirt.svg Fr
OL 68 Cvijanovic, SimonSimon Cvijanovic Redshirt.svg Sr
OL 69 Karras, TedTed Karras Redshirt.svg Jr
OL 70 Cvijanovic, PeterPeter Cvijanovic Fr
OL 71 Spencer, JoeJoe Spencer Redshirt.svg So
OL 73 O'Connor, ChrisChris O'Connor Redshirt.svg Jr
OL 74 Heitz, MichaelMichael Heitz Redshirt.svg Sr
OL 75 Flavin, PatPat Flavin Redshirt.svg Jr
OL 76 Chadwell, JesseJesse Chadwell Redshirt.svg Fr
OL 78 Black, HarryHarry Black Redshirt.svg Fr
WR 80 Whitlow, JeremeyJeremey Whitlow Redshirt.svg Jr
WR 81 Barr, RaphaelRaphael Barr So
WR 82 Fry, KameronKameron Fry Redshirt.svg So
TE 83 Kanteman, TrevorTrevor Kanteman Redshirt.svg Fr
WR 84 Knight, KennyKenny Knight Redshirt.svg Jr
WR 86 Turner, MalikMalik Turner Fr
TE 87 White, TylerTyler White So
WR 88 Grant, ZachZach Grant Jr
TE 89 Hinkhouse, DallasDallas Hinkhouse Redshirt.svg Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DB 2 Bentley, V'AngeloV'Angelo Bentley Jr
DB 3 Barton, TaylorTaylor Barton Redshirt.svg So
DB 4 Kelly, DarwynDarwyn Kelly Redshirt.svg Fr
STAR 5 Crawford, JamesJames Crawford Redshirt.svg Fr
LB 6 Phillips, CarrollCarroll Phillips Redshirt.svg So
DB 7 Day, CalebCaleb Day So
DB 8 Cazley, DillanDillan Cazley So
STAR 9 Thomas III, EarnestEarnest Thomas III Redshirt.svg Sr
LB 10 Bello, B. J.B. J. Bello Redshirt.svg So
STAR 14 Finney, EricEric Finney Redshirt.svg Jr
DB 15 Little, JevarisJevaris Little Redshirt.svg So
DL 17 Ward, JihadJihad Ward Jr
DB 20 Fejedelem, ClaytonClayton Fejedelem Redshirt.svg Jr
DB 21 Petty, ZaneZane Petty Redshirt.svg Sr
LB 22 Walls, LaKeithLaKeith Walls Redshirt.svg So
DB 23 Thurow, DennisDennis Thurow Redshirt.svg Fr
DB 24 Mosely, DariusDarius Mosely So
DB 25 Arowolaju, SeanSean Arowolaju Redshirt.svg So
DB 26 Doxy, CedricCedric Doxy Redshirt.svg So
DB 27 Spencer, EatonEaton Spencer Redshirt.svg Jr
DB 28 Dunlap, JaylenJaylen Dunlap So
STAR 29 Lugo, NelsonNelson Lugo Redshirt.svg So
DB 30 Hylton, JulianJulian Hylton Fr
DB 31 North, NickNick North Redshirt.svg Jr
DB 32 James, ChrisChris James Fr
STAR 33 Grimes, ZepheniahZepheniah Grimes Redshirt.svg Jr
LB 34 Svetina, MikeMike Svetina Jr
LB 35 White, SeanSean White Redshirt.svg So
LB 36 Roberts, AustinAustin Roberts Fr
DB 37 Kwaaning, DavontayDavontay Kwaaning Redshirt.svg Jr
DB 38 Harlib, SamuelSamuel Harlib Redshirt.svg Fr
LB 39 Echard, NathanNathan Echard Redshirt.svg Fr
LB 42 Cooper, RalphRalph Cooper Sr
LB 43 Monheim, MasonMason Monheim Jr
DL 44 Teitsma, AustinAustin Teitsma Redshirt.svg Sr
LB 45 McGrew, HenryHenry McGrew Fr
STAR 46 Goldsmith, JasonJason Goldsmith Fr
LEO 48 Gordon, TateTate Gordon Fr
STAR 49 Schmidt, ConnerConner Schmidt Redshirt.svg Fr
LB 52 Neal, T. J.T. J. Neal Redshirt.svg So
LB 55 Watson, TreTre Watson Fr
DL 58 Nelson, KennyKenny Nelson Redshirt.svg Jr
DL 85 Roberts, BrandonBrandon Roberts Redshirt.svg Fr
LEO 90 Woods, DeJazzDeJazz Woods Redshirt.svg Sr
LEO 91 Smoot, DawuaneDawuane Smoot So
DL 92 Cajuste, AbeAbe Cajuste Redshirt.svg Sr
DL 93 Powell, TekoTeko Powell Jr
DL 94 Odenigbo, TitoTito Odenigbo Fr
DL/FB 95 Howe, JakeJake Howe Redshirt.svg Sr
DL 96 Bain, RobRob Bain Redshirt.svg So
DL 97 James III, PaulPaul James III Fr
DL 98 Fotu, JoeJoe Fotu Jr
DL 99 Clements, JarrodJarrod Clements So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
PK/P 13 Frain, RyanRyan Frain Redshirt.svg So
PK 17 Zalewski, TaylorTaylor Zalewski Redshirt.svg Jr
P 18 DuBernois, JustinJustin DuBernois Sr
PK 38 Reisner, DavidDavid Reisner Redshirt.svg So
P 40 Tucker, RyanRyan Tucker Fr
P 41 Kybruz, NickNick Kybruz Fr
LS 54 Hirth, ZachZach Hirth Redshirt.svg So
LS 56 Martin, MichaelMichael Martin Redshirt.svg So
PK 83 VanMieghem, BrennenBrennen VanMieghem Sr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Tim Banks (Defensive Coordinator / Secondary)
  • Bill Cubit (Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks)
  • Mike Bellamy (Wide Receivers)
  • Tom Brattan (Offensive Line)
  • Greg Colby (Defensive Line)
  • Alex Golesh (Tight Ends / Specialist / Recruiting Coordinator)
  • Tim Salem (Running Backs / Special Teams Coordinator)
  • Al Seamonson (Outside Linebackers)
  • Mike Ward (Inside Linebackers)
  • Robert Arnheim (Graduate Assistant - Offense)
  • Kolby Jackson (Graduate Assistant - Defense)
  • Tyler Johns (Graduate Assistant - Offense)
  • LeDominique Williams (Graduate Assistant - Defense)
  • Nina Baloun (Assistant Recruiting Coordinator)
  • Trent Chesnut (Head Football Equipment Manager)
  • Dane Chester (Director of Football Game Analysis)
  • Ryan Cubit (Director of Football Student-Athlete Development)
  • Aaron Hillmann (Head Football Strength & Conditioning Coach)
  • Tim Knox (Director of Football Operations)
  • Jake Naas (Head Football Athletic Trainer)
  • Eric Streeter (Assistant Athletic Trainer)
  • Juice Williams (Director of Alumni and Former Player Relations)
  • Scott Yielding (Director of Player Personnel)

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 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 W 42–35   41,019
September 27 8:00 PM at #21 Nebraska Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE BTN L 14–45   91,255
October 4 11:00 AM Purdue Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL (Battle for the Purdue Cannon) ESPN2 L 27–38   45,046
October 11 11:00 AM at Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI ESPN2 L 28–38   80,341
October 25 11:00 AM Minnesotadagger Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL ESPNU W 28–24   44,437
November 1 7:00 PM at #13 Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH (Battle for the Illibuck) ABC/ESPN3 L 14–55   106,961
November 15 11:00 AM Iowa Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL BTN L 14–30   50,373
November 22 11:00 AM Penn State Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL ESPN2 W 16–14   35,172
November 29 11:00 AM at Northwestern Ryan FieldEvanston, IL (Battle for the Land of Lincoln Trophy) ESPNU W 47–33   31,137
December 26 12:00 PM vs. Louisiana Tech* Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Heart of Dallas Bowl) ESPN      
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.
Schedule Source: [2]

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 3 14 10 7 34
Illinois 7 7 7 21 42

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 14 7 7 7 35
Fighting Illini 6 7 12 17 42
Overall record Last meeting Result
First Meeting


Nebraska[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Fighting Illini 7 7 0 0 14
Cornhuskers 7 24 7 7 45
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–8–1 2013 L 19–39


Purdue[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Boilermakers 7 10 14 7 38
Fighting Illini 14 0 13 0 27
Overall record Last meeting Result
43–40–6 2013 W 20–16


Wisconsin[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Fighting Illini 14 0 0 14 28
Badgers 7 17 7 7 38
Overall record Last meeting Result
37–37–7 2013 L 32–56


Minnesota[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Gophers 0 3 21 0 24
Fighting Illini 14 0 7 7 28
Overall record Last meeting Result
28–35–3 2012 L 3–17


Ohio State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Fighting Illini 0 0 7 7 14
Buckeyes 17 14 17 7 55
Overall record Last meeting Result
30–66–4 2013 L 35–60


Iowa[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Hawkeyes 2 7 7 14 30
Fighting Illini 7 0 0 7 14
Overall record Last meeting Result
38–29–2 2008 W 27–24


Penn State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Nittany Lions 7 0 0 7 14
Fighting Illini 0 7 3 6 16
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–17 2013 L 17–24


Northwestern[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Illinois 13 13 7 14 47
Northwestern 0 7 10 16 33

Reilly O'Toole passed for 147 yards and three touchdowns while also rushing for 147 yards.[3]

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


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Coaches". University of Illinois Department of Athletics. Retrieved July 29, 2014. 
  2. ^ "2014 Illinois Fighting Illini Football Schedule". FB Schedules. Retrieved February 1, 2014. 
  3. ^ Jackson, John (November 29, 2014). "Illinois Bowl Eligible With 47-33 Win". ESPN. Associated Press. Retrieved November 30, 2014.