2012 Villanova Wildcats football team

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2012 Villanova Wildcats football
Villanova Wildcats Logo.svg
Colonial Athletic Association Co–Champions
FCS Playoffs First Round vs. Stony Brook, L 10–20
Conference Colonial Athletic Association
Ranking
Sports Network #14
FCS Coaches #18
2012 record 8–4 (6–2 CAA)
Head coach Andy Talley (28th year)
Offensive coordinator Sam Venuto (14th year)
Defensive coordinator Billy Crocker (1st year)
Home stadium Villanova Stadium
(Capacity: 12,000)
Seasons
« 2011 2013 »
2012 CAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#6 Old Dominion ^   7 1         11 2  
#18 Richmond §   6 2         8 3  
#13 New Hampshire §^   6 2         8 4  
#15 Villanova §^   6 2         8 4  
#17 Towson §   6 2         7 4  
#19 James Madison   5 3         7 4  
Maine   4 4         5 6  
Delaware   2 6         5 6  
William & Mary   1 7         2 9  
Rhode Island   0 8         0 11  
Georgia State   0 0         1 10  
§ – Conference co-champions
^ – FCS playoff participant
  • Georgia State's official conference record was 0-0, and it did not occupy a spot in the overall standings. Old Dominion was ineligible for the conference championship because of its announced departure for Conference USA in 2013; under CAA bylaws, a departing school is ineligible for conference championships.
    As of January 7, 2013; Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll

The 2012 Villanova Wildcats football team represented Villanova University in the 2012 NCAA Division I FCS football season. They were led by 28th year head coach Andy Talley and played their home games at Villanova Stadium. They are a member of the Colonial Athletic Association. They finished the season 8–4, 6–2 in CAA play. Due to Old Dominion (7–1 in CAA play) being ineligible for the CAA title, the Wildcats finished in a four way tie for the CAA championship. They received the CAA's automatic bid into the FCS playoffs where they lost in the first round to Stony Brook.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 31 7:00 PM at Temple* Lincoln Financial FieldPhiladelphia, PA (Mayor's Cup) ESPN3 L 10–41   32,709
September 8 6:00 PM Fordham* Villanova StadiumVillanova, PA W 28–13   3,717
September 15 3:30 PM Rhode Island Villanova Stadium • Villanova, PA CSN W 31–10   10,513
September 22 3:30 PM at Penn* Franklin Field • Philadelphia, PA CSNPA W 24–8   13,803
September 29 3:30 PM at Maine Alfond StadiumOrono, ME W 35–14   3,472
October 6 6:00 PM Richmond Villanova Stadium • Villanova, PA L 17–28   7,117
October 13 3:30 PM at #3 Old Dominion Foreman FieldNorfolk, VA W 38–14   20,068
October 20 3:30 PM at Georgia State #24 Georgia DomeAtlanta, GA W 49–24   12,136
October 27 3:30 PM #23 Towsondagger #19 Villanova Stadium • Villanova, PA CSN L 35–49   7,757
November 10 1:00 PM #9 James Madison #21 Villanova Stadium • Villanova, PA W 35–20   6,617
November 17 3:30 PM at Delaware #16 Delaware StadiumNewark, DE (Battle of the Blue) W 41–10   19,523
November 24 3:00 PM at #10 Stony Brook* #14 Kenneth P. LaValle StadiumStony Brook, NY (FCS Playoffs First Round) ESPN3 L 10–20   4,905
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

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