2012 Georgia State Panthers football team

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2012 Georgia State Panthers football
GSU wordmark.png
Conference Colonial Athletic Association
2012 record 1–10 (1–7 CAA)
Head coach Bill Curry (3rd year)
Offensive coordinator John Bond
Home stadium Georgia Dome
(Capacity: 28,155)
Seasons
« 2011 2013 »
2012 CAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#6 Old Dominion ^   7 1         11 2  
#18 Richmond §   6 2         8 3  
#13 New Hampshire §^   6 2         8 4  
#15 Villanova §^   6 2         8 4  
#17 Towson §   6 2         7 4  
#19 James Madison   5 3         7 4  
Maine   4 4         5 6  
Delaware   2 6         5 6  
William & Mary   1 7         2 9  
Rhode Island   0 8         0 11  
Georgia State   0 0         1 10  
§ – Conference co-champions
^ – FCS playoff participant
  • Georgia State's official conference record was 0-0, and it did not occupy a spot in the overall standings. Old Dominion was ineligible for the conference championship because of its announced departure for Conference USA in 2013; under CAA bylaws, a departing school is ineligible for conference championships.
    As of January 7, 2013; Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll

The 2012 Georgia State Panthers football team represented Georgia State University in the 2012 NCAA Division I FCS football season. The Panthers were led by third year head coach Bill Curry and played their home games at the Georgia Dome. Georgia State was a full member of the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA), but announced on April 9, 2012 that it would return to the Sun Belt Conference, which it had left in 1981, in July 2013. In advance of this move, the Panthers began a transition to Division I FBS in 2012. As a result of these moves, the 2012 season was the first and only year that they competed in the CAA for football. Although not qualifying, they were ineligible for the FCS playoffs as a transitional FBS team. The Panthers finished the season 1–10, 1–7 in CAA play.

Season summary[edit]

  • The 2012 season was be the first and only season that Georgia State participated as a member of the Colonial Athletic Association. Beginning 2013, the Panthers will compete as an FBS transitional team as a part of the Sun Belt Conference.
  • During the August 30 season opener against South Carolina State University, sophomore punter Matt Hubbard made the equivalent of an FCS and FBS single game punting distance average record of 62.2 yards. However, due to GSU's reclassifying status, it is neither considered FBS nor FCS, and therefore the record does not count in either of those categories.[1]
  • This season marked Bill Curry's final year as a college football head coach. [2] He was replaced by Trent Miles, former Indiana State head coach.[3]

Coaching staff[edit]

Name Position Seasons at
Georgia St
Alma Mater
Bill Curry Head coach 2 Georgia Tech (1964)
George Pugh Associate head coach, Wide Receivers, Recruiting Coordinator 2 Alabama (1975)
Anthony Midget Defensive Coordinator, Safeties 2 Virginia Tech (1999)
John Bond Offensive Coordinator, Quarterbacks 2 Arkansas (1985)
Jason French Cornerbacks, Outside linebackers 2 Murray State (2001)
Joe Hamilton Running Backs 2 Georgia Tech (2008)
Craig Harmon Tight Ends 2 Quincy (2002)
Mike Riddle Offensive Line 2 Kentucky (1999)
Chris Ward Defensive Tackles 2 Kentucky (1996)
Ryan Zimmerman Defensive Ends 2 Piedmont College (2009)
Reference:[4]

Defensive coordinator John Thompson was hired by Arkansas State in February 2012.[5] He was replaced by Anthony Midget, the former special teams coach.[6]

Schedule[edit]

[7]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
August 30 7:30 PM South Carolina State* Georgia DomeAtlanta, GA CSS L 6–33   18,921
September 8 4:00 PM at #23 (FBSTennessee* Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN Tennessee PPV/ESPN3 L 13–51   87,821
September 15 6:00 PM UTSA* Georgia Dome • Atlanta, GA L 14–38   11,496
September 22 3:30 PM Richmond Georgia Dome • Atlanta, GA L 14–35   9,476
September 29 7:00 PM at William & Mary Zable StadiumWilliamsburg, VA CSS L 3–35   11,125
October 6 3:30 PM #14 New Hampshire Georgia Dome • Atlanta L 21–44   9,531
October 13 1:00 PM at Rhode Island Meade StadiumKingston, RI W 41–7   6,013
October 20 3:30 PM #24 Villanovadagger Georgia Dome • Atlanta, GA L 24–49   12,136
October 27 3:30 PM at #9 James Madison Bridgeforth StadiumHarrisonburg, VA L 21–28   22,813
November 3 3:30 PM #5 Old Dominion Georgia Dome • Atlanta, GA L 27–53   12,293
November 10 2:00 PM at Maine Alfond StadiumOrono, ME L 7–51   2,979
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hubbard's Remarkable Night". Georgia State Athletics. Retrieved September 1, 2012. 
  2. ^ Roberson, Doug. "Retiring Bill Curry: “I want to finish this contract and finish it well”". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved 18 November 2012. 
  3. ^ Roberson, Doug. "Answering your questions about new Georgia State coach Trent Miles". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved 6 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Football – Coaching Staff". georgiastatesports.com. Retrieved February 5, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Thompson Named DC at Arkansas State". georgiastatesports.com. Retrieved March 5, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Midget Elevated to Defensive Coordinator". georgiastatesports.com. Retrieved March 5, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Football - 2012 Schedule". georgiastatesports.com. Retrieved March 5, 2012.