2012 Ohio Bobcats football team

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2012 Ohio Bobcats football
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Independence Bowl Champions
Conference Mid-American Conference
East Division
2012 record 9–4 (4–4 MAC)
Head coach Frank Solich (8th year)
Offensive coordinator Tim Albin
Defensive coordinator Jimmy Burrow
Home stadium Peden 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  
UMass   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 Ohio Bobcats football team represented Ohio University in the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. They were led by eighth year head coach Frank Solich and played their home games at Peden Stadium. They were a member of the East Division of the Mid-American Conference. After defeating Akron on October 13 to become 7–0 the Bobcats were ranked #25 in the AP Poll; Ohio had not been ranked nationally since 1968.[1] On October 21, 2012, the Bobcats peaked at #23 in both the Coaches Poll and AP Poll, and #24 in the BCS standings. They finished the season 9–4, 4–4 in MAC play to finish in third place in the East Division. They were invited to the Independence Bowl where they defeated Louisiana–Monroe for their second consecutive bowl victory.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 1 12:00 PM at Penn State* Beaver StadiumState College, PA ESPN W 24–14   97,186
September 8 7:00 PM New Mexico State* Peden StadiumAthens, OH ESPN3 W 51–24   25,893
September 15 6:30 PM at Marshall* Joan C. Edwards StadiumHuntington, WV (Battle for the Bell) W 27–24   33,436
September 22 2:00 PM Norfolk State* Peden Stadium • Athens, OH ESPN3 W 44–10   23,673
September 29 3:30 PM at Massachusetts Gillette StadiumFoxborough, MA ESPN3 W 37–34   8,321
October 6 12:00 PM Buffalo Peden Stadium • Athens, OH ESPN+/CSS W 38–31   20,044
October 13 2:00 PM Akrondagger Peden Stadium • Athens, OH ESPN3 W 34–28   25,542
October 27 3:30 PM at Miami (OH) #23 Yager StadiumOxford, OH STO/ESPN3 L 20–23   19,326
November 1 6:00 PM Eastern Michigan Peden Stadium • Athens, OH ESPNU W 45–14   16,789
November 7 8:00 PM Bowling Green Peden Stadium • Athens, OH ESPN2 L 14–24   19,122
November 14 8:00 PM at Ball State Scheumann StadiumMuncie, IN ESPNU L 27–52   10,097
November 23 11:00 AM at #25 Kent State Dix StadiumKent, OH ESPNU L 6–28   18,230
December 28 2:00 PM vs. Louisiana–Monroe* Independence StadiumShreveport, LA (Independence Bowl) ESPN W 45–14   41,853
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern 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 NR RV RV RV RV RV RV 25 23 RV RV NR NR NR NR  
Coaches' NR RV RV RV RV RV RV RV 23 RV RV NR NR NR NR  
Harris Not released RV RV 23 RV RV NR NR NR NR Not released 
BCS Not released NR 24 NR NR NR NR NR NR Not released


Game notes[edit]

@ Penn State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bobcats 0 3 14 7 24
Nittany Lions 7 7 0 0 14
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–5 1974 PSU, 35–16


New Mexico State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Aggies 7 7 10 0 24
Bobcats 7 14 24 6 51
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 2011 OHIO, 44–24


@ Marshall[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bobcats 0 17 0 10 27
Thundering Herd 14 0 7 3 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
30–19–6 2011 OHIO, 44–7


Norfolk State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Spartans 0 0 0 10 10
Bobcats 24 10 10 0 44
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting


@ Massachusetts[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bobcats 3 17 0 17 37
Minutemen 10 7 10 7 34
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting


Buffalo[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulls 14 0 10 7 31
Bobcats 7 14 3 14 38
Overall record Last meeting Result
11–7 2011 BUFF, 38–37


Akron[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Zips 0 7 7 14 28
Bobcats 14 6 14 0 34
Overall record Last meeting Result
15–12–1 2011 OHIO, 37–20


@ Miami (OH)[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#23 Bobcats 7 7 3 3 20
RedHawks 13 7 0 3 23
Overall record Last meeting Result
35–51–2 2011 OHIO, 21–14


Eastern Michigan[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 7 7 0 0 14
Bobcats 7 17 7 14 45
Overall record Last meeting Result
16–11–1 2010 OHIO, 30–17


Bowling Green[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Falcons 0 19 0 7 26
Bobcats 7 0 7 0 14
Overall record Last meeting Result
25–36–2 2011 OHIO, 29–28


@ Ball State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bobcats 3 14 7 3 27
Cardinals 7 14 10 21 52
Overall record Last meeting Result
8–14 2011 BALL, 23–20


@ Kent State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bobcats 3 3 0 0 6
#25 Golden Flashes 21 0 0 7 28
Overall record Last meeting Result
38–24–2 2011 OHIO, 17–10


Louisiana–Monroe–Independence Bowl[edit]

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


References[edit]

  1. ^ Ryan, Jim (October 14, 2012). "Football: Ohio Cracks Top 25 for the First Time Since 1968". The Post (Ohio University). Retrieved October 14, 2012.