2012 University of North Dakota football team

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2012 University of North Dakota football
University of North Dakota logo - interlocking ND.svg
Conference Big Sky Conference
2012 record 5–6 (3–5 Big Sky)
Head coach Chris Mussman (5th season)
Offensive coordinator Greg Breitbach
Defensive coordinator Mike Mannausau
Home stadium Alerus Center
(Capacity: 12,283)
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 University of North Dakota football team represented the University of North Dakota in the 2012 NCAA Division I FCS football season. They were led by fifth-year head coach Chris Mussman and played their home games at the Alerus Center. This was their first year as a member of the Big Sky Conference.

This season North Dakota officially played without a mascot name after the decision to retire "Fighting Sioux" as the school's mascot amid controversy.[1]

They finished the season 5–6, 3–5 in Big Sky play to finish in a three-way tie for eighth place.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
Non-Conference Schedule
August 30 7:00 PM South Dakota M&T* Alerus CenterGrand Forks, ND MSN/Big Sky TV W 66–0   8,847
September 8 6:00 PM Portland State* Alerus Center • Grand Forks, ND MSN/Big Sky TV W 45–37   9,210
September 15 7:00 PM at San Diego State* Qualcomm StadiumSan Diego, CA KUSI L 41–49   24,826
Conference Schedule
September 22 8:00 PM at Sacramento State Hornet StadiumSacramento, CA Big Sky TV W 35–13   10,774
September 29 6:00 PM No. 23 Cal Poly Alerus Center • Grand Forks, ND MSN/Big Sky TV L 17–35   9,531
October 6 6:00 PM at No. 7 Eastern Washington Roos FieldCheney, WA SWX/Big Sky TV L 17–55   8,646
October 13 3:00 PM No. 16 Northern Arizona Alerus Center • Grand Forks, ND MSN/Big Sky TV L 38–45   9,742
October 20 2:30 PM Montana Alerus Center • Grand Forks, ND RTRM/RTNW W 40–34   9,000
October 27 3:00 PM at No. 4 Montana State Bobcat StadiumBozeman, MT Big Sky TV L 10–55   17,137
November 3 1:00 PM Southern Utah Alerus Center • Grand Forks, ND MSN/Big Sky TV W 33–29   7,144
November 17 1:00 PM at Northern Colorado Nottingham FieldGreeley, CO Big Sky TV L 27–28   3,418
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

Despite also being a member of the Big Sky Conference, the game with Portland State on September 8 was considered a non conference game and had no effect on the Big Sky Standings.

Game summaries[edit]

South Dakota M&T[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Hardrockers 0 0 0 0 0
North Dakota 14 31 7 14 66
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

Portland State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Vikings 9 15 0 13 37
North Dakota 14 21 10 0 45
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–1 1981 ND, 17–10

@ San Diego State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
North Dakota 14 6 7 14 41
Aztecs 21 14 7 7 49
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

@ Sacramento State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
North Dakota 7 7 14 7 35
Hornets 7 0 0 6 13
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 1979 ND, 31–0

Cal Poly[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 CP, 23–19

@ Eastern Washington[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
North Dakota 10 7 0 0 17
#7 Eagles 20 14 14 7 55
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

Northern Arizona[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#16 Lumberjacks 14 3 14 14 45
North Dakota 0 17 14 7 38
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–2 1985 NAU, 41–0

Montana[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Grizzlies 7 10 17 0 34
North Dakota 17 14 0 9 40
Overall record Last meeting Result
7–11–1 2010 MONT, 27–17

@ Montana State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
North Dakota 7 0 3 0 10
#4 Bobcats 14 14 7 20 55
Overall record Last meeting Result
13–15–1 1983 UND, 21–3

Southern Utah[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Thunderbirds 3 19 0 7 29
North Dakota 0 13 13 7 33
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–3 2011 ND, 26–20

@ Northern Colorado[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
North Dakota 14 10 3 0 27
Bears 7 14 7 0 28
Overall record Last meeting Result
13–11 2011 ND, 27–25

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