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2012 Fresno State Bulldogs football team

The 2012 Fresno State Bulldogs football team represented California State University, Fresno in the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Bulldogs were led by first-year head coach Tim DeRuyter and played their home games at Bulldog Stadium. This was their first year as a member of the Mountain West Conference. They finished the season 9–4, 7–1 in Mountain West play to share the conference championship with Boise State and San Diego State. They were invited to the Hawaii Bowl where they were defeated by SMU.

2012 Fresno State Bulldogs football
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Mountain West co-champion
Hawaii Bowl, L 10–43 vs. SMU
ConferenceMountain West Conference
2012 record9–4 (7–1 MW)
Head coachTim DeRuyter (1st season)
Offensive coordinatorDave Schramm (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorNick Toth (1st season)
Home stadiumBulldog Stadium
(Capacity: 41,031)
Seasons
← 2011
2013 →
2012 Mountain West football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 18 Boise State +   7 1         11 2  
Fresno State +   7 1         9 4  
San Diego State +   7 1         9 4  
Air Force   5 3         6 7  
Nevada   4 4         7 6  
Wyoming   3 5         4 8  
Colorado State   3 5         4 8  
UNLV   2 6         2 11  
New Mexico   1 7         4 9  
Hawaii   1 7         3 9  
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

Contents

PersonnelEdit

Coaching staffEdit

Name Position Seasons at
Fresno State
Alma Mater
Tim DeRuyter Head coach 1st Air Force (1985)
Dave Schramm Offensive coordinator 1st Adams State (1984)
Nick Toth Defensive coordinator 1st


RosterEdit

Depth chartEdit

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 17:00 PMWeber State*W 37–1027,663
September 83:30 PMat No. 4 Oregon*P12NL 25–4255,755
September 155:00 PMColorado*
  • Bulldog Stadium
  • Fresno, CA
CBSSNW 69–1427,513
September 225:00 PMat Tulsa*CBSSNL 26–2724,236
September 297:00 PMSan Diego State 
  • Bulldog Stadium
  • Fresno, CA
W 52–4033,894
October 64:00 PMat Colorado StateTWCSN/KTVDW 28–725,814
October 1312:30 PMat No. 24 Boise StateNBCSNL 10–2035,742
October 207:30 PMWyoming
  • Bulldog Stadium
  • Fresno, CA
TWCSN/RTRMW 42–1429,423
October 2712:30 PMat New MexicoTWCSNW 49–3219,856
November 34:00 PMHawaii
  • Bulldog Stadium
  • Fresno, CA
TWCSNW 45–1030,755
November 107:30 PMat NevadaNBCSNW 52–3622,104
November 2412:30 PMAir Force
  • Bulldog Stadium
  • Fresno, CA
NBCSNW 48–1536,240
December 245:00 PMvs. SMU*ESPNL 10–4330,024
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Pacific time

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Game summariesEdit

Weber StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Wildcats 0 3 7 0 10
Bulldogs 14 10 0 13 37
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–0 2005 FRES, 55–17

at OregonEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 3 3 10 9 25
No. 4 Ducks 14 21 0 7 42
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–6 2007 ORE, 52–21

ColoradoEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Buffaloes 0 7 0 7 14
Bulldogs 35 20 7 7 69
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–4 2001 FRES, 24–22

at TulsaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 20 0 6 0 26
Golden Hurricane 7 10 10 0 27
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–1 2005 TULSA, 31–24

Last meeting was in the 2005 Liberty Bowl.

San Diego StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Aztecs 21 6 13 0 40
Bulldogs 7 29 10 6 52
Overall record Last meeting Result
20–27–4 2011 SDSU, 35–28

at Colorado StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 7 7 0 14 28
Rams 0 0 0 7 7
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–7 2008 CSU, 40–35

Last meeting was in the 2008 New Mexico Bowl.

at Boise StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 0 0 3 7 10
No. 22 Broncos 7 10 0 3 20
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–10 2011 BSU, 57–7

WyomingEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 0 0 7 7 14
Bulldogs 21 14 0 7 42
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–4 2009 WYO, 35–28

Last meeting was in the 2009 New Mexico Bowl.

at New MexicoEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 0 14 21 14 49
Lobos 14 10 0 8 32
Overall record Last meeting Result
8–4 1998 FRES, 28–20

HawaiiEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Warriors 0 3 0 7 10
Bulldogs 21 21 3 0 45
Overall record Last meeting Result
22–21–1 2011 FRES, 24–21

at NevadaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 7 14 23 8 52
Wolf Pack 7 14 0 15 36
Overall record Last meeting Result
24–18–1 2011 NEV, 45–38

Air ForceEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Falcons 0 7 0 8 15
Bulldogs 21 10 14 3 48
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–4 2000 AF, 37–34

Last meeting was in the 2000 Silicon Valley Classic.

SMU–Hawaii BowlEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 0 0 7 3 10
Mustangs 0 22 7 14 43
Overall record Last meeting Result
5–1 2004 FRES, 42–0

Awards and honorsEdit

  • Quarterback Derek Carr was named Mountain West Conference’s Offensive Player of the Year.
  • Strong-safety Phillip Thomas was named the Mountain West Conference’s Defensive Player of the Year, and was a unanimous All-American.
  • Wide-receiver Davante Adams was named the Mountain West Conference’s Freshman of the Year.

ReferencesEdit