2012 Cal Poly Mustangs football team

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2012 Cal Poly Mustangs football
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Big Sky co-champion
FCS Playoffs Second Round, L 16–18 vs. Sam Houston State
Conference Big Sky Conference
Ranking
Sports Network No. 12
FCS Coaches No. 12
2012 record 9–3 (7–1 Big Sky)
Head coach Tim Walsh (4th year)
Offensive coordinator Bryan Cook/SagaTuitele
Defensive coordinator Greg Lupfer
Home stadium Alex G. Spanos Stadium
(Capacity: 11,075)
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 Cal Poly Mustangs football team represented California Polytechnic State University in the 2012 NCAA Division I FCS football season. The Mustangs were led by fourth-year head coach Tim Walsh and played their home games at Alex G. Spanos Stadium. This is their first year as a member of the Big Sky Conference. They finished the season 9–3, 7–1 in Big Sky play to claim a share of the conference championship with Eastern Washington and Montana State. They received an at-large bid into the FCS Playoffs where they lost in the second round to Sam Houston State.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 1 4:05 PM San Diego* Alex G. Spanos StadiumSan Luis Obispo, CA Big Sky TV W 41–14   6,022
September 15 3:00 PM at Wyoming* War Memorial StadiumLaramie, WY W 24–22   21,728
September 22 6:05 PM UC Davis Alex G. Spanos Stadium • San Luis Obispo, CA (Battle for the Golden Horseshoe) KSBY/Big Sky TV W 28–20   11,075
September 29 4:00 PM at North Dakota No. 23 Alerus CenterGrand Forks, ND Midco Sports Net/Big Sky TV W 35–17   9,531
October 5 5:00 PM at Weber State No. 20 Stewart StadiumOgden, UT Big Sky TV W 45–23   5,939
October 13 6:05 PM Northern Colorado No. 15 Alex G. Spanos Stadium • San Luis Obispo, CA KSBY/Big Sky TV W 56–28   9,382
October 20 6:05 PM Portland Statedagger No. 14 Alex G. Spanos Stadium • San Luis Obispo, CA KSBY/Big Sky TV W 37–25   10,025
October 27 6:05 PM at Sacramento State No. 11 Hornet StadiumSacramento, CA Big Sky TV L 29–35   8,113
November 3 1:35 PM at No. 7 Eastern Washington* No. 16 Roos FieldCheney, WA Big Sky TV L 17–34   8,644
November 10 6:05 PM Idaho State No. 19 Alex G. Spanos Stadium • San Luis Obispo, CA KSBY/Big Sky TV W 70–14   6,326
November 17 3:05 PM at No. 15 Northern Arizona No. 17 Walkup SkydomeFlagstaff, AZ Big Sky TV W 42–34   6,119
December 1 1:00 PM at No. 5 Sam Houston State* No. 12 Bowers StadiumHuntsville, TX (FCS Playoffs Second Round) ESPN3 L 16–18   7,073
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll released prior to game. All times are in Pacific Time.

Despite also being a member of the Big Sky, the game against Eastern Washington on November 3 was considered a non conference game and had no effect on the Big Sky standings.

Game notes[edit]

San Diego[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Toreros 0 7 7 0 14
Mustangs 10 3 7 21 41
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 1959 POLY, 36–14

@ Wyoming[edit]

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

UC Davis[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Aggies 10 0 0 10 20
Mustangs 7 7 14 0 28
Overall record Last meeting Result
16–19–2 2011 UCD, 24–17

@ North Dakota[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#23 Mustangs 14 0 0 21 35
North Dakota 0 7 3 7 17
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–2 2011 POLY, 23–19

@ Weber State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#20 Mustangs 0 14 17 14 45
Wildcats 6 7 7 3 23
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–5 2009 WSU, 47–14

Northern Colorado[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 14 0 0 14 28
#15 Mustangs 14 14 14 14 56
Overall record Last meeting Result
7–2 2007 POLY, 56–21

Portland State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Vikings 14 3 8 0 25
#14 Mustangs 14 3 6 14 37
Overall record Last meeting Result
8–10 1999 PSU, 42–28

@ Sacramento State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#11 Mustangs 0 17 6 6 29
Hornets 7 21 0 7 35
Overall record Last meeting Result
16–15 2009 POLY, 38–19

@ Eastern Washington[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#16 Mustangs 3 7 0 7 17
#7 Eagles 14 10 7 3 34
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–3 2011 EWU, 53–51

Idaho State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bengals 0 7 7 0 14
#19 Mustangs 28 14 14 14 70
Overall record Last meeting Result
11–6 2008 POLY, 49–10

@ Northern Arizona[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#17 Mustangs 14 7 14 7 42
#15 Lumberjacks 7 6 7 14 34
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–8 2003 NAU, 24–7

@ Sam Houston State–FCS Playoffs Second Round[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#12 Mustangs 0 0 6 10 16
#5 Bearkats 0 8 7 3 18
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

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