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The 2012 Toledo Rockets football team represented the University of Toledo in the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. They were led by head coach Matt Campbell in his first full year after coaching the Rockets in the 2011 Military Bowl. They played their home games at the Glass Bowl. They were a member of the West Division of the Mid-American Conference. They finished the season 9–4, 6–2 in MAC play to finish in a tie for second place in the West Division. They were invited to the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl where they lost to Utah State.

2012 Toledo Rockets football
Toledo Rockets wordmark.svg
ConferenceMid-American Conference
DivisionWest Division
2012 record9–4 (6–2 MAC)
Head coachMatt Campbell (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorTom Matukewicz (1st season)
Home stadiumGlass Bowl
(Capacity: 26,248)
Seasons
← 2011
2013 →
2012 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
Kent State x   8 0         11 3  
Bowling Green   6 2         8 5  
Ohio   4 4         9 4  
Buffalo   3 5         4 8  
Miami   3 5         4 8  
UMass   1 7         1 11  
Akron   0 8         1 11  
West Division
No. 22 Northern Illinois x$   8 0         12 2  
Toledo   6 2         9 4  
Ball State   6 2         9 4  
Central Michigan   4 4         7 6  
Western Michigan   2 6         4 8  
Eastern Michigan   1 7         2 10  
Championship: Northern Illinois 44, Kent State 37
  • $ – Conference champion and BCS representative as top non-AQ school to meet automatic qualification criteria
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • UMass not eligible for conference title or bowl game as part of FBS transition
Rankings from AP Poll

Contents

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 110:30 p.m.at Arizona*ESPNUL 17–24 OT48,670
September 84:00 p.m.at Wyoming*W 34–3121,688
September 157:00 p.m.Bowling GreenESPN3W 27–1528,115
September 227:00 p.m.Coastal Carolina*
  • Glass Bowl
  • Toledo, OH
ESPN3W 38–2819,023
September 297:00 p.m.at Western MichiganESPN3W 37–1715,628
October 63:00 p.m.Central Michigan 
  • Glass Bowl
  • Toledo, OH
ESPN3W 50–3519,247
October 131:00 p.m.at Eastern MichiganW 52–472,837
October 207:00 p.m.No. 18 Cincinnati*
  • Glass Bowl
  • Toledo, OH
ESPN3W 29–2324,124
October 273:30 p.m.at BuffaloTWCSW 25–2010,658
November 68:00 p.m.Ball StateNo. 23
  • Glass Bowl
  • Toledo, OH
ESPN2L 27–3418,211
November 149:00 p.m.Northern IllinoisESPN2L 24–3117,813[1]
November 207:00 p.m.Akron
  • Glass Bowl
  • Toledo, OH
ESPN2W 35–2314,589
December 154:30 p.m.vs. No. 20 Utah State*ESPNL 15–4129,243

Game summariesEdit

@ ArizonaEdit

1 2 3 4OT Total
Rockets 0 14 0 30 17
Wildcats 3 7 7 07 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–3 2010 ARI, 41–2

1st quarter scoring: ARIZ – J. Bonano 26-yard field goal

2nd quarter scoring: TOL – Alonzo Russell 59-yard pass from Terrance Owens (Jeremiah Detmer kick); ARIZ – A. Hill 30-yard pass from M. Scott (J. Bonano kick); TOL – David Fluellen 1-yard run (Detmer kick)

3rd quarter scoring: ARIZ – K. Carey 73-yard run (Bonano kick)

4th quarter scoring: TOL - Detmer 40-yard field goal

OT scoring: ARIZ – T. Miller 10-yard pass from Scott (Bonano kick)

@ WyomingEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Rockets 3 14 10 7 34
Cowboys 14 6 0 11 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 2010 WYO, 20–15

Bowling GreenEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Falcons 0 3 6 6 15
Rockets 7 10 7 3 27
Overall record Last meeting Result
33–39–4 2011 TOL, 28–21

Coastal CarolinaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Chanticleers 7 7 7 7 28
Rockets 10 7 14 7 38
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

@ Western MichiganEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Rockets 17 3 14 3 37
Broncos 0 7 10 0 17
Overall record Last meeting Result
38–28 2011 TOL, 66–63

Central MichiganEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Chippewas 7 14 7 7 35
Rockets 10 7 14 19 50
Overall record Last meeting Result
19–18–3 2011 TOL, 44–17

@ Eastern MichiganEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Rockets 7 14 28 3 52
Eagles 10 0 27 10 47
Overall record Last meeting Result
28–11 2011 TOL, 54–16

CincinnatiEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#18 Bearcats 0 13 7 3 23
Rockets 10 6 10 3 29
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–4 2001 TOL, 23–16

Last meeting was in the 2001 Motor City Bowl.

@ BuffaloEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Rockets 7 0 18 0 25
Bulls 7 7 0 6 20
Overall record Last meeting Result
5–3 2007 BUFF, 43–33

Ball StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Cardinals 14 3 7 10 34
#23 Rockets 7 10 3 7 27
Overall record Last meeting Result
19–17–1 2011 TOL, 45–28

@ Northern IllinoisEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Rockets 7 7 0 10 24
Huskies 0 7 21 3 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
29–10 2011 NIU, 63–60

AkronEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Zips 10 7 0 6 23
Rockets 0 21 0 14 35
Overall record Last meeting Result
8–8 2008 AKRON, 47–30

Utah State–Famous Idaho Potato BowlEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Rockets 3 3 0 9 15
#20 Aggies 7 3 3 28 41
Overall record Last meeting Result
First Meeting

ReferencesEdit