2012 Louisiana–Monroe Warhawks football team

The 2012 Louisiana–Monroe Warhawks football team represented the University of Louisiana at Monroe in the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Warhawks were led by third-year head coach Todd Berry and played their home games at Malone Stadium. They were a member of the Sun Belt Conference. They finished the season 8–5, 6–2 in Sun Belt play to finish in a three-way tie for second place. They were invited to the Independence Bowl, the first bowl appearance in school history, where they were defeated by Ohio.

2012 Louisiana–Monroe Warhawks football
Louisiana Monroe Warhawks workmark.svg
Independence Bowl, L 14–45 vs. Ohio
ConferenceSun Belt Conference
2012 record8–5 (6–2 Sun Belt)
Head coachTodd Berry (3rd season)
Offensive coordinatorSteve Farmer (3rd season)
Offensive schemeMultiple
Defensive coordinatorTroy Reffett (3rd season)
Base defense3–3–5
Home stadiumMalone Stadium
(Capacity: 30,427)
Seasons
← 2011
2013 →
2012 Sun Belt Conference 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

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 86:00 PMat No. 8 Arkansas*ESPNUW 34–31 OT53,089
September 1511:00 AMat Auburn*SECNL 28–31 OT85,214
September 217:00 PMBaylor*ESPNL 42–4731,175A
September 293:30 PMat Tulane*CSTW 63–1018,063
October 62:30 PMat Middle TennesseeSBN/CSSW 31–1721,067
October 137:00 PMFlorida Atlantic
  • Malone Stadium
  • Monroe, LA
SBN/CSSW 35–1416,782
October 203:00 PMat WKUESPN3W 43–42 OT22,323
October 276:00 PMSouth Alabama
  • Malone Stadium
  • Monroe, LA
W 38–2414,556
November 33:00 PMLouisiana–Lafayette
SBN/CSSL 24–4020,203
November 86:00 PMat Arkansas StateESPNUL 23–4530,243
November 173:00 PMNorth Texas
  • Malone Stadium
  • Monroe, LA
W 42–1614,079
November 245:00 PMat FIUW 23–17 OT12,115
December 281:00 PMvs. Ohio*ESPNL 14–4541,853
Schedule Source:[1]

Game summariesEdit

@ ArkansasEdit

1 2 3 4OT Total
Warhawks 7 0 7 146 34
#8 Razorbacks 7 14 7 03 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–9 2010 ARK, 31–7

The Warhawks came into War Memorial Stadium as 30.5 point underdogs. In regulation, the Warhawks played the Razorbacks to a tie. Arkansas, who had three starters (including QB Tyler Wilson) injured in the game, was held to a field goal in the 1st overtime. ULM faced a 4th and 1 in same overtime period, and elected to pursue a first down. The result was a ULM QB Kolton Browning game-winning touchdown run. Browning finished with 481 total yards, three touchdowns passing, and one touchdown rushing.

Louisiana-Monroe's victory over #8 Arkansas marked the first victory by any Sun Belt Conference team over a top-ten opponent and the first victory over any ranked opponent since 2004.[2]

@ AuburnEdit

1 2 3 4OT Total
Warhawks 7 7 0 140 28
Tigers 7 14 7 03 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–8 2010 AUB, 52–3

BaylorEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 0 24 10 13 47
Warhawks 14 7 7 14 42
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

@ TulaneEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Warhawks 21 14 21 7 63
Green Wave 0 3 0 7 10
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–2 2008 TUL, 24–10

@ Middle TennesseeEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Warhawks 7 10 14 0 31
Blue Raiders 3 0 7 7 17
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–9 2011 ULM, 42–14

Florida AtlanticEdit

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

@ WKUEdit

1 2 3 4OT Total
Warhawks 0 21 0 148 43
Hilltoppers 7 21 0 77 42
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–4 2011 WKU, 31–28 OT

South AlabamaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Jaguars 7 7 7 3 24
Warhawks 0 21 7 10 38
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

Louisiana–LafayetteEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Ragin' Cajuns 7 14 7 12 40
Warhawks 10 7 0 7 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
23–24 2011 ULL, 36–35

@ Arkansas StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Warhawks 7 3 7 6 23
Red Wolves 14 3 21 7 45
Overall record Last meeting Result
14–19 2011 ARST, 24–19

North TexasEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Mean Green 0 3 7 6 16
Warhawks 7 7 7 21 42
Overall record Last meeting Result
15–13 2011 UNT, 38–21

@ FIUEdit

1 2 3 4OT Total
Warhawks 7 3 7 06 23
Panthers 0 7 3 70 17
Overall record Last meeting Result
5–3 2011 FIU, 28–17

Ohio–Independence BowlEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bobcats 14 10 14 7 45
Warhawks 0 7 7 0 14
Overall record Last meeting Result
First Meeting

RankingsEdit

 
ULM shocks #8 Arkansas in War Memorial Stadium, 34-31 OT
Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. т = Tied with team above or below. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
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AP NR RV RV NR NR NR NR NR NR RV NR NR NR NR NR NR 
Coaches NR RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV NR NR NR NR NR 
Harris Not released RV RV RV RV NR NR RV RV NR Not released 
BCS Not released NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR Not released

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2012 LSU Tigers Football Schedule". Retrieved December 29, 2011.
  2. ^ "Louisiana-Monroe shocks No. 8 Arkansas with fourth-down TD in OT". ESPN.com. September 9, 2012. Retrieved September 10, 2012.