Honoring "The Galloping Ghost" for Homecoming, Illinois played a spirited four quarters of football.
The Fighting Illini moved to 2-0 on the season after another 21-point effort in the final frame.
Postgame Notes - Illinois vs. Southern Illinois - August 31, 2013
Blue Capitalizes on 5 Orange Turnovers to Grab Victory
Beckman Completes First Recruiting Class at Illinois
Illinois vs. Ohio State - November 16, 2013
Photos from Illinois' 39-19 loss at Nebraska on Oct. 5, 2013. (USA Today photo and Mark Jones/Illinois Athletics)
Illinois vs. Cincinnati - September 7, 2013
Photos from the Orange and Blue Spring Game at Memorial Stadium - April 12, 2013
2013 Redshirt Freshman: Played in 11 games and started the first five at free safety ... Recorded his first two career PBUs against Northwestern ... Had a career-high eight tackles against Miami (Ohio) ... Notched his first career interception against Cincinnati and recorded seven tackles.
2012 Freshman: Redshirted the 2012 season.
High School: Rated a three-star recruit by Rivals.com ... Named a second-team Florida Class 4A All-State selection in 2011 after posting 67 tackles, three interceptions, three sacks and forcing four fumbles ... Posted 93 tackles, two interceptions and three fumble recoveries in 2010 ... High school coach was Tim Borcky.
Personal: Full name is Taylor Colson Barton ... Son of Mary and Don Barton ... Born Oct. 16, 1993 ... Majoring in health planning and administration ... Chose Illinois over Syracuse and others.
Updated July 2014