2012 Central Michigan Chippewas football team

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2012 Central Michigan Chippewas football
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Little Caesars Pizza Bowl Champions
Conference Mid-American Conference
West Division
2012 record 7–6 (4–4 MAC)
Head coach Dan Enos (3rd year)
Offensive coordinator Mike Cummings
Defensive coordinator Joe Tumpkin
Home stadium Kelly/Shorts Stadium
(Capacity: 32,885)
Seasons
« 2011 2013 »
2012 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East
Kent State x   8 0         11 3  
Bowling Green   6 2         8 5  
Ohio   4 4         9 4  
Buffalo   3 5         4 8  
Miami   3 5         4 8  
Massachusetts   1 7         1 11  
Akron   0 8         1 11  
West
#22 Northern Illinois x   8 0         12 2  
Toledo   6 2         9 4  
Ball State   6 2         9 4  
Central Michigan   4 4         7 6  
Western Michigan   2 6         4 8  
Eastern Michigan   1 7         2 10  
Championship: Northern Illinois 44, Kent State 37
† – Conference champion and BCS representative as top
000non-AQ school to meet automatic qualification criteria
x – Division champion/co-champions
  • UMass not eligible for conference title or bowl game as part of FBS transition
    Rankings from AP Poll

The 2012 Central Michigan Chippewas football team represented Central Michigan University in the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. They were led by third-year head coach Dan Enos and played their home games at Kelly/Shorts Stadium. They were a member of the West Division of the Mid-American Conference. They concluded the season with 7–6 overall, 4–4 MAC, and won the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl over Western Kentucky.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
August 30 7:00 PM SE Missouri State* Kelly/Shorts StadiumMount Pleasant, MI ESPN3 W 38–27   15,250
September 8 3:30 PM #11 Michigan State* Kelly/Shorts Stadium • Mount Pleasant, MI ESPNU L 7–41   35,127
September 22 12:00 PM at Iowa* Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA BTN W 32–31   70,585
September 29 3:30 PM at Northern Illinois Huskie StadiumDeKalb, IL L 24–55   16,292
October 6 3:00 PM at Toledo Glass BowlToledo, OH ESPN3 L 35–50   19,247
October 12 8:00 PM Navy* Kelly/Shorts Stadium • Mount Pleasant, MI ESPN2 L 13–31   15,074
October 20 3:30 PM Ball Statedagger Kelly/Shorts Stadium • Mount Pleasant, MI ESPN3 L 30–41   14,081
October 27 3:30 PM Akron Kelly/Shorts Stadium • Mount Pleasant, MI W 35–14   10,172
November 3 1:00 PM Western Michigan Kelly/Shorts Stadium • Mount Pleasant, MI (Michigan MAC Trophy/Victory Cannon) ESPN3 L 31–42   15,322
November 10 1:00 PM at Eastern Michigan Rynearson StadiumYpsilanti, MI (Michigan MAC Trophy) W 34–31   4,081
November 17 1:00 PM Miami (OH) Kelly/Shorts Stadium • Mount Pleasant, MI W 30–16   7,223
November 23 3:00 PM at Massachusetts Gillette StadiumFoxborough, MA W 42–24   6,385
December 26 7:30 PM vs. WKU* Ford FieldDetroit, MI (Little Caesars Pizza Bowl) ESPN W 24–21   23,310
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Game notes[edit]

Southeast Missouri State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Redhawks 10 14 3 0 27
Chippewas 10 14 7 7 38
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 2004 CMU, 44–27


Michigan State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#11 Spartans 7 17 10 7 41
Chippewas 0 0 0 7 7
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–5 2011 MSU, 45–7


@ Iowa[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Chippewas 10 13 0 9 32
Hawkeyes 14 0 7 10 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–2 1998 IOWA, 38–0


@ Northern Illinois[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Chippewas 7 7 10 0 24
Huskies 14 10 10 21 55
Overall record Last meeting Result
25–21–1 2011 CMU, 48–41


@ Toledo[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Chippewas 7 14 7 7 35
Rockets 10 7 14 19 50
Overall record Last meeting Result
18–19–3 2011 TOL, 44–17


Navy[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Midshipmen 14 3 14 0 31
Chippewas 3 7 3 0 13
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–2 2010 NAVY, 38–37


Ball State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 7 17 7 10 41
Chippewas 0 10 7 13 30
Overall record Last meeting Result
22–21–1 2011 WMU, 45–35


Akron[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Zips 7 0 0 7 14
Chippewas 14 0 14 7 35
Overall record Last meeting Result
14–19–1 2011 CMU, 23–22


Western Michigan[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Broncos 0 14 0 28 42
Chippewas 6 7 10 8 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
37–44–2 2011 WMU, 44–14


@ Eastern Michigan[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Chippewas 0 10 21 3 34
Eagles 14 0 7 10 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
55–28–6 2011 EMU, 35–28


Miami (OH)[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
RedHawks 7 0 3 6 16
Chippewas 7 14 0 9 30
Overall record Last meeting Result
10–12–1 2010 MIAOH, 27–20


@ Massachusetts[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Chippewas 7 7 14 14 42
Minutemen 0 14 7 0 21
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting


WKU–Little Caesars Pizza Bowl[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
HIlltoppers 7 7 7 0 21
Chippewas 14 3 0 7 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting


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