2012 Toledo Rockets football team

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2012 Toledo Rockets football
Ut logo pd.jpg
Conference Mid-American Conference
West Division
2012 record 9–4 (6–2 MAC)
Head coach Matt Campbell (1st year)
Defensive coordinator Tom Matukewicz (1st year)
Home stadium Glass Bowl
(Capacity: 26,248)
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 Toledo Rockets football team represented the University of Toledo in the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. They were led by head coach Matt Campbell in his first full year after coaching the Rockets in the 2011 Military Bowl. They played their home games at the Glass Bowl. They were a member of the West Division of the Mid-American Conference. They finished the season 9–4, 6–2 in MAC play to finish in a tie for second place in the West Division. They were invited to the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl where they lost to Utah State.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 1 10:30 PM at Arizona* Arizona StadiumTucson, AZ ESPNU L 17–24 OT  48,670
September 8 4:00 PM at Wyoming* War Memorial StadiumLaramie, WY W 34–31   21,688
September 15 7:00 PM Bowling Green Glass BowlToledo, OH (Battle of I-75) ESPN3 W 27–15   28,115
September 22 7:00 PM Coastal Carolina* Glass Bowl • Toledo, OH ESPN3 W 38–28   19,023
September 29 7:00 PM at Western Michigan Waldo StadiumKalamazoo, MI ESPN3 W 37–17   15,628
October 6 3:00 PM Central Michigandagger Glass Bowl • Toledo, OH ESPN3 W 50–35   19,247
October 13 1:00 PM at Eastern Michigan Rynearson StadiumYpsilanti, MI W 52–47   2,837
October 20 7:00 PM #18 Cincinnati* Glass Bowl • Toledo, OH ESPN3 W 29–23   24,124
October 27 3:30 PM at Buffalo UB StadiumAmherst, NY TWCS W 25–20   10,658
November 6 8:00 PM Ball State #23 Glass Bowl • Toledo, OH ESPN2 L 27–34   18,211
November 14 9:00 PM Northern Illinois Huskie StadiumDeKalb, IL ESPN2 L 24–31   17,813[1]
November 20 7:00 PM Akron Glass Bowl • Toledo, OH ESPN2 W 35–23   14,589
December 15 4:30 PM vs. #20 Utah State* Bronco StadiumBoise, ID (Famous Idaho Potato Bowl) ESPN L 15–41   29,243
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.


Game notes[edit]

@ Arizona[edit]

1 2 3 4 OT Total
Rockets 0 14 0 3 0 17
Wildcats 3 7 7 0 7 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–3 2010 ARI, 41–2

1st quarter scoring: ARIZ – J. Bonano 26-yard field goal

2nd quarter scoring: TOL – Alonzo Russell 59-yard pass from Terrance Owens (Jeremiah Detmer kick); ARIZ – A. Hill 30-yard pass from M. Scott (J. Bonano kick); TOL – David Fluellen 1-yard run (Detmer kick)

3rd quarter scoring: ARIZ – K. Carey 73-yard run (Bonano kick)

4th quarter scoring: TOL - Detmer 40-yard field goal

OT scoring: ARIZ – T. Miller 10-yard pass from Scott (Bonano kick)


@ Wyoming[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Rockets 3 14 10 7 34
Cowboys 14 6 0 11 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 2010 WYO, 20–15


Bowling Green[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Falcons 0 3 6 6 15
Rockets 7 10 7 3 27
Overall record Last meeting Result
33–39–4 2011 TOL, 28–21


Coastal Carolina[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Chanticleers 7 7 7 7 28
Rockets 10 7 14 7 38
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting


@ Western Michigan[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Rockets 17 3 14 3 37
Broncos 0 7 10 0 17
Overall record Last meeting Result
38–28 2011 TOL, 66–63


Central Michigan[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Chippewas 7 14 7 7 35
Rockets 10 7 14 19 50
Overall record Last meeting Result
19–18–3 2011 TOL, 44–17


@ Eastern Michigan[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Rockets 7 14 28 3 52
Eagles 10 0 27 10 47
Overall record Last meeting Result
28–11 2011 TOL, 54–16


Cincinnati[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#18 Bearcats 0 13 7 3 23
Rockets 10 6 10 3 29
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–4 2001 TOL, 23–16

Last meeting was in the 2001 Motor City Bowl.


@ Buffalo[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Rockets 7 0 18 0 25
Bulls 7 7 0 6 20
Overall record Last meeting Result
5–3 2007 BUFF, 43–33


Ball State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 14 3 7 10 34
#23 Rockets 7 10 3 7 27
Overall record Last meeting Result
19–17–1 2011 TOL, 45–28


@ Northern Illinois[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Rockets 7 7 0 10 24
Huskies 0 7 21 3 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
29–10 2011 NIU, 63–60


Akron[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Zips 10 7 0 6 23
Rockets 0 21 0 14 35
Overall record Last meeting Result
8–8 2008 AKRON, 47–30


Utah State–Famous Idaho Potato Bowl[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Rockets 3 3 0 9 15
#20 Aggies 7 3 3 28 41
Overall record Last meeting Result
First Meeting


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