2012 Conference USA Football Championship Game

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2012 Conference USA Football Championship Game
Conference Championship
Conference USA Football Championship logo.png
1 2 3 4 OT Total
UCF 0 14 13 0 0 27
Tulsa 7 14 0 6 6 33
Date December 1, 2012
Season 2012
Stadium Skelly Field at H. A. Chapman Stadium
Location Tulsa, OK
United States TV coverage
Network ESPN2
Announcers Dave Pasch, Brian Griese and Jenn Brown
Conference USA Football Championship Game
 < 2011  2013
2012 Conference USA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
UCF xy   7 1         10 4  
East Carolina x   7 1         8 5  
Marshall   4 4         5 7  
Memphis   4 4         4 8  
UAB   2 6         3 9  
Southern Miss   0 8         0 12  
West Division
Tulsa xy$   7 1         10 3  
SMU   5 3         7 6  
Rice   4 4         7 6  
Houston   4 4         5 7  
UTEP   2 6         3 9  
Tulane   2 6         2 10  
Championship: Tulsa 33, UCF 27
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2012 Conference USA Football Championship Game was played on December 1, 2012 between the Tulsa Golden Hurricane, winners of the Conference USA West division and the UCF Knights, the winners of the East division.[1]

It was the third match-up between the Golden Hurricane and Knights in the C-USA Championship Game and the first in Tulsa.[2][3] The two teams previously met in 2005 and 2007, which were both played in Orlando.[4]

Game summary[edit]

Under conference rules, the game was held at the home field of the team with the best record in conference play; since both teams finished C-USA play at 7–1, but Tulsa defeated UCF in their head-to-head match-up two weeks earlier, the game was held at the Golden Hurricane's home field, Skelly Field at H. A. Chapman Stadium in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The game marked UCF's last conference match-up as a member of Conference USA, as the Knights moved to the American Athletic Conference for the 2013 season.[5]

Scoring summary[edit]

Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring Information[6] Score
Length Time UCF Tulsa
1 09:28 5 plays, 38 yards 1:52 Tulsa Thomas Roberson 20–yard reception from Cody Green, Daniel Schwarz kick good 0 7
2 14:13 10 plays, 73 yards 5:07 UCF Breshad Perriman 8–yard reception from Blake Bortles, Shawn Moffit kick good 7 7
2 04:53 9 plays, 52 yards 4:18 UCF Quincy McDuffie 8–yard reception from Blake Bortles, Shawn Moffit kick good 14 7
2 02:35 7 plays, 75 yards 2:18 Tulsa Alex Singleton 22–yard rush, Daniel Schwarz kick good 14 14
2 00:00 8 plays, 80 yards 1:02 Tulsa Ja'Terian Douglas 2–yard rush, Daniel Schwarz kick good 14 21
3 04:23 5 plays, 27 yards 2:04 UCF Latavius Murray 2–yard rush, Shawn Moffit kick blocked 20 21
3 02:19 6 plays, 59 yards 1:22 UCF Blake Bortles 28–yard rush, Shawn Moffit kick good 27 21
4 05:06 1 plays, 54 yards 0:08 Tulsa Trey Watts 54–yard punt return, Daniel Schwarz kick blocked 27 27
OT Tulsa Alex Singleton 1–yard rush 27 33
Final Score 27 33

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2012 Tulsa Golden Hurricane Football Schedule". Retrieved 24 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "2005-06 Conference USA Championship Schedule". Retrieved 24 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "2007-08 Conference USA Championship Schedule". Retrieved 24 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "George O'Leary Makes His Mark at UCF: Part 8 of 8 - The History of UCF Football". University of Central Florida Athletics Association. 2007-08-17. Retrieved 2012-12-01. 
  5. ^ "It's Official! UCF Joins BIG EAST Conference". University of Central Florida. 2011-12-07. Retrieved 2012-12-01. 
  6. ^ "UCF Knights vs. Tulsa Golden Hurricane - Drivechart". ESPN. 2012-12-01. Retrieved 2010-12-01.