2012 Arkansas State Red Wolves football team

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2012 Arkansas State Red Wolves football
Arkansas State Wordmark.jpg
GoDaddy.com Bowl Champions
Sun Belt Conference Champions
Conference Sun Belt Conference
2012 record 10–3 (7–1 Sun Belt)
Head coach Gus Malzahn (1st year)
John Thompson (interim)
Offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee (1st year)
Offensive scheme Multiple
Defensive coordinator John Thompson (1st year)
Base defense Multiple
Home stadium Liberty Bank Stadium
(Capacity: 30,964)
Seasons
« 2011 2013 »
2012 Sun Belt football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Arkansas State   7 1         10 3  
Louisiana–Lafayette   6 2         9 4  
Louisiana–Monroe   6 2         8 5  
Middle Tennessee   6 2         8 4  
WKU   4 4         7 6  
Troy   3 5         5 7  
North Texas   3 5         4 8  
Florida Atlantic   2 6         3 9  
FIU   2 6         3 9  
South Alabama*   1 7         2 11  
† – Conference champion
  • South Alabama not eligible for conference title or bowl game as part of their transition to the FBS.
    Rankings from AP Poll

The 2012 Arkansas State Red Wolves football team represents Arkansas State University in the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. They were led by first year head coach Gus Malzahn and played their home games at Liberty Bank Stadium as members of the Sun Belt Conference. Arkansas State recorded a Sun Belt conference championship on the way to a 10-3 season. Malzahn vacated the position prior to the team's bowl game to assume the head coach position at Auburn University. Defensive coordinator John Thompson led the team as interim head coach to victory over the Kent State Golden Flashes in the 2013 GoDaddy.com Bowl.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 1 9:30 PM at #5 Oregon* Autzen StadiumEugene, OR ESPN L 34–57   56,144
September 8 6:00 PM Memphis* Liberty Bank StadiumJonesboro, AR (Paint Bucket Bowl) ESPN3 W 33–28   28,041
September 15 11:00 AM at #24 Nebraska* Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE ESPN2 L 13–42   85,290
September 22 6:00 PM Alcorn State* Liberty Bank Stadium • Jonesboro, AR ESPN3 W 56–0   21,559
September 29 6:00 PM WKU Liberty Bank Stadium • Jonesboro, AR ESPN3 L 13–26   25,160
October 4 6:30 PM at FIU FIU StadiumMiami, FL ESPNU W 34–20   13,612
October 13 6:00 PM South Alabama Liberty Bank Stadium • Jonesboro, AR W 36–29   22,143
October 23 7:00 PM at Louisiana–Lafayette Cajun FieldLafayette, LA ESPN2 W 50–27   19,873
November 3 4:00 PM at North Texas Apogee StadiumDenton, TX W 37–19   17,534
November 8 6:00 PM Louisiana–Monroe Liberty Bank Stadium • Jonesboro, AR (Trail of Tears Classic) ESPNU W 45–23   30,243
November 17 2:30 PM at Troy Veterans Memorial StadiumTroy, AL W 41–34   20,614
December 1 2:00 PM Middle Tennessee Liberty Bank Stadium • Jonesboro, AR ESPN3 W 45–0   31,243
January 6 8:00 PM vs. Kent State* Ladd Peebles StadiumMobile, AL (GoDaddy.com Bowl) ESPN W 17–13   37,913
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

Game notes[edit]

@ Oregon[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Red Wolves 0 10 10 14 34
#5 Ducks 29 21 0 7 57
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

1st quarter scoring: ORE - Kenjon Barner 4-yard run (Dion Jordan pass from Jackson Rice); ORE - D. Thomas 12-yard pass from Marcus Mariota (Rob Beard kick); ORE - Josh Huff 4-yard pass from Mariota (Beard kick); ORE - Barner 17-yard run (Beard kick)

2nd quarter scoring: A-STATE - Brian Davis 43-yard field goal; ORE - Thomas 12-yard pass from Mariota (Beard kick); ORE - Thomas 33-yard run (Beard kick); ORE - Byron Marshall 3-yard run (Beard kick); A-STATE - Julian Jones 72-yard pass from Ryan Aplin (Davis, Brian kick)

3rd quarter scoring: A-STATE - Davis 29-yard field goal; A-STATE - Josh Jarboe 6-yard pass from Aplin (Davis kick)

4th quarter scoring: ORE - Rahsaan Vaughn 7-yard pass from Bryan Bennett (Beard kick); A-STATE - Carlos McCants 38-yard pass from Aplin (Davis kick); A-STATE - Aplin 1-yard run (Davis kick)

Memphis[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Tigers 7 14 7 0 28
Red Wolves 3 14 10 6 33
Overall record Last meeting Result
23–27–5 2011 ARST, 47–3


@ Nebraska[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Red Wolves 0 3 10 0 13
#24 Cornhuskers 14 14 0 14 42
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 2009 NEB, 38–9


Alcorn State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Braves 0 0 0 0 0
Red Wolves 14 28 7 7 56
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting


WKU[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Hilltoppers 0 0 14 12 26
Red Wolves 3 10 0 0 13
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–2–1 2011 ARST, 26–22


@ FIU[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Red Wolves 0 14 13 7 34
Panthers 3 7 3 7 20
Overall record Last meeting Result
5–2 2011 ARST, 34–16


South Alabama[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Jaguars 10 3 6 10 29
Red Wolves 14 0 14 8 36
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting


@ Louisiana–Lafayette[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Red Wolves 6 20 14 10 50
Ragin' Cajuns 0 7 7 13 27
Overall record Last meeting Result
18–21–1 2011 ARST, 30–21


@ North Texas[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Red Wolves 10 20 7 0 37
Mean Green 9 3 7 0 19
Overall record Last meeting Result
13–8 2011 ARST, 37–14


Louisiana–Monroe[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Warhawks 7 3 7 6 23
Red Wolves 14 3 21 7 45
Overall record Last meeting Result
19–14 2011 ARST, 24–19


@ Troy[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Red Wolves 13 7 14 7 41
Trojans 7 10 6 11 34
Overall record Last meeting Result
7–5 2011 ARST, 45–14


Middle Tennessee[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Raiders 0 0 0 0 0
Red Wolves 21 14 7 3 45
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–9 2011 ARST, 45–19


Kent State–GoDaddy.com Bowl[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Flashes 0 10 3 0 13
Red Wolves 0 14 3 0 17
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting ARST, 17–13


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