2012 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team

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2012 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football
University of Tulsa logo.gif
Liberty Bowl Champions
C-USA Champions
C-USA West Division Champions
C-USA Championship Game vs UCF, W 33–27 OT
Liberty Bowl vs. Iowa State, W 31–17
Conference Conference USA
West Division
2012 record 11–3 (7–1 C-USA)
Head coach Bill Blankenship (2nd year)
Offensive coordinator Greg Peterson
Defensive coordinator Brent Guy
Home stadium Skelly Field at H. A. Chapman Stadium (Capacity: 30,000)
Seasons
« 2011 2013 »
2012 Conference USA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East
UCF xy   7 1         10 4  
East Carolina x   7 1         8 5  
Marshall   4 4         5 7  
Memphis   4 4         4 8  
UAB   2 6         3 9  
Southern Miss   0 8         0 12  
West
Tulsa xy   7 1         10 3  
SMU   5 3         7 6  
Rice   4 4         7 6  
Houston   4 4         5 7  
UTEP   2 6         3 9  
Tulane   2 6         2 10  
Championship: Tulsa 33, UCF 27
† – Conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2012 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team represented the University of Tulsa in the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. They were led by second year head coach Bill Blankenship and played their home games at Skelly Field at H. A. Chapman Stadium. They were a member of the West Division of Conference USA. They finished the season 11–3, 7–1 C-USA to be West Division Champions. They defeated UCF in the C-USA Championship Game to become C-USA champions. They were invited to the Liberty Bowl where they defeated Iowa State to avenge an opening season loss.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 1 2:30 PM at Iowa State* Jack Trice StadiumAmes, IA FSN L 23–38   54,931
September 8 11:00 AM Tulane H. A. Chapman StadiumTulsa, OK FSN W 45–10   17,880
September 15 6:00 PM Nicholls State* H. A. Chapman Stadium • Tulsa, OK W 66–16   19,139
September 22 7:00 PM Fresno State* H. A. Chapman Stadium • Tulsa, OK CBSSN W 27–26   24,236
September 29 2:00 PM at UAB Legion FieldBirmingham, AL W 49–42   13,196
October 6 2:30 PM at Marshall Joan C. Edwards StadiumHuntington, WV CBSSN W 45–38   27,189
October 11 7:00 PM UTEP H. A. Chapman Stadium • Tulsa, OK FSN W 33–11   18,961
October 20 2:30 PM Rice H. A. Chapman Stadium • Tulsa, OK FSN W 28–24   22,567
November 3 11:21 AM at Arkansas* Donald W. Reynolds Razorback StadiumFayetteville, AR SECN L 15–19   64,451
November 10 4:00 PM at Houston Robertson StadiumHouston, TX CBSSN W 41–7   25,827
November 17 11:00 AM UCF H. A. Chapman Stadium • Tulsa, OK FSN W 23–21   19,725
November 24 11:00 AM at SMU Gerald J. Ford StadiumUniversity Park, TX FSN L 27–35   15,336
December 1 11:00 AM UCF H. A. Chapman Stadium • Tulsa, OK (C-USA Championship) ESPN2 W 33–27 OT  17,635
December 31 2:30 PM vs. Iowa State* Liberty Bowl Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN (Liberty Bowl) ESPN W 31–17   53,687
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

Game Notes[edit]

@ Iowa State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Hurricane 16 0 0 7 23
Cyclones 7 17 7 7 38
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 1961 ISU, 27–6


Tulane[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Green Wave 3 0 0 7 10
Golden Hurricane 14 21 0 10 45
Overall record Last meeting Result
7–1 2011 TULSA, 31–3


Nicholls State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Colonels 6 3 0 7 16
Golden Hurricane 28 14 10 14 66
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting


Fresno State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 20 0 6 0 26
Golden Hurricane 7 10 10 0 27
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–4 2005 TULSA, 31–24

Last meeting was in the 2005 Liberty Bowl. This will be the first regular season meeting not as conference members as their meetings between 1999 and 2002 were as members of the Western Athletic Conference.

@ UAB[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Hurricane 21 14 7 7 49
Blazers 14 7 7 14 42
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–0 2011 TULSA, 37–20


@ Marshall[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Hurricane 10 7 20 8 45
Thundering Herd 3 14 15 6 38
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–0 2011 TULSA, 59–17


UTEP[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Miners 3 0 0 8 11
Golden Hurricane 3 3 20 7 33
Overall record Last meeting Result
12–8 2011 TULSA, 57–28


Rice[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Owls 7 14 0 3 24
Golden Hurricane 7 7 7 7 28
Overall record Last meeting Result
9–7–1 2011 TULSA, 38–20


@ Arkansas[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Hurricane 0 3 12 0 15
Razorbacks 10 3 0 6 19
Overall record Last meeting Result
16–53–3 2008 ARK, 30–23

Tulsa has lost the previous 17 meetings dating back to 1977.

@ Houston[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Hurricane 3 14 7 17 41
Cougars 0 0 0 7 7
Overall record Last meeting Result
17–20 2011 HOU, 48–16


UCF[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Knights 0 14 0 7 21
Golden Hurricane 10 0 13 0 23
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–2 2011 TULSA, 24–17


@ SMU[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Hurricane 0 6 6 15 27
Mustangs 7 21 7 0 35
Overall record Last meeting Result
7–12 2011 TULSA, 38–7


UCF–C-USA Championship Game[edit]

1 2 3 4 OT Total
Knights 0 14 13 0 0 27
Golden Hurricane 7 14 0 6 6 33
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–2 November 17, 2012 TULSA, 23–21


vs. Iowa State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cyclones 17 0 0 0 17
Golden Hurricane 7 14 7 3 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–2 September 1, 2012 ISU, 38–23

This is the second time this season the Golden Hurricane and Cyclones will meet. The Cyclones won the season opener 38–23.

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