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2012 Florida Atlantic Owls football team

The 2012 Florida Atlantic Owls football team represented Florida Atlantic University in the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. They were led by first-year head coach Carl Pelini and played their home games at FAU Stadium. They were a member of the Sun Belt Conference. They finished the season 3–9, 2–6 in Sun Belt play to finish in a tie for eighth place.

2012 Florida Atlantic Owls football
Florida Atlantic Owls wordmark.svg
ConferenceSun Belt Conference
2012 record3–9 (2–6 Sun Belt)
Head coachCarl Pelini (1st season)
Offensive coordinatorBrian Wright
Defensive coordinatorPete Rekstis
Home stadiumFAU Stadium
(Capacity: 30,000)
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

Contents

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 318:00 p.m.Wagner*ESPN3W 7–314,510
September 87:00 p.m.at Middle TennesseeESPN3L 17–3116,227
September 157:30 p.m.at No. 7 Georgia*CSSL 20–5692,746
September 225:00 p.m.at No. 1 Alabama*PPVL 7–40101,821
September 295:00 p.m.North Texas
  • FAU Stadium
  • Boca Raton, FL
ESPN3L 14–2013,888
October 137:00 p.m.at Louisiana–MonroeSBN/CSSL 14–3516,782
October 203:30 p.m.at South AlabamaL 34–37 2OT17,566
October 275:00 p.m.Troy
  • FAU Stadium
  • Boca Raton, FL
W 34–2711,968
November 33:30 p.m.at Navy*CBSSNL 17–2429,326
November 1012:00 p.m.at Western KentuckySBN/CSSW 37–2814,185
November 168:00 p.m.FIU
ESPNUL 24–3415,405
December 13:00 p.m.Louisiana–Lafayette
  • FAU Stadium
  • Boca Raton, FL
L 21–3511,522

Game summariesEdit

WagnerEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Seahawks 0 3 0 0 3
Owls 0 0 0 7 7
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

Middle TennesseeEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Owls 0 0 3 14 17
Blue Raiders 0 7 17 7 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–6 2011 MTSU, 38–14

GeorgiaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Owls 7 7 0 6 20
#7 Bulldogs 14 14 21 7 56
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

AlabamaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Owls 0 0 0 7 7
#1 Crimson Tide 14 16 3 7 40
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

North TexasEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Mean Green 7 3 7 3 20
Owls 0 0 7 7 14
Overall record Last meeting Result
6–2 2011 UNT, 31–17

Louisiana–MonroeEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Owls 7 0 7 0 14
Warhawks 7 14 7 7 35
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–6 2011 ULM, 26–0

South AlabamaEdit

1 2 3 4OT2OT Total
Owls 14 3 7 730 34
Jaguars 7 7 3 1433 37
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

TroyEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Trojans 0 17 0 10 27
Owls 14 3 9 8 34
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–8 2011 TROY, 34–7

NavyEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Owls 0 10 0 7 17
Midshipmen 0 14 10 0 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

Western KentuckyEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Owls 0 14 7 16 37
Hilltoppers 7 7 0 14 28
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–1 2011 WKU, 20–0

FIUEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Panthers 7 7 13 7 34
Owls 0 10 7 7 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
8–2 2011 FIU, 41–7

Louisiana–LafayetteEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Ragin' Cajuns 7 14 7 7 35
Owls 14 0 0 7 21
Overall record Last meeting Result
5–2 2011 ULL, 37–34

ReferencesEdit