2012 Illinois State Redbirds football team

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2012 Illinois State Redbirds football
Illinois State Redbirds Wordmark.png
FCS Playoffs Quarterfinals vs. Eastern Washington, L 35–51
Conference Missouri Valley Football Conference
Ranking
Sports Network #8
FCS Coaches #9
2012 record 9–4 (5–3 MVFC)
Head coach Brock Spack (4th year)
Offensive coordinator Luke Huard
Defensive coordinator Brock Spack
Home stadium Hancock Stadium
(Capacity: 7,700)
Seasons
« 2011 2013 »
2012 MVFC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#1 North Dakota State ^   7 1         14 1  
#14 South Dakota State ^   6 2         9 4  
#8 Illinois State ^   5 3         9 4  
Indiana State   5 3         7 4  
Southern Illinois   5 3         6 5  
Youngstown State   4 4         7 4  
Northern Iowa   4 4         5 6  
Missouri State   3 5         3 8  
Western Illinois   1 7         3 8  
South Dakota   0 8         1 10  
† – Conference champion
^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll

The 2012 Illinois State Redbirds football team represented Illinois State University in the 2012 NCAA Division I FCS football season. They were led by fourth year head coach Brock Spack and played their home games at Hancock Stadium. They were a member of the Missouri Valley Football Conference. They finished the season 9–4, 5–3 in MVFC play to finish in a three way tie for third place. They received an at-large bid into the FCS Playoffs where they defeated Appalachian State in the second round before falling to Eastern Washington in the quarterfinals.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 1 12:00 PM Dayton* #19 Hancock StadiumNormal, IL W 56–14   4,840
September 8 1:00 PM at Eastern Michigan* #18 Rynearson StadiumYpsilanti, MI CSNC W 31–14   7,654
September 15 1:00 pm Eastern Illinois* #15 Hancock Stadium • Normal, IL (Mid-America Classic) W 54–51 2OT  7,700
September 22 3:00 PM at Western Illinois #15 Hanson FieldMacomb, IL CSNC W 23–3   16,033
September 29 2:00 PM at South Dakota #13 DakotaDomeVermillion, SD W 34–31   7,863
October 6 1:00 PM Southern Illinois #9 Hancock Stadium • Normal, IL CSNC L 0–17   8,000
October 13 1:00 PM #8 Youngstown State #14 Hancock Stadium • Normal, IL CSNC W 35–28   5,557
October 20 1:00 PM Missouri State #11 Hancock Stadium • Normal, IL L 17–24   6,180
October 27 4:00 PM at Northern Iowa #17 UNI-DomeCedar Falls, IA CSNC W 33–21   9,946
November 3 1:00 PM at #14 Indiana State #17 Memorial StadiumTerre Haute, IN CSNC W 17–10   6,008
November 17 1:00 PM #1 North Dakota State #11 Hancock Stadium • Normal, IL ESPN3 L 20–38   6,793
December 1 1:00 PM at #7 Appalachian State* #16 Kidd Brewer StadiumBoone, NC (FCS Playoffs Second Round) ESPN3 W 38–37 OT  16,719
December 8 5:00 PM at #4 Eastern Washington* #16 Roos FieldCheney, WA (FCS Playoffs Quarterfinals) ESPN3 L 35–51   7,512
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

2012 Home Attendance Average[edit]

The Illinois State Redbird Football program averaged 6,511 fans for the 2012 home football games. The 2012 season the East Side of Hancock Stadium was being renovated. The Redbirds sold out 2 games in 2012 (Eastern Illinois & Southern Illinois).

Redbirds Drafted[edit]

Draft Year Player Position Round Overall NFL Team
2013 Nate Palmer LB 6 193 Green Bay Packers

Ranking Movements[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Final 
Sports Network 19 18 15 15 13 9 14 11 17 17 15 11 16 8 
Coaches 20 19 17 15 12 11 16 13 17 15 15 11 15 9


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