Illinois Fighting Illini (2-8-0)

Big 10 ( West Division )
TeamWLPctPFPAHomeRoadConfDivStr
#10 Iowa Hawkeyes92.8183942275-14-17-15-1W3
#19 Purdue Boilermakers82.8003522724-14-16-25-1W4
Northwestern Wildcats74.6364202845-12-34-33-2W1
Minnesota Golden Gophers46.4003203533-21-43-41-4W1
Wisconsin Badgers45.4443093273-21-32-42-2L1
Nebraska Cornhuskers48.3333213612-32-52-62-4W1
Illinois Fighting Illini28.2001984211-51-30-60-4L1

Team News
Week 1, 2045: The players have elected their team captains for the season. The following players will serve as captains: Charles Fields - RB Clint Behrens - P Wm Taylor - LB

Injuries
PlayerPosInjuryDuration
Thompson, J.CHyper Extended KneeProbable
Koonce, E.TEDeep Thigh BruiseQuestionable

Team Transactions
Week 1, 2045: Maria Moore - LB ( 3 Star / Rank: 2187 ) committed to Illinois Fighting Illini
Week 1, 2045: Aldo Clayton - G ( 3 Star / Rank: 2121 ) committed to Illinois Fighting Illini
Week 1, 2045: Rosario Kaminski - K ( 2 Star / Rank: 2636 ) committed to Illinois Fighting Illini
Week 3, 2045: Roger Paz - T ( 3 Star / Rank: 1823 ) committed to Illinois Fighting Illini
Week 4, 2045: Richard Dawson - LB ( 3 Star / Rank: 2116 ) committed to Illinois Fighting Illini
Week 6, 2045: George Bautista - QB ( 3 Star / Rank: 1923 ) committed to Illinois Fighting Illini
Week 7, 2045: Richard Yocum - FS ( 3 Star / Rank: 2057 ) committed to Illinois Fighting Illini
Week 7, 2045: Peter Mckenzie - LB ( 3 Star / Rank: 1936 ) committed to Illinois Fighting Illini
Week 8, 2045: Daniel Hamm - K ( 3 Star / Rank: 1892 ) committed to Illinois Fighting Illini
Week 8, 2045: Blake Francis - P ( 3 Star / Rank: 2038 ) committed to Illinois Fighting Illini
Week 9, 2045: John Reed - DT ( 1 Star / Rank: 3692 ) committed to Illinois Fighting Illini
Week 9, 2045: Nicholas Jackson - P ( 2 Star / Rank: 2301 ) committed to Illinois Fighting Illini
Week 9, 2045: Willis Tomlinson - SS ( 3 Star / Rank: 2211 ) committed to Illinois Fighting Illini
Week 10, 2045: David Parsons - TE ( 3 Star / Rank: 2011 ) committed to Illinois Fighting Illini
Week 11, 2045: Gregory Haney - QB ( 3 Star / Rank: 1891 ) committed to Illinois Fighting Illini
Week 11, 2045: Stanley McCurry - K ( 3 Star / Rank: 2208 ) committed to Illinois Fighting Illini
Week 12, 2045: Brian Tolbert - TE ( 3 Star / Rank: 1827 ) committed to Illinois Fighting Illini
Week 12, 2045: Richard Johnson - C ( 3 Star / Rank: 1870 ) committed to Illinois Fighting Illini
Week 13, 2045: Donald Hart - K ( 3 Star / Rank: 1941 ) committed to Illinois Fighting Illini
Week 13, 2045: Adam Miller - CB ( 2 Star / Rank: 2293 ) committed to Illinois Fighting Illini
Week 13, 2045: John Trout - T ( 3 Star / Rank: 2225 ) committed to Illinois Fighting Illini
Week 13, 2045: Anthony Self - G ( 3 Star / Rank: 1826 ) committed to Illinois Fighting Illini
Week 13, 2045: Kevin Alfred - T ( 3 Star / Rank: 1900 ) committed to Illinois Fighting Illini
Week 13, 2045: Joseph Huff - LB ( 3 Star / Rank: 2003 ) committed to Illinois Fighting Illini

Team Stats
Pts (Cnf/Lea)Yds (Cnf/Lea)Rush (Cnf/Lea)Pass (Cnf/Lea)
Offense19.8 (14/105)304.1 (14/118)77.3 (12/95)226.8 (14/106)
Defense42.1 (14/109)436.7 (11/81)147.5 (14/95)289.2 (4/52)

Individual Leaders
PassingAttCmpYdsTD
Romano, R.432200214010
RushingCarYdsAvgTD
Fields, C.1256965.64
ReceivingRecYdsAvgTD
Casey, B.3656615.73

Schedule
WeekOpponentResult
1North Carolina State Wolfpack (9-2-0)L 45-0
2Missouri Tigers (5-5-0)L 41-28
3Texas-El Paso Miners (1-10-0)W 40-29
4Iowa Hawkeyes (9-2-0)L 76-9
5BYE 
6@Maryland Terrapins (5-5-0)L 54-0
7@Minnesota Golden Gophers (4-6-0)L 52-24
8@Nebraska Cornhuskers (4-8-0)L 58-24
9Penn State Nittany Lions (6-5-0)L 29-12
10@Appalachian State Mountaineers (2-9-0)W 37-10
11Purdue Boilermakers (8-2-0)L 27-24
12BYE 
13Wisconsin Badgers (4-5-0) 
14BYE 
15@Northwestern Wildcats (7-4-0) 
16BYE 

Active Roster
PlayerPosYearOvrStrAgiArmIntAccTckSpeHndPBlRBlKDiKAcEnd
Downing, S.QBSo74375078776685718131186
Gutierrez, R.QBSo736261697072256318121168
Romano, R.QBSr73326685627230515111162
Burchett, T.RBSo8069751571540785919191176
Fields, C.RBJr (RS)86769214531518765925291188
Huddleston, A.RBFr (RS)7465652368252172603781165
Lewis, J.RBJr76727413323013706929271163
Matthews, J.RBFr (RS)77536912542127826316311171
Peterson, P.RBFr (RS)79556817511318846821411281
Samuel, H.RBSr (RS)75696517601141824228461161
Smith, C.RBSo76528630391629676631151187
Tucker, B.RBFr (RS)7647652854327934240351191
Williams, D.FBSo (RS)657057143132664541371192
Browning, M.GSo (RS)758044160148591373691274
Clayton, A.GFr747651145139571582711146
Fontaine, J.GFr (RS)747055160130611577691164
Schwartz, S.GSr80865236314945169801175
Young, R.GJr (RS)76685817912953183671157
Austin, R.TFr (RS)706161154133612867692156
Gibbons, J.TJr (RS)777835166142331880701161
Hendrickson, N.TSr (RS)738440175134371665721164
Lopez, E.TFr (RS)74783315214145684571248
Lucas, D.TSr76825717414345468701167
Ramos, N.TFr72886315814435571541179
Talbert, R.TSo746628160120611072781152
Gonzalez, W.CFr (RS)727640159136632467651162
Hill, J.CFr (RS)717745148126612752711164
Ritchie, R.CFr756855150131381184741156
Thompson, J.CSo (RS)788260154120431961831157
Easter, D.TEFr (RS)765555150148637335251165
Hathaway, B.TESo (RS)824671149125638658431158
Koonce, E.TEJr785774147345696051281175
Romero, J.TESr737347144133545642511187
Rupert, K.TEFr (RS)746053161152665931371155
Schumacher, B.TESo766476349115476619231159
Bailey, T.WRFr (RS)76576016811087645391165
Bair, M.WRFr76418814914373696151189
Black, S.WRSr (RS)78626616811673917181172
Casey, B.WRSr816671167118817916311173
Chisolm, C.WRFr (RS)765866155139709215291177
Ellis, A.WRSr (RS)785971163329758228151177
Geer, C.WRSr79477616214283673151193
McCain, D.WRSo (RS)776079157142639423161181
Mckeon, L.WRFr76417615612678708331187
Mims, T.WRSr79437417516719420271178
Oneill, R.WRJr (RS)786276154136727613321195
Pender, P.WRFr (RS)803591269234737622381187
Ruiz, J.WRFr755471159142727727171176
Shipp, T.WRJr (RS)784877167122738311381181
Travis, D.WRSr794373170336827227251184
Withers, W.WRFr (RS)7353631431669862581185
Blalock, R.CBFr7653851621396157111156
Cox, D.CBSr (RS)8230761641467076113173
Evers, K.CBSr (RS)7954721531209050111170
Gaskins, L.CBSo (RS)6627711361386642121152
Gunderson, E.CBSo7332911481585934111155
Evans, T.LBSr (RS)7047821392715426111183
Hendricks, M.LBSo (RS)7145701661568051111176
Moore, M.LBFr7345551451777146111378
Pogue, E.LBJr7768571491657253111186
Smith, E.LBSo (RS)7844811571875940111153
Taylor, W.LBSr8159751711796238111168
Wolfe, J.LBFr (RS)6647731681575323111188
Hanson, D.DTFr7272411281545547111142
Pearson, O.DTSo7272431381533621111169
Roberson, B.DTSr (RS)7981492531544943111157
Watkins, T.DTSo6862421501496130211171
Acosta, V.DEFr (RS)7661361591487125111179
Bennett, J.DEFr (RS)7471451531605933211146
Drury, E.DEJr (RS)7855491561508031111148
Johnson, W.DEFr (RS)7661381391716116111166
McCormick, T.DEJr (RS)7654471371517730111261
Meyer, J.DESo (RS)7659371471626741111170
Morales, G.DEFr (RS)7274492501495542111168
Talbott, S.DESr (RS)8159591351518030111161
Bush, B.FSSr7733901531616748111166
Moorman, W.FSFr (RS)7642631541706862111174
Stewart, C.FSSr7941801421518539111195
Benson, D.SSSo (RS)7757701641537248111281
Harding, S.SSJr (RS)8069621391597564111186
Huynh, V.KSr (RS)8336412454213541611928974
Kaminski, R.KFr (RS)7829552565126501111639275
Rutherford, J.KJr (RS)83363927531233612118590100
Behrens, C.PSr8141532146114524118390100
Thompson, A.PSo (RS)82384220661244333118870100
Game Records
NameSeasonWeekTeamPlayerVersusRecord
Passing Attempts20391IllinoisConner, J.UCLA76
Passing Completions20391IllinoisConner, J.UCLA46
Pass Completion Pct20291IllinoisArrington, P.Central Florida100
Passing Interceptions202713IllinoisFine, S.Miami (FL)6
Passing Yards202315IllinoisCollins, P.Northwestern560
Passing TDs20275IllinoisFine, S.Maryland8
Passing Rating20435IllinoisRomano, R.Ohio State505.6
Longest Pass20273IllinoisFine, S.Hawaii83
Rush Attempts202414IllinoisDay, H.Appalachian State25
Rushing Yards20246IllinoisDay, H.Indiana154
Rushing TDs20232IllinoisFields, A.San Diego State2
Longest Run202415IllinoisDay, H.Northwestern82
Catches204312IllinoisTidwell, R.Maryland13
Receiving Yards20232IllinoisChurch, B.San Diego State212
Receiving TDs202812IllinoisHill, J.Northern Illinois4
Longest Catch20273IllinoisDunn, F.Hawaii83
Fumbles20291IllinoisHalverson, S.Central Florida2
Fumbles Lost20232IllinoisMejia, S.San Diego State1
Interceptions202815IllinoisJohnston, E.Northwestern3
Interception Return Yards203310IllinoisHarris, G.Hawaii124
Tackles20254IllinoisGriggs, D.Nebraska16
Sacks202415IllinoisBrown, C.Northwestern2
Forced Fumbles20267IllinoisGriggs, D.Nebraska2
Fumbles Recovered20238IllinoisCatron, F.Iowa1
Fumble Return Yards204014IllinoisFine, S.Michigan State24
Defensive TDs203310IllinoisHarris, G.Hawaii2
Punt Return Yards20303IllinoisJohnston, E.New Mexico130
Punt Return TDs202414IllinoisEvans, J.Appalachian State1
Longest Punt Return20452IllinoisStewart, C.Missouri82
Kickoff Return Yards203410IllinoisFinch, R.Purdue362
Kickoff Return TDs202515IllinoisWarner, H.Northwestern1
Longest Kickoff Return203410IllinoisFinch, R.Purdue108
FG Attempted202515IllinoisSimone, G.Northwestern7
FG Made20277IllinoisSimone, G.Minnesota5
Longest FG20364IllinoisLangston, R.Wisconsin56
XP Attempted20272IllinoisSimone, G.Texas-El Paso9
XP Made20272IllinoisSimone, G.Texas-El Paso9
FG Pct20231IllinoisBlake, G.Boston College100
XP Pct20231IllinoisBlake, G.Boston College100
Punt Average20351IllinoisMoss, E.Houston61.4
Punt Yards203910IllinoisHaas, J.Michigan732
Longest Punt20314IllinoisWright, B.Nebraska78
Tackles For Loss203015IllinoisHedges, T.Northwestern5
Pancakes203113IllinoisPerez, R.Iowa12
Sacks Allowed204211IllinoisPritchett, D.Nebraska4

Season Records
NameSeasonTeamPlayerRecord
Passing Attempts2025IllinoisStrickland, R.598
Passing Completions2023IllinoisCollins, P.356
Pass Completion Pct2032IllinoisKenyon, K.63.5
Passing Interceptions2044IllinoisRomano, R.27
Passing Yards2023IllinoisCollins, P.4427
Passing TDs2027IllinoisFine, S.37
Passing Rating2032IllinoisKenyon, K.138.4
Longest Pass2027IllinoisFine, S.83
Rush Attempts2036IllinoisNguyen, R.183
Rushing Yards2024IllinoisDay, H.866
Rushing TDs2036IllinoisNguyen, R.11
Longest Run2024IllinoisDay, H.82
Catches2041IllinoisBurke, M.86
Receiving Yards2023IllinoisChurch, B.1465
Receiving TDs2027IllinoisDunn, F.11
Longest Catch2027IllinoisDunn, F.83
Fumbles2029IllinoisHalverson, S.7
Fumbles Lost2029IllinoisHalverson, S.5
Interceptions2026IllinoisCrouse, R.6
Interception Return Yards2033IllinoisHarris, G.153
Tackles2029IllinoisFlaherty, T.97
Sacks2034IllinoisBrown, R.10
Forced Fumbles2038IllinoisFarnsworth, T.4
Fumbles Recovered2037IllinoisDeleon, D.2
Fumble Return Yards2040IllinoisFine, S.24
Defensive TDs2033IllinoisHarris, G.2
Punt Return Yards2039IllinoisMayfield, R.250
Punt Return TDs2024IllinoisEvans, J.1
Longest Punt Return2030IllinoisJohnston, E.78
Kickoff Return Yards2039IllinoisMayfield, R.1494
Kickoff Return TDs2036IllinoisKelly, J.3
Longest Kickoff Return2034IllinoisFinch, R.108
FG Attempted2025IllinoisSimone, G.32
FG Made2027IllinoisSimone, G.26
Longest FG2036IllinoisLangston, R.56
XP Attempted2026IllinoisSimone, G.48
XP Made2027IllinoisSimone, G.47
FG Pct2032IllinoisStout, R.90.5
XP Pct0N/AN/A0
Punt Average2033IllinoisWright, B.49.3
Punt Yards2040IllinoisHaas, J.4901
Longest Punt2031IllinoisWright, B.78
Tackles For Loss2023IllinoisCarr, J.14
Pancakes2023IllinoisSchneider, I.73
Sacks Allowed2040IllinoisFitzgerald, L.11

Bowl Records
NameSeasonTeamPlayerRecord
Passing Attempts2026IllinoisFine, S.38
Passing Completions2026IllinoisFine, S.20
Pass Completion Pct2026IllinoisJordan, T.83.3
Passing Interceptions0N/AN/A0
Passing Yards2026IllinoisFine, S.328
Passing TDs2026IllinoisFine, S.3
Passing Rating2026IllinoisJordan, T.244.7
Longest Pass2026IllinoisFine, S.54
Rush Attempts2026IllinoisJohnson, R.15
Rushing Yards2026IllinoisJohnson, R.82
Rushing TDs2026IllinoisReagan, M.1
Longest Run2026IllinoisJohnson, R.14
Catches2026IllinoisHill, J.6
Receiving Yards2026IllinoisHill, J.191
Receiving TDs2026IllinoisHill, J.2
Longest Catch2026IllinoisLucas, D.54
Fumbles0N/AN/A0
Fumbles Lost0N/AN/A0
Interceptions2026IllinoisGriggs, D.1
Interception Return Yards2026IllinoisPrescott, L.8
Tackles2026IllinoisPrescott, L.6
Sacks2026IllinoisFontenot, R.1
Forced Fumbles0N/AN/A0
Fumbles Recovered0N/AN/A0
Fumble Return Yards0N/AN/A0
Defensive TDs0N/AN/A0
Punt Return Yards2026IllinoisRodriguez, S.10
Punt Return TDs0N/AN/A0
Longest Punt Return2026IllinoisRodriguez, S.11
Kickoff Return Yards2026IllinoisJohnson, R.36
Kickoff Return TDs0N/AN/A0
Longest Kickoff Return2026IllinoisHill, J.29
FG Attempted2026IllinoisSimone, G.6
FG Made2026IllinoisSimone, G.3
Longest FG2026IllinoisSimone, G.44
XP Attempted2026IllinoisSimone, G.6
XP Made2026IllinoisSimone, G.6
FG Pct2026IllinoisSimone, G.50
XP Pct2026IllinoisSimone, G.100
Punt Average2026IllinoisDick, C.48.3
Punt Yards2026IllinoisDick, C.145
Longest Punt2026IllinoisDick, C.50
Tackles For Loss2026IllinoisBrown, H.1
Pancakes2026IllinoisHaugen, R.8
Sacks Allowed0N/AN/A0

Career Records
NameSeasonTeamPlayerRecord
Passing Attempts2025IllinoisStrickland, R.598
Passing Completions2023IllinoisCollins, P.356
Pass Completion Pct2032IllinoisKenyon, K.63.5
Passing Interceptions2044IllinoisRomano, R.27
Passing Yards2023IllinoisCollins, P.4427
Passing TDs2027IllinoisFine, S.37
Passing Rating2032IllinoisKenyon, K.138.4
Longest Pass2027IllinoisFine, S.83
Rush Attempts2036IllinoisNguyen, R.183
Rushing Yards2024IllinoisDay, H.866
Rushing TDs2036IllinoisNguyen, R.11
Longest Run2024IllinoisDay, H.82
Catches2041IllinoisBurke, M.86
Receiving Yards2023IllinoisChurch, B.1465
Receiving TDs2027IllinoisDunn, F.11
Longest Catch2027IllinoisDunn, F.83
Fumbles2029IllinoisHalverson, S.7
Fumbles Lost2029IllinoisHalverson, S.5
Interceptions2026IllinoisCrouse, R.6
Interception Return Yards2033IllinoisHarris, G.153
Tackles2029IllinoisFlaherty, T.97
Sacks2034IllinoisBrown, R.10
Forced Fumbles2038IllinoisFarnsworth, T.4
Fumbles Recovered2037IllinoisDeleon, D.2
Fumble Return Yards2040IllinoisFine, S.24
Defensive TDs2033IllinoisHarris, G.2
Punt Return Yards2039IllinoisMayfield, R.250
Punt Return TDs2024IllinoisEvans, J.1
Longest Punt Return2030IllinoisJohnston, E.78
Kickoff Return Yards2039IllinoisMayfield, R.1494
Kickoff Return TDs2036IllinoisKelly, J.3
Longest Kickoff Return2034IllinoisFinch, R.108
FG Attempted2025IllinoisSimone, G.32
FG Made2027IllinoisSimone, G.26
Longest FG2036IllinoisLangston, R.56
XP Attempted2026IllinoisSimone, G.48
XP Made2027IllinoisSimone, G.47
FG Pct2032IllinoisStout, R.90.5
XP Pct0N/AN/A0
Punt Average2033IllinoisWright, B.49.3
Punt Yards2040IllinoisHaas, J.4901
Longest Punt2031IllinoisWright, B.78
Tackles For Loss2023IllinoisCarr, J.14
Pancakes2023IllinoisSchneider, I.73
Sacks Allowed2040IllinoisFitzgerald, L.11

PositionCurrentMinimumFRSOJRSR
QB330201
RB934221
FB110100
TE622211
WR1657126
G532111
T733112
C423100
P210101
K311011
DT441201
DE834121
LB762212
CB531202
SS220110
FS321002

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