2012 Georgia Southern Eagles football team

The 2012 Georgia Southern Eagles football team represented Georgia Southern University in the 2012 NCAA Division I FCS football season. They were led by third-year head coach Jeff Monken and played their home games at Paulson Stadium. They were a member of the Southern Conference. They finished the season 10–4, 6–2 in SoCon play to claim a share of the conference championship with Appalachian State and Wofford. They received the SoCon's automatic bid into the FCS Playoffs where they defeated Central Arkansas in the second round and Old Dominion in the quarterfinals before falling to North Dakota State in the semifinals. That would turn out to be Georgia Southern's final FCS playoff game, as they announced they were moving to FBS and the Sun Belt Conference in 2014.

2012 Georgia Southern Eagles football
Georgia Southern Eagles wordmark.svg
SoCon co-champion
FCS Playoffs Semifinals, L 20–23 vs. North Dakota State
ConferenceSouthern Conference
Ranking
Sports NetworkNo. 6
FCS CoachesNo. 7
2012 record10–4 (6–2 SoCon)
Head coachJeff Monken (3rd season)
Offensive coordinatorBrent Davis
Defensive coordinatorJack Curtis
Home stadiumPaulson Stadium
(Capacity: 18,000)
Seasons
← 2011
2013 →
2012 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#6 Georgia Southern +^   6 2         10 4  
#9 Wofford +^   6 2         9 4  
#7 Appalachian State +^   6 2         8 4  
The Citadel   5 3         7 4  
Samford   5 3         7 4  
Chattanooga   5 3         6 5  
Furman   2 6         3 8  
Elon   1 7         3 8  
Western Carolina   0 8         1 10  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 16:00 PMJacksonville*No. 3W 58–020,132
September 86:00 PMat The CitadelNo. 3L 21–2312,299
September 226:00 PMElonNo. 11
  • Paulson Stadium
  • Statesboro, GA
W 26–2318,353
September 296:00 PMSamfordNo. 10
  • Paulson Stadium
  • Statesboro, GA
ESPN3W 35–1620,832
October 63:30 PMat Western CarolinaNo. 8W 45–139,514
October 136:00 PMNo. 5 WoffordNo. 7
  • Paulson Stadium
  • Statesboro, GA
W 17–920,983
October 201:30 PMat FurmanNo. 3W 37–1711,191
October 276:00 PMat ChattanoogaNo. 2W 39–31 3OT8,908
November 32:00 PMNo. 15 Appalachian StateNo. 2
  • Paulson Stadium
  • Statesboro, GA (rivalry)
ESPN3L 28–3122,155
November 102:00 PMHoward*No. 7
  • Paulson Stadium
  • Statesboro, GA
W 69–2618,069
November 171:30 PMat No. 5 (FBS) Georgia*No. 6ESPN3L 14–4592,746
December 12:00 PMNo. 8 Central Arkansas*No. 6
  • Paulson Stadium
  • Statesboro, GA (FCS Playoffs Second Round)
ESPN3W 24–168,888
December 812:00 PMat No. 3 Old Dominion*No. 6
ESPNW 49–3520,068
December 148:00 PMat No. 1 North Dakota State*No. 6
ESPN2L 20–2318,484

Ranking MovementsEdit

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Final 
Sports Network 3 3 11 11 10 8 7 3 2 2 7 6 6  
Coaches 3 3 10 10 9 8 7 3 2 1 7 6 7

ReferencesEdit