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The 2012 Buffalo Bulls football team represented the University at Buffalo in the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. They were led by third-year head coach Jeff Quinn and played their home games at University at Buffalo Stadium. They were a member of the East Division of the Mid-American Conference. They finished the season 4–8, 3–5 in MAC play to finish in a tie for fourth place in the East Division.

2012 Buffalo Bulls football
Buffalo Bulls logo.svg
ConferenceMid-American Conference
DivisionEast Division
2012 record4–8 (3–5 MAC)
Head coachJeff Quinn (3rd season)
Offensive coordinatorAlex Wood
Defensive coordinatorLou Tepper
Base defense3–4
Home stadiumUniversity at Buffalo Stadium
(Capacity: 29,013)
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
September 112:00 PMat No. 6 Georgia*SECNL 23–4592,446
September 86:00 PMMorgan State*TWCSW 56–3415,570
September 197:00 PMKent State
  • UB Stadium
  • Amherst, NY
ESPNUL 7–2314,373
September 2912:00 PMat Connecticut*Big East NetworkL 17–2434,666
October 612:00 PMat OhioESPN+/CSSL 31–3820,044
October 133:30 PMat Northern IllinoisL 3–4514,419
October 203:30 PMPittsburgh* 
  • UB Stadium
  • Amherst, NY
ESPN+L 6–2017,021
October 273:30 PMToledo
  • UB Stadium
  • Amherst, NY
TWCSL 20–2510,658
November 312:00 PMMiami (OH)
  • UB Stadium
  • Amherst, NY
W 27–2410,817
November 103:30 PMWestern Michigan
  • UB Stadium
  • Amherst, NY
W 29–2411,012
November 173:00 PMat MassachusettsW 29–1912,649
November 232:00 PMvs. Bowling GreenBCSNL 7–2111,846

Game summariesEdit

@ GeorgiaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulls 6 10 0 7 23
#6 Bulldogs 14 10 7 14 45
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

Morgan StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 3 10 14 7 34
Bulls 14 21 21 0 56
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–1 1998 BUF, 35–17

Kent StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Flashes 0 10 3 10 23
Bulls 0 7 0 0 7
Overall record Last meeting Result
9–9 2009 BUF, 9–6

@ ConnecticutEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulls 7 0 7 3 17
Huskies 3 14 7 0 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–15 2011 UCONN, 17–3

@ OhioEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulls 14 0 10 7 31
Bobcats 7 14 3 14 38
Overall record Last meeting Result
7–11 2011 BUF, 38–37

@ Northern IllinoisEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulls 3 0 0 0 3
Huskies 7 21 14 3 45
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–7 2011 NIU, 31–30

PittsburghEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Panthers 6 7 7 0 20
Bulls 0 6 0 0 6
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–3 2011 PITT, 35–16

ToledoEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Rockets 7 0 18 0 25
Bulls 7 7 0 6 20
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–5 2007 BUF, 43–33

Miami (OH)Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
RedHawks 0 3 7 14 24
Bulls 0 3 14 10 27
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–12 2011 MIAOH, 41–13

Western MichiganEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Broncos 0 14 7 3 24
Bulls 7 10 6 6 29
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–5 2009 WMU, 34–31

@ MassachusettsEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulls 0 0 14 15 29
Minutemen 3 10 6 0 19
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–5 1998 UMASS, 51–27

vs Bowling GreenEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulls 0 0 0 7 7
Falcons 0 14 7 0 21
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–6 2011 BGSU, 42–28

ReferencesEdit