2012 Eastern Illinois Panthers football team

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2012 Eastern Illinois Panthers football
Eastern Illinois Panthers wodmark 2000-2015.png
OVC champion
FCS Playoffs First Round, L 10–58 vs. South Dakota State
Conference Ohio Valley Conference
Ranking
Sports Network No. 25
FCS Coaches No. 25
2012 record 7–5 (6–1 OVC)
Head coach Dino Babers (1st year)
Offensive coordinator Sterlin Gilbert (1st year)
Defensive coordinator Kim McCloud (1st year)
Home stadium O'Brien Stadium
(Capacity: 10,000)
Seasons
← 2011
2013 →
2012 OVC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#25 Eastern Illinois $^   6 1         7 5  
#21 Eastern Kentucky   6 2         8 3  
Tennessee–Martin   6 2         8 3  
Jacksonville State   5 3         6 5  
Tennessee State   4 3         8 3  
Murray State   4 4         5 6  
Southeast Missouri State   2 6         3 8  
Tennessee Tech   1 7         3 8  
Austin Peay   1 7         2 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll

The 2012 Eastern Illinois Panthers football team represented Eastern Illinois University in the 2012 NCAA Division I FCS football season. They were led by first-year head coach Dino Babers and played their home games at O'Brien Stadium. They were a member of the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC). Eastern Illinois finished the season 7–5 overall and 6–1 in OVC play to be crowned conference champions. They earned the conference's automatic bid into the FCS Playoffs, where they lost in the first round to South Dakota State.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 30 6:30 PM Southern Illinois* O'Brien StadiumCharleston, IL WEIU W 49–28   8,275
September 8 6:00 PM at Western Michigan* Waldo StadiumKalamazoo, MI L 21–52   22,536
September 15 1:00 PM at No. 15 Illinois State* Hancock StadiumNormal, IL L 51–54 2OT  7,700
September 22 6:30 PM Murray State O'Brien Stadium • Charleston, IL WEIU W 50–49   5,319
September 29 1:30 PM Austin Peay O'Brien Stadium • Charleston, IL WEIU W 65–15   9,154
October 6 2:00 PM at UT Martin Graham StadiumMartin, TN L 37–51   5,456
October 13 1:30 PM Jacksonville Statedagger O'Brien Stadium • Charleston, IL WEIU W 31–28   7,358
October 27 12:00 PM at No. 18 Eastern Kentucky Roy Kidd StadiumRichmond, KY W 24–7   4,400
November 3 1:30 PM at Tennessee Tech Tucker StadiumCookeville, TN W 31–24   8,968
November 10 1:30 PM Southeast Missouri State O'Brien Stadium • Charleston, IL WEIU W 39–20   5,575
November 17 3:00 PM at No. 10 Central Arkansas* No. 24 Estes StadiumConway, AR L 30–48   6,754
November 24 2:00 PM at No. 19 South Dakota State* No. 25 Coughlin–Alumni StadiumBrookings, SD (FCS Playoffs First Round) ESPN3 L 10–58   4,367
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

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