2012 South Dakota State Jackrabbits football team

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2012 South Dakota State Jackrabbits football
South Dakota State SD Wordmark.gif
FCS Playoffs Second Round vs. North Dakota State, L 3–28
Conference Missouri Valley Football Conference
Ranking
Sports Network #19
FCS Coaches #21
2012 record 9–4 (6–2 MVFC)
Head coach John Stiegelmeier (16th year)
Offensive coordinator Eric Eidsness
Defensive coordinator Clint Brown/Jay Bubak
Home stadium Coughlin–Alumni Stadium
Seasons
« 2011 2013 »
2012 MVFC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#1 North Dakota State ^   7 1         14 1  
#14 South Dakota State ^   6 2         9 4  
#8 Illinois State ^   5 3         9 4  
Indiana State   5 3         7 4  
Southern Illinois   5 3         6 5  
Youngstown State   4 4         7 4  
Northern Iowa   4 4         5 6  
Missouri State   3 5         3 8  
Western Illinois   1 7         3 8  
South Dakota   0 8         1 10  
† – Conference champion
^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll

The 2012 South Dakota State Jackrabbits football team represented South Dakota State University in the 2012 NCAA Division I FCS football season. They were led by 15th year head coach John Stiegelmeier and played their home games at Coughlin–Alumni Stadium. They were a member of the Missouri Valley Football Conference. They finished the season 9–4, 6–2 in MVFC play to finish in second place. The received an at–large bid to the FCS Playoffs where they defeated Eastern Illinois in the first round before falling to fellow MVFC member North Dakota State in the second round.

Schedule[edit]

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Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 1 6:00 PM at Kansas* Memorial StadiumLawrence, KS L 17–31   46,601
September 8 7:00 PM at Southeastern Louisiana* Strawberry StadiumHammond, LA W 31–14   6,278
September 15 2:00 PM UC Davis* Coughlin–Alumni StadiumBrookings, SD Midco Sports Net W 12–8   11,532
September 22 2:00 PM at #22 Indiana State Memorial StadiumTerre Haute, IN W 24–10   5,291
September 29 6:00 PM Missouri State #25 Coughlin–Alumni Stadium • Brookings, SD MVFC TV W 17–7   14,186
October 13 6:00 PM Western Illinois #20 Coughlin–Alumni Stadium • Brookings, SD MVFC TV W 31–10   10,727
October 20 4:00 PM at Northern Iowa #20 UNI-DomeCedar Falls, IA MVFC TV L 6–27   13,067
October 27 2:00 PM #22 Youngstown State Coughlin–Alumni Stadium • Brookings, SD ESPN3 W 41–28   14,966
November 3 2:00 PM at Southern Illinois #21 Plaster Sports ComplexSpringfield, MO W 16–12   7,499
November 10 3:00 PM at #1 North Dakota State #16 FargodomeFargo, ND (Dakota Marker) FCS L 17–20   18,721
November 17 2:00 PM South Dakota #21 Coughlin–Alumni Stadium • Brookings, SD Midco Sports Net W 31–8   15,278
November 24 2:00 PM #25 Eastern Illinois* #19 Coughlin–Alumni Stadium • Brookings, SD (FCS Playoffs First Round) ESPN3 W 58–10   4,367
December 1 3:00 PM at #1 North Dakota State* Fargodome • Fargo, ND (FCS Playoffs Second Round) ESPN3 L 3–28   18,482
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

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