2012 Eastern Washington Eagles football team

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2012 Eastern Washington Eagles football
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Big Sky Conference Co–Champions
FCS Playoffs Semifinals vs. Sam Houston State, L 42–45
Conference Big Sky Conference
Ranking
Sports Network #4
FCS Coaches #4
2012 record 11–3 (7–1 Big Sky)
Head coach Beau Baldwin (5th year)
Offensive coordinator Aaron Best (12th year)
Defensive coordinator John Graham (5th year)
Home stadium Roos Field
(Capacity: 8,600)
Seasons
« 2011 2013 »
2012 Big Sky football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#4 Eastern Washington §^   7 1         11 3  
#2 Montana State §^   7 1         11 2  
#12 Cal Poly §^   7 1         9 3  
#20 Northern Arizona   6 2         8 3  
Sacramento State   4 4         6 5  
Northern Colorado   4 4         5 6  
Southern Utah   4 4         5 6  
North Dakota   3 5         5 6  
Montana   3 5         5 6  
UC Davis   3 5         4 7  
Portland State   2 6         3 8  
Weber State   2 6         2 9  
Idaho State   0 8         1 10  
§ – Conference co-champions
^ – FCS playoff participant
As of December 15, 2012
; Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll

The 2012 Eastern Washington Eagles football team represented Eastern Washington University in the 2012 NCAA Division I FCS football season. The team was coached by Beau Baldwin, who was in his fifth season with Eastern Washington. The Eagles played their home games at Roos Field in Cheney, Washington and were a member of the Big Sky Conference. They finished the season 11–3, 7–1 in Big Sky play to share the conference championship with Cal Poly and Montana State. They received the Big Sky's automatic bid into the FCS Playoffs where they defeated Wagner in the second round and Illinois State in the quarterfinals before falling in the semifinals to Sam Houston State.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 30 6:00 PM at Idaho* #12 Kibbie DomeMoscow, ID ESPN3 W 20–3   11,136
September 8 12:00 PM at Washington State* #9 Martin StadiumPullman, WA P12N L 20–24   33,598
September 22 5:05 PM at Weber State #9 Stewart StadiumOgden, UT Big Sky TV W 32–26   9,434
September 29 4:05 PM #21 Montana #7 Roos FieldCheney, WA (Governors Cup) RTNW W 32–26   10,529
October 6 5:05 PM North Dakota #7 Roos Field • Cheney, WA SWX/Big Sky TV W 55–17   8,646
October 13 12:35 PM at #2 Montana State #6 Bobcat StadiumBozeman, MT RTNW W 27–24   20,477
October 20 4:05 PM Sacramento Statedagger #1 Roos Field • Cheney, WA SWX/Big Sky TV W 31–28   8,714
October 27 12:00 PM at Southern Utah #1 Eccles ColiseumCedar City, UT Big Sky TV L 27–30   3,344
November 3 1:35 PM #16 Cal Poly* #7 Roos Field • Cheney, WA Big Sky TV W 34–17   8,644
November 10 1:35 PM UC Davis #5 Roos Field • Cheney, WA SWX/Big Sky TV W 31–28   6,011
November 17 1:05 PM at Portland State #5 Jeld-Wen FieldPortland, OR (The Dam Cup) CSNNW/Big Sky TV W 41–34   5,758
December 1 3:00 PM Wagner* #4 Roos Field • Cheney, WA (FCS Playoffs Second Round) ESPN3 W 29–19   7,039
December 8 3:00 PM #16 Illinois State* #4 Roos Field • Cheney, WA (FCS Playoffs Quarterfinals) ESPN3 W 51–35   7,512
December 15 1:00 PM #5 Sam Houston State* #4 Roos Field • Cheney, WA (FCS Playoffs Semifinals) ESPNU L 42–45   7,615
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll released prior to game. All times are in Pacific Time.

Despite also being a member of the Big Sky, the game against Cal Poly on November 3 was considered a non conference game and had no effect on the Big Sky standings.

Game notes[edit]

@ Idaho[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#12 Eagles 3 7 3 7 20
Vandals 3 0 0 0 3
Overall record Last meeting Result
5–15 2003 EWU, 8–5


@ Washington State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#9 Eagles 7 7 0 6 20
Cougars 14 10 0 0 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–2 1908 WSU, 73–0


@ Weber State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#9 Eagles 10 10 9 3 32
Wildcats 0 3 16 7 26
Overall record Last meeting Result
16–14 2011 EWU, 27–21


Montana[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#21 Grizzlies 7 3 13 3 26
#7 Eagles 7 10 0 15 32
Overall record Last meeting Result
11–26–1 2011 MONT, 17–14


North Dakota[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
North Dakota 10 7 0 0 17
#7 Eagles 20 14 14 7 55
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting


@ Montana State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#6 Eagles 0 3 10 14 27
#2 Bobcats 0 10 7 7 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
25–10 2011 MSU, 36–21


Sacramento State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Hornets 7 0 7 14 28
#1 Eagles 3 10 11 7 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
16–4 2011 EWU, 42–35


@ Southern Utah[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#1 Eagles 7 6 14 0 27
Thunderbirds 7 6 7 10 30
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–1 2010 EWU, 31–24


Cal Poly[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#16 Mustangs 3 7 0 7 17
#7 Eagles 14 10 7 3 34
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–2 2011 EWU, 53–51


UC Davis[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Aggies 3 22 3 0 28
#5 Eagles 14 0 10 7 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–0 2007 EWU, 41–31


@ Portland State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#5 Eagles 0 14 13 14 41
Vikings 13 0 13 8 34
Overall record Last meeting Result
14–19–1 2011 PSU, 43–26


Wagner–FCS Playoffs Second Round[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 6 13 0 19
#4 Eagles 0 14 8 7 29
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting


Illinois State–FCS Quarterfinals[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#16 Redbirds 10 7 10 8 35
#4 Eagles 10 14 14 13 51
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 1987 ISU, 31–14


Sam Houston State–FCS Semifinals[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#5 Bearkats 14 21 0 10 45
#4 Eagles 0 0 21 21 42
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 2004 SHS, 35–34

Only previous meeting was in the 2004 FCS Playoffs quarterfinals.

Ranking movements[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Final 
Sports Network 12 9 10 9 7 7 6 1 (92) 1 (125) 7 5 5 4  
Coaches 15 11 11 9 7 7 6 1 (11) 1 (22) 8 (1) 6 5 4


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