2012 NC State Wolfpack football team

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2012 NC State Wolfpack football
North Carolina State University Athletic logo.svg
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference Atlantic Division
2012 record 7–6 (4–4 ACC)
Head coach Tom O'Brien (6th year)
Offensive coordinator Dana Bible
Defensive coordinator Mike Archer
Home stadium Carter–Finley Stadium
(Capacity: 57,583)
Seasons
« 2011 2013 »
2012 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Atlantic
#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
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 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 NC State Wolfpack football team represented North Carolina State University in the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Wolfpack were led by sixth year head coach Tom O'Brien and played their home games at Carter–Finley Stadium. They were members of the Atlantic Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Wolfpack participated in the Music City Bowl and were defeated by Vanderbilt 24–38.

On November 25, 2012, the university announced that it had fired Tom O'Brien as head coach of the Wolfpack after failing to live up the expectations during his six years at the position.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
August 31 7:30 PM vs. Tennessee* Georgia DomeAtlanta, GA (Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game) ESPNU L 21–35   55,529
September 8 12:00 PM at Connecticut* Rentschler FieldEast Hartford, CT Big East Network W 10–7   34,202
September 15 6:00 PM South Alabama* Carter–Finley StadiumRaleigh, NC ESPN3 W 31–7   54,132
September 22 6:00 PM #10 (FCSThe Citadel* Carter–Finley Stadium • Raleigh, NC ESPN3 W 52–14   55,145
September 29 12:00 PM at Miami (FL) Sun Life StadiumMiami Gardens, FL ESPNU L 37–44   38,510
October 6 8:00 PM #3 Florida State Carter–Finley Stadium • Raleigh, NC ESPN2 W 17–16   54,962
October 20 3:30 PM at Maryland Byrd StadiumCollege Park, MD ESPNU W 20–18   40,217
October 27 12:30 PM at North Carolina Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC (Rivalry) ACCN L 35–43   62,000
November 3 12:30 PM Virginiadagger Carter–Finley Stadium • Raleigh, NC ACCN L 6–33   54,812
November 10 3:00 PM Wake Forest Carter–Finley Stadium • Raleigh, NC ACCRSN W 37–6   52,567
November 17 3:30 PM at #11 Clemson Memorial StadiumClemson,SC (Textile Bowl) ABC/ESPN2 L 48–62   77,831
November 24 3:00 PM Boston College Carter–Finley Stadium • Raleigh, NC ESPN3 W 27–10   53,020
December 31 12:00 PM at Vanderbilt* LP FieldNashville, TN (Music City Bowl) ESPN L 24–38   55,801
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Giglio, Joe (November 25, 2012). "O'Brien Out at N.C. State". The News & Observer (Raleigh). Retrieved November 25, 2012.