2012 Illinois Fighting Illini football team

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2012 Illinois Fighting Illini football
Fighting Illini logo.svg
Conference Big Ten Conference
Division Leaders Division
2012 record 2–10 (0–8 Big Ten)
Head coach Tim Beckman (1st season)
Co-offensive coordinator Billy Gonzales (1st season)
Co-offensive coordinator Chris Beatty (1st season)
Defensive coordinator Tim Banks (1st season)
Captain Graham Pocic
Captain Ashante Williams
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 60,670)
Seasons
← 2011
2013 →
2012 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Legends Division
No. 25 Nebraska x   7 1         10 4  
No. 24 Michigan   6 2         8 5  
No. 17 Northwestern   5 3         10 3  
Michigan State   3 5         7 6  
Iowa   2 6         4 8  
Minnesota   2 6         6 7  
Leaders Division
No. 3 Ohio State* x   8 0         12 0  
Penn State*   6 2         8 4  
Wisconsin $   4 4         8 6  
Purdue   3 5         6 7  
Indiana   2 6         4 8  
Illinois   0 8         2 10  
Championship: Wisconsin 70, Nebraska 31
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • Ohio State and Penn State ineligible for conference championship game and post-season bowl games due to NCAA sanctions.
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2012 Illinois Fighting Illini football team represented the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign in the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. They were led by first-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. Illinois finished the 2012 season with 2–10, 0–8 in Big 10 Leaders play, where they placed last and failed to play bowl eligible for first time since 2009.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 1 11:00 AM Western Michigan* Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL ESPNU W 24–7   43,441
September 8 9:30 PM at Arizona State* Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ ESPN L 14–45   54,128
September 15 11:00 AM Charleston Southern* Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL BTN W 44–0   45,369
September 22 7:00 PM Louisiana Tech* Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL BTN L 24–52   46,539
September 29 11:00 AM Penn State Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL ESPN L 7–35   46,734
October 6 2:30 PM at Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI ABC/ESPN2 L 14–31   80,096
October 13 2:30 PM at Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI ABC/ESPN L 0–45   110,922
October 27 11:00 AM Indianadagger Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL BTN L 17–31   47,981
November 3 2:30 PM at Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH (Illibuck) ESPN L 22–52   105,311
November 10 2:30 PM Minnesota Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL BTN L 3–17   46,912
November 17 2:30 PM Purdue Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL (Purdue Cannon) BTN L 17–20   41,974
November 24 11:00 AM at Northwestern Ryan FieldEvanston, IL (Land of Lincoln Trophy) BTN L 14–50   32,415
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

Roster[edit]

2012 Illinois Fighting Illini football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 2 Nathan Scheelhaase Redshirt.svg Jr
TE 3 Jon Davis So
QB 4 Reilly O'Toole So
RB 5 Donovonn Young So
RB 6 Josh Ferguson Redshirt.svg Fr
WR 7 Hayden Daniels Redshirt.svg Fr
QB 8 Miles Osei Jr
QB 10 Chase Haslett Redshirt.svg Fr
TE 11 Matt LaCosse So
WR 12 Ryan Langford Jr
QB 13 Sean McGushin Redshirt.svg Sr
WR 15 Darius Millines Jr
QB 17 James Nudera Redshirt.svg Fr
WR 18 Jeremey Whitlow Redshirt.svg Fr
WR 19 Kenny Knight Redshirt.svg Fr
WR 20 Fritz Rock Redshirt.svg So
WR 21 Devin Church Fr
RB 22 Dami Ayoola Fr
WR 24 James Hallendorff Redshirt.svg Sr
RB 28 LaKeith Walls Fr
WR 29 Peter Bonahoom Redshirt.svg Fr
WR 31 Leslie Poole Redshirt.svg So
WR 34 Davontay Kwaaning Redshirt.svg Fr
FB 41 Zach Becker Redshirt.svg Sr
TE 47 Tim Clary So
OL 52 Alex Hill Redshirt.svg So
OL 55 Chris Boles Redshirt.svg Fr
OL 56 Shawn Afryl Redshirt.svg So
OL 60 Tony Durkin Redshirt.svg Fr
OL 61 Tyler Sands Redshirt.svg Sr
OL 64 Robbie Bain Fr
OL 66 Scott McDowell Redshirt.svg Fr
OL 67 Jake Feldmeyer Redshirt.svg Jr
OL 68 Simon Cvijanovic Redshirt.svg So
OL 69 Ted Karras Redshirt.svg Fr
OL 70 Corey Lewis Redshirt.svg Sr
OL 71 Joe Spencer Fr
OL 72 Hugh Thornton Sr
OL 73 Chris O'Connor Redshirt.svg Fr
OL 74 Michael Heitz Redshirt.svg So
OL 75 Pat Flavin Redshirt.svg Fr
OL 76 Graham Pocic (C) Redshirt.svg Sr
OL 78 Ryan Nowicki Redshirt.svg Fr
WR 80 Spencer Harris Jr
WR 81 Cedric Doxy Fr
WR 82 Olusuen Arowolaju Fr
TE 83 Eddie Viliunas Redshirt.svg Sr
WR 84 Justin Hardee Fr
WR 85 Tim Lukas Redshirt.svg Jr
TE 86 Tim Russell Redshirt.svg Jr
TE 88 Justin Lattimore Redshirt.svg Jr
TE 89 Evan Wilson Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DB 1 Terry Hawthorne Sr
DB 2 V'Angelo Bentley Fr
DB 3 Taylor Barton Fr
DB 4 Patrick Nixon-Youman Sr
DB 5 Steve Hull Redshirt.svg Jr
DL 6 Darrius Caldwell Redshirt.svg Fr
DB 7 Supo Sanni Redshirt.svg Sr
DB 9 Earnest Thomas Redshirt.svg So
STAR 10 B. J. Bello Fr
DB 11 Jevaris Little Fr
DB 17 Tommy Davis Redshirt.svg Sr
DB 21 Jack Ramsey Redshirt.svg Sr
DB 22 Nick Forzley Redshirt.svg So
DB 23 Ben Mathis Redshirt.svg Jr
DB 24 Nelson Lugo Fr
STAR 25 Ashante Williams (C) Redshirt.svg Sr
DB 26 Justin Green Sr
DB 27 Eaton Spencer Redshirt.svg Fr
DB 29 Kaeman Mitchell Redshirt.svg Jr
LB 30 Houston Bates Redshirt.svg So
DB 31 Nick North Redshirt.svg Fr
STAR 32 Daniel Quintana Redshirt.svg So
LB 33 Zepheniah Grimes Redshirt.svg Fr
LB 34 Mike Svetina Fr
LB 35 Sean White Fr
DB 37 Austin Abner Redshirt.svg Fr
LB 38 Michael Valentino Fr
LB 39 Nejee Robinson Jr
LB 40 Beau Sullivan Redshirt.svg Jr
LB 42 Ralph Cooper So
LB 43 Mason Monheim Fr
DL 44 Austin Teitsma Redshirt.svg So
LB 45 Jonathan Brown Jr
LB 48 Henry Dickinson So
LB 52 T. J. Neal Fr
DL 54 Justin Staples Redshirt.svg Sr
DL 58 Kenny Nelson Redshirt.svg Fr
DL 59 Tim Kynard Redshirt.svg Jr
DL 90 DeJazz Woods Redshirt.svg So
DL 91 Glenn Foster Redshirt.svg Sr
DL 93 Teko Powell Fr
DL 94 Akeem Spence Redshirt.svg Jr
DL 95 Jake Howe Redshirt.svg So
DL 97 Vontrell Williams Fr
DL 98 John Valentine Redshirt.svg Fr
DL 99 Michael Buchanan Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
PK/P 13 Ryan Frain Fr
PK 14 Taylor Zalewski Redshirt.svg Fr
P 18 Justin DuBernois So
P 36 Brad Janitz Redshirt.svg So
PK 37 Nick Immekus Redshirt.svg So
LS 46 Zak Pedersen Redshirt.svg Sr
LS 49 Zach Hirth Fr
PK 83 Brennen VanMieghem Redshirt.svg Fr
LS 85 Michael Martin Fr
P 87 Garrett Stroup Redshirt.svg Fr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Tim Banks (Defensive Coordinator / Safeties)
  • Billy Gonzales (Co-Offensive Coordinator / Receivers)
  • Chris Beatty (Co-Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks)
  • Luke Butkus (Offensive Line)
  • Steve Clinkscale (Cornerbacks)
  • Keith Gilmore (Defensive Line)
  • Alex Golesh (Tight Ends / Specialist / Recruiting Coordinator)
  • Tim Salem (Running Backs / Special Teams Coordinator)
  • Mike Ward (Linebackers)
  • Jon Carvin (Graduate Assistant - Offense)
  • Justin Hood (Graduate Assistant - Defense)
  • Kolby Jackson (Graduate Assistant - Special Teams)
  • Tim Knox (Director of Football Operations)
  • Paul Nichols (Director of Player Personnel)
  • Lester Richmond (Graduate Assistant - Defense)
  • George Anasis (Director of Football Game Analysis)
  • Mike Bellamy (Associate Recruiting Coordinator)
  • Scott Brooks (Head Football Athletic Trainer)
  • Trent Chesnut (Head Football Equipment Manager)
  • Jeff Guin (Academic Counselor)
  • Corey Harbor (Academic Counselor)
  • Aaron Hillmann (Head Football Strength & Conditioning Coach)
  • Carla Suber (Learning Specialist)
  • Annie White (Academic Counselor)

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

Roster
Last update: July 7, 2012

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