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2012 East Carolina Pirates football
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C-USA East Division Co–Champions
New Orleans Bowl vs Louisiana–Lafayette, L 34–43
Conference Conference USA
East Division
2012 record 8–5 (7–1 C-USA)
Head coach Ruffin McNeill (3rd year)
Offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley (3rd year)
Defensive coordinator Brian Mitchell (3rd year)
Home stadium Dowdy–Ficklen Stadium
(Capacity: 50,000)
Seasons
« 2011 2013 »
2012 Conference USA football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East
East Carolina   0 0         0 0  
Marshall   0 0         0 0  
Memphis   0 0         0 0  
Southern Miss   0 0         0 0  
UAB   0 0         0 0  
UCF   0 0         0 0  
West
Houston   0 0         0 0  
Rice   0 0         0 0  
SMU   0 0         0 0  
Tulane   0 0         0 0  
Tulsa   0 0         0 0  
UTEP   0 0         0 0  
Championship: December 1, 2012
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2012 East Carolina Pirates football team represented East Carolina University in the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. They were led by third year head coach Ruffin McNeill and played their home games at Dowdy–Ficklen Stadium. They were a member of the East Division of Conference USA.

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 1* 12:00 PM #6 (FCSAppalachian State Dowdy–Ficklen StadiumGreenville, NC FSN W 35–13   49,023
September 8* 12:00 PM at #9 South Carolina Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC SECN/WITN L 10–48   77,006
September 15 3:30 PM at Southern Miss M. M. Roberts StadiumHattiesburg, MS CBSSN W 24–14   34,140
September 22* 3:30 PM at North Carolina Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC ESPNU L 6–27   59,500
September 29 7:00 PM UTEP Dowdy–Ficklen Stadium • Greenville, NC WITN W 28–18   47,817
October 4 8:00 PM at UCF Bright House Networks StadiumOrlando, FL (Rivalry) CBSSN L 20–40   32,181
October 13† 4:30 PM Memphis Dowdy–Ficklen Stadium • Greenville, NC CSS/CSNH/WITN W 41–7   45,137
October 20 7:00 PM at UAB Legion FieldBirmingham, AL FCS W 42–35   12,403
October 27* 7:00 PM Navy Dowdy–Ficklen Stadium • Greenville, NC FSN L 28–56   48,327
November 3 12:00 PM Houston Dowdy–Ficklen Stadium • Greenville, NC FSN W 48–28   45,455
November 17 3:30 PM at Tulane Mercedes-Benz SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA CST/WITN W 28–23   14,041
November 23 2:00 PM Marshall Dowdy–Ficklen Stadium • Greenville, NC (Rivalry) CBSSN W 65–59 2OT  46,317
December 22* 12:00 PM vs. Louisiana–Lafayette Mercedes-Benz SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA (New Orleans Bowl) ESPN L 34–43   48,828
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from Coaches Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Game notesEdit

Appalachian StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Mountaineers 7 3 3 0 13
Pirates 0 14 7 14 35




Overall record Last meeting Result
11–19 2009 ECU, 29–24


@ South CarolinaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Pirates 0 0 3 7 10
#9 Gamecocks 14 7 14 13 48




Overall record Last meeting Result
5–11 2011 SOCAR, 56–37


@ Southern MissEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Pirates 0 3 21 0 24
Golden Eagles 7 0 0 7 14




Overall record Last meeting Result
10–27 2011 SOMISS, 48–28


@ North CarolinaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Pirates 0 6 0 0 6
Tar Heels 7 3 14 3 27




Overall record Last meeting Result
2–11–1 2011 UNC, 35–20


UTEPEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Miners 7 3 0 8 18
Pirates 7 7 7 7 28




Overall record Last meeting Result
2–1 2011 UTEP, 22–17


@ UCFEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Pirates 14 3 3 0 20
Knights 7 13 10 10 40




Overall record Last meeting Result
9–2 2011 ECU, 38–31


MemphisEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Tigers 0 0 0 7 7
Pirates 14 3 17 7 41




Overall record Last meeting Result
14–6 2011 ECU, 35–17


@ UABEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Pirates 7 6 14 15 42
Blazers 0 14 7 14 35




Overall record Last meeting Result
7–4 2011 ECU, 28–23


NavyEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Midshipmen 14 7 21 14 56
Pirates 0 14 0 14 28




Overall record Last meeting Result
1–2 2011 ECU, 38–35


HoustonEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Cougars 0 7 7 14 28
Pirates 14 14 3 17 48




Overall record Last meeting Result
6–5 2011 HOU, 56–3


@ TulaneEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Pirates 0 14 7 7 28
Green Wave 7 6 3 7 23




Overall record Last meeting Result
9–2 2011 ECU, 34–13


MarshallEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Thundering Herd 7 21 7 17 59
Pirates 14 21 7 10 65




Overall record Last meeting Result
9–4 2011 MARSH, 34–27


Louisiana–Lafayette–New Orleans BowlEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Pirates 0 21 10 3 34
Ragin' Cajuns 7 24 6 6 43




Overall record Last meeting Result
4–6 1990 ECU, 20–10


ReferencesEdit

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