2012 Big Sky Conference football season

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2012 Big Sky Conference football season
League NCAA Division I FCS (Football Championship Subdivision)
Sport Football
Duration August 30, 2012
through November 2012
Number of teams 13
TV partner(s) ESPN Inc., Root Sports
Regular Season
Football 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 Big Sky Conference football season was the 49th season for the Big Sky. The conference began its season on Thursday, August 30, as each of the conference’s teams began their respective 2012 season of NCAA Division I FCS (Football Championship Subdivision) competition.

This was the first Big Sky season for four new conference members—full members North Dakota and Southern Utah, and football-only members Cal Poly and UC Davis.

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Cal Poly AP RV RV RV RV 23 20 15 14 11 16 19 17 12
C RV RV RV RV 23 19 14 12 11
Eastern Washington AP 12 9 10 9 7 7 6 1 1 7 5 5 4
C 15 11 11 9 7 7 6 1 1
Idaho State AP RV RV
C RV
Montana AP 11 12 14 14 21 RV RV
C 10 9 12 11 20 RV RV RV
Montana State AP 4 4 3 2 2 2 2 5 4 3 2 2 2
C 4 4 3 2 2 2 2 5 4
North Dakota AP RV RV RV RV RV RV RV
C RV RV RV RV RV RV
Northern Arizona AP RV RV RV RV 22 18 16
C RV RV RV RV 21 18 18
Northern Colorado AP
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Portland State AP RV RV
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Sacramento State AP RV RV RV RV RV RV
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Southern Utah AP RV RV RV RV RV RV
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UC Davis AP RV RV
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Weber State AP
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Legend
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  Not ranked previous week
  No change in ranking from previous week
RV Received votes but were not ranked in Top 25 of poll

Schedule[edit]

Week 1[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
August 30 4:15 PM Northern Colorado Utah Rice-Eccles StadiumSalt Lake City, UT Pac-12 L 0–41   45,273
August 30 5:00 PM South Dakota Mines North Dakota Alerus CenterGrand Forks, ND W 66–0   8,847
August 30 5:00 PM Sacramento State New Mexico State Aggie Memorial StadiumLas Cruces, NM L 19–49   12,118
August 30 5:00 PM Southern Utah Utah State Romney StadiumLogan, UT L 3-34   17,009
August 30 6:00 PM Eastern Washington Idaho Kibbie DomeMoscow, ID W 20-3   11,136
August 30 6:00 PM Azusa Pacific UC Davis Aggie StadiumDavis, CA W 41-3   5,903
August 30 6:05 PM Chadron State Montana State Bobcat StadiumBozeman, MT W 33-6   20,767
August 30 7:30 PM Northern Arizona Arizona State Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ Pac-12 L 6-63   48,658
September 1 11:00 AM Idaho State Air Force Falcon StadiumColorado Springs, CO L 21–49   35,282
September 1 12:30 PM South Dakota Montana Washington-Grizzly StadiumMissoula, MT W 35–24   25,126
September 1 4:05 PM San Diego Cal Poly Alex G. Spanos StadiumSan Louis Obispo, CA W 41–14   6,022
September 1 5:05 PM Carroll College Portland State Jeld-Wen FieldPortland, OR W 38-20   6,845
September 1 7:00 PM Weber State Fresno State Bulldog StadiumFresno, CA L 10-37   27,663
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Pacific Time.

Week 2[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
September 8 12:00 PM Southern Utah California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA Pac-12 L 31-50   57,745
September 8 12:00 PM Sacramento State Colorado Folsom FieldBoulder, CO W 30-28   46,843
September 8 12:00 PM Weber State BYU LaVell Edwards StadiumProvo, UT L 13-45   60,314
September 8 12:00 PM Eastern Washington Washington State Martin StadiumPullman, WA Pac-12 L 20-24   33,598
September 8 12:35 PM Colorado Mesa Northern Colorado Nottingham FieldGreeley, CO W 40-3   5,136
September 8 3:05 PM Black Hills State Idaho State Holt ArenaPocatello, ID W 38-5   6,228
September 8 3:35 PM Montana Appalachian State Kidd Brewer StadiumBoone, NC GamePlan L 27-35   30,856
September 8 4:00 PM Portland State North Dakota Alerus Center • Grand Forks, ND  UND 45-37  
September 8 4:00 PM Montana State Drake Drake StadiumDes Moines, IA W 34-24   3,558
September 8 4:00 PM UC Davis San Jose State Spartan StadiumSan Jose, CA L 13-45   7,462
September 8 4:05 PM Northern Arizona UNLV Sam Boyd StadiumLas Vegas, NV W 17-14   15,257
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Pacific Time.

Week 3[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
September 15 12:00 PM UC Davis South Dakota State Coughlin-Alumni StadiumBrookings, SD L 8-12   11,532
September 15 12:30 PM Liberty University Montana Washington-Grizzly Stadium • Missoula, MT W 34-14   24,991
September 15 12:35 PM Stephen F. Austin State Montana State Bobcat Stadium • Bozeman, MT W 43-35   17,147
September 15 1:00 PM Portland State Washington CenturyLink FieldSeattle, WA Fox L 13-52   54,922
September 15 2:05 PM Northern Colorado Sacramento State Hornet StadiumSacramento, CA  CSUS 28-17  
September 15 3:00 PM Cal Poly Wyoming War Memorial StadiumLaramie, WY W 24-22   21,728
September 15 4:05 PM Fort Lewis College Northern Arizona Walkup SkydomeFlagstaff, AZ W 69-0   6,594
September 15 5:00 PM North Dakota San Diego State Qualcomm StadiumSan Diego, CA L 41-49   24,826
September 15 5:00 PM New Mexico Highlands Southern Utah Eccles ColiseumCedar City, UT W 45-23   7,835
September 15 5:00 PM McNeese State Weber State Stewart StadiumOgden, UT W 21-35   9,617
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Pacific Time.

Week 4[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
September 22 12:30 PM Northern Arizona Montana Washington-Grizzly Stadium • Missoula, MT  NAU 41-31   25,254
September 22 12:30 PM Idaho State #25 Nebraska Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE BTN L 7-73   84,923
September 22† 1:05 PM Northern Colorado Montana State Bobcat Stadium • Bozeman, MT  MTST 41-16   18,637
September 22 5:00 PM Eastern Washington Weber State Stewart Stadium • Ogden, UT  EWU 32-26   9,434
September 22 5:05 PM Southern Utah Portland State Jeld-Wen Field • Portland, OR  SUU 49-42  
September 22 6:05 PM UC Davis Cal Poly Alex G. Spanos Stadium • San Louis Obispo, CA  CP 28-20   11,075
September 22 6:05 PM North Dakota Sacramento State Hornet Stadium • Sacramento, CA  UND 35-13  
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Pacific Time.

Week 5[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
September 29 12:30 PM Montana State Southern Utah Eccles Coliseum • Cedar City, UT  MTST 24-17   8,417
September 29 12:35 PM Sacramento State Idaho State Holt Arena • Pocatello, ID  CSUS 54-31   7,882
September 29 2:05 PM Portland State Northern Arizona Walkup Skydome • Flagstaff, AZ  NAU 24-10   9,107
September 29 4:00 PM Cal Poly North Dakota Alerus Center • Grand Forks, ND  CP 35-17  
September 29 4:15 PM Montana Eastern Washington Roos FieldCheney, WA  EWU 32-26   10,529
September 29 6:00 PM Weber State UC Davis Aggie Stadium • Davis, CA  UCD 37-13  
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Pacific Time.

Week 6[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
October 5 5:00 PM Cal Poly Weber State Stewart Stadium • Ogden, UT  CP 45-23   5,939
October 6 12:00 PM Sacramento State Southern Utah Eccles Coliseum • Cedar City, UT  CSUS 27-22   3,766
October 6† 12:35 PM Montana Northern Colorado Nottingham Field • Greeley, CO  MONT 40-17   4,751
October 6 4:00 PM Montana State UC Davis Aggie Stadium • Davis, CA  MTST 48-41   9,877
October 6 5:05 PM North Dakota Eastern Washington Roos Field • Cheney, WA  EWU 55-17   8,646
October 6 5:05 PM Idaho State Portland State Jeld-Wen Field • Portland, OR  PRST 77-10   5,754
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Pacific Time.

Week 7[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
October 13 12:30 PM Southern Utah Montana Washington-Grizzly Stadium • Missoula, MT  SUU 30-20   25,684
October 13 12:35 PM Eastern Washington Montana State Bobcat Stadium • Bozeman, MT  EWU 27-24   20,477
October 13 1:00 PM Northern Arizona North Dakota Alerus Center • Grand Forks, ND  NAU 45-38   9,742
October 13 3:05 PM UC Davis Idaho State Holt Arena • Pocatello, ID  UCD 52-45   5,212
October 13 9:05 PM Northern Colorado Cal Poly Alex G. Spanos Stadium • San Luis Obispo CA  CP 56-28   9,382
October 13 6:05 PM Weber State Sacramento State Hornet Stadium • Sacramento, CA  CSUS 19-14   12,106
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Pacific Time.

Week 8[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
October 20 12:00 PM Weber State Southern Utah Eccles Coliseum • Cedar City, UT  WEB 24-22   3,811
October 20 12:30 PM Montana North Dakota Alerus Stadium • Grand Forks, ND  UND 40-34   9,000
October 20 12:35 PM Idaho State Northern Colorado Nottingham Field • Greeley, CO  UNCO 52-14   4,155
October 20† 4:05 PM Sacramento State Eastern Washington Roos Field • Cheney, WA  EWU 31-28   8,714
October 20 4:05 PM UC Davis Northern Arizona Walkup Skydome • Flagstaff, AZ  NAU 21-7   7,991
October 20 6:05 PM Portland State Cal Poly Alex G. Spanos Stadium • San Louis Obispo, CA  CP 37-25   10,025
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Pacific Time.

Week 9[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
October 27 12:00 PM Eastern Washington Southern Utah Eccles Coliseum • Cedar City, UT  SUU 30-27   3,344
October 27 12:30 PM Idaho State Montana Washington-Grizzly Stadium • Missoula, MT  MONT 70-24   24,152
October 27 12:35 PM Northern Arizona Northern Colorado Nottingham Field • Greeley, CO  NAU 12-10   3,780
October 27 1:05 PM North Dakota Montana State Bobcat Stadium • Bozeman, MT  MTST 55-10   17,137
October 27 2:00 PM Portland State UC Davis Aggie Stadium • Davis, CA  PRST 49-21   7,826
October 27 6:05 PM Cal Poly Sacramento State Hornet Stadium • Sacramento, CA  CSUS 35-29   8,113
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Pacific Time.

Homecoming games[edit]

September 22

  • Northern Colorado @ Montana State

October 6

  • Montana @ Northern Colorado

October 20

  • Sacramento State @ Eastern Washington

Attendance[edit]

Team Stadium Capacity Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5 Game 6 Game 7 Game 8 Total Average % of Capacity
Cal Poly Alex G. Spanos Stadium 11,075 6,022 11,075 9,382 10,025 6,326 42,830 8,566 77.3%
Eastern Washington Roos Field 8,600 10,529 8,646 8,714 8,644 6,011 42,544 8,509 98.9%
Idaho State Holt Arena 12,000 6,228 7,882 5,212 5,144 5,125 29,591 5,918 49.3%
Montana Washington-Grizzly Stadium 25,217 25,126 24,991 25,254 25,684 24,152 26,210 151,417 25,236 100%
Montana State Bobcat Stadium 17,777 20,767 17,147 18,637 20,477 17,137 15,177 109,342 18,223 102.5%
North Dakota Alerus Center 12,283 8,847 9,210 9,531 9,742 9,296 7,144 53,770 8,962 72.9%
Northern Arizona Walkup Skydome 10,000 6,594 9,107 7,991 4,125 6,119 33,936 6,787 67.9%
Northern Colorado Nottingham Field 8,500 5,136 4,751 4,155 3,780 3,418 21,240 4,248 49.9%
Portland State JELD-WEN Field 18,627 6,845 6,353 5,754 5,077 5,758 24,710 4,942 27%
Sacramento State Hornet Stadium 21,195 7,408 10,774 12,106 8,113 7,143 45,544 9,109 42.9%
Southern Utah Eccles Coliseum 8,500 7,835 8,417 3,766 3,811 3,344 27,173 5,435 63.9%
UC Davis Aggie Stadium 10,849 5,903 7,569 9,877 7,826 9,899 41,074 8,215 75.7%
Weber State Stewart Stadium 17,500 9,617 9,434 5,939 7,251 4,837 37,078 7,416 42.4%

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