2012 Wyoming Cowboys football team

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2012 Wyoming Cowboys football
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Conference Mountain West Conference
2012 record 4–8 (3–5 MWC)
Head coach Dave Christensen (4th year, games 1–7 and 9–12)
Pete Kaligis (interim, game 8)
Offensive coordinator Gregg Brandon
Defensive coordinator Chris Tormey
Home stadium War Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 29,181)
Seasons
« 2011 2013 »
2012 Mountain West Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#18 Boise State §   7 1         11 2  
Fresno State §   7 1         9 4  
San Diego State §   7 1         9 4  
Air Force   5 3         6 7  
Nevada   4 4         7 6  
Wyoming   3 5         4 8  
Colorado State   3 5         4 8  
UNLV   2 6         2 11  
New Mexico   1 7         4 9  
Hawaii   1 7         3 9  
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2012 Wyoming Cowboys football team represented the University of Wyoming in the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Cowboys were led by fourth year head coach Dave Christensen and played their home games at War Memorial Stadium. They were members of the Mountain West Conference. They finished the season 4–8, 3–5 in Mountain West play to finish in a tie for sixth place.

On October 13, 2012; Christensen confronted Air Force coach Troy Calhoun after the Cowboys' narrow 28–27 loss to the Falcons. Believing Calhoun had told Air Force quarterback Connor Dietz to fake an injury in order to buy more time before the game-winning touchdown, Christensen launched a profanity-laced tirade at Calhoun, calling him a "fly boy." Christensen apologized the next night and was reprimanded by the Mountain West Conference for his actions. On October 22, Wyoming athletic director Tom Burman suspended Christensen for the Cowboys' game against Boise State and fined him $50,000. Assistant head coach Pete Kaligis coached the team in that game.[1] However, Wyoming credits the entire season to Christensen.

Schedule[edit]

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Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 1 6:00 PM at #15 Texas* Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX LHN L 17–37   101,142
September 8 2:00 PM Toledo* War Memorial StadiumLaramie, WY L 31–34   21,688
September 15 4:00 PM Cal Poly* War Memorial Stadium • Laramie, WY L 22–24   21,728
September 22 3:00 PM at Idaho* Kibbie DomeMoscow, ID ESPN3 W 40–37 OT  13,558
October 6 5:05 PM at Nevada Mackay StadiumReno, NV L 28–35 OT  24,025
October 13 5:00 PM Air Force War Memorial Stadium • Laramie, WY ROOT L 27–28   22,627
October 20 8:30 PM at Fresno State Bulldog StadiumFresno, CA ROOT/TWCSN L 14–42   29,423
October 27 1:30 PM #18 Boise State War Memorial Stadium • Laramie, WY CBSSN L 14–45   17,855
November 3 2:30 PM Colorado State War Memorial Stadium • Laramie, WY (Battle for the Bronze Boot) KTVD W 45–31   20,055
November 10 1:30 PM at New Mexico University StadiumAlbuquerque, NM W 28–23   17,839
November 17 2:00 PM at UNLV Sam Boyd StadiumWhitney, NV TWCSN W 28–23   10,717
November 24 1:30 PM San Diego State War Memorial Stadium • Laramie, WY ROOT/TWCSN L 28–42   13,374
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches Poll released prior to game. All times are in Mountain Time.

Box Scores[edit]

@ Texas[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 9 0 0 8 17
#15 Longhorns 7 17 7 6 37
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–4 2010 TEX, 34–7


Toledo[edit]

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


Cal Poly[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Mustangs 14 0 7 3 24
Cowboys 0 15 0 7 22
Overall record Last meeting Result
0-0 First meeting


@ Idaho[edit]

1 2 3 4 OT Total
Cowboys 14 0 6 14 6 40
Vandals 6 14 7 7 3 37
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–1 1999 WYO, 28–13


@ Nevada[edit]

1 2 3 4 OT Total
Cowboys 7 7 7 7 0 28
Wolf Pack 7 14 0 7 7 35
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–2 2000 NEV, 35–28


Air Force[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Falcons 7 7 7 7 28
Cowboys 6 18 3 0 27
Overall record Last meeting Result
21–26–3 2011 WYO, 25–17


@ Fresno State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 0 0 7 7 14
Bulldogs 21 14 0 7 42
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–3 2009 WYO, 35–28

Last meeting was in the 2009 New Mexico Bowl.

Boise State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#18 Broncos 7 10 21 7 45
Cowboys 0 7 0 7 14
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–6 2011 BSU, 36–14


Colorado State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
State Rams 7 7 3 14 31
Cowboys 21 7 14 3 45
Overall record Last meeting Result
43–55–5 2011 WYO, 22–19


@ New Mexico[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 0 21 0 7 28
Lobos 0 7 10 6 23
Overall record Last meeting Result
33–31 2011 WYO, 31–10


@ UNLV[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 14 14 0 0 28
Rebels 7 10 0 6 23
Overall record Last meeting Result
10–10 2011 WYO, 41–14


San Diego State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Aztecs 7 14 14 7 42
Cowboys 7 21 0 0 28
Overall record Last meeting Result
18–15 2011 WYO, 30–27


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