2012 Louisiana–Monroe Warhawks football team

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2012 Louisiana–Monroe Warhawks football
Louisiana Monroe Warhawks workmark.svg
Independence Bowl vs. Ohio, L 14–45
Conference Sun Belt Conference
2012 record 8–5 (6–2 Sun Belt)
Head coach Todd Berry (3rd year)
Offensive coordinator Steve Farmer
Offensive scheme Multiple
Defensive coordinator Troy Reffett
Base defense 3–3–5
Home stadium Malone Stadium
(Capacity: 30,427)
Seasons
« 2011 2013 »
2012 Sun Belt football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Arkansas State   7 1         10 3  
Louisiana–Lafayette   6 2         9 4  
Louisiana–Monroe   6 2         8 5  
Middle Tennessee   6 2         8 4  
WKU   4 4         7 6  
Troy   3 5         5 7  
North Texas   3 5         4 8  
Florida Atlantic   2 6         3 9  
FIU   2 6         3 9  
South Alabama*   1 7         2 11  
† – Conference champion
  • South Alabama not eligible for conference title or bowl game as part of their transition to the FBS.
    Rankings from AP Poll

The 2012 ULM Warhawks football team represented the University of Louisiana at Monroe in the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Warhawks were led by third year head coach Todd Berry and played their home games at Malone Stadium. They were a member of the Sun Belt Conference. They finished the season 8–5, 6–2 in Sun Belt play to finish in a three way tie for second place. They were invited to the Independence Bowl, the first bowl appearance in school history, where they were defeated by Ohio.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 8 6:00 PM at #8 Arkansas* War Memorial StadiumLittle Rock, AR ESPNU W 34–31 OT  53,089
September 15 11:00 AM at Auburn* Jordan–Hare StadiumAuburn, AL SECN L 28–31 OT  85,214
September 21 7:00 PM Baylor* Malone StadiumMonroe, LA ESPN L 42–47   31,175A
September 29 3:30 PM at Tulane* Mercedes-Benz SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA CST W 63–10   18,063
October 6 2:30 PM at Middle Tennessee Johnny "Red" Floyd StadiumMurfreesboro, TN SBN/CSS W 31–17   21,067
October 13 7:00 PM Florida Atlantic Malone Stadium • Monroe, LA SBN/CSS W 35–14   16,782
October 20 3:00 PM at WKU Houchens Industries – L. T. Smith StadiumBowling Green, KY ESPN3 W 43–42 OT  22,323
October 27 6:00 PM South Alabama Malone Stadium • Monroe, LA W 38–24   14,556
November 3 3:00 PM Louisiana–Lafayette Malone Stadium • Monroe, LA (Battle on the Bayou) SBN/CSS L 24–40   20,203
November 8 6:00 PM at Arkansas State Liberty Bank StadiumJonesboro, AR (Trail of Tears Classic) ESPNU L 23–45   30,243
November 17 3:00 PM North Texas Malone Stadium • Monroe, LA W 42–16   14,079
November 24 5:00 PM at FIU FIU StadiumMiami, FL W 23–17 OT  12,115
December 28 1:00 PM vs. Ohio* Independence StadiumShreveport, LA (Independence Bowl) ESPN L 14–45   41,853
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.
Schedule Source:[1]

Game notes[edit]

@ Arkansas[edit]

1 2 3 4 OT Total
Warhawks 7 0 7 14 6 34
#8 Razorbacks 7 14 7 0 3 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–9 2010 ARK, 31–7

The Warhawks came into War Memorial Stadium as 30.5 point underdogs. In regulation, the Warhawks played the Razorbacks to a tie. Arkansas, who had three starters (including QB Tyler Wilson) injured in the game, was held to a field goal in the 1st overtime. ULM faced a 4th and 1 in same overtime period, and elected to pursue a first down. The result was a ULM QB Kolton Browning game-winning touchdown run. Browning finished with 481 total yards, three passing touchdows, and one rushing touchdown.

Louisiana-Monroe's victory over #8 Arkansas marked the first victory by any Sun Belt Conference team over a top-ten opponent and the first victory over any ranked opponent since 2004.[2]

@ Auburn[edit]

1 2 3 4 OT Total
Warhawks 7 7 0 14 0 28
Tigers 7 14 7 0 3 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–8 2010 AUB, 52–3


Baylor[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 0 24 10 13 47
Warhawks 14 7 7 14 42
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting


@ Tulane[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Warhawks 21 14 21 7 63
Green Wave 0 3 0 7 10
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–2 2008 TUL, 24–10


@ Middle Tennessee[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Warhawks 7 10 14 0 31
Blue Raiders 3 0 7 7 17
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–9 2011 ULM, 42–14


Florida Atlantic[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Owls 0 7 0 7 14
Warhawks 7 14 7 7 35
Overall record Last meeting Result
6–2 2011 ULM, 26–0


@ WKU[edit]

1 2 3 4 OT Total
Warhawks 0 21 0 14 8 43
Hilltoppers 7 21 0 7 7 42
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–4 2011 WKU, 31–28 OT


South Alabama[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Jaguars 7 7 7 3 24
Warhawks 0 21 7 10 38
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting


Louisiana–Lafayette[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Ragin' Cajuns 7 14 7 12 40
Warhawks 10 7 0 7 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
23–24 2011 ULL, 36–35


@ Arkansas State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Warhawks 7 3 7 6 23
Red Wolves 14 3 21 7 45
Overall record Last meeting Result
14–19 2011 ARST, 24–19


North Texas[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Mean Green 0 3 7 6 16
Warhawks 7 7 7 21 42
Overall record Last meeting Result
15–13 2011 UNT, 38–21


@ FIU[edit]

1 2 3 4 OT Total
Warhawks 7 3 7 0 6 23
Panthers 0 7 3 7 0 17
Overall record Last meeting Result
5–3 2011 FIU, 28–17


Ohio–Independence Bowl[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bobcats 14 10 14 7 45
Warhawks 0 7 7 0 14
Overall record Last meeting Result
First Meeting


Rankings[edit]

ULM shocks #8 Arkansas in War Memorial Stadium, 34-31 OT
Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
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Coaches' NR RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV NR NR NR NR NR 
Harris Not released RV RV RV RV NR NR RV RV NR Not released 
BCS Not released NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR Not released


References[edit]

  1. ^ "2012 LSU Tigers Football Schedule". Retrieved December 29, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Louisiana-Monroe shocks No. 8 Arkansas with fourth-down TD in OT". ESPN.com. September 9, 2012. Retrieved September 10, 2012.