2012 Sun Belt Conference football season

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2012 Sun Belt Conference football season
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League NCAA Division I FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision)
Sport football
Duration August 30, 2012 - December 1, 2012
Number of teams 10
TV partner(s) ESPN, CSS/CST
Regular season
Season champions Arkansas State
Runners-up Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisiana-Monroe, Middle Tennessee State
Football seasons
← 2011
2013 →
2012 Sun Belt football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Arkansas State   7 1         10 3  
Louisiana–Lafayette   6 2         9 4  
Louisiana–Monroe   6 2         8 5  
Middle Tennessee   6 2         8 4  
WKU   4 4         7 6  
Troy   3 5         5 7  
North Texas   3 5         4 8  
Florida Atlantic   2 6         3 9  
FIU   2 6         3 9  
South Alabama*   1 7         2 11  
† – Conference champion
  • South Alabama not eligible for conference title or bowl game as part of their transition to the FBS.
    Rankings from AP Poll

The 2012 Sun Belt Conference football season was a college football season for the Sun Belt Conference that ran from 30 August to 1 December. Ten teams participated in the competition: Arkansas State, Florida Atlantic, Florida International, Louisiana–Lafayette, Louisiana–Monroe, Middle Tennessee State, North Texas, South Alabama, Troy and Western Kentucky.

South Alabama competed in the Sun Belt for the first time and became the conference's tenth team. Due to NCAA transitional rules, South Alabama was not eligible for a conference championship or postseason play.

Preseason[edit]

Award watch lists[edit]

The following Sun Belt players were named to preseason award watch lists:

Sun Belt Media Day[edit]

The Sun Belt media day was held on 16 July, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Florida International received five first place votes and were selected by the coaches as the favorites to win the conference.[12] Arkansas State and Louisiana-Lafayette each received two first place votes, while Western Kentucky received one.

Coaches Poll[edit]

Position Team Votes First Place Votes
1 Florida International 92 5
2 Arkansas State 85 2
3 Louisiana–Lafayette 81 2
4 Western Kentucky 70 1
5 Troy 60
6 Louisiana–Monroe 47
7 Middle Tennessee 42
8 North Texas 36
9 Florida Atlantic 23
10 South Alabama 14

Preseason All–Conference Team[edit]

The head coaches of the competing teams selected their All–Conference Team.[13] The coaches also selected Ryan Aplin of Arkansas State as the preseason offensive player of the year, and Tourek Williams of Florida International as the preseason defensive player of the year.

Coaches[edit]

NOTE: Stats shown are before the beginning of the season

Team Head Coach Years at School Overall Record Record at School Sun Belt Record
Arkansas State Gus Malzahn 1 0–0 0–0 0–0
Florida Atlantic Carl Pelini 1 0–0 0–0 0–0
Florida International Mario Cristobal 6 24–38 24–38 18–20
Louisiana–Lafayette Mark Hudspeth 2 75–25 9–4 6-2
Louisiana–Monroe Todd Berry 3 38–74 9-15 7-9
Middle Tennessee Rick Stockstill 7 35–40 35–40 26–19
North Texas Dan McCarney 2 61–92 5-7 4-4
South Alabama Joey Jones 4 26–11 23–4 0–0
Troy Larry Blakeney 24 163-92-1 163-92-1 42-17
Western Kentucky Willie Taggart 3 9-15 9-15 9-7

Sun Belt vs. BCS AQ Conference matchups[edit]

Date Visitor Home Notes
September 1 Arkansas State 34 #5 Oregon 57
September 1 North Texas 14 #3 LSU 41
September 1 Florida International 26 Duke 46
September 8^ #8 Arkansas 31 Louisiana–Monroe 34 Played in Little Rock, AR. First SBC win over Top 10 team in history
September 8 Western Kentucky 0 #1 Alabama 35
September 15 Arkansas State 13 Nebraska 42
September 15 Louisiana–Lafayette 24 Oklahoma State 65
September 15 Louisiana–Monroe 28 Auburn 31
September 15 South Alabama 7 NC State 31
September 15 Mississippi State 30 Troy 24
September 15 North Texas 21 Kansas State 35
September 15 Western Kentucky 32 Kentucky 31 WKU's first win over SEC competition
September 15 Florida Atlantic 20 Georgia 56
September 21 Baylor 47 Louisiana–Monroe 42
September 22 Florida Atlantic 7 Alabama 40
September 22 Louisville 28 Florida International 21
September 22 South Alabama 10 Mississippi State 30
September 29 Middle Tennessee 49 Georgia Tech 28
October 20 Middle Tennessee 3 #15 Mississippi State 45
November 3 Troy 48 Tennessee 55
November 10 Louisiana-Lafayette 20 #7 Florida 27
^Denotes neutral site game

Regular season[edit]

Index to colors and formatting
Sun Belt member won
Sun Belt member lost
Sun Belt teams in bold

The Sun Belt has teams in two different time zones. Times reflect start time in respective time zone of each team (all teams central time except for Florida Atlantic and Florida International which are in eastern time). Conference games start times are that of the home team.

Rankings reflect that of the USA Today Coaches poll for that week, until week eight when the BCS poll was used.

Week 1[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
August 30 6:30 PM McNeese St Middle Tennessee Johnny "Red" Floyd StadiumMurfreesboro, TN ESPN3 L 21-27 18,690
August 31 8:00 PM Wagner Florida Atlantic FAU StadiumBoca Raton, FL ESPN3 W 7-3 14,510
September 1 11:00 AM Troy UAB Legion FieldBirmingham, AL Fox College Sports W 39-29 28,612
September 1 1:00 PM UTSA South Alabama Ladd-Peebles StadiumMobile, AL ESPN3 L 31-33 17,144
September 1 6:00 PM North Texas #3 LSU Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA ESPNU L 14-41 92,059
September 1 6:00 PM Austin Peay Western Kentucky Houchens Industries – L. T. Smith StadiumBowling Green, KY ESPN3 W 49-10 16,327
September 1 6:00 PM Lamar Louisiana-Lafayette Cajun FieldLafayette, LA ESPN3/Ragin Cajuns Network W 40-0 25,803
September 1 7:00 PM Florida International Duke Wallace Wade StadiumDurham, NC ESPN3 L 26-46 31,117
September 1 9:30 PM Arkansas State #5 Oregon Autzen StadiumEugene, OR ESPN L 34-57 56,144

Players of the Week[14]

Offensive Defensive Special teams
Player Team Player Team Player Team
Shawn Southward Troy De'Von Terry Troy Brett Baer Louisiana–Lafayette

Week 2[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
September 8 2:30 PM Western Kentucky #1 Alabama Bryant-Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL SEC Network L 0-35 101,821
September 8 4:00 PM Nicholls State South Alabama Ladd-Peebles Stadium • Mobile, AL ESPN3 W 9–3 15,237
September 8 6:00 PM Memphis Arkansas State ASU StadiumJonesboro, AR ESPN3 W 33-28 28,041
September 8^ 6:00 PM #8 Arkansas Louisiana-Monroe War Memorial StadiumLittle Rock, AR ESPNU W 34-31 OT 53,089
September 8 6:00 PM Texas Southern North Texas Apogee StadiumDenton, TX TXA21 W 34-7 22,259
September 8 6:00 PM Akron Florida International FIU StadiumMiami, FL ESPN3 W 41-38 15,685
September 8 6:00 PM Florida Atlantic Middle Tennessee Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium • Murfreesboro, TN ESPN3 MT 31-17 16,227
September 8 6:00 PM Louisiana-Lafayette Troy Veterans Memorial StadiumTroy, AL ESPN3 ULL 37-24 17,981

^ Neutral site

Players of the Week[15]

Offensive Defensive Special teams
Player Team Player Team Player Team
Kolton Browning Louisiana-Monroe Jemarlous Moten Louisiana-Lafayette Brett Baer (2) Louisiana-Lafayette

Week 3[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
September 15 11:00 AM Louisiana-Monroe Auburn Jordan–Hare StadiumAuburn, AL SEC Network L 28-31 OT 85,214
September 15 11:00 AM Arkansas State Nebraska Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE ESPN2 L 13-42 85,290
September 15 11:00 AM Louisiana-Lafayette Oklahoma State Boone Pickens StadiumStillwater, OK FSN L 24-65 56,062
September 15 4:00 PM Florida International UCF Bright House Networks StadiumOrlando, FL CSS L 20-33 40,478
September 15 5:00 PM South Alabama NC State Carter–Finley StadiumRaleigh, NC ESPN3 L 7-31 54,132
September 15 6:00 PM Mississippi State Troy Veterans Memorial Stadium • Troy, AL ESPN3 L 24-30 29,013
September 15 6:00 PM Western Kentucky Kentucky Commonwealth StadiumLexington, KY ESPNU W 32-31 OT 53,980
September 15 6:00 PM Middle Tennessee Memphis Liberty Bowl Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN W 48-30 27,113
September 15 6:00 PM North Texas #15 Kansas State Bill Snyder Family Football StadiumManhattan, KS FSN L 21-35 50,290
September 15 6:30 PM Florida Atlantic #7 Georgia Sanford StadiumAthens, GA CSS L 20-56 92,746

Players of the Week[16]

Offensive Defensive Special teams
Player Team Player Team Player Team
Antonio Andrews Western Kentucky Jonathan Dowling Western Kentucky Hendrix Brakefield Western Kentucky

Week 4[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
September 21 7:00 PM Baylor Louisiana-Monroe Malone StadiumMonroe, LA ESPN^ L 42-47 31,175
September 22 4:00 PM Florida Atlantic #1 Alabama Bryant-Denny Stadium • Tuscaloosa, AL PPV L 7-40 101,821
September 22 6:00 PM #18 Louisville Florida International FIU Stadium • Miami, FL ESPN3 L 21-28 12,318
September 22 6:00 PM Southern Miss Western Kentucky Houchens Industries – L. T. Smith Stadium • Bowling Green, KY ESPN3 W 42-17 23,252
September 22 6:00 PM Alcorn St. Arkansas State ASU Stadium • Jonesboro, AR ESPN3 W 56-0 21,559
September 22 6:00 PM South Alabama #23 Mississippi State Davis Wade StadiumStarkville, MS Bulldog Sports L 10-30 55,186
September 22 6:00 PM Troy North Texas Apogee Stadium • Denton, TX ESPN3 Troy 14-7 21,823

^ULM-Baylor game was most watched Sun Belt game on ESPN in history.

Players of the Week[17]

Offensive Defensive Special teams
Player Team Player Team Player Team
Antonio Andrews (2) Western Kentucky Brynden Trawick Troy Will Scott Troy

Week 5[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
September 29 11:30 AM Middle Tennessee Georgia Tech Bobby Dodd StadiumAtlanta, GA ACC RSN W 49-28 39,270
September 29 2:30 PM Louisiana-Monroe Tulane Mercedes-Benz SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA CST W 63-10 18,063
September 29 2:30 PM Troy South Alabama Ladd-Peebles Stadium • Mobile, AL SBN Troy 31-10 23,789
September 29 4:00 PM North Texas Florida Atlantic FAU Stadium • Boca Raton, FL ESPN3 UNT 20-14 13,888
September 29 6:00 PM Florida International Louisiana-Lafayette Cajun Field • Lafayette, LA ESPN3 ULL 48-20 21,109
September 29 6:00 PM Western Kentucky Arkansas State ASU Stadium • Jonesboro, AR ESPN3 WKU 26-16 25,160

Players of the Week[18]

Offensive Defensive Special teams
Player Team Player Team Player Team
Benny Cunningham Middle Tennessee Quanterus Smith Western Kentucky Brett Baer (3) Louisiana-Lafayette

Week 6[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
October 4 6:30 PM Arkansas State Florida International FIU Stadium • Miami, FL ESPNU ASU 34-20 13,612
October 6 2:30 PM Louisiana-Monroe Middle Tennessee Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium • Murfreesboro, TN SBN ULM 31-17 21,067
October 6 4:00 PM Tulane Louisiana-Lafayette Cajun Field • Lafayette, LA RCN/Cox4/ESPN3 ULL 41-13 29,758
October 6 6:00 PM North Texas Houston Robertson StadiumHouston, TX CSS L 21-44 25,476

Players of the Week[19]

Offensive Defensive Special teams
Player Team Player Team Player Team
Kolton Browning (2) Louisiana-Monroe Qushaun Lee Arkansas State Brett Baer (4) Louisiana-Lafayette

Week 7[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
October 11 6:30 PM Western Kentucky Troy Veterans Memorial Stadium • Troy, AL ESPNU WKU 31-26 16,426
October 13 5:00 PM Middle Tennessee Florida International FIU Stadium • Miami, FL MT 34-30 15,234
October 13 6:00 PM South Alabama Arkansas State ASU Stadium • Jonesboro, AR ASU 36-29 22,143
October 13 7:00 PM Florida Atlantic Louisiana-Monroe Malone Stadium • Monroe, LA SBN/CSS ULM 35-14 16,782

Players of the Week[20]

Offensive Defensive Special teams
Player Team Player Team Player Team
Benny Cunningham (2) Middle Tennessee Nathan Herrold Arkansas State Michel Chapuseaux South Alabama

Week 8[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
October 16 8:00 PM Louisiana-Lafayette North Texas Apogee Stadium • Denton, TX ESPN2 UNT 30-23 17,055
October 20 12:00 PM Florida International Troy Veterans Memorial Stadium • Troy, AL SBN/CSS Troy 38-37 17,354
October 20 2:30 PM Florida Atlantic South Alabama Ladd-Peebles Stadium • Mobile, AL USA 37-34 17,566
October 20 3:00 PM Louisiana-Monroe Western Kentucky Houchens Industries – L. T. Smith Stadium • Bowling Green, KY ESPN3 ULM 43-42 22,323
October 20 6:00 PM Middle Tennessee Mississippi St Davis Wade Stadium • Starkville, MS ESPN2 L 3-45 55,108

Players of the Week[21]

Offensive Defensive Special teams
Player Team Player Team Player Team
Kolton Browning (3) Louisiana-Monroe Zach Orr North Texas Pat Moore South Alabama

Week 9[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
October 23 7:00 PM Arkansas State Louisiana-Lafayette Cajun Field • Lafayette, LA ESPN2 ASU 50-27 19,873
October 27 2:30 PM North Texas Middle Tennessee Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium • Murfreesboro, TN ESPN3 MT 38-21 14,102
October 27 4:00 PM Troy Florida Atlantic FAU Stadium • Boca Raton, FL FAU 34-27 11,968
October 27 5:00 PM Western Kentucky Florida International FIU Stadium • Miami, FL ESPN3 WKU 14-6 12,842
October 27 6:00 PM South Alabama Louisiana-Monroe Malone Stadium • Monroe, LA ULM 38-24 14,556

Players of the Week[22]

Offensive Defensive Special teams
Player Team Player Team Player Team
Logan Kilgore Middle Tennessee Quanterus Smith (2) Western Kentucky Brian Davis Arkansas State

Week 10[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
November 1 8:15 PM Middle Tennessee Western Kentucky Houchens Industries – L. T. Smith Stadium • Bowling Green, KY ESPNU MT 34-29 17,327
November 3 11:00 AM Troy Tennessee Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN SEC Regional L 48-55 84,189
November 3 2:30 PM Florida Atlantic Navy Navy–Marine Corps Memorial StadiumAnnapolis, MD CBSSN L 17-24 29,326
November 3 3:00 PM Louisiana-Lafayette Louisiana-Monroe Malone Stadium • Monroe, LA SBN/ESPN3 ULL 40-24 20,203
November 3 3:30 PM Florida International South Alabama Ladd-Peebles Stadium • Mobile, AL FIU 28-20 11,936
November 3 4:00 PM Arkansas State North Texas Apogee Stadium • Denton, TX ASU 37-19 17,534

Players of the Week[23]

Offensive Defensive Special teams
Player Team Player Team Player Team
Terrance Broadway Louisiana-Lafayette Jordan Hunt Florida International Reggie Whatley Middle Tennessee

Week 11[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
November 8 6:00 PM Louisiana-Monroe Arkansas State ASU Stadium • Jonesboro, AR ESPNU ASU 45-23 30,243
November 10 11:20 AM Louisiana-Lafayette Florida Ben Hill Griffin StadiumGainesville, FL SEC Regional L 20-27 86,482
November 10 12:00 PM Florida Atlantic Western Kentucky Houchens Industries – L. T. Smith Stadium • Bowling Green, KY SBN FAU 37-28 14,185
November 10 2:30 PM Navy Troy Veterans Memorial Stadium • Troy, AL ESPN3 W 41-31 24,321
November 10 4:30 PM South Alabama North Texas Apogee Stadium • Denton, TX UNT 24-14 15,963

Players of the Week[24]

Offensive Defensive Special teams
Player Team Player Team Player Team
Ryan Aplin Arkansas State Emeka Onyenekwu Louisiana-Lafayette Will Scott (2) Troy

Week 12[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
November 16 7:00 PM Florida International Florida Atlantic FAU Stadium • Boca Raton, FL ESPNU FIU 34-24 15,405
November 17 2:30 PM Arkansas State Troy Veterans Memorial Stadium • Troy, AL IMG Sports ASU 41-34 20,614
November 17 2:30 PM Middle Tennessee South Alabama Ladd-Peebles Stadium • Mobile, AL MT 20-12 15,087
November 17 3:00 PM North Texas Louisiana-Monroe Malone Stadium • Monroe, LA ESPN3 ULM 42-16 14,079
November 17 6:00 PM Western Kentucky Louisiana-Lafayette Cajun Field • Lafayette, LA ESPN3 ULL 31-27 20,314

Players of the Week[25]

Offensive Defensive Special teams
Player Team Player Team Player Team
Ryan Aplin (2) Arkansas State Jajuan Harley Middle Tennessee Richard Leonard Florida International

Week 13[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
November 24 12:00 PM North Texas Western Kentucky Houchens Industries – L. T. Smith Stadium • Bowling Green, KY SBN WKU 25-24 11,074
November 24 2:30 PM Troy Middle Tennessee Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium • Murfreesboro, TN ESPN3 MT 24-21 18,605
November 24 4:00 PM South Alabama Louisiana-Lafayette Cajun Field • Lafayette, LA RCN/ESPN3 ULL 52-30 20,333
November 24 TBD Louisiana-Monroe Florida International FIU Stadium • Miami, FL ULM 23-17 12,115

Players of the Week[26]

Offensive Defensive Special teams
Player Team Player Team Player Team
Antonio Andrews (3) Western Kentucky Kevin Byard Middle Tennessee Michel Chapuseaux (2) South Alabama

Week 14[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
December 1 2:00 PM Louisiana-Lafayette Florida Atlantic FAU Stadium • Boca Raton, FL ULL 35-21 11,522
December 1 2:00 PM Middle Tennessee Arkansas State ASU Stadium • Jonesboro, AR ESPN3 ASU 45-0 31,243
December 1 6:00 PM South Alabama Hawaii Aloha StadiumHonolulu, HI Root L 7-23 27,865

Players of the Week[27]

Offensive Defensive Special teams
Player Team Player Team Player Team
Ryan Aplin (3) Arkansas State Nathan Herrold (2) Arkansas State Brian Davis (2) Arkansas State

Bowl games[edit]

The Sun Belt placed four teams in bowl games with five teams bowl eligible in 2012. This was the highest number of SBC bowl teams in the conference's history. Only Middle Tennessee was not selected for a bowl.[28] Two Sun Belt teams made their first bowl games in school history: Western Kentucky and Louisiana-Monroe.

NOTE: All times are local

Bowl Date Time SBC team (Record) Opponent (Record) Site TV Result Attendance
2012 R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl December 22 11:00 AM Louisiana-Lafayette (8-4) East Carolina (8-4) Mercedes-Benz Superdome • New Orleans, LA ESPN W 43-34 48,828
2012 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl December 26 6:30 PM Western Kentucky (7-5) Central Michigan (6-6) Ford FieldDetroit, MI ESPN L 21-24 23,310
2012 Advocare V100 Independence Bowl December 28 1:00 PM Louisiana-Monroe (8-4) Ohio (8-4) Independence StadiumShreveport, LA ESPN L 14-45 41,853
2013 GoDaddy.com Bowl January 6 8:00 PM Arkansas State (9-3) #25 Kent State (11-2) Ladd-Peebles Stadium • Mobile, AL ESPN W 17-13 37,913

Home attendance[edit]

Team Stadium (Capacity) Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5 Game 6 Total Average % of Capacity
Arkansas State Liberty Bank Stadium (30,964) 28,041 21,559 25,160 22,143 30,243 31,243 158,389 26,398 85.3%
Florida Atlantic FAU Stadium (30,000) 14,510 13,888 11,968 15,405 11,522 67,293 13,459 44.9%
Florida International FIU Stadium (23,500) 15,685 12,318 13,612 15,234 12,842 12,115 81,806 13,634 58.0%
Louisiana–Lafayette Cajun Field (31,000) 25,803 21,109 29,758 19,873 20,314 20,333 137,190 22,865 73.8%
Louisiana–Monroe Malone Stadium (30,427) 31,175 16,782 14,556 20,203 14,079 96,795 19,359 63.6%
Middle Tennessee Johnny "Red" Floyd Stadium (30,788) 18,690 16,227 21,067 14,102 18,605 88,691 17,738 57.6%
North Texas Apogee Stadium (30,850) 22,259 21,823 17,055 17,534 15,963 94,634 18,927 61.4%
South Alabama Ladd Peebles Stadium (33,471) 17,144 15,237 23,789 17,566 11,936 15,087 100,759 16,793 50.2%
Troy Veterans Memorial Stadium (30,000) 17,981 29,013 16,426 17,354 24,321 20,614 125,709 20,952 69.8%
Western Kentucky Houchens Industries – L. T. Smith Stadium (22,000) 16,327 23,252 22,323 17,327 14,185 11,074 104,488 17,415 79.2%

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