2012 Illinois State Redbirds football team

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2012 Illinois State Redbirds football
Illinois State Redbirds Wordmark.png
FCS Playoffs Quarterfinals vs. Eastern Washington, L 35–51
Conference Missouri Valley Football Conference
Ranking
Sports Network #8
FCS Coaches #9
2012 record 9–4 (5–3 MVFC)
Head coach Brock Spack (4th year)
Offensive coordinator Luke Huard
Defensive coordinator Brock Spack
Home stadium Hancock Stadium
(Capacity: 7,700)
Seasons
« 2011 2013 »
2012 MVFC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#1 North Dakota State ^   7 1         14 1  
#14 South Dakota State ^   6 2         9 4  
#8 Illinois State ^   5 3         9 4  
Indiana State   5 3         7 4  
Southern Illinois   5 3         6 5  
Youngstown State   4 4         7 4  
Northern Iowa   4 4         5 6  
Missouri State   3 5         3 8  
Western Illinois   1 7         3 8  
South Dakota   0 8         1 10  
† – Conference champion
^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll

The 2012 Illinois State Redbirds football team represented Illinois State University in the 2012 NCAA Division I FCS football season. They were led by fourth year head coach Brock Spack and played their home games at Hancock Stadium. They were a member of the Missouri Valley Football Conference. They finished the season 9–4, 5–3 in MVFC play to finish in a three way tie for third place. They received an at-large bid into the FCS Playoffs where they defeated Appalachian State in the second round before falling to Eastern Washington in the quarterfinals.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 1 12:00 PM Dayton* #19 Hancock StadiumNormal, IL W 56–14   4,840
September 8 1:00 PM at Eastern Michigan* #18 Rynearson StadiumYpsilanti, MI CSNC W 31–14   7,654
September 15 1:00 pm Eastern Illinois* #15 Hancock Stadium • Normal, IL (Mid-America Classic) W 54–51 2OT  7,700
September 22 3:00 PM at Western Illinois #15 Hanson FieldMacomb, IL CSNC W 23–3   16,033
September 29 2:00 PM at South Dakota #13 DakotaDomeVermillion, SD W 34–31   7,863
October 6 1:00 PM Southern Illinois #9 Hancock Stadium • Normal, IL CSNC L 0–17   8,000
October 13 1:00 PM #8 Youngstown State #14 Hancock Stadium • Normal, IL CSNC W 35–28   5,557
October 20 1:00 PM Missouri State #11 Hancock Stadium • Normal, IL L 17–24   6,180
October 27 4:00 PM at Northern Iowa #17 UNI-DomeCedar Falls, IA CSNC W 33–21   9,946
November 3 1:00 PM at #14 Indiana State #17 Memorial StadiumTerre Haute, IN CSNC W 17–10   6,008
November 17 1:00 PM #1 North Dakota State #11 Hancock Stadium • Normal, IL ESPN3 L 20–38   6,793
December 1 1:00 PM at #7 Appalachian State* #16 Kidd Brewer StadiumBoone, NC (FCS Playoffs Second Round) ESPN3 W 38–37 OT  16,719
December 8 5:00 PM at #4 Eastern Washington* #16 Roos FieldCheney, WA (FCS Playoffs Quarterfinals) ESPN3 L 35–51   7,512
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central 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 Final 
Sports Network 19 18 15 15 13 9 14 11 17 17 15 11 16 8 
Coaches 20 19 17 15 12 11 16 13 17 15 15 11 15 9


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