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2012 Ball State Cardinals football team

The 2012 Ball State Cardinals football team represented Ball State University in the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. They were led by second-year head coach Pete Lembo and played their home games at Scheumann Stadium. They were a member of the West Division of the Mid-American Conference. They finished the season 9–4, 6–2 in MAC play to finish in a tie for second place in the West Division. They were invited to the Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl where they were defeated by UCF. The Cardinals were led by Junior QB #10 Keith Wenning with 3,095 yards passing, 24 touchdown passes and 10 interceptions.[1]

2012 Ball State Cardinals football
Ball State Athletics wordmark.png
Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl, L 17–38 vs. UCF
ConferenceMid-American Conference
DivisionWest Division
2012 record9–4 (6–2 MAC)
Head coachPete Lembo (2nd season)
Offensive coordinatorRich Skrosky (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorJay Bateman (2nd season)
Home stadiumScheumann Stadium
(Capacity: 22,500)
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

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 307:00 PMEastern MichiganESPN3W 37–2612,725
September 812:30 PMat No. 12 Clemson*ACCN/ESPN3L 27–5279,557
September 158:00 PMat Indiana*BTNW 41–3948,186
September 224:30 PMSouth Florida*
  • Scheumann Stadium
  • Muncie, IN
Big East Network/ESPN3W 31–2716,397
September 2912:00 PMat Kent StateESPN+/CSSL 43–4521,657
October 62:00 PMNorthern Illinois
ESPN3L 23–3511,238
October 133:00 PMWestern Michigan 
  • Scheumann Stadium
  • Muncie, IN
ESPN3W 30–24 OT14,192
October 203:30 PMat Central MichiganESPN3W 41–3014,081
October 2712:00 PMat Army*CBSSNW 30–2215,288
November 68:00 PMat No. 23 ToledoESPN2W 34–2718,211
November 148:00 PMOhio
  • Scheumann Stadium
  • Muncie, IN
ESPNUW 52–2710,097
November 231:00 PMat Miami (OH)W 31–248,154
December 217:30 PMvs. UCF*ESPNL 17–3821,759

Game summariesEdit

Eastern MichiganEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 0 13 0 13 26
Cardinals 10 3 21 3 37
Overall record Last meeting Result
30–21–2 2011 BALL, 33–31

@ ClemsonEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 7 3 10 7 27
#12 Tigers 13 32 0 7 52
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–2 2002 CLEM, 30–7

@ IndianaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 14 10 14 3 41
Hoosiers 10 15 0 14 39
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–4 2011 BALL, 27–20

South FloridaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulls 3 6 10 8 27
Cardinals 3 7 14 7 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 2011 USF, 37–7

@ Kent StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 0 13 13 17 43
Golden Flashes 0 21 14 10 45
Overall record Last meeting Result
19–6 2011 KENT, 33–14

Northern IllinoisEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Huskies 7 7 7 14 35
Cardinals 3 13 7 0 23
Overall record Last meeting Result
20–17–2 2011 NIU, 41–38

Western MichiganEdit

1 2 3 4OT Total
Broncos 7 14 0 30 24
Cardinals 7 3 7 76 30
Overall record Last meeting Result
17–21 2011 WMU, 45–35

@ Central MichiganEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 7 17 7 10 41
Chippewas 0 10 7 13 30
Overall record Last meeting Result
21–22–1 2011 BALL, 31–27

@ ArmyEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 14 3 3 10 30
Black Knights 7 3 3 9 22
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–2 2011 BALL, 48–21

@ ToledoEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 14 3 7 10 34
#23 Rockets 7 10 3 7 27
Overall record Last meeting Result
17–19–1 2011 TOL, 45–28

OhioEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bobcats 3 14 7 3 27
Cardinals 7 14 10 21 52
Overall record Last meeting Result
14–8 2011 BALL, 23–20

@ Miami (OH)Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 14 7 10 0 31
RedHawks 7 7 0 10 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
10–16–1 2008 BALL, 31–16

UCF–Beef 'O' Brady's BowlEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 0 7 3 7 17
Knights 13 15 7 3 38
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–2 2004 BALL, 21–17

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Keith Wenning profile". ESPN.com. ESPN.com. Retrieved November 3, 2013.