Getting to Know the Opponent: Illinois

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Getting to know the opponent: Illinois Fighting Illini

Illini History
Head Coach: Tim Beckman, 3rd year (6-18)
Conference: Big Ten
2013 Record: 4-8 (1-7)
Last Winning Season: 2011 (7-6)
Stadium: Memorial Stadium (60,670)
All-Time Record: 576-551-49 (51.1%)
All-Time Bowl Record: 8-9 (47.1%)
Conference Championships: Big Ten, 15 (1910, 14, 15, 18, 19, 23, 27, 28, 46, 51, 53, 63, 83, 90, 01)
Rose Bowl Record: 3-2 (1947: def. UCLA 45-14, 1952: def. Stanford 40-7, 1964: def. Washington 17-7, 1984: lost to UCLA 45-9, 2008: lost to USC 49-17)

2013 Statistical Leaders
Passing: Nathan Scheelhaase, 3272 yards (21 TDs)
Rushing: Josh Ferguson, 779 yards (7 TDs)
Receiving: Steve Hull, 993 yards (7 TDs)
Touchdowns: Josh Ferguson, 11
Tackles: Jonathan Brown, 119
QB Sacks: Jonathan Brown, 5.0
Interceptions: Jonathan Brown, Taylor Barton, V’Angelo Bentley – 1

All-Time Leaders
Passing Yards: Jack Trudeau, 8725
Rushing Yards: Robert Holcombe, 4105
Receiving Yards: David Williams, 3392
Touchdowns: Howard Griffith, 33

Award Winners
Butkus Award
1995: Kevin Hardy
1994: Dana Howard

College Football Hall of Famers
David Williams, WR/1983-85
Bob Blackman, Head Coach/1971-76
Jim Grabowski, FB/1963-65
Dick Butkus, C-LB/1962-64
J.C. Caroline, HB/1953-54
Al Brosky, S/1950-52
Buddy Young, HB/1944-46
Alex Agase, G/1941-42, 1946
Bernie Shively, G/1924-26
Red Grange, HB/1923-25
Chuck Carney, E/1918-21
Bart Macomber, HB/1914-16
Bob Zuppke, Head Coach/1913-41
George Woodruff, Head Coach
Ed Hall, Head Coach

Final AP Poll History
2007: 20
2001: 12
1999: 24
1990: 25
1989: 10
1983: 10
1963: 3
1959: 13
1953: 7
1951: 4
1950: 13
1946: 5
1944: 15

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