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2012 Nevada Wolf Pack football team

The 2012 Nevada Wolf Pack football team represented the University of Nevada, Reno in the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Wolf Pack were led by head coach Chris Ault in his 28th overall season and 9th straight since taking over as head coach for the third time in 2004. They played their home games at Mackay Stadium and were first year members of the Mountain West Conference. They finished the season 7–6, 4–4 in Mountain West play to finish in fifth place. They were invited to the New Mexico Bowl where they were defeated by Arizona.

2012 Nevada Wolf Pack football
Nevada Wolf Pack wordmark.svg
New Mexico Bowl, L 48–49 vs. Arizona
ConferenceMountain West Conference
2012 record7–6 (4–4 MW)
Head coachChris Ault (28th overall, 9th straight season)
Offensive coordinatorNick Rolovich (1st season)
Offensive schemePistol
Defensive coordinatorMike Bradeson (1st season)
Base defense4–3
Home stadiumMackay Stadium
(Capacity: 29,993)
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

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 112:00 p.m.at California*P12NW 31–2463,186
September 812:30 p.m.South Florida*CBSSNL 31–3222,804
September 154:00 p.m.Northwestern State*
  • Mackay Stadium
  • Reno, NV
W 45–3419,399
September 227:30 p.m.at HawaiiNBCSNW 69–2431,417
September 2911:00 a.m.at Texas State*LHNW 34–2114,210
October 64:00 p.m.Wyoming
  • Mackay Stadium
  • Reno, NV
MWNW 35–28 OT24,025
October 1312:00 p.m.at UNLVTWCSN/CharterW 42–3720,565
October 207:30 p.m.San Diego State
  • Mackay Stadium
  • Reno, NV
CBSSNL 38–39 OT22,242
October 265:00 p.m.at Air ForceCBSSNL 31–4824,277
November 107:30 p.m.Fresno State
  • Mackay Stadium
  • Reno, NV
NBCSNL 36–5222,104
November 1712:30 p.m.at New MexicoCharter/ComcastW 31–2417,290
December 112:30 p.m.No. 15 Boise State
ABCL 21–2730,017
December 1510:00 a.m.vs. Arizona*
ESPNL 48–4924,610
Schedule Source:[1]

Game summariesEdit

CaliforniaEdit

Nevada at California
1 234Total
Wolf Pack 14 0710 31
Golden Bears 0 7107 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–22–1 2010 NEV, 52–31

South FloridaEdit

South Florida at Nevada
1 234Total
Bulls 6 7712 32
Wolf Pack 21 073 31
  • Date: September 8, 2012
  • Location: Mackay Stadium
    Reno, NV
  • Game start: 12:35 p.m. PDT
  • Elapsed time: 3 hours and 48 minutes
  • Game attendance: 22,804
  • Game weather: Temperature: 81 °F (27 °C) • Weather: Sunny • Wind: WSW 1 MPH
  • Referee: Jeff Maconaghy
  • TV announcers (CBSSN): James Bates, Aaron Taylor and Lauren Gardner (sideline)
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

Northwestern StateEdit

Northwestern State at Nevada
1 234Total
Demons 3 10714 34
Wolf Pack 7 101414 45
  • Date: September 15, 2012
  • Location: Mackay Stadium
    Reno, NV
  • Game start: 4:05 p.m. PDT
  • Elapsed time: 3 hours and 31 minutes
  • Game attendance: 19,399
  • Game weather: Temperature: 88 °F (31 °C) • Weather: Sunny and Hot • Wind: WSW 17 MPH
  • Referee: Tom Walker
  • TV announcers (None): None
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–0 1991 NEV, 45–14

HawaiiEdit

Nevada at Hawaii
1 234Total
Wolf Pack 14 202114 69
Rainbow Warriors 3 1407 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
8–8 2011 NEV, 42–28

Texas StateEdit

Nevada at Texas State
1 234Total
Wolf Pack 7 13140 34
Bobcats 7 1400 21
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

WyomingEdit

Wyoming at Nevada
1 234OTTotal
Cowboys 7 7770 28
Wolf Pack 7 14077 35
  • Date: October 6, 2012
  • Location: Mackay Stadium
    Reno, NV
  • Game start: 4:05 p.m. PDT
  • Elapsed time: 3 hours and 21 minutes
  • Game attendance: 24,025
  • Game weather: Temperature: 71 °F (22 °C) • Weather: Sunny • Wind: 6 MPH ENE
  • Referee: Cooper Castleberry
  • TV announcers (MWN): Ryan Radtke and Chris Vargas
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–2 2000 NEV, 35–28

UNLVEdit

Nevada at UNLV
(Battle for the Fremont Cannon / Governor's Series)
1 234Total
Wolf Pack 0 14721 42
Rebels 14 1706 37
Overall record Last meeting Result
23–14 2011 NEV, 37–0

San Diego StateEdit

San Diego State at Nevada
1 234OTTotal
Aztecs 0 68178 39
Wolf Pack 3 71477 38
  • Date: October 20, 2012
  • Location: Mackay Stadium
    Reno, NV
  • Game start: 7:35 p.m. PDT
  • Elapsed time: 3 hours and 37 minutes
  • Game attendance: 22,242
  • Game weather: Temperature: 63 °F (17 °C) • Weather: N/A • Wind: WNW 14 MPH
  • Referee: Mike Defee
  • TV announcers (CBSSN): James Bates, Aaron Taylor and Lauren Gardner (sideline)
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–2 2004 SDSU, 27–10

Air ForceEdit

Nevada at Air Force
1 234Total
Wolf Pack 7 1473 31
Falcons 10 21710 48
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

Fresno StateEdit

Fresno State at Nevada
1 234Total
Bulldogs 7 14238 52
Wolf Pack 7 14015 36
  • Date: November 10, 2012
  • Location: Mackay Stadium
    Reno, NV
  • Game start: 7:30 p.m. PST
  • Elapsed time: 3 hours and 32 minutes
  • Game attendance: 22,104
  • Game weather: Temperature: 33 °F (1 °C) • Weather: Partly Cloudy and Cold • Wind: Slight
  • Referee: Daniel Romeo
  • TV announcers (NBCSN): Todd Harris and Anthony Herron
Overall record Last meeting Result
18–24–1 2011 NEV, 45–38

New MexicoEdit

Nevada at New Mexico
1 234Total
Wolf Pack 7 14100 31
Lobos 14 370 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–2–1 2011 NEV, 49–7

Boise StateEdit

Boise State at Nevada
(Rivalry)
1 234Total
No. 15 Broncos 7 1073 27
Wolf Pack 0 0714 21
Overall record Last meeting Result
13–25 2011 BSU, 30–10

Arizona (New Mexico Bowl)Edit

Nevada vs Arizona
(New Mexico Bowl)
1 234Total
Wolf Pack 21 10143 48
Wildcats 7 21021 49
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–1–1 1941 ARI, 26–7

Team AwardsEdit

The 2012 Team Awards were handed out December 9, 2012.[2]

Golden Helmet Award (MVP)

  • Albert Rosette, senior linebacker

Outstanding Offensive Player

Outstanding Defensive Player

Outstanding Special Teams Player

  • Khalid Wooten, senior punt returner

Nevadatude Award (best representative of the beliefs and ideals of the program)

  • Zach Sudfeld, senior tight end

Basalite Big Blocker (given the offensive lineman who grades out the best in victories)

  • Matt Galas – UNLV
  • Joel Bitonio – Northwestern State, Hawaii, Wyoming
  • Jeff Nady – Cal, Texas State, New Mexico

Blackout Award (big hitter)

Fireman's Award (stepping up in a time of need)

  • Devin Combs, sophomore quarterback

Full-speed, Effort and Habit Awards (scout team players of the year)

  • Offense: Chris Solomon, freshman running back
  • Defense: Gabe Lee, sophomore defensive back

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "University of Nevada Athletics". Nevadawolfpack.com. Retrieved May 24, 2018.
  2. ^ "Rosette, Jefferson and Williams Highlight 2012 Nevada Football Awards - University of Nevada". University of Nevada. Retrieved May 24, 2018.