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2012 Pittsburgh Panthers football team

The 2012 Pittsburgh Panthers football team represented the University of Pittsburgh in the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Panthers were led by first-year head coach Paul Chryst and played their home games at Heinz Field. They were a member of the Big East Conference. This was Pitt's last season as a member of the Big East. Next season, they began play in the ACC.

2012 Pittsburgh Panthers football
Pitt Panthers wordmark.svg
ConferenceBig East Conference
2012 record6–7 (3–4 Big East)
Head coachPaul Chryst (1st season)
Offensive coordinatorJoe Rudolph (1st season)
Offensive schemePro-style
Defensive coordinatorDave Huxtable (1st season)
Base defense4–3
Home stadiumHeinz Field
(Capacity: 65,500)
Seasons
← 2011
2013 →
2012 Big East football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 13 Louisville $+   5 2         11 2  
Cincinnati +   5 2         10 3  
Rutgers +   5 2         9 4  
Syracuse +   5 2         8 5  
Pittsburgh   3 4         6 7  
Connecticut   2 5         5 7  
Temple   2 5         4 7  
South Florida   1 6         3 9  
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll
New head coach Paul Chryst being interviewed after the spring Blue and Gold game

Contents

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 16:00 p.m.No. 13 (FCS) Youngstown State*ESPN3[1]L 17–3140,837
September 68:00 p.m.at CincinnatiESPNL 10–3433,562
September 1512:00 p.m.No. 13 Virginia Tech*
  • Heinz Field
  • Pittsburgh, PA
ESPNU[1]W 35–1748,032
September 223:30 p.m.Gardner–Webb*
  • Heinz Field
  • Pittsburgh, PA
ESPN3[1]W 55–1036,452
October 57:00 p.m.at SyracuseESPNL 13–1440,394
October 1311:00 a.m.No. 18 Louisville 
  • Heinz Field
  • Pittsburgh, PA
ESPNUL 35–4542,432
October 203:30 p.m.at Buffalo*ESPN+[1]W 20–617,021
October 2712:00 p.m.Temple
  • Heinz Field
  • Pittsburgh, PA
Big East NetworkW 47–1742,425
November 33:30 p.m.at No. 3 Notre Dame*NBCL 26–29 3OT80,795
November 98:00 p.m.at ConnecticutESPN2L 17–2433,503
November 2412:00 p.m.No. 19 Rutgers
  • Heinz Field
  • Pittsburgh, PA
ESPN2W 27–638,786
December 17:00 p.m.at South FloridaESPN2W 27–335,141
January 51:00 p.m.vs. Ole Miss*ESPNL 17–3859,135
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

Coaching staffEdit

2012 Pittsburgh Panthers football staff
Coaching Staff   Support Staff
  • Chris LaSala – Assistant Athletic Director/Football Operations
  • Bob Junko – Director of Football Relations and Program Enhancement
  • Dave Bucar – Offensive Graduate Assistant
  • Nate Tice – Offensive Graduate Assistant
  • Mike Buscemi – Defensive Graduate Assistant
  • Eric Wicks – Defensive Graduate Assistant
  Strength and Conditioning Staff

[2]

Team players drafted into the NFLEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
No Players Selected

[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Fortuna, Matt (June 7, 2012). "ESPN announces additional schedule notes". ESPN.com. Retrieved June 7, 2012.
  2. ^ http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/pitt/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/2012-13/misc_non_event/FBCoachingStaff201213.pdf
  3. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/2013.htm