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2012 NC State Wolfpack football team

The 2012 NC State Wolfpack football team represented North Carolina State University in the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Wolfpack were led by sixth year head coach Tom O'Brien and played their home games at Carter–Finley Stadium. They were members of the Atlantic Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Wolfpack participated in the Music City Bowl and were defeated by Vanderbilt 24–38.

2012 NC State Wolfpack football
North Carolina State University Athletic logo.svg
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
DivisionAtlantic Division
2012 record7–6 (4–4 ACC)
Head coachTom O'Brien (6th season)
Offensive coordinatorDana Bible (6th season)
Defensive coordinatorMike Archer (6th season)
Home stadiumCarter–Finley Stadium
(Capacity: 57,583)
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

On November 25, 2012, the university announced that it had fired Tom O'Brien as head coach of the Wolfpack after failing to live up the expectations during his six years at the position.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 317:30 PMvs. Tennessee*ESPNUL 21–3555,529
September 812:00 PMat Connecticut*Big East NetworkW 10–734,202
September 156:00 PMSouth Alabama*ESPN3W 31–754,132
September 226:00 PMNo. 10 (FCS) The Citadel*
  • Carter–Finley Stadium
  • Raleigh, NC
ESPN3W 52–1455,145
September 2912:00 PMat Miami (FL)ESPNUL 37–4438,510
October 68:00 PMNo. 3 Florida State
  • Carter–Finley Stadium
  • Raleigh, NC
ESPN2W 17–1654,962
October 203:30 PMat MarylandESPNUW 20–1840,217
October 2712:30 PMat North CarolinaACCNL 35–4362,000
November 312:30 PMVirginia 
  • Carter–Finley Stadium
  • Raleigh, NC
ACCNL 6–3354,812
November 103:00 PMWake Forest
  • Carter–Finley Stadium
  • Raleigh, NC (Rivalry)
ACCRSNW 37–652,567
November 173:30 PMat No. 11 ClemsonABC/ESPN2L 48–6277,831
November 243:00 PMBoston College
  • Carter–Finley Stadium
  • Raleigh, NC
ESPN3W 27–1053,020
December 3112:00 PMat Vanderbilt*ESPNL 24–3855,801
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "2018 ACC Media Guide" (PDF). theacc.com. ACC. p. 115. Retrieved December 10, 2018.
  2. ^ Giglio, Joe (November 25, 2012). "O'Brien Out at N.C. State". The News & Observer. Raleigh. Archived from the original on November 28, 2012. Retrieved November 25, 2012.