2012 TCU Horned Frogs football team

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2012 TCU Horned Frogs football
TCU script logo.gif
Conference Big 12 Conference
2012 record 7–6 (4–5 Big 12)
Head coach Gary Patterson (12th as head coach 14th overall year)
Co-offensive coordinator Jarrett Anderson (4th as Coordinator 15th overall year)
Co-offensive coordinator Rusty Burns (1st as coordinator 4th overall year)
Offensive scheme Spread
Defensive coordinator Dick Bumpas (9th year)
Base defense 4–2–5 defense
Home stadium Amon G. Carter Stadium
(Capacity: 45,000)
Seasons
« 2011 2013 »
2012 Big 12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#12 Kansas State §   8 1         11 2  
#15 Oklahoma §   8 1         10 3  
#19 Texas   5 4         9 4  
Oklahoma State   5 4         8 5  
Baylor   4 5         8 5  
TCU   4 5         7 6  
Texas Tech   4 5         8 5  
West Virginia   4 5         7 6  
Iowa State   3 6         6 7  
Kansas   0 9         1 11  
† – BCS representative as champion
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2012 TCU Horned Frogs football team represented Texas Christian University in the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Horned Frogs were led by 12th year head coach Gary Patterson and played their home games at Amon G. Carter Stadium. This was their first year as members of the Big 12 Conference. They finished the season 7–6, 4–5 in Big 12 play to finish in a four way tie for fifth place. They were invited to the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl where they were defeated by Michigan State.

With their win on September 8, Gary Patterson became the winningest coach in program history.

Coaching staff[edit]

Name Position Year at TCU Alma Mater
Gary Patterson Head Coach 12th Kansas State (1983)
Jarrett Anderson Co-Offensive Coordinator/Running Backs 15th New Mexico (1993)
Dick Bumpas Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Line 9th Arkansas (1973)
Rusty Burns Co-Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks 4th Springfield College (1978)
Chad Glasgow Safeties 11th Oklahoma State (1995)
Trey Haverty Wide Receivers 2nd Texas Tech (2004)
Clay Jennings Cornerbacks 5th North Texas (1996)
Ryan McInerney Graduate Assistant - Defense 2nd Pittsburg State (2008)
Randy Shannon Linebackers 1st Miami (FL) (1988)
Dan Sharp Tight Ends/Special Teams 12th TCU (1985)
Eddie Williamson Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line 12th Davidson (1973)
Kyle Skierski Graduate Assistant - Offense 1st UC Davis (2006)


Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 8 6:00 PM Grambling State* #20 Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, TX FSSW+/FCS Pacific W 56–0   45,112
September 15 11:00 AM at Kansas #16 Memorial StadiumLawrence, KS FX W 20–6   43,867
September 22 11:00 AM Virginia* #17 Amon G. Carter Stadium • Fort Worth, TX ESPN W 27–7   46,330
September 29 6:00 PM at SMU* #15 Gerald J. Ford StadiumUniversity Park, TX (Battle for the Iron Skillet) FSN W 24–16   28,436
October 6 2:30 PM Iowa State #15 Amon G. Carter Stadium • Fort Worth, TX FSN L 23–37   42,152
October 13 6:00 PM at Baylor Floyd Casey StadiumWaco, TX (Rivalry) FSN W 49–21   42,524
October 20 2:30 PM #18 Texas Techdagger Amon G. Carter Stadium • Fort Worth, TX (The West Texas Championship) ABC/ESPN2 L 53–56 3OT  47,894
October 27 2:30 PM at Oklahoma State Boone Pickens StadiumStillwater, OK FSN L 14–36   57,183
November 3 2:00 PM at #23 West Virginia Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV FOX W 39–38 2OT  52,322
November 10 6:00 PM #3 Kansas State Amon G. Carter Stadium • Fort Worth, TX FOX L 10–23   47,292
November 22 6:30 PM at #18 Texas Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX (Longhorns Rivalry) ESPN W 20–13   99,950
December 1 11:00 AM #12 Oklahoma Amon G. Carter Stadium • Fort Worth, TX ESPN L 17–24   47,501
December 29 9:15 PM vs. Michigan State* Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ (Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl) ESPN L 16–17   44,617
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

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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 20 20 16 17 15 15 RV RV RV NR RV RV RV RV RV  
Coaches' 17 17 15 16 14 13 23 21 RV NR RV NR NR RV RV  
Harris Not released 21 22 RV NR RV RV RV RV RV Not released 
BCS Not released 23 NR NR NR NR NR NR NR Not released


References[edit]

  1. ^ Hoover, John E. (February 15, 2012). "Big 12 Announces 2012 Football Schedule". Tulsa World. Retrieved February 17, 2012.