2012 Northern Illinois Huskies Football Team
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2012 Northern Illinois Huskies Football Team

2012 Northern Illinois Huskies football
Northern Illinois Huskies football wordmark.svg
MAC champion
MAC West Division champion
ConferenceMid-American Conference
DivisionWest Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 24
APNo. 22
2012 record12-2 (8-0 MAC)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorMike Dunbar (game 1 & bowl, 1st season)
Rod Carey (games 2-13, 1st as OC, 2nd overall season)
Defensive coordinatorJay Niemann (2nd season)
Co-defensive coordinatorRyan Nielsen (1st as co-DC, 2nd overall season)
Home stadiumHuskie Stadium (Capacity: 24,000)
Seasons
← 2011
2013 →
2012 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
Kent State x   8 0         11 3  
Bowling Green   6 2         8 5  
Ohio   4 4         9 4  
Buffalo   3 5         4 8  
Miami   3 5         4 8  
UMass   1 7         1 11  
Akron   0 8         1 11  
West Division
No. 22 Northern Illinois x$   8 0         12 2  
Toledo   6 2         9 4  
Ball State   6 2         9 4  
Central Michigan   4 4         7 6  
Western Michigan   2 6         4 8  
Eastern Michigan   1 7         2 10  
Championship: Northern Illinois 44, Kent State 37
  • $ – Conference champion and BCS representative as top non-AQ school to meet automatic qualification criteria
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • UMass not eligible for conference title or bowl game as part of FBS transition
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2012 Northern Illinois Huskies football team represented Northern Illinois University in the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Huskies competed in the West Division of the Mid-American Conference. They were led by second-year head coach Dave Doeren for the regular season and Rod Carey in the 2013 Orange Bowl. They played their home games at Huskie Stadium. They finished the season 12-2, 8-0 in MAC play to win MAC West Division Title. With their win over Kent State in the MAC Championship Game on November 30, NIU moved to 12-1, the most regular season wins in the program's 113-year history.[1]

Since the MAC was a non-automatic qualifying (non-AQ) conference, its conference champion had to finish 16th or higher in the BCS ranking and be ranked ahead of at least one AQ conference champion to qualify for a BCS game.[2] With their MAC Championship, the Huskies moved to No. 15 in the final Bowl Championship Series rankings, while Big East champion Louisville was ranked No. 21. As a result, Northern Illinois received a BCS bid to the Orange Bowl against Florida State.[3] It was the first major-bowl appearance in school history, as well as the first-ever major-bowl appearance for a MAC team. Head coach Doeren did not coach the Huskies in the Orange Bowl after accepting the head coaching job at North Carolina State.[4] Co-offensive coordinator Rod Carey was named his successor, and coached the bowl game. The Huskies lost to Florida State 10-31.[5][6]

The season marked the Huskies' fifth consecutive trip to a bowl game.

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 12:30 p.m.vs. Iowa*ESPNUL 17-1852,117[7]
September 86:00 p.m.Tennessee-Martin*ESPN3W 35-716,010[8]
September 1511:00 a.m.at Army*CBSSNW 41-4030,176[9]
September 222:30 p.m.Kansas*
  • Huskie Stadium
  • DeKalb, IL
ESPN3W 30-2318,374[10]
September 292:30 p.m.Central Michigan
  • Huskie Stadium
  • DeKalb, IL
ESPN3W 55-2416,292[11]
October 61:00 p.m.at Ball StateESPN3W 35-2311,238[12]
October 132:30 p.m.Buffalodagger
  • Huskie Stadium
  • DeKalb, IL
CSNCW 45-314,419[13]
October 2011:00 a.m.at AkronESPN+W 37-77,074[14]
October 2711:00 a.m.at Western MichiganESPN+W 48-3412,974[15]
November 32:30 p.m.Massachusetts
  • Huskie Stadium
  • DeKalb, IL
W 63-011,114[16]
November 148:00 p.m.Toledo
  • Huskie Stadium
  • DeKalb, IL
ESPN2W 31-2417,813[17]
November 2312:00 p.m.at Eastern MichiganNo. 24ESPN3W 49-71,349[18]
November 306:00 p.m.vs. No. 18 Kent StateNo. 19ESPN2W 44-37 2OT18,132[19]
January 1, 20137:30 p.m.vs. No. 13 Florida State*No. 16ESPNL 10-3172,073
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

Rankings


Ranking movements
Legend: Increase in ranking. Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ? = Tied with team above or below. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Final
AP RV NR NR NR NR NR NR NR RV RV RV RV 24 19 16 22
Coaches RV NR NR NR NR NR NR RV RV RV RV RV 23 18 16 24
Harris Not released NR NR RV RV RV RV 24 19 16 Not released
BCS Not released NR NR NR NR NR NR 21 15 Not released

Roster

Game summaries

vs Iowa

1 2 3 4 Total
Hawkeyes 3 3 3 9 18
Huskies 0 10 7 0 17

UT Martin

1 2 3 4 Total
Skyhawks 0 0 0 7 7
Huskies 7 14 7 7 35

@ Army

1 2 3 4 Total
Huskies 14 14 0 13 41
Black Knights 7 12 15 6 40

Kansas

1 2 3 4 Total
Jayhawks 3 7 7 6 23
Huskies 6 7 0 17 30

Central Michigan

1 2 3 4 Total
Chippewas 7 7 10 0 24
Huskies 14 10 10 21 55

@ Ball State

1 2 3 4 Total
Huskies 7 7 7 14 35
Cardinals 3 13 7 0 23

Buffalo

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulls 3 0 0 0 3
Huskies 7 21 14 3 45

@ Akron

1 2 3 4 Total
Huskies 10 10 10 7 37
Zips 0 7 0 0 7

@ Western Michigan

1 2 3 4 Total
Huskies 7 10 14 17 48
Broncos 14 7 0 13 34

Massachusetts

1 2 3 4 Total
Minutemen 0 0 0 0 0
Huskies 14 21 21 7 63

Toledo

1 2 3 4 Total
Rockets 7 7 0 10 24
Huskies 0 7 21 3 31

@ Eastern Michigan

1 2 3 4 Total
#23 Huskies 14 14 7 14 49
Eagles 7 0 0 0 7

#18 Kent State (MAC Championship Game)

1 2 3 4OT2OT Total
#19 Huskies 3 14 10 737 44
#18 Golden Flashes 10 0 3 2130 37

#12 Florida State (Orange Bowl)

1 2 3 4 Total
#16 Huskies 3 0 7 0 10
#12 Seminoles 7 7 3 14 31

References

  1. ^ "Northern Illinois vs. Kent State - Game Recap - November 30, 2012 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2016.
  2. ^ "BCS selection procedures". ESPN.com. July 25, 2013. Retrieved 2016.
  3. ^ "Northern Illinois is a BCS team years in the making". Retrieved 2016.
  4. ^ "NC State hires N. Illinois' Doeren as next coach". Retrieved 2016.
  5. ^ "Northern Illinois vs. Florida State - Game Recap - January 1, 2013 - ESPN". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2016.
  6. ^ "Florida State solves Northern Illinois offense in win". Retrieved 2016.
  7. ^ http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=322452459
  8. ^ http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=322522459
  9. ^ http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=322590349
  10. ^ http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=322662459
  11. ^ http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=322732459
  12. ^ http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=322802050
  13. ^ http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=322872459
  14. ^ http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=322942006
  15. ^ http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=323012711
  16. ^ http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=323082459
  17. ^ http://scores.espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=323192459
  18. ^ http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=323282199
  19. ^ http://scores.espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=323352309

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