2012 Northern Colorado Bears football team

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2012 Northern Colorado Bears football
Northern Colorado Athletics old wordmark.png
Conference Big Sky Conference
2012 record 5–6 (4–4 Big Sky)
Head coach Earnest Collins, Jr. (2nd season)
Offensive coordinator Michael Armour (2nd season)
Offensive scheme Spread
Defensive coordinator Zach Shay (2nd season)
Base defense 4–3
Home stadium Nottingham Field
(Capacity: 6,500)
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 Northern Colorado Bears football team represented the University of Northern Colorado in the 2012 NCAA Division I FCS football season. They were led by second year head coach Earnest Collins, Jr. and played their home games at Nottingham Field. They are a member of the Big Sky Conference. They finished the season 5–6, 4–4 in Big Sky play to finish in a three way tie for fifth place.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
August 30 5:15 PM at Utah* Rice-Eccles StadiumSalt Lake City, UT P12N L 0–41   45,273
September 8 1:30 PM Colorado Mesa* Nottingham FieldGreeley, CO ALT/Big Sky TV W 40–3   5,136
September 15 3:00 PM at Sacramento State* Hornet StadiumSacramento, CA Big Sky TV L 17–28   7,408
September 22 1:30 PM at No. 2 Montana State Bobcat StadiumBozeman, MT Max Media/Big Sky TV L 16–41   18,637
October 6 1:30 PM Montanadagger Nottingham Field • Greeley, CO RTRM L 17–40   4,751
October 13 7:00 PM at No. 15 Cal Poly Alex G. Spanos StadiumSan Luis Obispo, CA KSBY/Big Sky TV L 28–56   9,382
October 20 1:30 PM Idaho State Nottingham Field • Greeley, CO Big Sky TV W 52–14   4,155
October 27 1:30 PM No. 13 Northern Arizona Nottingham Field • Greeley, CO Big Sky TV L 10–12   3,780
November 3 2:00 PM at Portland State Jeld-Wen FieldPortland, OR Big Sky TV W 32–28   5,077
November 10 1:30 PM at Weber State Stewart StadiumOgden, UT Big Sky TV W 42–34   4,837
November 17 12:00 PM North Dakota Nottingham Field • Greeley, CO Big Sky TV W 28–27   3,418
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll released prior to game. All times are in Mountain Time.

Despite Sacramento State also being a member of the Big Sky, their meeting on September 15 was considered a non-conference game.

Game summaries[edit]

@ Utah[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 0 0 0 0 0
Utes 0 21 7 13 41
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–2 1937 L 6–7

Colorado Mesa[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Mavericks 0 3 0 0 3
Bears 7 3 16 14 40
Overall record Last meeting Result
6–0 1997 W 28–7

The win is the Bears first win since the final game of the 2010 season against Portland State, a span of 12 games. It is also just their second win in their last 21 games.

@ Sacramento State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 3 7 0 7 17
Hornets 7 7 7 7 28
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–6 2011 L 0–14

@ Montana State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 0 13 3 0 16
#2 Bobcats 21 10 7 3 41
Overall record Last meeting Result
11–16–1 2011 L 21–31

Montana[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Grizzlies 0 10 14 16 40
Bears 0 0 10 7 17
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–11 2011 L 28–55

@ Cal Poly[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 14 0 0 14 28
#15 Mustangs 14 14 14 14 56
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–7 2007 L 21–56

Idaho State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bengals 0 7 0 7 14
Bears 14 14 24 0 52
Overall record Last meeting Result
9–19 2011 L 20–50

Northern Arizona[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#13 Lumberjacks 2 7 0 3 12
Bears 0 3 0 7 10
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–10 2011 L 14–34

@ Portland State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 3 7 15 7 32
Vikings 6 15 7 0 28
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–7 2011 L 17–23

@ Weber State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 9 19 0 14 42
Wildcats 7 10 3 14 34
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–6 2011 L 21–45

North Dakota[edit]

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

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