2012 New Hampshire Wildcats football team

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2012 New Hampshire Wildcats football
New Hampshire Wildcats Script Logo.jpg
Colonial Athletic Association Co–Champions
FCS Playoffs Second Round vs. Wofford, L 7–23
Conference Colonial Athletic Association
Ranking
Sports Network #11
FCS Coaches #13
2012 record 8–4 (6–2 CAA)
Head coach Sean McDonnell (14th year)
Offensive coordinator Ryan Carty
Defensive coordinator John Lyons
Home stadium Cowell Stadium
(Capacity: 6,500)
Seasons
« 2011 2013 »
2012 CAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#6 Old Dominion ^   7 1         11 2  
#18 Richmond §   6 2         8 3  
#13 New Hampshire §^   6 2         8 4  
#15 Villanova §^   6 2         8 4  
#17 Towson §   6 2         7 4  
#19 James Madison   5 3         7 4  
Maine   4 4         5 6  
Delaware   2 6         5 6  
William & Mary   1 7         2 9  
Rhode Island   0 8         0 11  
Georgia State   0 0         1 10  
§ – Conference co-champions
^ – FCS playoff participant
  • Georgia State's official conference record was 0-0, and it did not occupy a spot in the overall standings. Old Dominion was ineligible for the conference championship because of its announced departure for Conference USA in 2013; under CAA bylaws, a departing school is ineligible for conference championships.
    As of January 7, 2013; Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll

The 2012 New Hampshire Wildcats football team represented the University of New Hampshire in the 2012 NCAA Division I FCS football season. They were led by 14th year head coach Sean McDonnell and played their home games at Cowell Stadium. They are a member of the Colonial Athletic Association. They finished the season 8–4, 6–2 in CAA play. Due to Old Dominion (7–1 in CAA play) being ineligible for the CAA title, the Wildcats finished in a four way tie for the CAA championship. They received an at-large bid into the FCS playoffs where they lost in the second round to Wofford.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 30 7:30 PM at Holy Cross* #14 Fitton FieldWorcester, MA W 38–17   12,291
September 8 12:00 PM at Minnesota* #14 TCF Bank StadiumMinneapolis, MN BTN L 7–44   47,022
September 15 12:00 PM Central Connecticut* #18 Cowell StadiumDurham, NH UNHTV W 43–10   7,784
September 22 12:00 PM at #5 Old Dominion #18 Foreman FieldNorfolk, VA CSN L 61–64   20,068
September 29 12:00 PM #8 Delaware #20 Cowell Stadium • Durham, NH UNHTV W 34–14   7,058
October 6 3:30 PM at Georgia State #14 Georgia DomeAtlanta, GA W 44–21   9,531
October 13 12:00 PM Richmonddagger #12 Cowell Stadium • Durham, NH UNHTV W 44–40   12,834
October 20 12:00 PM at Maine #12 Alfond StadiumOrono, ME (Battle for the Brice-Cowell Musket) CSN W 28–21   4,873
October 27 12:00 PM at Rhode Island #12 Meade StadiumKingston, RI W 40–20   5,127
November 3 12:00 PM William & Mary #11 Cowell Stadium • Durham, NH UNHTV W 28–25   5,521
November 17 12:00 PM #19 Towson #7 Cowell Stadium • Durham, NH CSN L 35–64   5,531
December 1 2:00 PM at #9 Wofford* #11 Gibbs StadiumSpartanburg, SC (FCS Playoffs Second Round) ESPN3 L 7–23   6,346
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern 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 13 14 15 Final 
Sports Network 14 14 18 18 20 14 12 12 12 11 10 7 11  
Coaches 12 12 18 19 22 17 13 14 12 11 10 7 13


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