2012 Bowling Green Falcons football team

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2012 Bowling Green Falcons football
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Conference Mid-American Conference
East Division
2012 record 8–5 (6–2 MAC)
Head coach Dave Clawson (4th year)
Offensive coordinator Warren Ruggiero
Defensive coordinator Mike Elko
Home stadium Doyt Perry Stadium
(Capacity: 23,724)
Seasons
« 2011 2013 »
2012 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern 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  
Western 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
000non-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 Bowling Green Falcons football team represented Bowling Green State University in the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. They were led by fourth year head coach Dave Clawson and played their home games at Doyt Perry Stadium. They were a member of the East Division of the Mid-American Conference. They finished the season 8–5, 6–2 in MAC play to finish in second place in the East Division. They were invited to the Military Bowl where they were defeated by San Jose State.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 1 3:30 PM at #23 Florida* Ben Hill Griffin StadiumGainesville, FL ESPN L 14–27   84,704
September 8 7:00 PM Idaho* Doyt Perry StadiumBowling Green, OH BCSN W 21–13   16,591
September 15 7:00 PM at Toledo Glass BowlToledo, OH (Battle of I-75) ESPN3 L 15–27   28,115
September 22 12:00 PM at Virginia Tech* Lane StadiumBlacksburg, VA ESPNU L 0–37   65,632
September 29 3:30 PM Rhode Island* Doyt Perry Stadium • Bowling Green, OH BCSN W 48–8   15,338
October 6 2:00 PM at Akron InfoCision StadiumAkron, OH W 24–10   10,102
October 13 3:30 PM Miami (OH) Doyt Perry Stadium • Bowling Green, OH BCSN W 37–12   17,071
October 20 12:00 PM at Massachusetts Gillette StadiumFoxborough, MA W 24–0   10,846
October 27 3:30 PM Eastern Michigan Doyt Perry Stadium • Bowling Green, OH BCSN W 24–3   13,158
November 7 8:00 PM at Ohio Peden StadiumAthens, OH ESPN2 W 26–14   19,122
November 17 12:00 PM #25 Kent State Doyt Perry Stadium • Bowling Green, OH (Battle for the Anniversary Award) ESPN+ L 24–31   16,002
November 23 2:00 PM vs. Buffalo Columbus Crew StadiumColumbus, OH ESPN3 W 21–7   11,846
December 27 3:00 PM vs. #24 San Jose State* RFK StadiumWashington D.C. (Military Bowl) ESPN L 20–29   17,835
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Game notes[edit]

@ Florida[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Falcons 7 0 7 0 14
#23 Gators 0 14 3 10 27
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting


Idaho[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Vandals 0 6 0 7 13
Falcons 7 0 14 0 21
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–1 2011 BGSU, 32–15


@ Toledo[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Falcons 0 3 6 6 15
Rockets 7 10 7 3 27
Overall record Last meeting Result
39–33–4 2009 TOL, 28–21


@ Virginia Tech[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Falcons 0 0 0 0 0
Hokies 0 21 6 10 37
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–2 1993 VT, 33–16


Rhode Island[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Rams 0 8 0 0 8
Falcons 13 21 7 7 48
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting


@ Akron[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Falcons 0 0 17 7 24
Zips 0 10 0 0 10
Overall record Last meeting Result
11–7 2009 BGSU, 36–20


Miami (OH)[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
RedHawks 3 3 6 0 12
Falcons 7 10 14 6 37
Overall record Last meeting Result
21–42–5 2011 BGSU, 37–23


@ Massachusetts[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Falcons 7 0 14 3 24
Minutemen 0 0 0 0 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting


Eastern Michigan[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 3 0 0 0 3
Falcons 14 0 7 3 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
23–11–1 2008 EMU, 24–21


@ Ohio[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Falcons 0 19 0 7 26
Bobcats 7 0 7 0 14
Overall record Last meeting Result
36–25–2 2011 OHIO, 29–28


Kent State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#25 Golden Flashes 0 10 7 14 31
Falcons 0 10 7 7 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
55–18–6 2011 KENT, 27–15


vs Buffalo[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulls 0 0 0 7 7
Falcons 0 14 7 0 21
Overall record Last meeting Result
6–3 2011 BGSU, 42–28


San Jose State–Military Bowl[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#24 Spartans 7 3 9 10 29
Falcons 3 3 7 7 20
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting


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