2012 Princeton Tigers football team

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2012 Princeton Tigers football
Princeton Tigers logo.png
Conference Ivy League
2012 record 5–5 (4–3 Ivy)
Head coach Bob Surace (3rd year)
Offensive coordinator James Perry
Defensive coordinator Jared Backus
Home stadium Princeton University Stadium
Seasons
« 2011 2013 »
2012 Ivy League football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Penn   6 1         6 4  
Harvard   5 2         8 2  
Brown   4 3         7 3  
Dartmouth   4 3         6 4  
Princeton   4 3         5 5  
Cornell   2 5         4 6  
Columbia   2 5         3 7  
Yale   1 6         2 8  
† – Conference champion

The 2012 Princeton Tigers football team represented Princeton University in the 2012 NCAA Division I FCS football season. They were led by third year head coach Bob Surace and played their home games at Princeton University Stadium. They are a member of the Ivy League. They finished the season 5–5, 4–3 in Ivy League play to finish in a three way tie for third place. Captain Mike Catapano was Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year.[1] He was drafted in the 2013 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs with the first pick of the seventh round (207th overall) becoming Princeton's first draftee since Dennis Norman in the 2001 NFL Draft.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 15 12:30 PM at #16 Lehigh* Goodman StadiumBethlehem, PA 2 Sports L 14–17   7,346
September 21 7:00 PM Georgetown* Princeton University StadiumPrinceton, NJ ESPNU L 20–21   6,792
September 29 12:30 PM at Columbia Wien StadiumManhattan, NY W 33–6   4,469
October 6 6:00 PM at Lafayette* Fisher FieldEaston, PA W 35–14   6,821
October 13 12:00 PM Brown Princeton University Stadium • Princeton, NJ NBCSN W 19–0   6,482
October 20 1:00 PM #22 Harvard Princeton University Stadium • Princeton, NJ ESPN3 W 39–34   10,823
October 27 12:30 PM at Cornell Schoellkopf FieldIthaca, NY L 35–37   4,420
November 3 1:00 PM Penn Princeton University Stadium • Princeton, NJ ESPN3 L 21–28   7,494
November 10 12:00 PM at Yale Yale BowlNew Haven, CT YES W 29–7   21,824
November 17 1:00 PM Dartmouth Princeton University Stadium • Princeton, NJ L 21–35   8,327
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2012 Ivy League Football: Final". IvyLeagueSports.com. Retrieved 2013-05-08. 
  2. ^ Brandt, Gil (2013-03-27). "Mike Catapano of Princeton might be first Ivy Leaguer drafted". NFL.com. Retrieved 2013-05-04.