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2012 Arkansas State Red Wolves football team

The 2012 Arkansas State Red Wolves football team represents Arkansas State University in the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. They were led by first year head coach Gus Malzahn and played their home games at Liberty Bank Stadium as members of the Sun Belt Conference. Arkansas State recorded a Sun Belt conference championship on the way to a 10-3 season. Malzahn vacated the position prior to the team's bowl game to assume the head coach position at Auburn University. Defensive coordinator John Thompson led the team as interim head coach to victory over the Kent State Golden Flashes in the 2013 GoDaddy.com Bowl.

2012 Arkansas State Red Wolves football
Arkansas State Red Wolves wordmark.svg
Sun Belt Conference champion
GoDaddy.com Bowl champion
ConferenceSun Belt Conference
2012 record10–3 (7–1 Sun Belt)
Head coachGus Malzahn (1st year)
John Thompson (interim)
Offensive coordinatorRhett Lashlee (1st season)
Offensive schemeMultiple
Defensive coordinatorJohn Thompson (1st season)
Base defenseMultiple
Home stadiumLiberty Bank Stadium
(Capacity: 30,964)
Seasons
← 2011
2013 →
2012 Sun Belt football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Arkansas State $   7 1         10 3  
Louisiana–Monroe   6 2         8 5  
Middle Tennessee   6 2         8 4  
Louisiana–Lafayette**   4 2         5 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.
    **Louisiana–Lafayette vacated 4 wins due to NCAA violations.
Rankings from AP Poll

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 19:30 p.m.at No. 5 Oregon*ESPNL 34–5756,144
September 86:00 p.m.Memphis*ESPN3W 33–2828,041
September 1511:00 a.m.at No. 24 Nebraska*ESPN2L 13–4285,290
September 226:00 p.m.Alcorn State*
  • Liberty Bank Stadium
  • Jonesboro, AR
ESPN3W 56–021,559
September 296:00 p.m.WKU
  • Liberty Bank Stadium
  • Jonesboro, AR
ESPN3L 13–2625,160
October 46:30 p.m.at FIUESPNUW 34–2013,612
October 136:00 p.m.South Alabama
  • Liberty Bank Stadium
  • Jonesboro, AR
W 36–2922,143
October 237:00 p.m.at Louisiana–LafayetteESPN2W 50–2719,873
November 34:00 p.m.at North TexasW 37–1917,534
November 86:00 p.m.Louisiana–Monroe
  • Liberty Bank Stadium
  • Jonesboro, AR
ESPNUW 45–2330,243
November 172:30 p.m.at TroyW 41–3420,614
December 12:00 p.m.Middle Tennessee
  • Liberty Bank Stadium
  • Jonesboro, AR
ESPN3W 45–031,243
January 6, 20138:00 p.m.vs. Kent State*ESPNW 17–1337,913

Game summariesEdit

@ OregonEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Red Wolves 0 10 10 14 34
#5 Ducks 29 21 0 7 57
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

1st quarter scoring: ORE - Kenjon Barner 4-yard run (Dion Jordan pass from Jackson Rice); ORE - D. Thomas 12-yard pass from Marcus Mariota (Rob Beard kick); ORE - Josh Huff 4-yard pass from Mariota (Beard kick); ORE - Barner 17-yard run (Beard kick)

2nd quarter scoring: A-STATE - Brian Davis 43-yard field goal; ORE - Thomas 12-yard pass from Mariota (Beard kick); ORE - Thomas 33-yard run (Beard kick); ORE - Byron Marshall 3-yard run (Beard kick); A-STATE - Julian Jones 72-yard pass from Ryan Aplin (Davis, Brian kick)

3rd quarter scoring: A-STATE - Davis 29-yard field goal; A-STATE - Josh Jarboe 6-yard pass from Aplin (Davis kick)

4th quarter scoring: ORE - Rahsaan Vaughn 7-yard pass from Bryan Bennett (Beard kick); A-STATE - Carlos McCants 38-yard pass from Aplin (Davis kick); A-STATE - Aplin 1-yard run (Davis kick)

MemphisEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Tigers 7 14 7 0 28
Red Wolves 3 14 10 6 33
Overall record Last meeting Result
23–27–5 2011 ARST, 47–3

@ NebraskaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Red Wolves 0 3 10 0 13
#24 Cornhuskers 14 14 0 14 42
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 2009 NEB, 38–9

Alcorn StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Braves 0 0 0 0 0
Red Wolves 14 28 7 7 56
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

WKUEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Hilltoppers 0 0 14 12 26
Red Wolves 3 10 0 0 13
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–2–1 2011 ARST, 26–22

@ FIUEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Red Wolves 0 14 13 7 34
Panthers 3 7 3 7 20
Overall record Last meeting Result
5–2 2011 ARST, 34–16

South AlabamaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Jaguars 10 3 6 10 29
Red Wolves 14 0 14 8 36
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

@ Louisiana–LafayetteEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Red Wolves 6 20 14 10 50
Ragin' Cajuns 0 7 7 13 27
Overall record Last meeting Result
18–21–1 2011 ARST, 30–21

@ North TexasEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Red Wolves 10 20 7 0 37
Mean Green 9 3 7 0 19
Overall record Last meeting Result
13–8 2011 ARST, 37–14

Louisiana–MonroeEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Warhawks 7 3 7 6 23
Red Wolves 14 3 21 7 45
Overall record Last meeting Result
19–14 2011 ARST, 24–19

@ TroyEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Red Wolves 13 7 14 7 41
Trojans 7 10 6 11 34
Overall record Last meeting Result
7–5 2011 ARST, 45–14

Middle TennesseeEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Blue Raiders 0 0 0 0 0
Red Wolves 21 14 7 3 45
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–9 2011 ARST, 45–19

Kent State–GoDaddy.com BowlEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Flashes 0 10 3 0 13
Red Wolves 0 14 3 0 17
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting ARST, 17–13

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