2012 Northern Illinois Huskies football team

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2012 Northern Illinois Huskies football
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MAC Champions
MAC West Division Champions
MAC Championship Game, W 44–37 2OT vs. #18 Kent State
Orange Bowl vs. #13 Florida State, L 10–31
Conference Mid-American Conference
West Division
Ranking
BCS #15
Coaches #24
AP #22
2012 record 12–2 (8–0 MAC)
Head coach Dave Doeren (regular season)
Rod Carey (bowl)
Offensive coordinator Mike Dunbar and Rod Carey (regular season)
Mike Dunbar (bowl)
Defensive coordinator Ryan Nielsen and Jay Niemann
Home stadium Huskie Stadium (Capacity: 24,000)
Seasons
« 2011 2013 »
2012 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East
Kent State x   8 0         11 3  
Bowling Green   6 2         8 5  
Ohio   4 4         9 4  
Buffalo   3 5         4 8  
Miami   3 5         4 8  
Massachusetts   1 7         1 11  
Akron   0 8         1 11  
West
#22 Northern Illinois x   8 0         12 2  
Toledo   6 2         9 4  
Ball State   6 2         9 4  
Central Michigan   4 4         7 6  
Western Michigan   2 6         4 8  
Eastern Michigan   1 7         2 10  
Championship: Northern Illinois 44, Kent State 37
† – Conference champion and BCS representative as top
000non-AQ school to meet automatic qualification criteria
x – Division champion/co-champions
  • UMass not eligible for conference title or bowl game as part of FBS transition
    Rankings from AP Poll

The 2012 Northern Illinois Huskies football team represented Northern Illinois University in the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Huskies competed in the West Division of the Mid-American Conference. They were led by second year head coach Dave Doeren for the regular season and Rod Carey in the 2013 Orange Bowl. They played their home games at Huskie Stadium.

With their win over Kent State in the MAC Championship Game on November 30, NIU moved to 12–1, the most regular-season wins in the program's 113-year history. NIU also moved to No. 15 in the final Bowl Championship Series rankings, while Big East champion Louisville was No. 21. Since the MAC is a non-AQ conference, its conference champion must finish 16th or higher and be ranked ahead of at least one AQ conference champion to qualify for a BCS game. As a result, NIU played in the Orange Bowl against Florida State. It was the first major-bowl appearance in school history, as well as the first-ever major-bowl appearance for a MAC team.

Head coach Doeren did not coach the Huskies in the Orange Bowl after accepting the head coaching job at North Carolina State. Co-offensive coordinator Rod Carey was named his successor, and coached the bowl game.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 1 2:30 pm vs. Iowa* Soldier FieldChicago, IL ESPNU L 17–18   52,117[1]
September 8 6:00 pm Tennessee–Martin* Huskie StadiumDeKalb, IL ESPN3 W 35–7   16,010[2]
September 15 11:00 am at Army* Michie StadiumWest Point, NY CBSSN W 41–40   30,176[3]
September 22 2:30 pm Kansas* Huskie Stadium • DeKalb, IL ESPN3 W 30–23   18,374[4]
September 29 2:30 pm Central Michigan Huskie Stadium • DeKalb, IL ESPN3 W 55–24   16,292[5]
October 6 1:00 pm at Ball State Scheumann StadiumMuncie, IN (Battle of the Bronze Stalk) ESPN3 W 35–23   11,238[6]
October 13 2:30 pm Buffalodagger Huskie Stadium • DeKalb, IL CSNC W 45–3   14,419[7]
October 20 11:00 am at Akron Summa Field at InfoCision StadiumAkron, OH ESPN+ W 37–7   7,074[8]
October 27 11:00 am at Western Michigan Waldo StadiumKalamazoo, MI ESPN+ W 48–34   12,974[9]
November 3 2:30 pm Massachusetts Huskie Stadium • DeKalb, IL W 63–0   11,114[10]
November 14 8:00 pm Toledo Huskie Stadium • DeKalb, IL ESPN2 W 31–24   17,813[11]
November 23 12:00 pm at Eastern Michigan #24 Rynearson StadiumYpsilanti, MI ESPN3 W 49–7   1,349[12]
November 30 6:00 pm vs. #18 Kent State #19 Ford FieldDetroit, MI (MAC Championship Game) ESPN2 W 44–37 2OT  18,132[13]
January 1 7:30 pm vs. #13 Florida State* #16 Sun Life StadiumMiami Gardens, FL (Orange Bowl) ESPN L 10–31   72,073
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

Rankings[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 Final 
AP RV NR NR NR NR NR NR NR RV RV RV RV 24 19 16 22 
Coaches' RV NR NR NR NR NR NR RV RV RV RV RV 23 18 16 24 
Harris Not released NR NR RV RV RV RV 24 19 16 Not released 
BCS Not released NR NR NR NR NR NR 21 15 Not released


Roster[edit]

2012 Northern Illinois Huskies football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
OL 74 Adams, DustinDustin Adams Fr
OL 64 Arceo, SalSal Arceo Fr
WR 7 Ashford, PerezPerez Ashford Sr
OL 66 Battaglia, MattMatt Battaglia Sr
RB 25 Bowers, GiorgioGiorgio Bowers Redshirt.svg So
WR 82 Brescasin, JuwanJuwan Brescasin Redshirt.svg Fr
WR 86 Brinlee, JacobJacob Brinlee Fr
WR 4 Brown, Da'RonDa'Ron Brown Redshirt.svg So
OL 68 Brown, RonRon Brown Fr
OL 78 Brown, RyanRyan Brown Redshirt.svg So
OL 61 Conlon, AidanAidan Conlon Redshirt.svg Fr
FB 48 Connors, RickyRicky Connors Redshirt.svg So
RB 3 Daniles, AkeemAkeem Daniles Jr
QB 19 Eagan, JohnnyJohnny Eagan Fr
TE 83 Eakes, LukeLuke Eakes Redshirt.svg So
RB 44 Ford, PerezPerez Ford Fr
C 59 Gegner, MichaelMichael Gegner Redshirt.svg So
WR 81 Glasper, ClaytonClayton Glasper Fr
QB 12 Hare, DrewDrew Hare Fr
RB 20 Harris, KeithKeith Harris Fr
TE 98 Howard, LincolnLincoln Howard Fr
OL 62 Husain, PatrickPatrick Husain Jr
OL 73 Killian, MattMatt Killian Redshirt.svg Fr
OL 79 Krempel, MattMatt Krempel Redshirt.svg Jr
WR 80 Lewis, TommyleeTommylee Lewis So
OL 75 Loos, TylerTyler Loos Redshirt.svg So
QB 6 Lynch, JordanJordan Lynch Redshirt.svg Jr
TE 44 Majors, DeVonte'DeVonte' Majors Redshirt.svg Fr
TE 37 Maxwell, DesroyDesroy Maxwell Fr
QB 16 McIntosh, MattMatt McIntosh Redshirt.svg Fr
WR 13 Miller, CharlieCharlie Miller Fr
WR 1 Moore, MartelMartel Moore Sr
RB 26 Morrow, AlexAlex Morrow Fr
OL 71 Myers, LevonLevon Myers Fr
OL 55 Ness, AndrewAndrew Ness Redshirt.svg Fr
OL 65 Ott, WesWes Ott Redshirt.svg So
OL 70 Pegram, LoganLogan Pegram Redshirt.svg Sr
OL 67 Pitt, TylerTyler Pitt Redshirt.svg So
OL 72 Ruka, JoshJosh Ruka Fr
TE 87 Schepler, JasonJason Schepler Redshirt.svg Sr
WR 85 Sebastiano, AngeloAngelo Sebastiano Redshirt.svg Fr
TE 88 Semisch, TimTim Semisch Redshirt.svg So
RB 23 Settle, LeightonLeighton Settle Jr
RB 34 Spencer, JamesJames Spencer Redshirt.svg So
OL 76 Steger, BradBrad Steger Fr
FB 47 Sterling, RobRob Sterling So
RB 42 Stingly, CameronCameron Stingly Redshirt.svg So
TE 43 Striedl, JessJess Striedl Redshirt.svg So
OL 57 Taylor, ScottScott Taylor Fr
TE 84 Tennenbaum, KevinKevin Tennenbaum Redshirt.svg Fr
OL 77 Volk, JaredJared Volk Redshirt.svg Jr
WR 22 Wells, JamisonJamison Wells Redshirt.svg Jr
QB 12 Williams, MattMatt Williams Fr
RB 5 Womble, JamalJamal Womble Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DL 51 Anderson, ZachZach Anderson Redshirt.svg Jr
DE 53 Baltimore, MatthewMatthew Baltimore Fr
LB 6 Bass, JamaalJamaal Bass Redshirt.svg So
DE 90 Baxter, AlanAlan Baxter Sr
DT 93 Bishop, KenKen Bishop Jr
CB 31 Brooks, AnthonyAnthony Brooks Fr
LB 36 Clark, TyroneTyrone Clark Sr
DE 54 Clinton-Earl, CameronCameron Clinton-Earl Redshirt.svg Fr
LB 58 Cotton, MikeMike Cotton Fr
S 21 Durante, DechaneDechane Durante Redshirt.svg So
CB 2 Evans, SeanSean Evans Redshirt.svg Jr
CB 28 Faustin, JhonyJhony Faustin Jr
LB 8 Fleming, LadellLadell Fleming Fr
S 34 Gavin, ConnorConnor Gavin Fr
DT 94 Gordon, DonovanDonovan Gordon Redshirt.svg So
DE 50 Gorrell, RyanRyan Gorrell Redshirt.svg So
DE 56 Green, DanielDaniel Green Redshirt.svg Sr
CB 17 Hayes, MarckieMarckie Hayes Redshirt.svg So
LB 41 Hazelett, CodyCody Hazelett Fr
DT 57 Henry, CornellusCornellus Henry Fr
DE 96 Ippolito, MichaelMichael Ippolito Fr
CB 16 Ivory, CharlesCharles Ivory Fr
LB 40 Jacques, VictorVictor Jacques Redshirt.svg Sr
DL 99 Jefferson, NabalNabal Jefferson Sr
DT 92 Jones, MarioMario Jones Fr
S 38 Lemon, RasheenRasheen Lemon Redshirt.svg Fr
DE 63 Lloyd, LarryLarry Lloyd Redshirt.svg So
CB 29 Logan, ParisParis Logan Redshirt.svg Fr
LB 45 Mays, BoomerBoomer Mays Redshirt.svg Fr
CB 41 McNeal, NateNate McNeal Redshirt.svg Jr
DE 49 Meehan, JasonJason Meehan So
CB 11 Melvin, RashanRashan Melvin Redshirt.svg Sr
CB 30 Moore, MarlonMarlon Moore Fr
S 33 Moore, Tre'Tre' Moore Redshirt.svg Fr
LB 35 Nelson, VidelVidel Nelson Redshirt.svg Fr
DE 89 O'Neal, StephenStephen O'Neal Redshirt.svg Jr
DE 95 Progar, SeanSean Progar Redshirt.svg Sr
DE 46 Rainey, GeorgeGeorge Rainey Redshirt.svg Jr
LB 52 Santacaterina, MichaelMichael Santacaterina Redshirt.svg So
S 14 Stephen, CourtneyCourtney Stephen Redshirt.svg Sr
S 19 Stone, DemetriusDemetrius Stone Sr
DT 69 Thomas, CoreyCorey Thomas Fr
DB 15 Ward, JimmieJimmie Ward Jr
CB 24 Ware, DominiqueDominique Ware Redshirt.svg Jr
DL 91 Wells, AnthonyAnthony Wells Redshirt.svg Jr
DE 97 Windsor, JoeJoe Windsor Jr
LB 27 Winkel, BobbyBobby Winkel Redshirt.svg So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
DS 84 Mayer, BrianBrian Mayer Redshirt.svg So
P 18 Neir, RyanRyan Neir Redshirt.svg Sr
DS Ramlet, BobbyBobby Ramlet Fr
K 99 Sims, MathewMathew Sims Jr
P 39 Strbjak, MarkMark Strbjak Fr
PK 26 Wedel, TylerTyler Wedel So
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Mike DunbarOffensive Coordinator
  • Ryan Nielsen – Co-Defensive Coord./Defensive Line/Recruiting Coord.
  • Jay Niemann – Defensive Coordinator/Safeties
  • Rod Carey – Assistant Coach/Offensive Line/Run Game Coordinator
  • Bob Cole – Assistant Coach/Quarterbacks
  • Frisman Jackson – Assistant Coach/Wide Receivers
  • Kevin Kane – Assistant Coach/Linebackers
  • Richard McNutt – Assistant Coach/Cornerbacks
  • Joe Tripod – Graduate Assistant/Tight Ends & Fullbacks
  • Mike Uremovich – Assistant Coach/Running Backs/Special Teams Coord.
  • Brad Ohrt – Director of Sports Performance
  • Matt Lipman – Director of Football Operations
  • Joe McKillip – Graduate Assistant/Operations
  • Zach Opsal – Graduate Assistant/Video
  • Peter Roley – Asst. Dir. Football Operations/Video

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Roster
Last update: 7/14/12

Game notes[edit]

vs Iowa[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Hawkeyes 3 3 3 9 18
Huskies 0 10 7 0 17
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–7 2007 IOWA, 16–3


UT Martin[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Skyhawks 0 0 0 7 7
Huskies 7 14 7 7 35
Overall record Last meeting Result
0-0 First meeting


@ Army[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Huskies 14 14 0 13 41
Black Knights 7 12 15 6 40
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–1 2011 NIU, 49–26


Kansas[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Jayhawks 3 7 7 6 23
Huskies 6 7 0 17 30
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–1 2011 KAN, 45–42


Central Michigan[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Chippewas 7 7 10 0 24
Huskies 14 10 10 21 55
Overall record Last meeting Result
21–25–1 2011 CMU, 48–41


@ Ball State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Huskies 7 7 7 14 35
Cardinals 3 13 7 0 23
Overall record Last meeting Result
17–20–2 2011 NIU, 41–38


Buffalo[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulls 3 0 0 0 3
Huskies 7 21 14 3 45
Overall record Last meeting Result
7–1 2010 NIU, 31–30


@ Akron[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Huskies 10 10 10 7 37
Zips 0 7 0 0 7
Overall record Last meeting Result
7–5 2010 NIU, 50–14


@ Western Michigan[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Huskies 7 10 14 17 48
Broncos 14 7 0 13 34
Overall record Last meeting Result
14–23 2011 NIU, 51–22


Massachusetts[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Minutemen 0 0 0 0 0
Huskies 14 21 21 7 63
Overall record Last meeting Result
0-0 First meeting


Toledo[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Rockets 7 7 0 10 24
Huskies 0 7 21 3 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
10–29 2011 NIU, 63–60


@ Eastern Michigan[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#23 Huskies 14 14 7 14 49
Eagles 7 0 0 0 7
Overall record Last meeting Result
26–14–2 2011 NIU, 18–12


#18 Kent State (MAC Championship Game)[edit]

1 2 3 4 OT 2OT Total
#19 Huskies 3 14 10 7 3 7 44
#18 Golden Flashes 10 0 3 21 3 0 37
Overall record Last meeting Result
16–3 2011 NIU, 40–10

#12 Florida State (Orange Bowl)[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#16 Huskies 3 0 7 0 10
#12 Seminoles 7 7 3 14 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–0 First meeting N/A


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