2012 has been an awful season for Illinois. New coach Tim Beckman had a disastrous debut, with the Fighting Illini failing to win a Big Ten game in 2012.
And the bad year only got worse on Saturday, as Beckman was clobbered by an official during the first half. Beckman apparently didn't see the official coming his way and was knocked down just as the play was coming in his direction. Beckman quickly scooted out of the way but it was another bad moment for his first season at Illinois.