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2012 Kansas State Wildcats football
Big 12 co-champion
Fiesta Bowl, L 17–35 vs. Oregon
ConferenceBig 12 Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 11
APNo. 12
2012 record11–2 (8–1 Big 12)
Head coachBill Snyder (21st season)
Co-offensive coordinatorDana Dimel (6th season)
Co-offensive coordinatorDel Miller (13th season)
Offensive schemeMultiple
Defensive coordinatorTom Hayes (1st season)
Base defense4–3
CaptainArthur Brown
CaptainB. J. Finney
CaptainCollin Klein
CaptainTy Zimmerman
Home stadiumBill Snyder Family Football Stadium (Capacity: 50,000)
Seasons
← 2011
2013 →
2012 Big 12 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#7 Kansas State §   8 1         11 2  
#12 Oklahoma §   8 1         10 3  
Texas   5 4         9 4  
Oklahoma State   5 4         8 5  
Baylor   4 5         8 5  
TCU   4 5         7 6  
Texas Tech   4 5         8 5  
West Virginia   4 5         7 6  
Iowa State   3 6         6 7  
Kansas   0 9         1 11  
† – BCS representative as champion
§ – Conference co-champions
As of January 5, 2013 • Rankings from AP Poll

The 2012 Kansas State Wildcats football team represents Kansas State University in the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Wildcats play their home games at Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium, in Manhattan, Kansas as they have done since 1968. 2012 is the 117th season in school history. The Wildcats are led by head coach Bill Snyder in his 21st overall and fourth straight season since taking over for his second tenure in 2009. K-State is a member of the Big 12 Conference. Conference play began with an upset victory over the Oklahoma Sooners, which was the first win for the Wildcats in Norman since October 25, 1997. The Wildcats started the season with an undefeated 10–0 record, and were ranked as the #1 team in country after a Week 10 defeat of Oklahoma State. However, the Wildcats' undefeated season and #1 ranking were derailed two weeks later after they were defeated by upstart Baylor. The regular conference season came to a close with a fifth straight win over the Texas Longhorns, ending with an 8–1 record to clinch a share of Big 12 title with Oklahoma. Both teams made the postseason for the first time since the 2003 Big 12 Championship Game. Kansas State finished the regular season as the #5 ranked team and were invited to the Fiesta Bowl for the third time, where they were defeated by Oregon. The Wildcats suffered their second consecutive Fiesta Bowl loss since 2003 in the 2004 Fiesta Bowl, ending the season with an 11–2 record and were ranked #11 in the final polls.

Off-seasonEdit

The 2011 Wildcats finished the season with a 10–3 record overall, 7–2 in Big-12 play, behind Oklahoma State. They were invited to the Cotton Bowl Classic, where they were defeated by the Arkansas Razorbacks, making it the first Cotton Bowl Classic loss for the Wildcats since the 1996 team lost to the BYU Cougars in the 1997 Cotton Bowl Classic.

In mid-August, incoming freshman quarterback Tavarious Bender decided to leave the team and the university for undisclosed reasons.[1]

RecruitingEdit

ScheduleEdit

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Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 1* 6:00 p.m. Missouri State #22 Bill Snyder Family Football StadiumManhattan, KS K-StateHD.TV W 51–9   50,007
September 8* 11:00 a.m. Miami (FL) #21 Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium • Manhattan, KS FX W 52–13   48,843
September 15* 6:00 p.m. North Texas #15 Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium • Manhattan, KS FSN W 35–21   50,290
September 22 6:50 p.m. at #6 Oklahoma #15 Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, OK FOX W 24–19   85,276
October 6 11:00 a.m. Kansas #7 Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium • Manhattan, KS (Sunflower Showdown) FX W 56–16   50,344
October 13 11:00 a.m. at Iowa State #6 Jack Trice StadiumAmes, IA (Farmageddon) FX W 27–21   56,800
October 20 6:00 p.m. at #17 West Virginia #4 Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV FOX W 55–14   60,101
October 27† 2:30 p.m. #15 Texas Tech #4 Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium • Manhattan, KS FOX W 55–24   50,766
November 3 7:00 p.m. Oklahoma State #3 Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium • Manhattan, KS ABC W 44–30   50,781
November 10 6:00 p.m. at TCU #3 Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, TX FOX W 23–10   47,292
November 17 7:00 p.m. at Baylor #2 Floyd Casey StadiumWaco, TX ESPN L 24–52   38,029
December 1 7:00 p.m. #23 Texas #7 Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium • Manhattan, KS ABC W 42–24   50,912
January 3, 2013 7:30 p.m. vs. #4 Oregon #7 University of Phoenix StadiumGlendale, AZ (Fiesta Bowl) ESPN L 17–35   70,242
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

Game summariesEdit

Missouri StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Missouri State 3 3 3 0 9
#22 Kansas State 3 6 7 35 51



The Wildcats were favored by 34 going into the game.


MiamiEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Miami 3 3 0 7 13
#21 Kansas State 14 10 7 21 52



Kansas State was favored by 7 going into the game.


North TexasEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
North Texas 7 0 6 8 21
#15 Kansas State 7 7 7 14 35



Kansas State was favored by 28½ going into the game.


OklahomaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#15 Kansas State 0 10 0 14 24
#6 Oklahoma 3 3 7 6 19



Oklahoma was favored by 14 going into the game.


KansasEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Kansas 7 7 2 0 16
#7 Kansas State 7 14 28 7 56



Kansas State was favored by 24 going into the game.


Iowa StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#6 Kansas State 3 14 7 3 27
Iowa State 0 14 0 7 21



Kansas State was favored by 7 going into the game.


West VirginiaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#4 Kansas State 10 21 21 3 55
#17 West Virginia 0 7 0 7 14



West Virginia was favored by 2.5 going into the game. The game was hyped as a matchup between Heisman Trophy hopefuls Geno Smith from West Virginia and Collin Klein from Kansas State. Kansas State took an early lead and had the score at 52–7 with 2:25 left in the third quarter. The final score was a Kansas State victory 55–14.[3]

After the conclusion of the season, ESPN sportswriter David Ubben named this the fifth best game of the Big 12 Conference for the season.[4]


Texas TechEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#15 Texas Tech 7 3 7 7 24
#4 Kansas State 3 10 21 21 55



Kansas State was favored by 7 going into the game.


Oklahoma StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Oklahoma State 7 10 3 10 30
#3 Kansas State 7 24 7 6 44



Kansas State was favored by 8.5 points going into the game.


TCUEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#3 Kansas State 10 3 10 0 23
TCU 0 0 0 10 10



Kansas State was favored by 7 points heading to the game.

BaylorEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#2 Kansas State 7 10 7 0 24
Baylor 14 14 24 0 52



Kansas State was favored by 11 points going into the game.

TexasEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#23 Texas 0 10 7 7 24
#6 Kansas State 7 0 7 28 42



Kansas State was favored 10.5 points heading to the game.

2013 Fiesta Bowl (vs. Oregon)Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
#4 Oregon 15 6 10 3 34
#5 Kansas State 0 10 0 7 17



Oregon was favored 9 points going to the game.

RankingsEdit

Ranking movements
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NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll

 

AP 22 21 15 15 7 7 6 4 4 3 3 2 7 7 7 12

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Coaches' 21 20 14 13 8 8 5 3 4 3 3 2 8 7 6 11

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BCS Not released 4 3 2 2 1 6 6 5

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RosterEdit

2012 roster

Quarterbacks

Running Backs

  •  5 Robert Rose – Jr.
  •  8 Angelo Pease – Jr.
  • 20 DeMarcus Robinson – So.
  • 24 Charles Jones – Fr.
  • 28 Jarvis Leverett – Fr.
  • 33 John HubertJr.
  • 41 Seth Filbert – Fr.

Full Backs

  • 27 Brad Duncan – So.
  • 36 Ben Kall – Sr.
  • 37 Braden Wilson – Sr.
  • 39 Austin Katsorelos – Fr.
  • 48 Glenn GronkowskiFr.
  • 89 Zach Nemechek – So.

Wide Receivers

  •  2 Stephen Johnson – Jr.
  •  3 Chris HarperSr.
  • 10 Lucas Munds – Fr.
  • 12 Stanton Weber – Redshirt Fr.
  • 13 Steven West – Fr.
  • 14 Curry Sexton – So.
  • 16 Tyler LockettSo.
  • 17 Logan Stephens – Jr.
  • 21 Destin Mosley – Fr.
  • 22 Zach McFall – Sr.
  • 23 Collin Sexton – Fr.
  • 25 Dylan Veatch – So.
  • 26 Cody Harrison – So.
  • 30 Stanton Weber – Fr.
  • 81 Kyle Klein – Redshirt Fr.
  • 82 Evan Loomis – Jr.
  • 84 Deante Burton – Fr.
  • 86 Tramaine Thompson – Jr.
  • 87 Andre Jackson – Jr.
  • 88 Torell Miller – Jr.

Tight Ends

  • 18 Andre McDonald – Jr.
  • 34 Darnell Howard – So.
  • 41 Logan Haug – Fr.
  • 43 Matt Pestinger – Jr.
  • 47 William Green – Redshirt Jr.
  • 80 Travis TannahillSr.
  • 81 Jeremy Sutton – Jr.
  • 82 Tyler Davidson – Fr.
  • 84 Curtis Hubbell – Jr.
  • 85 Zach Trujillo – So.
  • 89 Zach Nemechek – Fr.
 

Offensive Line

  • 46 Dalton Converse – So. (Long Snapper)
  • 50 Nick Puetz – Sr.
  • 51 Cameron McLain – Fr.
  • 52 John McClure – Fr.
  • 55 Cody WhitehairRedshirt Fr.
  • 61 Drew Liddle – So.
  • 63 Marcus Heit – Jr. (Long Snapper)
  • 64 Tomasi Mariner -So.
  • 65 Matt Kleinsorge – Redshirt Fr.
  • 66 BJ Finney – So.
  • 68 William Cooper – Jr.
  • 70 Will Ash – Fr.
  • 71 Ethan Douglas – Sr.
  • 72 Aderius Epps – Fr.
  • 73 Tavon Rooks – Jr.
  • 74 Kason Hostrup – Redshirt Fr.
  • 75 Ellwood Clement – Jr.
  • 76 Cory Cheadle – Fr. (Long Snapper)
  • 77 Boston Stiverson – Redshirt Fr.
  • 78 Cornelius Lucas – Jr.
  • 79 Keneen Taylor – Jr.

Defensive Line

  • 41 Logan Haug – Redshirt Fr.
  • 42 Meshak WilliamsSr.
  • 43 Wyatt Schroeder – Fr.
  • 44 Ryan Mueller – So.
  • 45 Marquel Bryant – Redshirt Fr.
  • 54 Taylor Godinet – So.
  • 55 Adam Davis – Jr.
  • 56 Wesley Hollingshed – Jr.
  • 60 Dustin Sobieraj – Jr.
  • 62 Logan Wiltfong – Fr.
  • 69 Logan O'Dea – Fr.
  • 73 Xavier Gates – Redshirt Fr.
  • 90 Laton Dowling – So.
  • 91 Hakeem Akinola – Jr.
  • 92 Vai Lutui – Sr.
  • 94 Alauna Finau – Jr.
  • 95 Travis Britz – Fr.
  • 96 Jon Sua – Sr.
  • 97 Demonte Hood – Fr.
  • 98 Chaquil Reed – Jr.
  • 99 Javonta Boyd – Sr.
 

Linebackers

  •  2 Justin Tuggle – Sr.
  •  4 Arthur BrownRedshirt Sr.
  •  6 Tate Snyder – So.
  • 20 Riley Williams – Fr.
  • 21 Jonathan Truman – Fr.
  • 26 Jarell Childs – Sr.
  • 32 Roman Fiels – Sr.
  • 33 Weston Hiebert – Fr.
  • 34 Cody Marley – So.
  • 35 David Smith – So.
  • 36 Nick Briney – Sr.
  • 40 Antonio Felder – Jr.
  • 47 Jared Loomis – Sr.
  • 49 Will Davis – Fr.
  • 50 Tre Walker – Jr.
  • 51 Trace Armstrong – Fr.
  • 52 Mike Moore – Fr.
  • 53 Blake Slaughter – Sr.
  • 55 Kadero Terrell – Jr.
  • 58 Clarence Bumpas – Fr.
  • 57 Colborn Couchman – Fr.
  • 58 Myles Copeland – Fr.
  • 59 Aaron Norris – Redshirt Fr.

Defensive Backs

  •  3 Allen ChapmanSr.
  •  5 Thomas Ferguson – Sr.
  •  7 Kip Daily – Redshirt Jr.
  • 10 Donny Starks – Fr.
  • 12 Ty Zimmerman – Jr.
  • 15 Randall EvansSo.
  • 17 Weston Hiebert – So.
  • 18 Jonathan Coleman – Redshirt Fr.
  • 19 Carl Miles Jr. – Jr.
  • 22 Dante BarnettFr.
  • 23 Jared Milo – Sr.
  • 24 Nigel MaloneSr.
  • 25 Joseph Bonugli – So.
  • 27 Ed Brown – So.
  • 29 Kent Gainous – Jr.
  • 30 Dorian Roberts – Redshirt Fr.
  • 32 Michael Mann – Fr.
  • 33 Morgan Burns – Fr.
  • 39 Cameron Morgan – Fr.
  • 40 Dylan Schellenberg – So.

Punters

  •  9 Ryan Doerr – Sr.
  • 38 Mark Krause – Redshirt Fr.
  • 48 Ethan Hammes – So.

Kickers

  •  6 Brandon Klimek – Sr.
  •  8 Dillon Wilson – Redshirt Fr.
  • 10 Anthony Cantele – Sr.
  • 14 Jack Cantele – Redshirt Fr.
  • 40 Ian Patterson – Fr.

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Coaching staffEdit

The following is a list of coaches at Kansas State for the 2012 season.[6]

Name Position Seasons at
Kansas State
Alma Mater
Bill Snyder Head coach 21 William Jewell (1963)
Tom Hayes Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Passing Game Coordinator/Defensive Backs 2 Iowa (1971)
Mike Cox Linebackers 1 Idaho (1989)
Joe Bob Clements Defensive Ends 11 Kansas State (1999)
Mo Latimore Interior Defensive Line 29 Kansas State (1976)
Sean Snyder Associate Head Coach/Special Teams Coordinator 18 Kansas State (1994)
Dana Dimel Co-Offensive Coordinator/Running Backs/Tight Ends 15 Kansas State (1986)
Del Miller Co-Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks 12 Central (1972)
Charlie Dickey Offensive Line 4 Arizona (1987)
Michael Smith Wide Receivers 16 Kansas State (1995)
Joe Gordon Recruiting Operations 2 Sam Houston State (1999)
Reference:[7]

ReferencesEdit

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