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2002 Illinois Fighting Illini football team

The 2002 Illinois Fighting Illini football team represented the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign in the 2002 NCAA Division I-A football season. They participated as members of the Big Ten Conference. Their home games were played at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Illinois. The team's head coach was Ron Turner, who was in his sixth season with the Illini. Illinois had a record of 5–7 and failed to make a bowl game.

2002 Illinois Fighting Illini football
Fighting Illini logo.svg
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
2002 record5–7 (4–4 Big Ten)
Head coachRon Turner (6th season)
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
(Capacity: 69,249)
Seasons
← 2001
2003 →
2002 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 1 Ohio State $#+   8 0         14 0  
No. 8 Iowa %+   8 0         11 2  
No. 9 Michigan   6 2         10 3  
No. 16 Penn State   5 3         9 4  
Purdue   4 4         7 6  
Illinois   4 4         5 7  
Minnesota   3 5         8 5  
Wisconsin   2 6         8 6  
Michigan State   2 6         4 8  
Northwestern   1 7         3 9  
Indiana   1 7         3 9  
  • # – BCS National Champion
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • % – BCS at-large representative
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll[1]

Contents

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 312:30 PMvs. Missouri*ABCL 20–3361,876
September 711:00 AMat Southern Miss*ESPN2L 20–2322,183
September 1411:00 AMArkansas State*ESPN+W 59–746,258
September 211:00 PMSan Jose State*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
L 35–3850,990
September 282:30 PMNo. 14 Michigan
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
ABCL 28–4569,249
October 37:00 PMat MinnesotaESPN2L 10–3132,663
October 1212:00 PMPurdue
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
W 38–31 OT55,590
October 261:00 PMIndiana 
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
W 45–1450,295
November 22:30 PMat No. 20 Penn StateESPNL 7–18105,589
November 911:00 AMat No. 20 WisconsinESPN+W 37–2078,709
November 162:30 PMNo. 2 Ohio State
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Champaign, IL
ABCL 16–23 OT58,810
November 2311:00 AMat NorthwesternESPN+W 31–2425,134
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

[2]

RosterEdit

2002 Illinois Fighting Illini football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 16 Jon Beutjer So
FB 24 Carey Davis Sr
G 64 David Diehl Sr
WR 17 Greg Lewis Sr
WR 6 Brandon Lloyd Sr
WR 86 Aaron Moorehead Sr
C 75 Duke Preston So
QB/RB 18 Walter Young Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 44 Matt Sinclair So
DB 28 Eugene Wilson Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
P 37 Steve Weatherford Fr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Roster

Team players in the NFLEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Eugene Wilson Cornerback 2 36 New England Patriots
Brandon Lloyd Wide Receiver 4 124 San Francisco 49ers
David Diehl Guard 5 160 New York Giants
Tony Pashos Tackle 5 173 Baltimore Ravens
Walter Young Wide Receiver 7 226 Carolina Panthers

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2002 NCAA Football Rankings - AP Top 25 Postseason (Jan. 5)". ESPN. Retrieved November 29, 2010.
  2. ^ "2002 Season". University of Illinois Department of Athletics. Archived from the original on 2013-06-25. Retrieved October 15, 2012.