2012 Weber State Wildcats football team

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2012 Weber State Wildcats football
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Conference Big Sky Conference
2012 record 2–9 (2–6 Big Sky)
Head coach Jody Sears (1st- interim year)
Offensive coordinator Matt Hammer (6th year)
Defensive coordinator Jody Sears[1] (1st year)
Home stadium Stewart Stadium
(Capacity: 17,312)
Seasons
« 2011 2013 »
2012 Big Sky football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#4 Eastern Washington §^   7 1         11 3  
#2 Montana State §^   7 1         11 2  
#12 Cal Poly §^   7 1         9 3  
#20 Northern Arizona   6 2         8 3  
Sacramento State   4 4         6 5  
Northern Colorado   4 4         5 6  
Southern Utah   4 4         5 6  
North Dakota   3 5         5 6  
Montana   3 5         5 6  
UC Davis   3 5         4 7  
Portland State   2 6         3 8  
Weber State   2 6         2 9  
Idaho State   0 8         1 10  
§ – Conference co-champions
^ – FCS playoff participant
As of December 15, 2012
; Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll

The 2012 Weber State Wildcats football team represented Weber State University in the 2012 NCAA Division I FCS football season. In December 2011, John L. Smith was hired to be the new head coach.[2] That all changed on April 23, 2012. On April 23, John L. Smith was offered a one-year contract to be the new head coach of the Arkansas Razorbacks, so he left Weber State to take the position after being head coach for roughly 3 1/2 months.[3] On April 26, Weber State announced that Jody Sears would serve as interim head coach for the 2012 season in addition to the defensive coordinator spot he was hired for earlier in April.[4] Weber State played their home games at Stewart Stadium. They are a member of the Big Sky Conference. They finished the season 2–9, 2–6 in Big Sky play to finish in a tie for 11th place.

Media[edit]

All Weber State games will be broadcast on KZNS 1280 The Zone. Most games will be broadcast live. However when Weber State and Utah State have games at the same time, then the Utah State game will be broadcast live while Weber State gets tape delayed. The game will always be streamed live an the stations website, http://www.975thezonefm.com/home.

All home games and conference games (except those on Root Sports) will also be broadcast by the Big Sky Conference's Big Sky TV. Big Sky TV is a streaming service, in association with America One and the conference, that allows fans to watch the games even if they aren't televised on local television. It costs no money. The purpose is to provide all football and men's and women's basketball games exposure for the universities teams. It usually features the home team's radio broadcast (though many times there is an option to choose home or road radio feeds if it features two Big Sky teams) along with videos, camera angles, and recordings done by the conference. Games can be viewed at http://b2tv.com/upcoming_events.asp?q=v&value=bigsky.

Before the season[edit]

2012 recruits[edit]

Spring Game[edit]

The Weber State Purple and White 2012 Spring game was held on April 13, 2012. The match featured the Weber offense against the Weber defense. The game would start 20 minutes late due to a lightning delay. Once the lightning ended though, it was the defense that struck down Weber offense. The defense picked Weber's QB's four times, two coming from reshirt freshman Roman Venezuela. The offense would score four touchdowns against Weber's D over roughly 110-plays, but it was the defense that controlled the game according to the coaches.[5]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 1 8:00 PM at Fresno State* Bulldog StadiumFresno, CA CBS ULive L 10–37   27,663
September 8 1:00 PM at BYU* LaVell Edwards StadiumProvo, UT (Beehive Boot) BYUtv[6] L 13–45   60,314
September 15 6:00 PM #19 McNeese State* Stewart StadiumOgden, UT Big Sky TV L 21–35   9,617
September 22 6:00 PM #9 Eastern Washington Stewart Stadium • Ogden, UT Big Sky TV L 26–32   9,434
September 29 7:00 PM at UC Davis Aggie StadiumDavis, CA Big Sky TV L 13–37   7,569
October 5 6:00 PM #20 Cal Poly Stewart Stadium • Ogden, UT Big Sky TV L 23–45   5,939
October 13 7:00 PM at Sacramento State Hornet StadiumSacramento, CA Big Sky TV L 14–19   12,106
October 20 1:00 PM at Southern Utah Eccles ColiseumCedar City, UT Big Sky TV W 24–22   3,811
November 3 1:30 PM Montana Stewart Stadium • Ogden, UT RTUT[7] L 21–24   7,251
November 10 1:30 PM Northern Colorado Stewart Stadium • Ogden, UT Big Sky TV L 34–42   4,837
November 17 4:00 PM at Idaho State Holt ArenaPocatello, ID Big Sky TV  40–14   5,125
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll released prior to game. All times are in Mountain Time.

Game summaries[edit]

Fresno State[edit]

Weber State at Fresno State
1 2 3 4 Total
Wildcats 0 3 7 0 10
Bulldogs 14 10 0 13 37
  • Date: September 1
  • Location: Bulldog Stadium
    Fresno, CA
  • Game start: 8:08 PM MST
  • Elapsed time: 2:54
  • Game attendance: 27,663
  • Game weather: 84 °F (29 °C), Fair, winds WNW at 8mph
  • Referee: Eddy Shelton
Sources:

To open the season Weber faces another team with a new coaching staff. The match against Fresno State will be the Bulldogs coaching debut for Tim DeRuyter and will be only his second game as head coach overall.



BYU[edit]

Weber State at BYU
1 2 3 4 Total
Wildcats 0 0 6 7 13
Cougars 7 14 10 14 45
Sources:[8]

For only the third time in the schools histories, BYU and Weber State will meet in a collegiate football game. The series has been rather lopsided in BYU's favor. In the first meeting in 1973 BYU won 45–14. In the second meeting in 1979 BYU once again prevailed 48–3.[9]



McNeese State[edit]

#19 McNeese State at Weber State
1 2 3 4 Total
#19 Cowboys 0 14 7 14 35
Wildcats 0 0 7 14 21
  • Date: September 15
  • Location: Stewart Stadium
    Ogden, UT
  • Game start: 6:05 PM MST
  • Elapsed time: 2:53
  • Game attendance: 9,617
  • Game weather: 81 °F (27 °C), Sunny, winds N at 3mph
  • Referee: Bruce Palmer
  • TV announcers (Big Sky TV): Carl Arky and Ty Sparrow
Sources:

After a previous home-and-home series in 1990 and 1992, the Cowboys and Wildcats find themselves knotted in head-to-head matches at 1–1, with each team having won the road game. The winner of the 2012 match will take the lead in the series, but it could be short lived as this is part of a home-and-home series that will continue in Lake Charles in 2013.



Eastern Washington[edit]

#9 Eastern Washington at Weber State
1 2 3 4 Total
#9 Eagles 10 10 9 3 32
Wildcats 0 3 16 7 26
  • Date: September 22
  • Location: Stewart Stadium
    Ogden, UT
  • Game start: 6:05 PM MST
  • Elapsed time: 3:02
  • Game attendance: 9,434
  • Game weather: 79 °F (26 °C), Sunny, winds SSW at 6mph
  • Referee: Tom Frazier
  • TV announcers (Big Sky TV): Steve Klauke and Ty Sparrow
Sources:

2012 will feature the 31st meeting between the Eagles and the Wildcats. The series has been fairly even, with the Eagles holding a slim 16–14 advantage overall. However the two are dead even in the overall series when facing each other in Ogden at 8–8.



UC Davis[edit]

Weber State at UC Davis
1 2 3 4 Total
Wildcats 0 6 0 7 13
Aggies 10 21 0 6 37
  • Date: September 29
  • Location: Aggie Stadium
    Davis, CA
  • Game start: 7:07 PM MST
  • Elapsed time: 2:54
  • Game attendance: 7,569
  • Game weather: 93 °F (34 °C), Clear and warm, winds SW at 7mph
  • Referee: Jim Osborn
  • TV announcers (Big Sky TV): Scott Marsh and Doug Kelly
Sources:

The first conference road game for the Wildcats will feature the third ever meeting against UC Davis. Currently the series is even at 1–1. It will be the first trip for Weber to Davis as the previous two meetings (2004 & 2010) both took place in Ogden.



Cal Poly[edit]

Cal Poly at Weber State
1 2 3 4 Total
Aggies 0 14 17 14 45
Wildcats 6 7 7 3 23
  • Date: October 5
  • Location: Stewart Stadium
    Ogden, UT
  • Game start: 6:05 PM MST
  • Elapsed time: 2:43
  • Game attendance: 5,939
  • Referee: Kelly Holman
  • TV announcers (Big Sky TV): Carl Arky and Tom Sparrow
Sources:

The winner of the 2012 game between the Mustangs and the Wildcats will take the lead in the overall series. This will be the ninth meeting between the schools with the series even at 4–4. Weber has won the two most recent meetings (2008 & 2009), but the Aggies won the three before that (2002, 2006, & 2007). This will be the fifth time the two schools have met in Ogden, with Weber holding a 3–1 advantage in the series at home.



Sacramento State[edit]

Weber State at Sacramento State
1 2 3 4 Total
Wildcats 0 7 0 7 14
Hornets 0 7 5 7 19
  • Date: October 13
  • Location: Hornet Stadium
    Sacramento, CA
  • Game start: 7:05 PM MST
  • Elapsed time: 2:41
  • Game attendance: 12,106
  • Game weather: 72 °F (22 °C), Sunny, winds Calm
  • Referee: Bruce Bondi
  • TV announcers (Big Sky TV): Jason Ross and Steve McElroy
Sources:

The series between Weber and Sacramento State may be going on its 19th meeting, but the series has been largely in favor of the Wildcats. Weber leads the series 11–5. At Hornet Stadium the Wildcats are 3–5, and Sacramento State has won 3 of the last 4 meetings in Sacramento.



Southern Utah[edit]

Weber State at Southern Utah
1 2 3 4 Total
Wildcats 0 14 7 3 24
Thunderbirds 3 0 6 13 22
  • Date: October 20
  • Location: Eccles Coliseum
    Cedar City, UT
  • Game start: 1:05 PM MST
  • Elapsed time: 3:00
  • Game attendance: 3,811
  • Game weather: 70 °F (21 °C), Sunny, Winds SW 10mph
  • Referee: Gregg Wilson
  • TV announcers (Big Sky TV): Art Challis and Matt Roan
Sources:

This will be the Thunderbirds and Wildcats 19th meeting. The series has been one-sided in favor of Weber State at 14–4. However, Southern Utah had won three of the previous four meetings (2003, 2005, and 2006) before they met last year. It will be the fifth meeting in Cedar City, with Weber owning a 3–1 advantage.


Montana[edit]

Montana at Weber State
1 2 3 4 Total
• Grizzlies 3 7 3 11 24
Wildcats 0 7 7 7 21
  • Date: November 3
  • Location: Stewart Stadium
    Ogden, UT
  • Game start: 1:38 PM MST
  • Elapsed time: 3:00
  • Game attendance: 7,251
  • Game weather: 58 °F (14 °C), Sunny
  • Referee: Jim Crowley
  • TV announcers (ROOT): Tom Glasgow, Sherdric Bonner, and Jenny Cavnar
Sources:

The lone Weber State broadcast on the Big Sky game of the week will feature the 52nd meeting between the Wildcats and Montana. Montana has largely been in charge of this series, 38–13. Even in Ogden the Wildcats are a mere 7–17 against the Grizzlies. However Weber State has won the last two home contests (2008 & 2010).



Northern Colorado[edit]

Northern Colorado at Weber State
1 2 3 4 Total
• Bears 9 19 0 14 42
Wildcats 7 10 3 14 34
  • Date: November 10
  • Location: Stewart Stadium
    Ogden, UT
  • Game start: 1:35 PM MST
  • Elapsed time: 3:10
  • Game attendance: 4,837
  • Game weather: 34 °F (1 °C), Overcast, Winds S 5mph
  • Referee: Jim Osborn
  • TV announcers (Big Sky TV): Carl Arky and Ty Sparrow
Sources:

2012 features the seventh time that Northern Colorado and Weber State will meet. Northern Colorado is winless against Weber State (0–6).



Idaho State[edit]

Weber State at Idaho State
1 2 3 4 Total
• Wildcats 16 11 0 13 40
Bengals 0 0 14 0 14
  • Date: November 17
  • Location: Holt Arena
    Pocatello, ID
  • Game start: 4:05 PM MST
  • Elapsed time: 2:41
  • Game attendance: 5,125
  • Game weather: Indoors
  • Referee: Bruce Bondi
  • TV announcers (Big Sky TV): Jerry Miller and Tim Lewis
Sources:

The regular season closes with the 52nd meeting against the Idaho State Bengals. Weber leads the series 37–14. Weber State has won the past 9 contests, 15 of the last 16, and 25 of the past 27 overall in the series. The Bengals did take four of five from 1980-1984.



References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jody Sears named Wildcat defensive coordinator". Deseret News. April 2, 2012. Retrieved April 2, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Wildcats banking their future on John L. Smith". Deseret News. December 6, 2011. Retrieved December 6, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Arkansas hires John L. Smith as head coach". KSL. Retrieved April 23, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Jody Sears named interim head coach". Deseret News. April 26, 2012. Retrieved April 26, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Defense leads in Purple and White game". Weberstatesports.com. Retrieved April 14, 2012. 
  6. ^ "BYU announces changes to 2012 football schedule". Fox 13 Salt Lake City. Retrieved May 16, 2012. 
  7. ^ "DIRECTV Sports Networks and Big Sky Conference Announce Inaugural 2012 Football Schedule on ROOT SPORTS". Rootsports.com. Retrieved April 10, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Weber State Wildcats vs. BYU Cougars". Statbroadcast.com. Retrieved September 8, 2012. 
  9. ^ "BYU Cougars release 2012 football schedule". 24saltlake.com. Retrieved February 14, 2012.