2012 Virginia Cavaliers football team

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2012 Virginia Cavaliers football
Virginia Cavaliers wordmark.png
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference Coastal Division
2012 record 4–8 (2–6 ACC)
Head coach Mike London (3rd year)
Offensive coordinator Bill Lazor (3rd year)
Offensive scheme Pro-style
Defensive coordinator Jim Reid (3rd year)
Base defense 4–3
Home stadium Scott Stadium
(Capacity: 61,500)
« 2011 2013 »
2012 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Atlantic Division
#10 Florida State xy$   7 1         12 2  
#11 Clemson x   7 1         11 2  
NC State   4 4         7 6  
Wake Forest   3 5         5 7  
Maryland   2 6         4 8  
Boston College   1 7         2 10  
Coastal Division
Georgia Tech xy   5 3         7 7  
North Carolina*   5 3         8 4  
Miami*   5 3         7 5  
Virginia Tech   4 4         7 6  
Duke   3 5         6 7  
Virginia   2 6         4 8  
Championship: Florida State 21, Georgia Tech 15
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
  • North Carolina ineligible for championship and postseason due to NCAA sanctions. Miami ineligible for championship and postseason due to a self-imposed postseason ban.
As of January 8, 2013; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2012 Virginia Cavaliers football team represented the University of Virginia in the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Cavaliers were led by third year head coach Mike London and played their home games at Scott Stadium. They were members of the Coastal Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference. The team started out 2-0 for the second consecutive season after victories over Richmond and Penn State. The Cavaliers then proceeded to lose six straight games, their longest losing streak since 2009. The team bounced back with impressive victories over NC State and Miami, and then were eliminated from bowl eligibility when North Carolina handed them their seventh loss. The Cavaliers ended the season with a close loss to rival Virginia Tech and finished 4-8.

Previous season[edit]

The Cavaliers went 8–5 in 2011, their first winning season under head coach Mike London. The Cavaliers followed a slow 3–2 start with a 5–2 finish that saw the team win against Florida State in Doak Campbell Stadium in November, and halt a three year skid against Duke. The Cavaliers could not end their drought against Virginia Tech, but finished second in the ACC Coastal Division and third in the ACC overall. They were selected to represent the ACC in the Chick-fil-A Bowl against Auburn.

Coaching staff[edit]

Name Position Seasons at
Alma Mater
Mike London Head coach 2 Richmond (1982)
Jim Reid Associate Head Coach, Defensive Coordinator 2 Maine (1973)
Bill Lazor Offensive Coordinator, Quarterbacks 2 Cornell (1994)
Jeff Hanson Defensive Line, Recruiting Coordinator 2 Richmond (1972)
Anthony Poindexter Safeties, Special Teams Coordinator 8 Virginia (1999)
Vincent Brown Linebackers, Asst. Special Teams Coach 2 Mississippi Valley State (1987)
Mike Faragalli Running Backs 2 Rhode Island (1980)
Shawn Moore Wide Receivers 2 Virginia (1990)
Scott Wachenheim Offensive Line, Tight Ends 2 Air Force (1984)
Chip West Cornerbacks 2 Livingstone (1993)
Evan Marcus Dir. of Football Training & Player Development 2 Ithaca College (1990)
Marques Hagans Graduate Assistant 1 Virginia (2005)
Gordie Sammis Graduate Assistant 2 Virginia (2007)



Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 1 3:00 PM Richmond* Scott StadiumCharlottesville, VA ESPN3 W 43–19   50,081
September 8 12:00 PM Penn State* Scott Stadium • Charlottesville, VA ABC W 17–16   56,087
September 15 3:30 PM at Georgia Tech Bobby Dodd StadiumAtlanta, GA ESPNU L 20–56   44,225
September 22 12:00 PM at No. 17 TCU* Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, TX ESPN L 7–27   46,330
September 29 3:30 PM Louisiana Tech* Scott Stadium • Charlottesville, VA ESPN3 L 38–44   42,027
October 6 3:00 PM at Duke Wallace Wade StadiumDurham, NC ACCRSN L 17–42   26,856
October 13 3:00 PM Maryland Scott Stadium • Charlottesville, VA (Rivalry) ACCRSN L 20–27   45,556
October 20 12:30 PM Wake Forest Scott Stadium • Charlottesville, VA ACCN L 10–16   41,167
November 3 12:30 PM at NC State Carter-Finley StadiumRaleigh, NC ACCN W 33–6   54,812
November 10 12:00 PM Miami Scott Stadium • Charlottesville, VA ABC W 41–40   45,870
November 15 7:30 PM North Carolina Scott Stadium • Charlottesville, VA (The South's Oldest Rivalry) ESPN L 13–37   45,760
November 24 12:00 PM at Virginia Tech Lane StadiumBlacksburg, VA (Commonwealth Cup) ESPNU L 14–17   65,632
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Depth chart[edit]

Depth Chart release before October 6, 2012 Duke game.


Anthony Harris
Rijo Walker

Steve Greer
Daquan Romero Kwontie Moore
Tucker Windle Tucker Windle
Brandon Phelps
Anthony Cooper
Demetrious Nicholson
C.J. Moore

Jake Snyder Will Hill Brent Urban Bill Schautz
Ausar Walcott Chris Brathwaite Justin Renfrow Eli Harold
David Dean Mike Moore
Drequan Hoskey
Maurice Canady
Darius Jennings
Dominique Terrell
Oday Aboushi Conner Davis Luke Bowanko Sean Cascarano Morgan Moses
Matt Mihalik Cody Wallace Ross Burbank Sean Karl Jay Whitmire
Paul Freedman
Colter Phillips
Jeremiah Mathis
Tim Smith
E.J. Scott
Phillip Sims
Michael Rocco
David Watford
Perry Jones
Kevin Parks
Clifton Richardson
Zachary Swanson
Billy Skrobacz
LoVante' Battle
Special Teams
PK Drew Jarrett
PK Ian Frye
P Alec Vozenilek
KR Darius Jennings
PR Khalek Shepherd
LS Matt Fortin
H Jacob Hodges