Illinois

RANK: #76

   

RECORD: 2-6

   

Big Ten RECORD: 2-6

   
2021 Schedule
08/28
NEBRASKA
 
09/04
UTSA
 
09/11
at Virginia
 
09/18
MARYLAND
 
09/25
at Purdue
 
01/02
CHARLOTTE
 
10/09
WISCONSIN
 
10/23
at Penn State
 
10/30
RUTGERS
 
11/06
at Minnesota
 
11/20
at Iowa
 
11/27
NORTHWESTERN
 
2020 Results
Illinois takes rolling road show to No. 17 Iowa

Illinois takes rolling road show to No. 17 Iowa

Field Level Media

November 18 Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz continues to remind the Hawkeyes that experience wins in the Big Ten, and not many teams in the nation had more super seniors return than Illinois. FULL STORY

On Football Ties and Kissing Your Sister

On Football Ties and Kissing Your Sister

Lyn Scarbrough

October 25 As I followed the progress of the nine-overtime game between Illinois and Penn State at State College on Saturday, I couldn’t help but think about Rip Miller’s old adage. FULL STORY

'Like our bowl game': Northwestern seeks 7th straight win vs. Illinois

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Field Level Media

November 26 Northwestern will try to maintain its recent dominance over host Illinois when the two teams meet in their Big Ten season finale Saturday afternoon in Champaign, Ill. FULL STORY

Illinois head coach Bret Bielema tests positive, out vs. Iowa

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Field Level Media

November 16 Illinois head coach Bret Bielema is out for Saturday's game against Iowa after a breakthrough case of COVID-19 was confirmed on Monday. FULL STORY

Streaking Minnesota battles RB injuries ahead of Illinois tilt

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Field Level Media

November 02 A steady stream of injuries to the program's running back corps has prompted Minnesota coach P.J. Fleck to diversify his lineup, inserting players from other position groups into the offensive backfield. FULL STORY

Wisconsin visits Illini for Bielema Bowl

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Field Level Media

October 05 While each team's search for offensive consistency will be the focus once Wisconsin kicks off at Illinois in a Big Ten clash Saturday, much of the pregame attention will land on first-year Illini coach Bret Bielema facing his former team for the first time. FULL STORY

Illinois faces Charlotte, hoping to end 4-game skid

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Field Level Media

September 28 All the euphoria from a season-opening win under a new coach seems to be a distant memory right now for Illinois. FULL STORY

Illinois aims to field healthier roster against Purdue

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September 22 Illinois has played one more game overall than Big Ten rival Purdue and also has two conference games under its belt compared with zero for the Boilermakers. FULL STORY

Illinois gets Brandon Peters back, looks for 'D' in Maryland matchup

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Field Level Media

September 14 Illinois gets its No. 1 signal-caller back but strives to address defensive deficiencies before Maryland hits town on Friday night. FULL STORY

Illinois QB Brandon Peters named starter vs. Maryland

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Field Level Media

September 13 Illinois senior quarterback Brandon Peters, who missed the past two games with a shoulder injury, is back as the starter for the team's upcoming game against Maryland. FULL STORY

DEPTH CHART

Offense
QB 18
Brandon Peters*
6-5
220
Sr.
RB 2
Chase Brown*
5-11
200
So.
RB 23
Reggie Love III
5-11
190
Fr.
WR 14
Brian Hightower*
6-3
210
Jr.
WR 86
Donny Navarro III
5-11
185
Jr.
TE 87
Daniel Barker*
6-4
250
Jr.
LT 79
Vederian Lowe*
6-6
320
Sr.
LG 77
Jack Badovinac
6-2
295
Sr.
C 65
Doug Kramer*
6-2
305
Sr.
RG 55
Blake Jeresaty
6-2
295
Sr.
RT 63
Alex Palczewski*
6-6
310
Sr.
Defense
DE 88
Keith Randolph Jr.
6-5
270
Fr.
DT 96
Roderick Perry II*
6-2
315
Sr.
DE 94
Johnny Newton
6-2
280
Fr.
LB 99
Owen Carney Jr.*
6-3
255
Jr.
LB 35
Jake Hansen*
6-1
230
Sr.
LB 5
Calvin Hart Jr.
6-1
230
So.
LB 92
Isaiah Gay
6-3
240
Sr.
CB 31
Devon Witherspoon*
6-0
170
So.
CB 6
Tony Adams*
6-0
200
Sr.
S 30
Sydney Brown*
6-0
200
Jr.
S 21
Quan Martin
6-0
195
Jr.
SPECIAL TEAMS
K 17
James McCourt*
6-1
215
Sr.
P 14
Blake Hayes*
6-6
210
Sr.
*Returning Starters
2020 RANKINGS
OFFENSE
PER GAME
RANK
Scoring
20.1
111
Rushing
196.1
35
Passing
152.9
114
Total
349.0
T-98
DEFENSE
PER GAME
RANK
Scoring
34.9
97
Rushing
230.1
116
Passing
237.1
67
Total
467.2
114
TO MARGIN
PER GAME
RANK
+6
+0.75
T-19