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2012 Central Michigan Chippewas football team

The 2012 Central Michigan Chippewas football team represented Central Michigan University in the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. They were led by third-year head coach Dan Enos and played their home games at Kelly/Shorts Stadium. They were a member of the West Division of the Mid-American Conference. They concluded the season with 7–6 overall, 4–4 MAC, and won the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl over Western Kentucky.

2012 Central Michigan Chippewas football
Central Michigan Chippewas logo.svg
Little Caesars Pizza Bowl champion
ConferenceMid-American Conference
DivisionWest Division
2012 record7–6 (4–4 MAC)
Head coachDan Enos (3rd season)
Offensive coordinatorMike Cummings
Defensive coordinatorJoe Tumpkin
Home stadiumKelly/Shorts Stadium
(Capacity: 32,885)
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

Contents

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 307:00 PMSE Missouri State*ESPN3W 38–2715,250
September 83:30 PMNo. 11 Michigan State*
  • Kelly/Shorts Stadium
  • Mount Pleasant, MI
ESPNUL 7–4135,127
September 2212:00 PMat Iowa*BTNW 32–3170,585
September 293:30 PMat Northern IllinoisL 24–5516,292
October 63:00 PMat ToledoESPN3L 35–5019,247
October 128:00 PMNavy*
  • Kelly/Shorts Stadium
  • Mount Pleasant, MI
ESPN2L 13–3115,074
October 203:30 PMBall State 
  • Kelly/Shorts Stadium
  • Mount Pleasant, MI
ESPN3L 30–4114,081
October 273:30 PMAkron
  • Kelly/Shorts Stadium
  • Mount Pleasant, MI
W 35–1410,172
November 31:00 PMWestern Michigan
ESPN3L 31–4215,322
November 101:00 PMat Eastern Michigan
W 34–314,081
November 171:00 PMMiami (OH)
  • Kelly/Shorts Stadium
  • Mount Pleasant, MI
W 30–167,223
November 233:00 PMat MassachusettsW 42–246,385
December 267:30 PMvs. WKU*ESPNW 24–2123,310

Game summariesEdit

Southeast Missouri StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Redhawks 10 14 3 0 27
Chippewas 10 14 7 7 38
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 2004 CMU, 44–27

Michigan StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#11 Spartans 7 17 10 7 41
Chippewas 0 0 0 7 7
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–5 2011 MSU, 45–7

@ IowaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Chippewas 10 13 0 9 32
Hawkeyes 14 0 7 10 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–2 1998 IOWA, 38–0

@ Northern IllinoisEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Chippewas 7 7 10 0 24
Huskies 14 10 10 21 55
Overall record Last meeting Result
25–21–1 2011 CMU, 48–41

@ ToledoEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Chippewas 7 14 7 7 35
Rockets 10 7 14 19 50
Overall record Last meeting Result
18–19–3 2011 TOL, 44–17

NavyEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Midshipmen 14 3 14 0 31
Chippewas 3 7 3 0 13
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–2 2010 NAVY, 38–37

Ball StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 7 17 7 10 41
Chippewas 0 10 7 13 30
Overall record Last meeting Result
22–21–1 2011 WMU, 45–35

AkronEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Zips 7 0 0 7 14
Chippewas 14 0 14 7 35
Overall record Last meeting Result
14–19–1 2011 CMU, 23–22

Western MichiganEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Broncos 0 14 0 28 42
Chippewas 6 7 10 8 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
37–44–2 2011 WMU, 44–14

@ Eastern MichiganEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Chippewas 0 10 21 3 34
Eagles 14 0 7 10 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
55–28–6 2011 EMU, 35–28

Miami (OH)Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
RedHawks 7 0 3 6 16
Chippewas 7 14 0 9 30
Overall record Last meeting Result
10–12–1 2010 MIAOH, 27–20

@ MassachusettsEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Chippewas 7 7 14 14 42
Minutemen 0 14 7 0 21
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

WKU–Little Caesars Pizza BowlEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
HIlltoppers 7 7 7 0 21
Chippewas 14 3 0 7 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

ReferencesEdit

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