2012 Georgia Southern Eagles football team

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2012 Georgia Southern Eagles football
Georgia Southern Eagles Wordmark.gif
Southern Conference Co–Champions
FCS Playoffs Semifinals vs. North Dakota State, L 20–23
Conference Southern Conference
Ranking
Sports Network #6
FCS Coaches #7
2012 record 10–4 (6–2 SoCon)
Head coach Jeff Monken (3rd year)
Offensive coordinator Brent Davis
Defensive coordinator Jack Curtis
Home stadium Paulson Stadium
(Capacity: 18,000)
Seasons
« 2011 2013 »
2012 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#6 Georgia Southern §^   6 2         10 4  
#9 Wofford §^   6 2         9 4  
#7 Appalachian State §^   6 2         8 4  
The Citadel   5 3         7 4  
Samford   5 3         7 4  
Chattanooga   5 3         6 5  
Furman   2 6         3 8  
Elon   1 7         3 8  
Western Carolina   0 8         1 10  
§ – Conference co-champions
^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll

The 2012 Georgia Southern Eagles football team represented Georgia Southern University in the 2012 NCAA Division I FCS football season. They were led by third year head coach Jeff Monken and played their home games at Paulson Stadium. They were a member of the Southern Conference. They finished the season 10–4, 6–2 in SoCon play to claim a share of the conference championship with Appalachian State and Wofford. They received the SoCon's automatic bid into the FCS Playoffs where they defeated Central Arkansas in the second round and Old Dominion in the quarterfinals before falling to North Dakota State in the semifinals. That would turn out to be Georgia Southern's final FCS playoff game, as they announced they were moving to FBS and the Sun Belt Conference in 2014.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 1 6:00 PM Jacksonville* #3 Paulson StadiumStatesboro, GA W 58–0   20,132
September 8 6:00 PM at The Citadel #3 Johnson Hagood StadiumCharleston, SC L 21–23   12,299
September 22 6:00 PM Elon #11 Paulson Stadium • Statesboro, GA W 26–23   18,353
September 29 6:00 PM Samford #10 Paulson Stadium • Statesboro, GA ESPN3 W 35–16   20,832
October 6 3:30 PM at Western Carolina #8 E.J. Whitmire StadiumCullowhee, NC W 45–13   9,514
October 13 6:00 PM #5 Wofford #7 Paulson Stadium • Statesboro, GA W 17–9   20,983
October 20 1:30 PM at Furman #3 Paladin StadiumGreenville, SC W 37–17   11,191
October 27 6:00 PM at Chattanooga #2 Finley StadiumChattanooga, TN W 39–31 3OT  8,908
November 3 2:00 PM #15 Appalachian State #2 Paulson Stadium • Statesboro, GA ESPN3 L 28–31   22,155
November 10 2:00 PM Howard* #7 Paulson Stadium • Statesboro, GA W 69–26   18,069
November 17 1:30 PM at #5 (FBSGeorgia* #6 Sanford StadiumAthens, GA ESPN3 L 14–45   92,746
December 1 2:00 PM #8 Central Arkansas* #6 Paulson Stadium • Statesboro, GA (FCS Playoffs Second Round) ESPN3 W 24–16   8,888
December 8 12:00 PM at #3 Old Dominion* #6 Foreman FieldNorfolk, VA (FCS Playoffs Quarterfinals) ESPN W 49–35   20,068
December 14 8:00 PM at #1 North Dakota State* #6 FargodomeFargo, ND (FCS Playoffs Semifinals) ESPN2 L 20–23   18,484
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

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 3 3 11 11 10 8 7 3 2 2 7 6 6  
Coaches 3 3 10 10 9 8 7 3 2 1 7 6 7


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