2012 West Virginia Mountaineers football team

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2012 West Virginia Mountaineers football
West Virginia Flying WV logo.svg
Pinstripe Bowl vs. Syracuse, L 14–38
Conference Big 12 Conference
2012 record 7–6 (4–5 Big 12)
Head coach Dana Holgorsen (2nd year)
Offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson (1st as coordinator, 2nd overall year)
Offensive scheme Spread
Defensive coordinator Joe DeForest (1st year)
Co-defensive coordinator Keith Patterson (1st year)
Base defense 3-4
Home stadium Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium (60,000)
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 conference champion
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2012 West Virginia Mountaineers football team represented West Virginia University in the 2012 college football season. The season marked the Mountaineers’ first season as members of the Big 12 Conference. In addition, the 2012 season was the first for the team since 1942 without a Backyard Brawl matchup against their top rival Pittsburgh due to their exit from the Big East Conference after the 2011 season. The Mountaineers were led by Dana Holgorsen in his second season as head coach. Joe DeForest and Keith Patterson served as co-defensive coordinators in their first season at WVU, while Shannon Dawson was elevated to offensive coordinator after serving as the team's receivers coach in the 2011 season. West Virginia played its home games on Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium in Morgantown, West Virginia. 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 Pinstripe Bowl where they were defeated by longtime rival Syracuse.

Preseason[edit]

2012 recruiting class[edit]

Big 12 media poll[edit]

  1. Oklahoma (32), 396
  2. West Virginia (7), 339
  3. Texas 291
  4. Oklahoma State, 267
  5. TCU (1), 260
  6. Kansas State (1), 257
  7. Baylor, 162
  8. Iowa State, 121
  9. Texas Tech, 116
  10. Kansas, 46

Awards candidates[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

2012 Coaching Staff

Head Coach

Offensive Coaches

  • Bill Bedenbaugh - Offensive Line
  • Shannon Dawson – Offensive Coordinator/Receivers
  • Robert Gillespie - Running Backs
  • Jake SpavitalQuarterbacks

Defensive Coaches

 

Special Teams Coaches

Support Staff

  • Ryan Dorchester - Recruiting Coordinator
  • Alex Hammond - Director of Football Operations
  • Mike Joseph - Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Dave Kerns - Head Athletic Trainer
  • Dan Nehlen - Equipment Manager
  • Quincy Wilson - Assistant Director of Football Operations

Roster[edit]

2012 West Virginia Mountaineers

Quarterbacks

  • 7 Ford Childress – Freshman Redshirt
  • 11 Travis Maraney – Freshman
  • 14 Paul Millard – Sophomore
  • 16 Logan Moore – Junior
  • 12 Geno SmithSenior

Running Backs

  • 20 Shawne Alston – Senior
  • 28 D'Vontis Arnold – Freshman Redshirt
  • 13 Andrew Buie – Sophomore
  • 32 Ryan Clarke – RS Senior
  • 88 Cody Clay – RS Freshman
  • 29 Dustin Garrison – Sophomore
  • 35 Anthony Gutta – RS Freshman
  • 27 D. J. Hunt – Freshman
  • 33 Nate Majnaric – RS Junior
  • 30 Donovan Miles – RS Senior
  • 36 Chris Smelley – RS Freshman

Receivers

  • 83 Connor Arlia – Sophomore
  • 1 Tavon AustinSenior
  • 3 Stedman BaileyRS Junior
  • 23 Dustin Brown – RS Sophomore
  • 15 Dante Campbell – RS Freshman
  • 17 Sam Eggleston – Freshman
  • 18 Terrence Gourdine – RS Sophomore
  • 89 Will Johnson – Freshman
  • 82 Devonte Mathis – Freshman
  • 5 Ivan McCartney – Junior
  • 19 K. J. Myers – RS Freshman
  • 80 Ryan Nehlen – RS Senior
  • 85 Devonte Robinson – Freshman
  • 10 Jordan Thompson – Freshman
  • 81 J. D. Woods – RS Senior
 

Offensive Linemen

  • 60 John Bassler – RS Senior
  • 57 Jeff Braun -RS Senior
  • 63 Michael Calicchio – Junior
  • 76 Pat Eger – RS Junior
  • 62 Curtis Feight – RS Junior
  • 64 Mark Glowinski – Junior
  • 73 Russell Haughton-James – RS Freshman
  • 70 Brandon Jackson – RS Freshman
  • 77 Josh Jenkins – RS Senior
  • 79 Nick Kindler – RS Junior
  • 78 Marquis Lucas – RS Freshman
  • 74 Joe Madsen – RS Senior
  • 69 Tony Matteo – Freshman
  • 65 Tyler Orlosky – Freshman
  • 58 Adam Pankey – Freshman
  • 67 Quinton Spain – RS Sophomore

Defensive Linemen

  • 94 Imarjaye Albury – Freshman
  • 95 Christian Brown – Freshman
  • 98 Will Clarke – RS Junior
  • 92 Trevor Demko – RS Sophomore
  • 17 Dozie Ezemma – RS Junior
  • 70 James Gayeski – RS Freshman
  • 95 Korey Harris – Freshman
  • 42 Garrett Hope – Freshman
  • 45 Eric Kinsey – Freshman
  • 91 J. B. Lageman – RS Senior
  • 97 Noble Nwachukwu – Freshman
  • 93 Kyle Rose – RS Freshman
  • 90 Shaq Rowell – Senior
  • 56 Jewone Snow – RS Sophomore
  • 99 Jorge Wright – RS Senior
 

Linebackers

  • 53 Tyler Anderson – RS Junior
  • 48 Justin Arndt – Freshman
  • 33 Jared Barber – Sophomore
  • 31 Isaiah Bruce – RS Freshman
  • 40 Austin Copeland – Freshman
  • 4 Josh Francis – Senior
  • 28 Terence Garvin – Senior
  • 49 Troy Gloster – RS Sophomore
  • 35 Nick Kwiatkoski – RS Freshman
  • 36 Shaq Petteway – Sophomore
  • 50 Taige Redman – RS Junior
  • 47 Doug Rigg – Junior
  • 41 Curtis Smelley – RS Freshman
  • 37 Wes Tonkery – RS Sophomore
  • 11 Sean Walters – Freshman

Cornerbacks

  • 16 Terrell Chestnut – RS Freshman
  • 3 Vernon Davis – Freshman Redshirt
  • 23 Brodrick Jenkins – RS Junior
  • 7 Nana Kyeremeh – Freshman
  • 24 Cecil Level – RS Senior
  • 12 Mikal Mayo – RS Freshman
  • 6 Pat Miller – Junior
  • 20 Brandon Napoleon – Freshman Redshirt
  • 15 Ricky Rumph – Freshman
  • 14 Nana Twum Agyire – RS Freshman
  • 19 Anthony Vecchio – RS Sophomore
  • 22 Avery Williams – Sophomore
 

Safeties

  • 34 Ishmael Banks – RS Sophomore
  • 26 Travis Bell – Junior
  • 39 Nick Cadwell – RS Senior
  • 25 Darwin Cook – RS Junior
  • 9 K. J. Dillon – Freshman
  • 32 Mike Hall – Freshman
  • 43 Jarrod Harper – Freshman
  • 8 Karl Joseph – Freshman
  • 27 William Marable – RS Junior
  • 46 Matt Moro – Senior
  • 18 Ishmail Showell – RS Freshman

Specialists

  • 40 Tyler Bitancurt – RS Senior (K)
  • 69 Jerry Cooper – RS Sophomore (LS)
  • 87 John DePalma – Freshman (LS)
  • 38 Josh Lambert – Freshman (K/P)
  • 46 Michael Molinari – RS Sophomore (K)
  • 44 Corey Smith – RS Senior (K/P)

Key

  • InjuryCurrently Injured
  • RedshirtCurrent redshirt
  • I*Ineligible

Official Team Roster

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 1 12:00 PM Marshall* #11 Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV (Friends of Coal Bowl) FX W 69–34   59,120[1]
September 15 4:30 PM vs. #4 (FCSJames Madison* #9 FedEx FieldLandover, MD ROOT W 42–12   45,511[2]
September 22 12:00 PM Maryland* #8 Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV (Rivalry) FX W 31–21   58,504[3]
September 29 12:00 PM #25 Baylordagger #9 Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV FX W 70–63   60,012[4]
October 6 7:00 PM at #11 Texas #8 Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX FOX W 48–45   101,851[5]
October 13 3:30 PM at Texas Tech #5 Jones AT&T StadiumLubbock, TX ABC L 14–49   57,328[6]
October 20 7:00 PM #4 Kansas State #17 Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV FOX L 14–55   60,101[7]
November 3 3:00 PM TCU #23 Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV FOX L 38–39 2OT  52,322[8]
November 10 3:30 PM at Oklahoma State Boone Pickens StadiumStillwater, OK ABC L 34–55   57,799[9]
November 17 7:00 PM #13 Oklahoma Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV FOX L 49–50   50,238[10]
November 23 3:30 PM at Iowa State Jack Trice StadiumAmes, IA ABC W 31–24   53,792[11]
December 1 2:30 PM Kansas Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV FSN W 59–10   51,112[12]
December 29 3:15 PM vs. Syracuse* Yankee StadiumBronx, NY (Pinstripe Bowl) ESPN L 14–38   39,098
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

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 11 9 9 8 9 8 5 17 25 23 NR NR NR NR RV  
Coaches' 11 8 8 7 7 7 4 15 22 19 RV NR NR NR NR  
Harris Not released 4 15 22 20 RV NR NR NR RV Not released 
BCS Not released 13 19 21 NR NR NR NR NR Not released


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Marshall Thundering Herd vs. West Virginia Mountaineers - Box Score - September 01, 2012". ESPN.com. Retrieved September 1, 2012. 
  2. ^ "James Madison Dukes vs. West Virginia Mountaineers - Box Score - September 15, 2012". ESPN.com. Retrieved September 15, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Maryland Terrapins vs. West Virginia Mountaineers - Box Score - September 22, 2012". ESPN.com. Retrieved September 22, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Baylor Bears vs. West Virginia Mountaineers - Box Score - September 29, 2012". ESPN.com. Retrieved September 29, 2012. 
  5. ^ "West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Texas Longhorns - Box Score - October 6, 2012". ESPN.com. Retrieved October 7, 2012. 
  6. ^ "West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Texas Tech Raiders - Box Score - October 13, 2012 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved October 13, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Kansas State Wildcats vs. West Virginia Mountaineers - Box Score - October 20, 2012 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved October 21, 2012. 
  8. ^ "TCU Horned Frogs vs. West Virginia Mountaineers - Box Score - November 03, 2012 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved November 4, 2012. 
  9. ^ "West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Oklahoma State Cowboys - Box Score - November 10, 2012 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved November 11, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Oklahoma Sooners vs. West Virginia Mountaineers - Box Score - November 17, 2012 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved November 17, 2012. 
  11. ^ "West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Iowa State Cyclones - Box Score - November 23, 2012 - ESPN". ESPN.com. November 23, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Kansas Jayhawks vs. West Virginia Mountaineers - Box Score - December 1, 2012 - ESPN". ESPN.com. December 1, 2012.