2013 Illinois Fighting Illini football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
DivisionLeaders Division
2013 record4–8 (1–7 Big Ten)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorBill Cubit (1st season)
Offensive schemeSpread
Defensive coordinatorTim Banks (2nd season)
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
(Capacity: 60,670)
Seasons
← 2012
2014 →
2013 Big Ten Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Legends Division
No. 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 Division
No. 12 Ohio State x%   8 0         12 2  
No. 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. They finished the season 4–8, 1–7 in Big Ten play to finish in fifth place in the Leaders Division.

Previous season

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

Coaching staff

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

2013 Illinois Fighting Illini football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 2 Nathan Scheelhaase
 Sr
TE 3 Jon Davis Jr
QB 4 Reilly O'Toole Jr
RB 5 Donovonn Young Jr
RB 6 Josh Ferguson
 So
WR 7 Martize Barr
 Jr
WR 8 Miles Osei Sr
DB 9 Steve Hull
 Sr
QB 10 Chase Haslett
 So
TE 11 Matt LaCosse Jr
WR 12 Ryan Langford Sr
QB 12 Wes Lunt So
WR 13 Dionte Taylor Fr
QB 15 Aaron Bailey Fr
WR 16 Marchie Murdock Fr
QB 16 Man Berg Fr
RB 18 Jeremey Whitlow
 So
WR 19 Justin Hardee So
QB 19 Sean Hussey Fr
RB 23 Cameron Tucker
 So
RB 25 Foster Fr
WR 26 Cedric Doxy
 Fr
WR 29 Peter Bonahoom
 So
QB 30 James Nudera
 So
WR 31 Leslie Poole
 So
RB 32 Devin Church
 Fr
TE 47 Tim Clary
 So
OL 52 Alex Hill
 Jr
OL 55 Chris Boles
 So
OL 57 Austin Schmidt Fr
OL 60 Tony Durkin
 So
OL 66 Scott McDowell
 So
OL 67 Jake Feldmeyer
 Sr
OL 68 Simon Cvijanovic
 Jr
OL 69 Ted Karras
 So
OL 70 Corey Lewis
 Sr
OL 71 Joe Spencer
 Fr
OL 72 Dallas Hinkhouse Jr
OL 73 Chris O'Connor
 So
OL 74 Michael Heitz
 Jr
OL 75 Pat Flavin
 So
OL 76 Jesse Chadwell Fr
OL 78 Harry Black Fr
WR 80 Spencer Harris Sr
WR 81 Kevin Carroll Fr
WR 82 Kameron Fry
 So
TE 83 Trevor Kanteman Fr
TE 84 Kenny Knight
 So
WR 85 Elias Butler Fr
TE 86 Tim Russell
 Sr
TE 87 Tyler White Fr
WR 88 Zach Grant So
TE 89 Evan Wilson Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DB 2 V'Angelo Bentley So
DB 3 Taylor Barton
 Fr
DB 4 Darwyn Kelly Fr
STAR 5 James Crawford Fr
DB 9 Earnest Thomas III
 Jr
STAR 10 B. J. Bello
 Fr
STAR 14 Eric Finney
 So
DB 15 Jevaris Little
 Fr
DB 16 Caleb Day Fr
DB 20 Dillan Cazley Fr
STAR 20 Clayton Fejedelem Jr
DB 21 Zane Petty
 Jr
DB 22 Nick Forzley Sr
DB 22 LaKeith Walls
 Fr
DB 23 Ben Mathis
 Sr
DB 24 Darius Mosely Fr
DB 25 Sean Arowolaju
 Fr
DB 27 Eaton Spencer
 So
DB 28 Jaylen Dunlap Fr
DB 29 Nelson Lugo
 Fr
DB 30 Dennis Thurow Fr
DB 31 Nick North
 So
STAR 32 Daniel Quintana Sr
LB 33 Zepheniah Grimes
 So
STAR 34 Mike Svetina So
LB 35 Taylor White
 Fr
DB 36 Samuel Harlib Fr
DB 37 Davontay Kwaaning
 So
LB 38 Grant Rushing Fr
LB 39 Nathan Echard Fr
LB 40 Mikiel Thompson So
DL 41 Brandon Roberts Fr
LB 42 Ralph Cooper Jr
LB 43 Mason Monheim So
DL 44 Austin Teitsma
 Jr
LB 45 Jonathan Brown Sr
LB 48 Henry Dickinson
 So
LB 52 T. J. Neal
 Fr
LEO 55 Houston Bates
 Jr
DL 58 Kenny Nelson
 So
DL 59 Tim Kynard
 Sr
DL 65 Christian DiLauro Fr
LEO 90 DeJazz Woods
 Jr
LEO 91 Dawuane Smoot Fr
DL 92 Abe Cajuste
 Jr
DL 93 Teko Powell So
DL 94 Bryce Douglas Fr
DL 95 Jake Howe
 Jr
DL 96 Robbie Bain
 Fr
DL 97 Vontrell Williams
 Fr
DL 99 Jarrod Clements Fr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
PK/P 13 Ryan Frain
 Fr
PK 17 Taylor Zalewski
 So
P 18 Justin DuBernois Jr
P 36 Brad Janitz Sr
PK 38 David Reisner
 Fr
LS 54 Zach Hirth
 Fr
LS 56 Michael Martin
 Fr
PK 83 Brennen VanMieghem
 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
  • Redshirt

Roster
Last update: December 3, 2014

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 3111:00 amSouthern Illinois*BTNW 42–3442,175
September 711:00 amCincinnati*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
ESPN2W 45–1743,031
September 145:00 pmvs. No. 19 Washington*BTNL 24–3447,312
September 2811:00 amMiami (OH)*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
BTNW 50–1446,890
October 511:00 amat NebraskaESPNUL 19–3990,458
October 197:00 pmNo. 25 Wisconsin
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
BTNL 32–5647,362
October 262:30 pmMichigan Statedagger
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
ABC/ESPN2L 3–4245,895
November 211:00 amat Penn StateESPNL 17–24 OT95,131
November 92:30 pmat IndianaBTNL 35–5244,882
November 1611:00 amNo. 3 Ohio State
ESPNL 35–6044,095
November 2311:00 amat PurdueBTNW 20–1637,459
November 302:30 pmNorthwestern
BTNL 34–3737,058
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

[2]

Chicago homecoming

Chicago homecoming logo
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 summaries

Southern Illinois

1 2 3 4 Total
Salukis 7 0 17 10 34
Fighting Illini 3 22 14 3 42

See also: 2013 Southern Illinois Salukis football team

Cincinnati

1 2 3 4 Total
Bearcats 0 7 10 0 17
Fighting Illini 7 14 7 17 45

See also: 2013 Cincinnati Bearcats football team

Washington

1 2 3 4 Total
#19 Huskies 0 10 21 3 34
Fighting Illini 0 3 14 7 24

See also: 2013 Washington Huskies football team

Miami (OH)

1 2 3 4 Total
RedHawks 0 0 7 7 14
Fighting Illini 7 29 7 7 50

See also: 2013 Miami RedHawks football team

Nebraska

1 2 3 4 Total
Fighting Illini 0 5 7 7 19
Cornhuskers 14 9 13 3 39

See also: 2013 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team

Wisconsin

1 2 3 4 Total
#25 Badgers 21 7 14 14 56
Fighting Illini 0 17 0 15 32

See also: 2013 Wisconsin Badgers football team

Michigan State

1 2 3 4 Total
Spartans 0 14 14 14 42
Fighting Illini 3 0 0 0 3

See also: 2013 Michigan State Spartans football team

Penn State

1 2 3 4OT Total
Fighting Illini 0 3 7 70 17
Nittany Lions 7 7 0 37 24

See also: 2013 Penn State Nittany Lions football team

Indiana

1 2 3 4 Total
Fighting Illini 14 0 14 7 35
Hoosiers 14 7 14 17 52

See also: 2013 Indiana Hoosiers football team

Ohio State

1 2 3 4 Total
#3 Buckeyes 21 14 9 16 60
Fighting Illini 0 14 7 14 35

See also: 2013 Ohio State Buckeyes football team and Illibuck

Purdue

1 2 3 4 Total
Fighting Illini 7 7 0 6 20
Boilermakers 14 0 0 2 16

See also: 2013 Purdue Boilermakers football team and Purdue Cannon

Northwestern

1 2 3 4 Total
Wildcats 10 10 3 14 37
Fighting Illini 0 17 10 7 34

See also: 2013 Northwestern Wildcats football team and Land of Lincoln Trophy

References

  1. ^ "Coaches". University of Illinois Department of Athletics. Archived from the original on 2014-04-07. Retrieved September 8, 2013.
  2. ^ "Illinois Football Schedules". University of Illinois Department of Athletics. Archived from the original on 2013-08-21. Retrieved August 21, 2013.
  3. ^ "University of Illinois vs. University of Washington". Chicago Park District. Archived from the original on September 17, 2013. Retrieved September 15, 2013.
  4. ^ "1994–1995 Season Stats" (PDF). 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. Archived from the original on November 9, 2013. Retrieved September 15, 2013.