2012 Fresno State Bulldogs football team

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2012 Fresno State Bulldogs football
Fresno State Wordmark.gif
Mountain West Conference Co–Champions
Hawaiʻi Bowl vs. SMU, L 10–43
Conference Mountain West Conference
2012 record 9–4 (7–1 MWC)
Head coach Tim DeRuyter (1st year)
Offensive coordinator Dave Schramm (1st year)
Defensive coordinator Nick Toth (1st year)
Home stadium Bulldog Stadium
(Capacity: 41,031)
Seasons
« 2011 2013 »
2012 Mountain West Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#18 Boise State §   7 1         11 2  
Fresno State §   7 1         9 4  
San Diego State §   7 1         9 4  
Air Force   5 3         6 7  
Nevada   4 4         7 6  
Wyoming   3 5         4 8  
Colorado State   3 5         4 8  
UNLV   2 6         2 11  
New Mexico   1 7         4 9  
Hawaii   1 7         3 9  
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2012 Fresno State Bulldogs football team represented California State University, Fresno in the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Bulldogs were led by first year head coach Tim DeRuyter and played their home games at Bulldog Stadium. This was their first year as a member of the Mountain West Conference. They finished the season 9–4, 7–1 in Mountain West play to share the conference championship with Boise State and San Diego State. They were invited to the Hawaiʻi Bowl where they were defeated by SMU.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 1 7:00 PM Weber State* Bulldog StadiumFresno, CA W 37–10   27,663
September 8 3:30 PM at #4 Oregon* Autzen StadiumEugene, OR P12N L 25–42   55,755
September 15 5:00 PM Colorado* Bulldog Stadium • Fresno, CA CBSSN W 69–14   27,513
September 22 5:00 PM at Tulsa* Chapman StadiumTulsa, OK CBSSN L 26–27   24,236
September 29 7:00 PM San Diego Statedagger Bulldog Stadium • Fresno, CA W 52–40   33,894
October 6 4:00 PM at Colorado State Hughes StadiumFort Collins, CO TWCSN/KTVD W 28–7   25,814
October 13 12:30 PM at #22 Boise State Bronco StadiumBoise, ID (Battle for the Milk Can) NBCSN L 10–20   35,742
October 20 7:30 PM Wyoming Bulldog Stadium • Fresno, CA TWCSN/RTRM W 42–14   29,423
October 27 12:30 PM at New Mexico University StadiumAlbuquerque, NM TWCSN W 49–32   19,856
November 3 4:00 PM Hawaiʻi Bulldog Stadium • Fresno, CA TWCSN W 45–10   30,755
November 10 7:30 PM at Nevada Mackay StadiumReno, NV NBCSN W 52–36   22,104
November 24 12:30 PM Air Force Bulldog Stadium • Fresno, CA NBCSN W 48–15   36,240
December 24 5:00 PM vs. SMU* Aloha StadiumHonolulu, HI (Hawaiʻi Bowl) ESPN L 10–43   30,024
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches Poll released prior to game. All times are in Pacific Time.

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Game notes[edit]

Weber State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Wildcats 0 3 7 0 10
Bulldogs 14 10 0 13 37
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–0 2005 FRES, 55–17


@ Oregon[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 3 3 10 9 25
#4 Ducks 14 21 0 7 42
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–6 2007 ORE, 52–21


Colorado[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Buffaloes 0 7 0 7 14
Bulldogs 35 20 7 7 69
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–4 2001 FRES, 24–22


@ Tulsa[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 20 0 6 0 26
Golden Hurricane 7 10 10 0 27
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–1 2005 TULSA, 31–24

Last meeting was in the 2005 Liberty Bowl.


San Diego State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Aztecs 21 6 13 0 40
Bulldogs 7 29 10 6 52
Overall record Last meeting Result
20–27–4 2011 SDSU, 35–28


@ Colorado State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 7 7 0 14 28
Rams 0 0 0 7 7
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–7 2008 CSU, 40–35

Last meeting was in the 2008 New Mexico Bowl.


@ Boise State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 0 0 3 7 10
#22 Broncos 7 10 0 3 20
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–10 2011 BSU, 57–7


Wyoming[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 0 0 7 7 14
Bulldogs 21 14 0 7 42
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–4 2009 WYO, 35–28

Last meeting was in the 2009 New Mexico Bowl.


@ New Mexico[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 0 14 21 14 49
Lobos 14 10 0 8 32
Overall record Last meeting Result
8–4 1998 FRES, 28–20


Hawaiʻi[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Warriors 0 3 0 7 10
Bulldogs 21 21 3 0 45
Overall record Last meeting Result
22–21–1 2011 FRES, 24–21


@ Nevada[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 7 14 23 8 52
Wolf Pack 7 14 0 15 36
Overall record Last meeting Result
24–18–1 2011 NEV, 45–38


Air Force[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Falcons 0 7 0 8 15
Bulldogs 21 10 14 3 48
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–4 2000 AF, 37–34

Last meeting was in the 2000 Silicon Valley Classic.


SMU–Hawaiʻi Bowl[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 0 0 7 3 10
Mustangs 0 22 7 14 43
Overall record Last meeting Result
5–1 2004 FRES, 42–0


Awards and honors[edit]

  • Quarterback Derek Carr was named Mountain West Conference’s Offensive Player of the Year.
  • Strong-safety Phillip Thomas was named the Mountain West Conference’s Defensive Player of the Year.
  • Wide-receiver Davante Adams was named the Mountain West Conference’s Freshman of the Year.

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