2012 Marshall Thundering Herd football team
|2012 Marshall Thundering Herd football|
|2012 record||5–7 (4–4 C-USA)|
|Head coach||John "Doc" Holliday (3rd year)|
|Co-offensive coordinator||Bill Legg|
|Co-offensive coordinator||Tony Petersen|
|Defensive coordinator||Chris Rippon|
|Home stadium||Joan C. Edwards Stadium
|2012 Conference USA football standings|
|East Carolina x||7||–||1||8||–||5|
|Championship: Tulsa 33, UCF 27|
|† – Conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll
The 2012 Marshall Thundering Herd football team represented Marshall University in the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. They were led by third year head coach John "Doc" Holliday and played their home games at Joan C. Edwards Stadium. They are a member of the East Division of Conference USA. They finished the season 5–7, 4–4 in C-USA play to finish in a tie for third place in the East Division.
|September 1||12:00 PM||at #11 West Virginia*||Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV (Friends of Coal Bowl)||FX||L 34–69||59,120|
|September 8||7:00 PM||Western Carolina*||Joan C. Edwards Stadium • Huntington, WV||FCS||W 52–24||25,317|
|September 15||6:30 PM||Ohio*||Joan C. Edwards Stadium • Huntington, WV (Battle for the Bell)||L 24–27||33,436|
|September 22||3:30 PM||at Rice||Rice Stadium • Houston, TX||CSS||W 54–51 2OT||14,204|
|September 29||3:30 PM||at Purdue*||Ross–Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, LA||BTN||L 41–51||45,481|
|October 6||3:30 PM||Tulsa||Joan C. Edwards Stadium • Huntington, WV||CBSSN||L 38–45||27,189|
|October 20||7:00 PM||at Southern Miss||M. M. Roberts Stadium • Hattiesburg, MS||CBSSN||W 59–24||24,093|
|October 27||8:00 PM||UCF||Joan C. Edwards Stadium • Huntington, WV (Rivalry)||CBSSN||L 17–54||22,563|
|November 3||2:00 PM||Memphis||Joan C. Edwards Stadium • Huntington, WV||W 38–28||22,041|
|November 10||4:30 PM||at UAB||Legion Field • Birmingham, AL||CSS/CSNH||L 31–38||11,981|
|November 17||12:00 PM||Houston||Joan C. Edwards Stadium • Huntington, WV||CSS/CSNH||W 44–41||18,831|
|November 23||2:00 PM||at East Carolina||Dowdy–Ficklen Stadium • Greenville, NC (Rivalry)||CBSSN||L 59–65 2OT||46,317|
|*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from Coaches Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.|
Marshall and West Virginia last met in 2011 at Morgantown in a game won by WVU 34–13. Marshall is 0–12 all time against West Virginia.
Marshall and Western Carolina last met in 1996 at Huntington in a game won by Marshall 56-21. Marshall is 9-9-2 all time against Western Carolina
Marshall and Ohio last met in 2011 at Athens in a game won by Ohio 44-7. Marshall is 19-30-6 all time against Ohio.
Marshall and Rice last met in 2011 at Huntington in a game won by Marshall 24-20. Marshall is 2-1 all time against Rice
Marshall and Purdue will meet for the first time in school history.
Marshall and Tulsa last met in 2011 at Tulsa in a game won by Tulsa 59–17. Marshall is 0–3 all time against Tulsa. This year's game will be Homecoming.
Marshall and Southern Miss last met in 2011 at Huntington in a game won by Marshall 26-20. Marshall is 2-5 all time against Southern Miss.
Marshall and Central Florida last met in 2011 at Orlando in a game won by UCF 16–6. Marshall is 3–7 all time against UCF.
Marshall and Memphis last met in 2011 at Memphis in a game won by Marshall 23–22. Marshall is 5–2 all time against Memphis.
Marshall and UAB last met in 2011 at Huntington in a game won by Marshall 59-14. Marshall is 6-1 all time against UAB.
Marshall and Houston last met in 2011 at Houston in a game won by Houston 63-28. Marshall is 2-2 all time against Houston
Marshall and East Carolina last met in 2011 at Huntington in a game won by Marshall 34–27 in overtime. Marshall is 4–9 all time against ECU. This year's game will be on a Friday.