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2012 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team

The 2012 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team represented the Georgia Institute of Technology in the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Yellow Jackets were led by fifth year head coach Paul Johnson and played their home games at Bobby Dodd Stadium. They were members of the Coastal Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference. They finished the season 7–7, 5–3 in ACC play to share the Coastal Division Championship with Miami and North Carolina. With Miami and North Carolina on post seasons bans, Georgia Tech represented the division in the ACC Championship Game where they were defeated by Florida State. They were invited to the Sun Bowl where they defeated USC.

2012 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets logo.svg
ACC Coastal Division champion
Sun Bowl champion
Sun Bowl, W 21–7 vs. USC
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
DivisionCoastal Division
2012 record7–7 (5–3 ACC)
Head coachPaul Johnson (5th season)
Offensive schemeFlexbone
Defensive coordinatorAl Groh (fired after 6 games)
Charles Kelly (onward)
Base defense3–4
Home stadiumBobby Dodd Stadium
(Capacity: 55,000)
Seasons
← 2011
2013 →
2012 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Atlantic Division
No. 10 Florida State xy$   7 1         12 2  
No. 11 Clemson x   7 1         11 2  
NC State   4 4         7 6  
Wake Forest   3 5         5 7  
Maryland   2 6         4 8  
Boston College   1 7         2 10  
Coastal Division
Georgia Tech xy   5 3         7 7  
North Carolina   5 3         8 4  
Miami   5 3         7 5  
Virginia Tech   4 4         7 6  
Duke   3 5         6 7  
Virginia   2 6         4 8  
Championship: Florida State 21, Georgia Tech 15
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
  • † North Carolina ineligible for ACC title, championship game, and bowl game due to NCAA sanctions.[1]
    ‡ Miami ineligible for ACC title, championship game, and bowl game due to self-imposed sanctions.[1]
Rankings from AP Poll

Previous seasonEdit

They finished the 2011 Season at 8–5, 5–3 in ACC play to finish in a tie for second place in the Coastal Division. They were invited to the Sun Bowl where they were defeated by Utah 30-27 in OT.

ScheduleEdit

[2]

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 38:00 PMat No. 15 Virginia TechESPNL 17–20 OT65,632
September 87:00 PMPresbyterian*ESPN3W 59–341,678
September 153:30 PMVirginia
  • Bobby Dodd Stadium
  • Atlanta, GA
ESPNUW 56–2044,225
September 223:00 PMMiami (FL)
  • Bobby Dodd Stadium
  • Atlanta, GA
ACC RSNL 36–42 OT50,390
September 2912:00 PMMiddle Tennessee*
  • Bobby Dodd Stadium
  • Atlanta, GA
ACC RSNL 28–4939,270
October 63:30 PMat No. 15 ClemsonESPNL 31–4782,873
October 203:00 PMBoston College
  • Bobby Dodd Stadium
  • Atlanta, GA
ACC RSNW 37–1740,112
October 273:00 PMBYU* 
  • Bobby Dodd Stadium
  • Atlanta, GA
ACC RSNL 17–4150,103
November 312:30 PMat MarylandACCNW 33–1333,471
November 1012:30 PMat North CarolinaACCNW 68–5050,000
November 173:30 PMDuke
  • Bobby Dodd Stadium
  • Atlanta, GA
ESPNUW 42–2441,904
November 2412:00 PMat No. 3 Georgia*ESPNL 10–4292,746
December 17:45 PMvs. No. 13 Florida StateESPNL 15–2164,778
December 312:00 PMvs. USC*CBSW 21–747,922

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "2018 ACC Media Guide" (PDF). theacc.com. ACC. p. 115. Retrieved December 10, 2018.
  2. ^ "Football: 2012 Schedule". Georgia Tech Athletic Association. Retrieved April 8, 2012.