2012 Pittsburgh Panthers football team

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2012 Pittsburgh Panthers football
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Conference Big East
2012 record 6–7 (3–4 Big East)
Head coach Paul Chryst (1st year)
Offensive coordinator Joe Rudolph (1st year)
Offensive scheme Pro Style
Defensive coordinator Dave Huxtable (1st year)
Base defense 4–3
Home stadium Heinz Field
(Capacity: 65,500)
Seasons
« 2011 2013 »
2012 Big East football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#13 Louisville §   5 2         11 2  
Cincinnati §   5 2         10 3  
Rutgers §   5 2         9 4  
Syracuse §   5 2         8 5  
Pittsburgh   3 4         6 7  
Connecticut   2 5         5 7  
Temple   2 5         4 7  
South Florida   1 6         3 9  
† – BCS representative as champion
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2012 Pittsburgh Panthers football team represented the University of Pittsburgh in the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Panthers were led by first-year head coach Paul Chryst and played their home games at Heinz Field. They were a member of the Big East Conference. This was Pitt's last season as a member of the Big East. Next season, they begin play in the ACC.

New head coach Paul Chryst being interviewed after the spring Blue and Gold game

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
Sat. Sep. 1 6:00 p.m. #13 (FCSYoungstown State* Heinz FieldPittsburgh, PA ESPN3[1] L 17–31   40,837
Thu. Sep. 6 8:00 p.m. at Cincinnati Nippert StadiumCincinnati, OH (River City Rivalry) ESPN L 10–34   33,562
Sat. Sep. 15 12:00 p.m. #13 Virginia Tech* Heinz Field • Pittsburgh, PA ESPNU[1] W 35–17   48,032
Sat. Sep. 22 3:30 p.m. Gardner–Webb* Heinz Field • Pittsburgh, PA ESPN3[1] W 55–10   36,452
Fri. Oct. 5 7:00 p.m. at Syracuse Carrier DomeSyracuse, NY (Rivalry) ESPN L 13–14   40,394
Sat. Oct. 13 11:00 a.m. #18 Louisvilledagger Heinz Field • Pittsburgh, PA ESPNU L 35–45   42,432
Sat. Oct. 20 3:30 p.m. at Buffalo* University at Buffalo StadiumAmherst, NY ESPN+[1] W 20–6   17,021
Sat. Oct. 27 12:00 p.m. Temple Heinz Field • Pittsburgh, PA Big East Network W 47–17   42,425
Sat. Nov. 3 3:30 p.m. at #3 Notre Dame* Notre Dame StadiumSouth Bend, IN NBC L 26–29 3OT  80,795
Fri. Nov. 9 8:00 p.m. at Connecticut Rentschler FieldEast Hartford, CT ESPN2 L 17–24   33,503
Sat. Nov. 24 12:00 p.m. #19 Rutgers Heinz Field • Pittsburgh, PA ESPN2 W 27–6   38,786
Sat. Dec. 1 7:00 p.m. at South Florida Raymond James StadiumTampa, FL ESPN2 W 27–3   35,141
Sat. Jan. 5 1:00 p.m. vs. Ole Miss* Legion FieldBirmingham, AL (BBVA Compass Bowl) ESPN L 17-38   59,135
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Coaching staff[edit]

2012 Pittsburgh Panthers football staff
Coaching Staff   Support Staff   Strength and Conditioning Staff

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Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
No Players Selected

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References[edit]