2012 Florida Atlantic Owls football team

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2012 Florida Atlantic Owls football
Conference Sun Belt Conference
2012 record 3–9 (2–6 Sun Belt)
Head coach Carl Pelini (1st year)
Offensive coordinator Brian Wright
Defensive coordinator Pete Rekstis
Home stadium FAU Stadium
(Capacity: 30,000)
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 Florida Atlantic Owls football team represented Florida Atlantic University in the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. They were led by first year head coach Carl Pelini and played their home games at FAU Stadium. They were a member of the Sun Belt Conference. They finished the season 3–9, 2–6 in Sun Belt play to finish in a tie for eighth place.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
August 31 8:00 PM Wagner* FAU StadiumBoca Raton, FL ESPN3 W 7–3   14,510
September 8 7:00 PM at Middle Tennessee Johnny "Red" Floyd StadiumMurfreesboro, TN ESPN3 L 17–31   16,227
September 15 7:30 PM at #7 Georgia* Sanford StadiumAthens, GA CSS L 20–56   92,746
September 22 5:00 PM at #1 Alabama* Bryant–Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL PPV L 7–40   101,821
September 29 5:00 PM North Texas FAU Stadium • Boca Raton, FL ESPN3 L 14–20   13,888
October 13 7:00 PM at Louisiana–Monroe Malone StadiumMonroe, LA SBN/CSS L 14–35   16,782
October 20 3:30 PM at South Alabama Ladd-Peebles StadiumMobile, AL L 34–37 2OT  17,566
October 27 5:00 PM Troy FAU Stadium • Boca Raton, FL W 34–27   11,968
November 3 3:30 PM at Navy* Navy–Marine Corps Memorial StadiumAnnapolis, MD CBSSN L 17–24   29,326
November 10 12:00 PM at Western Kentucky Houchens Industries – L. T. Smith StadiumBowling Green, KY SBN/CSS W 37–28   14,185
November 16 8:00 PM FIU FAU Stadium • Boca Raton, FL (Shula Bowl) ESPNU L 24–34   15,405
December 1 3:00 PM Louisiana–Lafayette FAU Stadium • Boca Raton, FL L 21–35   11,522
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Game notes[edit]

Wagner[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 3 0 0 3
Owls 0 0 0 7 7
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting


Middle Tennessee[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Owls 0 0 3 14 17
Blue Raiders 0 7 17 7 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–6 2011 MTSU, 38–14


Georgia[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Owls 7 7 0 6 20
#7 Bulldogs 14 14 21 7 56
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting


Alabama[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Owls 0 0 0 7 7
#1 Crimson Tide 14 16 3 7 40
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting


North Texas[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Mean Green 7 3 7 3 20
Owls 0 0 7 7 14
Overall record Last meeting Result
6–2 2011 UNT, 31–17


Louisiana–Monroe[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Owls 7 0 7 0 14
Warhawks 7 14 7 7 35
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–6 2011 ULM, 26–0


South Alabama[edit]

1 2 3 4 OT 2OT Total
Owls 14 3 7 7 3 0 34
Jaguars 7 7 3 14 3 3 37
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting


Troy[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Trojans 0 17 0 10 27
Owls 14 3 9 8 34
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–8 2011 TROY, 34–7


Navy[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Owls 0 10 0 7 17
Midshipmen 0 14 10 0 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting


Western Kentucky[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Owls 0 14 7 16 37
Hilltoppers 7 7 0 14 28
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–1 2011 WKU, 20–0


FIU[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Panthers 7 7 13 7 34
Owls 0 10 7 7 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
8–2 2011 FIU, 41–7


Louisiana–Lafayette[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Ragin' Cajuns 7 14 7 7 35
Owls 14 0 0 7 21
Overall record Last meeting Result
5–2 2011 ULL, 37–34


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