2012 Texas State Bobcats football team

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2012 Texas State Bobcats football
Texas State Bobcats Wordmark.png
Conference Western Athletic Conference
2012 record 4–8 (2–4 WAC)
Head coach Dennis Franchione (2nd year)
Co-offensive coordinator Mike Schultz (1st year)
Co-offensive coordinator Jeff Conway
Defensive coordinator Craig Naivar (2nd year)
Home stadium Bobcat Stadium
(Capacity: 30,000)
Seasons
« 2011 2013 »
2012 WAC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#16 Utah State   6 0         11 2  
#21 San Jose State   5 1         11 2  
Louisiana Tech   4 2         9 3  
UTSA*   3 3         8 4  
Texas State*   2 4         4 8  
Idaho   1 5         1 11  
New Mexico State   0 6         1 11  
† – Conference champion
  • Texas State and UTSA are not eligible for conference title nor bowl games as part of their transition to the FBS.
    As of December 15, 2012; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2012 Texas State Bobcats football team represented Texas State University–San Marcos in the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Bobcats were led by head coach Dennis Franchione, in his second year, and played their home games at Bobcat Stadium. This was Texas State's only season as members of the Western Athletic Conference.[1] Texas State will join the Sun Belt Conference for all sports in 2013–14.[2] It was the second year of their transition from the FCS to the FBS, so they were not eligible to win the WAC regular season title or participate in a bowl game until 2013. They finished the season 4–8, 2–4 in WAC play to finish in fifth place.

Before the season[edit]

Recruiting[edit]

29 recruits signed on, committed, or transferred to play for the 2012 Texas State roster.

Maroon-Gold Spring Game[edit]

The Maroon-Gold Spring Game was held March 31, 2012 at 2:00 PM. Unlike other spring games where the first and third team usually combine and face the second and fourth teams, Texas State determined their teams through a Coaches Players Draft held on March 28.[3]

The Gold team was chosen by Thaddeus Watkins, Tyler Arndt, Chase Harper, Darryl Morris, and Joplo Bartu while the Maroon team was chosen by Adley Eshraghipour, Shaun Rutherford, Marcus Curry, Brian Lilly, Jason McLean, and Isaiah Battle. These 11 players, along with Jordan Norfleet, are expected to comprise the Texas State Leadership Council for the 2012 season and will serve as captains throughout the season. The Maroon team was coached by Craig Naivar, Dennis Darnell, Jeff Conway, Mike Hudson, Dennis Porterfield, Wesley Condra, Jeff McKinley, and Vincent Ibewnike. The Gold team was coached by Mike Schultz, Brad Franchione, Jason Johnson, Rueben Vaughn, Jason Washington, Kyle Tatum, John Reid, Ron Woodard, and Eddie Veyran. Head coach Dennis Franchione would join the Texas State radio play-by-play team of Brant Freeman and Bill Culhane on KTSW for the game so he could evaluate his players from the press box area.[4]

Maroon vs. Gold Spring Game
1 2 3 4 Total
Maroon 0 7 10 0 17
Gold 3 14 0 9 26
Sources:[5]

It was a hard fought battle between the Maroon and Gold teams. The Gold team got out to an early 17-0 lead with 7:30 left in the first half thanks to a 40-yard touchdown pass from Tyler Arndt to Jafus Gaines and a 13-yard touchdown pass from Jack Rhoades to Larry Centers, Junior, but the maroon team wouldn't be discouraged. Duke DeLancellotti completed a 31-yard touchdown pass to Marcus Curry with 17 second left in the first half to get the maroon team back in the game. DeLancellotti would make it that much closer in the third quarter with a 60-yard touchdown pass to Marcus Curry, but the gold team would strike two seconds into the fourth quarter with a Terrance Franks 25-yard touchdown run that the Gold team would never relinquish. Arndt ended the day completing 13 of his 19 passes for 218 yards. He also gained 22 yards on five carries. Rhoades completed both of his passes for 50 yards.

The leading receiver for the Gold team was Andy Erickson, who caught five passes for 119 yards. He had the longest reception in the game when he caught a 70-yard throw from Arndt. Gaines also caught three passes for 81 yards and Chandler Coffey caught a 37-yard pass from Rhoades after moving over to the offense this spring.

Franks led the rushing attack for the Gold team with 64 yards on 11 carries.

Freshman quarterback Jordan Moore was the leading rusher for the Maroon team after gaining 46 yards on 13 carries. Curry also gained 30 yards on five carries and caught three passes for 71 yards.[6]


Roster[edit]

2012 Texas State Bobcats football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
C 72 Tuttle, Charlie WillCharlie Will Tuttle So
QB 2 Moore, JordanJordan Moore Fr
QB 8 DeLancellotti, DukeDuke DeLancellotti Jr
QB 10 Rhoades, JackJack Rhoades Redshirt.svg Fr
QB 12 Arndt, TylerTyler Arndt Jr
QB 16 Morse, MacMac Morse Redshirt.svg Fr
QB 17 Rutherford, ShaunShaun Rutherford Sr
RB 20 Franks, TerranceTerrance Franks So
RB 21 Mayen, ClaudioClaudio Mayen Jr
RB 28 Curry, MarcusMarcus Curry Sr
RB 30 Nutall, ChrisChris Nutall So
RB 33 Imade, DexterDexter Imade So
RB 37 Gay, TimTim Gay Redshirt.svg Fr
RB 42 Blackburn, BrettBrett Blackburn So
RB 47 Lovelady, GrantGrant Lovelady So
TE 41 Brown, PrestinPrestin Brown Jr
TE 41 Klemstein, JacobJacob Klemstein So
TE 83 Goodwin, ColbyColby Goodwin Jr
TE 84 Doll, KyleKyle Doll Jr
TE 87 Lewis, DavidDavid Lewis Jr
TE 88 Harper, ChaseChase Harper Sr
WR 1 Ijah, BenBen Ijah Redshirt.svg So
WR 3 Matthews, CodyCody Matthews Jr
WR 6 Battle, IsaiahIsaiah Battle Jr
WR 7 Gilmore, MichaelMichael Gilmore So
WR 9 Milburn, DecheDeche Milburn So
WR 11 Hawkins, TimTim Hawkins Sr
WR 13 Erickson, AndyAndy Erickson Jr
WR 19 Willis, PrestonPreston Willis Fr
WR 24 Centers, LarryLarry Centers So
WR 80 Gaines, JafusJafus Gaines Redshirt.svg Fr
WR 82 Cash, ElijahElijah Cash Fr
WR 85 Garrey, RyanRyan Garrey Redshirt.svg Fr
WR 86 Amerson, EdEd Amerson Sr
WR 89 Miller, BradleyBradley Miller So
OL 50 Fissell, CollinCollin Fissell So
OL 53 Baker, DevinDevin Baker Jr
OL 55 Eshraghipour, AdleyAdley Eshraghipour Sr
OL 56 Watkins, ThaddeusThaddeus Watkins Sr
OL 58 Potter, TylerTyler Potter Jr
OL 60 Simone, JoeyJoey Simone So
OL 61 Sell, JoshJosh Sell So
OL 63 Conoly, LeeLee Conoly Jr
OL 65 Zamora-Torres, FavianFavian Zamora-Torres Redshirt.svg So
OL 66 Freeman, MattMatt Freeman Redshirt.svg Fr
OL 68 Crawford, ZachZach Crawford Redshirt.svg Fr
OL 70 Sims, AndrewAndrew Sims Redshirt.svg Jr
OL 74 Jacobs, StephanStephan Jacobs Redshirt.svg Fr
OL 75 Yoder, MikeMike Yoder Redshirt.svg Jr
OL 78 Costello, JacksonJackson Costello Redshirt.svg Fr
OL 79 Clermond, JeffJeff Clermond Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
CB 2 Morris, DarrylDarryl Morris Sr
CB 3 Jones Jr., KennethKenneth Jones Jr. Redshirt.svg Fr
CB 9 Huewitt, HunterHunter Huewitt Redshirt.svg Fr
CB 22 Mims II, DavidDavid Mims II Redshirt.svg Fr
CB 24 Velliquette, ZachZach Velliquette Jr
CB 25 Mager, CraigCraig Mager So
CB 26 Benning, PhillipPhillip Benning Jr
CB 29 Farris, DavidDavid Farris So
DB 5 Albritton, JustinJustin Albritton Fr
DB 40 Hawthorne, BrixxBrixx Hawthorne So
DE 21 Meuth, BlakeBlake Meuth So
DE 35 Robertson, TylondTylond Robertson Redshirt.svg Fr
DE 92 McClain, RyanRyan McClain Redshirt.svg Fr
DE 95 Ward, JonathanJonathan Ward Sr
DE 96 Booth, JustinJustin Booth Redshirt.svg Fr
DE 97 Norfleet, JordanJordan Norfleet Jr
DL 43 Clavell-Head, JamieJamie Clavell-Head Jr
DL 48 Dumas, DillonDillon Dumas Redshirt.svg Fr
DL 62 Johnson, BrytonBryton Johnson So
DL 71 Williams, DeshunDeshun Williams Jr
DL 76 George, DavidDavid George Redshirt.svg So
DL 90 Haywood, JarrettJarrett Haywood Sr
DL 93 Woten, JacobJacob Woten Jr
DL 98 Taulelei, KamuKamu Taulelei Jr
DL 99 Evans, ThomasThomas Evans Jr
DT 64 Mayes, SamuelSamuel Mayes Redshirt.svg Fr
DT 94 Hood, DariusDarius Hood Fr
LB 31 Bartu, JoploJoplo Bartu Sr
LB 34 Lilly, BrianBrian Lilly Sr
LB 41 Morrowt, DerekDerek Morrowt So
LB 42 Luna, TomasTomas Luna Jr
LB 44 Robinson, Joshua 'EJoshua 'E Robinson Redshirt.svg Fr
LB 47 Kirpes, AustinAustin Kirpes So
LB 51 Hamilton, DrewDrew Hamilton So
LB 52 Grant, DamonDamon Grant Sr
LB 57 Wilcox, KeisheKeishe Wilcox Redshirt.svg Fr
S 1 Card, WestonWeston Card So
S 7 Dickey, JeremyJeremy Dickey So
S 8 Iwuji, JustinJustin Iwuji Jr
S 10 Matthews, AaronAaron Matthews Sr
S 15 McLean, JasonJason McLean Sr
S 16 Chase, TylerTyler Chase So
S 18 Daniels, XavierXavier Daniels Jr
S 20 Moncure, ChadChad Moncure So
S 21 Wiggins, MarioMario Wiggins Sr
S 27 Targun, ColbyColby Targun So
S 32 Donaldson, BrettBrett Donaldson Redshirt.svg Fr
S 36 Rose, JordanJordan Rose So
S 37 Blades, TylerTyler Blades Redshirt.svg Fr
S 38 Jackson, TymajrickTymajrick Jackson Redshirt.svg Fr
S 39 Coffey, ChandlerChandler Coffey Jr
S, LB 4 Alexcee, KharyKhary Alexcee So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
LS 67 Long, KevinKevin Long Jr
K 32 Velasco, JonathanJonathan Velasco So
K 38 Johnson, WillWill Johnson So
K 40 McNeill, JamesJames McNeill So
P, K 48 Dann, JasonJason Dann So
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Mike Schultz
    Asst. Head Coach/Co-Offensive Coordinator/QB Coach
  • Jeff Conway
    Co-Offensive Coordinator/Running Backs Coach/ Tight Ends Coach
  • Dennis Darnell
    Offensive Line Coach
  • Jason Johnson
    Wide Receivers Coach
  • Craig Naivar
    Defensive Coordinator/Safeties Coach
  • Brad Franchione
    Linebackers Coach
  • Mike Hudson
    Defensive Line Coach
  • Reuben Vaughn
    Defensive Tackles Coach
  • Jason Washington
    Cornerbacks Coach
  • Mike Groce
    Director of Football Operations/ Recruiting Coordinator
  • Blake Cundiff
    Football Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • David Gish
    Head Athletic Trainer
  • Richard (Dick) Miller
    Football Equipment Manager
  • Rawley Farrell
    Offensive Graduate Assistant Coach
  • Kyle Tatum
    Defensive Graduate Assistant Coach

[7]


Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Roster

Schedule[edit]

[8]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 1 7:00 PM at Houston* Robertson StadiumHouston, TX CSS W 30–13   32,207
September 8 6:00 PM Texas Tech* Bobcat StadiumSan Marcos, TX ESPN3 L 58–10   33,006[A 1]
September 22 6:00 PM Stephen F. Austin* Bobcat Stadium • San Marcos, TX W 41–37   17,188
September 29 1:00 PM Nevada* Bobcat Stadium • San Marcos, TX LHN L 21–34   14,210
October 6 5:00 PM at New Mexico* University StadiumAlbuquerque, NM ProView Networks L 14–35   22,135
October 13 6:00 PM Idahodagger Bobcat Stadium • San Marcos, TX ALT/ESPN3 W 38–7   16,973
October 27 3:00 PM at San Jose State Spartan StadiumSan Jose, CA L 20–31   7,093
November 3 2:00 PM at Utah State Romney StadiumLogan, UT KMYU/ESPN3 L 7–38   17,222
November 10 6:00 PM #18 Louisiana Tech Bobcat Stadium • San Marcos, TX LHN L 55–62   17,182
November 17 2:30 PM at Navy* Navy–Marine Corps Memorial StadiumAnnapolis, MD CBSSN L 10–21   31,004
November 24 1:00 PM at UTSA AlamodomeSan Antonio, TX (I-35 Rivalry) L 31–38   39,032
December 1 3:00 PM New Mexico State Bobcat Stadium • San Marcos, TX W 66–28   15,108
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

Game summaries[edit]

Houston[edit]

Texas State leads the series 3-1. The last meeting was in 2010, and it was the lone Texas State loss to Houston with a 68-28 loss. The other 3 meetings took place from 1945-1947 when both teams were members of the Lone Star Conference. This will be the third meeting in Houston (1946, 2010) with the two teams split at 1-1 overall in Houston games.

Texas State Bobcats at Houston Cougars
1 2 3 4 Total
Bobcats 14 13 0 3 30
Cougars 10 0 3 0 13
Sources:[9]



Texas Tech[edit]

Texas Tech Red Raiders at Texas State Bobcats
1 2 3 4 Total
Red Raiders 21 17 17 3 58
Bobcats 0 10 0 0 10
Sources:



Stephen F. Austin[edit]

Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks at Texas State Bobcats
1 2 3 4 Total
Lumberjacks 10 7 14 6 37
Bobcats 17 10 14 0 41
  • Date: September 22
  • Location: Bobcat Stadium
    San Marcos, TX
  • Game start: 6:00 pm CST
  • Game attendance: 17,188
  • Game weather: 87 °F (31 °C), Sunny, winds ESE at 6mph
  • Referee: Jim Farmer
  • TV announcers (Txstatebobcats.com): Brent Freeman and Bill Culhane
Sources:



Nevada[edit]

Nevada Wolf Pack at Texas State Bobcats
1 2 3 4 Total
Wolf Pack 7 13 14 0 34
Bobcats 7 14 0 0 21
  • Date: September 29
  • Location: Jim Wacker Field at Bobcat Stadium
    San Marcos, TX
  • Game start: 1:06 pm CST
  • Elapsed time: 3:13
  • Game attendance: 14,210
  • Game weather: 75 °F (24 °C), Cloudy w/ Light Rain, winds SSE at 10 mph
  • Referee: Stacy Hardin
  • TV announcers (LHN): Dave Armstrong and Kelly Stouffer
Sources:



New Mexico[edit]

Texas State Bobcats at New Mexico Lobos
1 2 3 4 Total
Bobcats 7 7 0 0 14
Lobos 14 14 7 0 35
  • Date: October 6
  • Location: University Stadium
    Albuquerque, NM
  • Game start: 5:06 pm CST
  • Elapsed time: 2:58
  • Game attendance: 22,135
  • Game weather: 77 °F (25 °C), Partly Cloudy, winds SSW at 10 mph
  • Referee: Alan Eck
  • TV announcers (ProView Networks): Jeff Siembieda and Kole McKamey
Sources:



Idaho[edit]

Idaho Vandals at Texas State Bobcats
1 2 3 4 Total
Vandals 0 7 0 0 7
Bobcats 7 7 10 14 38
  • Date: October 13
  • Location: Jim Wacker Field at Bobcat Stadium
    San Marcos, TX
  • Game start: 6:18 pm CST
  • Elapsed time: 3:11
  • Game attendance: 16,973
  • Game weather: 81 °F (27 °C), Cloudy skies, winds N SSE 9mph
  • Referee: Robert Cameron
  • TV announcers (Altitude/ESPN3): Bob Akamian and Larry Polowski
Sources:



San Jose State[edit]

Texas State Bobcats at San Jose State Spartans
1 2 3 4 Total
Bobcats 7 13 0 0 20
Spartans 3 14 14 0 31
  • Date: October 27
  • Location: Spartan Stadium
    San Jose, CA
  • Game start: 3:07 pm CST
  • Elapsed time: 2:53
  • Game attendance: 7,093
  • Game weather: 72 °F (22 °C), Sunny & Clear, winds NNE 2 mph
  • Referee: Stacy Hardin
Sources:



Utah State[edit]

Texas State Bobcats at Utah State Aggies
1 2 3 4 Total
Bobcats 0 0 7 0 7
Aggies 14 21 3 0 38
Sources:



Louisiana Tech[edit]

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs at Texas State Bobcats
1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 14 27 7 14 62
Bobcats 14 20 7 14 55
  • Date: November 10
  • Location: Jim Wacker Field at Bobcat Stadium
    San Marcos, TX
  • Game start: 6:06 pm CST
  • Elapsed time: 4:03
  • Game attendance: 17,184
  • Game weather: 76 °F (24 °C), Partly Cloudy, winds SSE 21 mph
  • Referee: Clair Gausman
  • TV announcers (LHN): Dave Armstrong and Ray Bentley
Sources:



Navy[edit]

Texas State Bobcats at Navy Midshipmen
1 2 3 4 Total
Bobcats 0 0 3 7 10
Midshipmen 7 0 7 7 21
Sources:



UTSA[edit]

Texas State Bobcats at UTSA Roadrunners
1 2 3 4 Total
Bobcats 0 0 0 0 0
Roadrunners 0 0 0 0 0
Sources:



Idaho[edit]

New Mexico State Aggies at Texas State Bobcats
1 2 Total
Aggies 0
Bobcats 0
  • Date: December 1
  • Location: Jim Wacker Field at Bobcat Stadium
    San Marcos, TX
Sources:



Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Denotes the largest crowd to watch a football game at Bobcat Stadium (beating a previous record set in 1981, the Bobcats' first season at Bobcat Stadium).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Three teams to join WAC". ESPN.com. Retrieved November 10, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Texas State going to Sun Belt in 2013-14". KHOU. Retrieved May 2, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Texas State preps for spring football game". Your News Now. Retrieved March 27, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Texas State To Hold Its Annual Maroon-Gold Spring Game On Saturday, March 31 At 2:00 PM". Texas State Athletics. Retrieved March 30, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Gold vs Maroon (March 31, 2012)". Texas State Athletics. Retrieved March 31, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Gold team wins Texas State Spring game, 26-17". San Marcos Mercury. Retrieved April 2, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Texas State Roster". Texas State Athletics. 
  8. ^ "2012 Texas State Schedule". Texas State Athletics. 
  9. ^ "Texas State at Houston (September 1, 2012)". Texas State Athletics. Retrieved September 1, 2012.