2012 Cal Poly Mustangs football team

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2012 Cal Poly Mustangs football
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Big Sky Conference Co–Champions
FCS Playoffs Second Round vs. Sam Houston State, L 16–18
Conference Big Sky Conference
Ranking
Sports Network #12
FCS Coaches #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 #23 Alerus CenterGrand Forks, ND Midco Sports Net/Big Sky TV W 35–17   9,531
October 5 5:00 PM at Weber State #20 Stewart StadiumOgden, UT Big Sky TV W 45–23   5,939
October 13 6:05 PM Northern Colorado #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 #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 #11 Hornet StadiumSacramento, CA Big Sky TV L 29–35   8,113
November 3 1:35 PM at #7 Eastern Washington* #16 Roos FieldCheney, WA Big Sky TV L 17–34   8,644
November 10 6:05 PM Idaho State #19 Alex G. Spanos Stadium • San Luis Obispo, CA KSBY/Big Sky TV W 70–14   6,326
November 17 3:05 PM at #15 Northern Arizona #17 Walkup SkydomeFlagstaff, AZ Big Sky TV W 42–34   6,119
December 1 1:00 PM at #5 Sam Houston State* #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
Bulldogs 0
Mustangs 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

@ 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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