2012 Duke Blue Devils football team

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2012 Duke Blue Devils football
Duke text logo.svg
Belk Bowl vs. Cincinnati, L 34–48
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
Coastal Division
2012 record 6–7 (3–5 ACC)
Head coach David Cutcliffe (5th year)
Offensive coordinator Kurt Roper (5th year)
Offensive scheme Multiple
Defensive coordinator Jim Knowles (3rd year)
Base defense 4-2-5
Home stadium Wallace Wade Stadium
(Capacity: 33,941)
Seasons
« 2011 2013 »
2012 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Atlantic Division
#10 Florida State xy$   7 1         12 2  
#11 Clemson x   7 1         11 2  
NC State   4 4         7 6  
Wake Forest   3 5         5 7  
Maryland   2 6         4 8  
Boston College   1 7         2 10  
Coastal Division
Georgia Tech xy   5 3         7 7  
North Carolina*   5 3         8 4  
Miami*   5 3         7 5  
Virginia Tech   4 4         7 6  
Duke   3 5         6 7  
Virginia   2 6         4 8  
Championship: Florida State 21, Georgia Tech 15
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
  • North Carolina ineligible for championship and postseason due to NCAA sanctions. Miami ineligible for championship and postseason due to a self-imposed postseason ban.
As of January 8, 2013; Rankings from AP Poll

The Duke Blue Devils football team represented Duke University in the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Blue Devils were led by fifth year head coach David Cutcliffe and played their home games at Wallace Wade Stadium. They were a member of the Coastal Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference. They finished the season 6–7, 3–5 in ACC play to finish in fifth place in the Coastal Division. They were invited to the Belk Bowl, the programs first bowl game since 1995, where they were defeated by Cincinnati.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 1 7:00 PM Florida International* Wallace Wade StadiumDurham, NC ESPN3 W 46–26   31,117
September 8 10:30 PM at #21 Stanford* Stanford StadiumStanford, CA P12N L 13–50   44,016
September 15 7:00 PM North Carolina Central* Wallace Wade Stadium • Durham, NC (Bull City Gridiron Classic) ESPN3 W 54–17   22,829
September 22 6:00 PM Memphis* Wallace Wade Stadium • Durham, NC ESPN3 W 38–14   23,658
September 29 12:30 PM at Wake Forest BB&T FieldWinston-Salem, NC (Tobacco Road Rivalry) ACCN W 34–27   28,743
October 6 3:00 PM Virginia Wallace Wade Stadium • Durham, NC ACCRN W 42–17   26,856
October 13 12:30 PM at Virginia Tech Lane StadiumBlacksburg, VA ACCN L 20–41   65,632
October 20 7:00 PM North Carolina Wallace Wade Stadium • Durham, NC (Victory Bell) ESPNU W 33–30   33,941
October 27 3:30 PM at #10 Florida State Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL ESPNU L 7–48   71,467
November 3 7:00 PM #9 Clemson Wallace Wade Stadium • Durham, NC ESPN2 L 20–56   31,894
November 17 3:30 PM at Georgia Tech Bobby Dodd StadiumAtlanta, GA ESPNU L 24–42   41,904
November 24 12:30 PM Miami (FL) Wallace Wade Stadium • Durham, NC ACCN L 45–52   26,895
December 27 6:30 PM vs. Cincinnati* Bank of America StadiumCharlotte, NC (2012 Belk Bowl) ESPN L 34–48   48,128
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

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