2012 Rutgers Scarlet Knights football team

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2012 Rutgers Scarlet Knights football
Rutgers athletics logo.svg
Big East Conference Co–Champions
Conference Big East Conference
2012 record 9–4 (5–2 Big East)
Head coach Kyle Flood (1st as Head coach, 7th overall year)
Offensive coordinator David Brock (1st year)
Defensive coordinator Robb Smith (1st as coordinator, 4th overall year)
Home stadium High Point Solutions Stadium
(Capacity: 52,454)
Seasons
« 2011 2013 »
2012 Big East football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#13 Louisville §   5 2         11 2  
Cincinnati §   5 2         10 3  
Rutgers §   5 2         9 4  
Syracuse §   5 2         8 5  
Pittsburgh   3 4         6 7  
Connecticut   2 5         5 7  
Temple   2 5         4 7  
South Florida   1 6         3 9  
† – BCS representative as conference champion
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2012 Rutgers Scarlet Knights football team represented Rutgers University in the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Scarlet Knights played their home games at High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway, NJ as a member of the Big East Conference. This was the first season with Kyle Flood as the head coach, as former head coach Greg Schiano accepted the head coaching position for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. They finished the season 9–4, 5–2 in Big East play to win the school's first ever Big East Conference football championship, sharing the conference title with Cincinnati, Louisville, and Syracuse. They were invited to the Russell Athletic Bowl where they were defeated by Virginia Tech in overtime.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 1 8:00 PM at Tulane* Mercedes-Benz SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA CBSSN W 24–12   26,059
September 8 3:30 PM Howard* High Point Solutions StadiumPiscataway, NJ SNY W 26–0   50,855
September 13 7:30 PM at South Florida Raymond James StadiumTampa, FL ESPN W 23–13   44,219
September 22 7:00 PM at Arkansas* Donald W. Reynolds Razorback StadiumFayetteville, AR ESPNU W 35–26   72,543
October 6 12:00 PM Connecticut #22 High Point Solutions Stadium • Piscataway, NJ ESPNU W 19–3   50,870
October 13 12:00 PM Syracuse #20 High Point Solutions Stadium • Piscataway, NJ Big East Network W 23–15   48,011
October 20 12:00 PM at Temple #19 Lincoln Financial FieldPhiladelphia, PA Big East Network W 35–10   35,145
October 27 3:30 PM Kent State*dagger #18 High Point Solutions Stadium • Piscataway, NJ SNY L 23–35   49,345
November 10 12:00 PM Army* #24 High Point Solutions Stadium • Piscataway, NJ ESPNU W 28–7   43,250
November 17 12:00 PM at Cincinnati #22 Nippert StadiumCincinnati, OH Big East Network W 10–3   34,526
November 24 12:00 PM at Pittsburgh #22 Heinz FieldPittsburgh, PA ESPN2 L 6–27   38,786
November 29 7:30 PM Louisville High Point Solutions Stadium • Piscataway, NJ ESPN L 17–20   52,798
December 28 5:30 PM vs. Virginia Tech* Florida Citrus Bowl StadiumOrlando, FL (Russell Athletic Bowl) ESPN L 10–13 OT  48,127
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

Rankings[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 13 14 Final 
AP NR NR NR RV 23 22 20 19 18 RV 24 22 21 RV RV  
Coaches' RV RV RV RV 25 т 21 19 17 15 25 20 20 19 25 RV  
Harris Not released 19 17 15 23 22 21 19 RV RV Not released 
BCS Not released 15 15 NR 23 22 18 NR NR Not released


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