2012 Ball State Cardinals football team

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2012 Ball State Cardinals football
Ball State Athletics wordmark.png
Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl, L 17–38 vs. UCF
Conference Mid-American Conference
Division West Division
2012 record 9–4 (6–2 MAC)
Head coach Pete Lembo (2nd year)
Offensive coordinator Rich Skrosky (2nd year)
Defensive coordinator Jay Bateman (2nd year)
Home stadium Scheumann Stadium
(Capacity: 22,500)
Seasons
← 2011
2013 →
2012 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
Kent State x   8 0         11 3  
Bowling Green   6 2         8 5  
Ohio   4 4         9 4  
Buffalo   3 5         4 8  
Miami   3 5         4 8  
UMass   1 7         1 11  
Akron   0 8         1 11  
West Division
#22 Northern Illinois x$   8 0         12 2  
Toledo   6 2         9 4  
Ball State   6 2         9 4  
Central Michigan   4 4         7 6  
Western Michigan   2 6         4 8  
Eastern Michigan   1 7         2 10  
Championship: Northern Illinois 44, Kent State 37
  • $ – Conference champion and BCS representative as top non-AQ school to meet automatic qualification criteria
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • UMass not eligible for conference title or bowl game as part of FBS transition
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2012 Ball State Cardinals football team represented Ball State University in the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. They were led by second-year head coach Pete Lembo and played their home games at Scheumann Stadium. They were a member of the West Division of the Mid-American Conference. They finished the season 9–4, 6–2 in MAC play to finish in a tie for second place in the West Division. They were invited to the Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl where they were defeated by UCF. The Cardinals were led by Junior QB #10 Keith Wenning with 3,095 yards passing, 24 touchdown passes and 10 interceptions.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
August 30 7:00 PM Eastern Michigan Scheumann StadiumMuncie, IN ESPN3 W 37–26   12,725
September 8 12:30 PM at No. 12 Clemson* Memorial StadiumClemson, SC ACCN/ESPN3 L 27–52   79,557
September 15 8:00 PM at Indiana* Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN BTN W 41–39   48,186
September 22 4:30 PM South Florida* Scheumann Stadium • Muncie, IN Big East Network/ESPN3 W 31–27   16,397
September 29 12:00 PM at Kent State Dix StadiumKent, OH ESPN+/CSS L 43–45   21,657
October 6 2:00 PM Northern Illinois Scheumann Stadium • Muncie, IN (Bronze Stalk Trophy) ESPN3 L 23–35   11,238
October 13 3:00 PM Western Michigandagger Scheumann Stadium • Muncie, IN ESPN3 W 30–24 OT  14,192
October 20 3:30 PM at Central Michigan Kelly/Shorts StadiumMount Pleasant, MI ESPN3 W 41–30   14,081
October 27 12:00 PM at Army* Michie StadiumWest Point, NY CBSSN W 30–22   15,288
November 6 8:00 PM at No. 23 Toledo Glass BowlToledo, OH ESPN2 W 34–27   18,211
November 14 8:00 PM Ohio Scheumann Stadium • Muncie, IN ESPNU W 52–27   10,097
November 23 1:00 PM at Miami (OH) Yager StadiumOxford, OH W 31–24   8,154
December 21 7:30 PM vs. UCF* Tropicana FieldSt. Petersburg, FL (Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl) ESPN L 17–38   21,759
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Game notes[edit]

Eastern Michigan[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 0 13 0 13 26
Cardinals 10 3 21 3 37
Overall record Last meeting Result
30–21–2 2011 BALL, 33–31

@ Clemson[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 7 3 10 7 27
#12 Tigers 13 32 0 7 52
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–2 2002 CLEM, 30–7

@ Indiana[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 14 10 14 3 41
Hoosiers 10 15 0 14 39
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–4 2011 BALL, 27–20

South Florida[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulls 3 6 10 8 27
Cardinals 3 7 14 7 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 2011 USF, 37–7

@ Kent State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 0 13 13 17 43
Golden Flashes 0 21 14 10 45
Overall record Last meeting Result
19–6 2011 KENT, 33–14

Northern Illinois[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Huskies 7 7 7 14 35
Cardinals 3 13 7 0 23
Overall record Last meeting Result
20–17–2 2011 NIU, 41–38

Western Michigan[edit]

1 2 3 4 OT Total
Broncos 7 14 0 3 0 24
Cardinals 7 3 7 7 6 30
Overall record Last meeting Result
17–21 2011 WMU, 45–35

@ Central Michigan[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 7 17 7 10 41
Chippewas 0 10 7 13 30
Overall record Last meeting Result
21–22–1 2011 BALL, 31–27

@ Army[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 14 3 3 10 30
Black Knights 7 3 3 9 22
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–2 2011 BALL, 48–21

@ Toledo[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 14 3 7 10 34
#23 Rockets 7 10 3 7 27
Overall record Last meeting Result
17–19–1 2011 TOL, 45–28

Ohio[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bobcats 3 14 7 3 27
Cardinals 7 14 10 21 52
Overall record Last meeting Result
14–8 2011 BALL, 23–20

@ Miami (OH)[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 14 7 10 0 31
RedHawks 7 7 0 10 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
10–16–1 2008 BALL, 31–16

UCF–Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 0 7 3 7 17
Knights 13 15 7 3 38
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–2 2004 BALL, 21–17

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Keith Wenning profile". ESPN.com. ESPN.com. Retrieved 3 November 2013.