2012 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team

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2012 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football
Georgia Tech Outline Interlocking logo.svg
Sun Bowl Champions
ACC Coastal Division Champions
Sun Bowl vs. USC, W 21–7
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference Coastal Division
2012 record 7–7 (5–3 ACC)
Head coach Paul Johnson (5th year)
Offensive scheme Flexbone
Defensive coordinator Al Groh (fired after 6 games)
Charles Kelly (Onward)
Base defense 3–4
Home stadium Bobby Dodd Stadium
(Capacity: 55,000)
Seasons
« 2011 2013 »
2012 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Atlantic Division
#10 Florida State xy   7 1         12 2  
#11 Clemson x   7 1         11 2  
NC State   4 4         7 6  
Wake Forest   3 5         5 7  
Maryland   2 6         4 8  
Boston College   1 7         2 10  
Coastal Division
Georgia Tech xy   5 3         7 7  
North Carolina*   5 3         8 4  
Miami*   5 3         7 5  
Virginia Tech   4 4         7 6  
Duke   3 5         6 7  
Virginia   2 6         4 8  
Championship: Florida State 21, Georgia Tech 15
† – BCS representative as conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
  • North Carolina ineligible for championship and postseason due to NCAA sanctions. Miami ineligible for championship and postseason due to a self-imposed postseason ban.
    As of January 8, 2013; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2012 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team represented the Georgia Institute of Technology in the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Yellow Jackets were led by fifth year head coach Paul Johnson and played their home games at Bobby Dodd Stadium. They were members of the Coastal Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference. They finished the season 7–7, 5–3 in ACC play to share the Coastal Division Championship with Miami and North Carolina. With Miami and North Carolina on post seasons bans, Georgia Tech represented the division in the ACC Championship Game where they were defeated by Florida State. They were invited to the Sun Bowl where they defeated USC.

Previous season[edit]

They finished the 2011 Season at 8–5, 5–3 in ACC play to finish in a tie for second place in the Coastal Division. They were invited to the Sun Bowl where they were defeated by Utah 30-27 in OT.

Schedule[edit]

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Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 3 8:00 PM at #16 Virginia Tech Lane StadiumBlacksburg, VA (Battle of the Techs) ESPN L 17–20 OT  65,632
September 8 7:00 PM Presbyterian* Bobby Dodd StadiumAtlanta, GA ESPN3 W 59–3   41,678
September 15 3:30 PM Virginia Bobby Dodd Stadium • Atlanta, GA ESPNU W 56–20   44,225
September 22 3:00 PM Miami (FL) Bobby Dodd Stadium • Atlanta, GA ACC RSN L 36–42 OT  50,390
September 29 12:00 PM Middle Tennessee* Bobby Dodd Stadium • Atlanta, GA ACC RSN L 28–49   39,270
October 6 3:30 PM at #15 Clemson Memorial StadiumClemson, SC (Rivalry) ESPN L 31–47   82,873
October 20 3:00 PM Boston College Bobby Dodd Stadium • Atlanta, GA ACC RSN W 37–17   40,112
October 27 3:00 PM BYU*dagger Bobby Dodd Stadium • Atlanta, GA ACC RSN L 17–41   50,103
November 3 12:30 PM at Maryland Byrd StadiumCollege Park,MD ACCN W 33–13   33,471
November 10 12:30 PM at North Carolina Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC ACCN W 68–50   50,000
November 17 3:30 PM Duke Bobby Dodd Stadium • Atlanta, GA ESPNU W 42–24   41,904
November 24 12:00 PM at #3 Georgia* Sanford StadiumAthens, GA (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) ESPN L 10–42   92,746
December 1 7:45 PM vs. Florida State Bank of America StadiumCharlotte, NC (ACC Championship Game) ESPN L 15–21   64,778
December 31 2:00 PM vs. USC* Sun Bowl StadiumEl Paso, TX (Sun Bowl) CBS W 21–7   47,922
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

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