2012 Virginia Tech Hokies football team

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2012 Virginia Tech Hokies football
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Russell Athletic Bowl Champions
Russell Athletic Bowl vs. Rutgers, W, 13–10 OT
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference Coastal Division
2012 record 7–6 (4–4 ACC)
Head coach Frank Beamer (26th year)
Offensive coordinator Bryan Stinespring (11th as Coordinator, 22nd overall year)
Defensive coordinator Bud Foster (18th as Coordinator, 26th overall year)
Home stadium Lane Stadium
(Capacity: 65,632)
Seasons
« 2011 2013 »
2012 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Atlantic
#10 Florida State xy   7 1         12 2  
#11 Clemson x   7 1         11 2  
NC State   4 4         7 6  
Wake Forest   3 5         5 7  
Maryland   2 6         4 8  
Boston College   1 7         2 10  
Coastal
Georgia Tech xy   5 3         7 7  
North Carolina*   5 3         8 4  
Miami*   5 3         7 5  
Virginia Tech   4 4         7 6  
Duke   3 5         6 7  
Virginia   2 6         4 8  
Championship: Florida State 21, Georgia Tech 15
† – BCS representative as champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
  • North Carolina ineligible for championship and postseason due to NCAA sanctions. Miami ineligible for championship and postseason due to a self-imposed postseason ban.
    As of January 8, 2013; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2012 Virginia Tech Hokies football team represented Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. They were led by 26th year head coach Frank Beamer and played their home games at Lane Stadium. They were a member of the Coastal Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference. They finished the season 7–6, 4–4 in ACC play to finish in fourth place in the Coastal Division. They were invited to the Russell Athletic Bowl where they defeated Rutgers in overtime.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 3 8:00 PM Georgia Tech #15 Lane StadiumBlacksburg, VA (Battle of the Techs) ESPN W 20–17 OT  65,632
September 8 1:30 PM Austin Peay* #15 Lane Stadium • Blacksburg, VA ESPN3 W 42–7   65,632
September 15 12:00 PM at Pittsburgh* #13 Heinz FieldPittsburgh, PA ESPNU L 17–35   48,032
September 22 12:00 PM Bowling Green* Lane Stadium • Blacksburg, VA ESPNU W 37–0   65,632
September 29 3:30 PM vs. Cincinnati* FedEx FieldLandover, MD ESPNU L 24–27   46,026
October 6 12:30 PM at North Carolina Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC ACCN L 34–48   54,000
October 13 12:30 PM Dukedagger Lane Stadium • Blacksburg, VA ACCN W 41–20   65,632
October 20 12:00 PM at #14 Clemson Memorial StadiumClemson, SC ABC/ESPN2 L 17–38   83,338
November 1 7:30 PM at Miami (FL) Sun Life StadiumMiami Gardens, FL ESPN L 12–30   37,219
November 8 7:30 PM #8 Florida State Lane Stadium • Blacksburg, VA ESPN L 22–28   65,632
November 17 12:30 PM at Boston College Alumni StadiumChestnut Hill, MA (Rivalry) ACCN W 30–23 OT  34,266
November 24 12:00 PM Virginia Lane Stadium • Blacksburg, VA (Commonwealth Cup) ESPNU W 17–14   65,632
December 28 5:30 PM vs. Rutgers* Florida Citrus Bowl StadiumOrlando, FL (Russell Athletic Bowl) ESPN W 13–10 OT  48,127
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

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