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2012 Northern Illinois Huskies football
MAC champion
MAC West Division champion
Orange Bowl, L 10–31 vs. Florida State
ConferenceMid-American Conference
DivisionWest Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 24
APNo. 22
2012 record12–2 (8–0 MAC)
Head coachDave Doeren (regular season)
Rod Carey (bowl)
Offensive coordinatorMike Dunbar and Rod Carey (regular season)
Mike Dunbar (bowl)
Defensive coordinatorRyan Nielsen and Jay Niemann
Home stadiumHuskie Stadium (Capacity: 24,000)
Seasons
← 2011
2013 →
2012 Mid-American Conference football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East
#25 Kent State xy   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  
Massachusetts*   1 7         1 11  
Akron   0 8         1 11  
West
#16 Northern Illinois xy   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
000non-AQ school to meet automatic qualification criteria
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
  • Not eligible for conference title or bowl game as part of FBS transition
    As of January 1, 2013 • Rankings from AP Poll

The 2012 Northern Illinois Huskies football team represented Northern Illinois University in the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Huskies competed in the West Division of the Mid-American Conference. They were led by second-year head coach Dave Doeren for the regular season and Rod Carey in the 2013 Orange Bowl. They played their home games at Huskie Stadium. They finished the season 12–2, 8–0 in MAC play to win MAC West Division Title. With their win over Kent State in the MAC Championship Game on November 30, NIU moved to 12–1, the most regular season wins in the program's 113-year history.[1]

Since the MAC was a non-automatic qualifying (non-AQ) conference, its conference champion had to finish 16th or higher in the BCS ranking and be ranked ahead of at least one AQ conference champion to qualify for a BCS game.[2] With their MAC Championship, the Huskies moved to No. 15 in the final Bowl Championship Series rankings, while Big East champion Louisville was ranked No. 21. As a result, Northern Illinois received a BCS bid to the Orange Bowl against Florida State.[3] It was the first major-bowl appearance in school history, as well as the first-ever major-bowl appearance for a MAC team. Head coach Doeren did not coach the Huskies in the Orange Bowl after accepting the head coaching job at North Carolina State.[4] Co-offensive coordinator Rod Carey was named his successor, and coached the bowl game. The Huskies lost to Florida State 10–31.[5][6]

The season marked the Huskies' fifth consecutive trip to a bowl game.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 12:30 p.m.vs. Iowa*ESPNUL 17–1852,117[7]
September 86:00 p.m.Tennessee–Martin*ESPN3W 35–716,010[8]
September 1511:00 a.m.at Army*CBSSNW 41–4030,176[9]
September 222:30 p.m.Kansas*
  • Huskie Stadium
  • DeKalb, IL
ESPN3W 30–2318,374[10]
September 292:30 p.m.Central Michigan
  • Huskie Stadium
  • DeKalb, IL
ESPN3W 55–2416,292[11]
October 61:00 p.m.at Ball StateESPN3W 35–2311,238[12]
October 132:30 p.m.Buffalodagger
  • Huskie Stadium
  • DeKalb, IL
CSNCW 45–314,419[13]
October 2011:00 a.m.at AkronESPN+W 37–77,074[14]
October 2711:00 a.m.at Western MichiganESPN+W 48–3412,974[15]
November 32:30 p.m.Massachusetts
  • Huskie Stadium
  • DeKalb, IL
W 63–011,114[16]
November 148:00 p.m.Toledo
  • Huskie Stadium
  • DeKalb, IL
ESPN2W 31–2417,813[17]
November 2312:00 p.m.at Eastern MichiganNo. 24ESPN3W 49–71,349[18]
November 306:00 p.m.vs. No. 18 Kent StateNo. 19ESPN2W 44–37 2OT18,132[19]
January 1, 20137:30 p.m.vs. No. 13 Florida State*No. 16ESPNL 10–3172,073
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

RankingsEdit


Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
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RosterEdit

2012 Northern Illinois Huskies football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
OL 74 Adams, DustinDustin Adams Fr
OL 64 Arceo, SalSal Arceo Fr
WR 7 Ashford, PerezPerez Ashford Sr
OL 66 Battaglia, MattMatt Battaglia Sr
RB 25 Bowers, GiorgioGiorgio Bowers 10px So
WR 82 Brescasin, JuwanJuwan Brescasin 10px Fr
WR 86 Brinlee, JacobJacob Brinlee Fr
WR 4 Brown, Da'RonDa'Ron Brown 10px So
OL 68 Brown, RonRon Brown Fr
OL 78 Brown, RyanRyan Brown 10px So
OL 61 Conlon, AidanAidan Conlon 10px Fr
FB 48 Connors, RickyRicky Connors 10px So
RB 3 Daniles, AkeemAkeem Daniles Jr
QB 19 Eagan, JohnnyJohnny Eagan Fr
TE 83 Eakes, LukeLuke Eakes 10px So
RB 44 Ford, PerezPerez Ford Fr
C 59 Gegner, MichaelMichael Gegner 10px So
WR 81 Glasper, ClaytonClayton Glasper Fr
QB 12 Hare, DrewDrew Hare Fr
RB 20 Harris, KeithKeith Harris Fr
TE 98 Howard, LincolnLincoln Howard Fr
OL 62 Husain, PatrickPatrick Husain Jr
OL 73 Killian, MattMatt Killian 10px Fr
OL 79 Krempel, MattMatt Krempel 10px Jr
WR 80 Lewis, TommyleeTommylee Lewis So
OL 75 Loos, TylerTyler Loos 10px So
QB 6 Lynch, JordanJordan Lynch 10px Jr
TE 44 Majors, DeVonte'DeVonte' Majors 10px Fr
TE 37 Maxwell, DesroyDesroy Maxwell Fr
QB 16 McIntosh, MattMatt McIntosh 10px Fr
WR 13 Miller, CharlieCharlie Miller Fr
WR 1 Moore, MartelMartel Moore Sr
RB 26 Morrow, AlexAlex Morrow Fr
OL 71 Myers, LevonLevon Myers Fr
OL 55 Ness, AndrewAndrew Ness 10px Fr
OL 65 Ott, WesWes Ott 10px So
OL 70 Pegram, LoganLogan Pegram 10px Sr
OL 67 Pitt, TylerTyler Pitt 10px So
OL 72 Ruka, JoshJosh Ruka Fr
TE 87 Schepler, JasonJason Schepler 10px Sr
WR 85 Sebastiano, AngeloAngelo Sebastiano 10px Fr
TE 88 Semisch, TimTim Semisch 10px So
RB 23 Settle, LeightonLeighton Settle Jr
RB 34 Spencer, JamesJames Spencer 10px So
OL 76 Steger, BradBrad Steger Fr
FB 47 Sterling, RobRob Sterling So
RB 42 Stingly, CameronCameron Stingly 10px So
TE 43 Striedl, JessJess Striedl 10px So
OL 57 Taylor, ScottScott Taylor Fr
TE 84 Tennenbaum, KevinKevin Tennenbaum 10px Fr
OL 77 Volk, JaredJared Volk 10px Jr
WR 22 Wells, JamisonJamison Wells 10px Jr
QB 12 Williams, MattMatt Williams Fr
RB 5 Womble, JamalJamal Womble Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DL 51 Anderson, ZachZach Anderson 10px Jr
DE 53 Baltimore, MatthewMatthew Baltimore Fr
LB 6 Bass, JamaalJamaal Bass 10px So
DE 90 Baxter, AlanAlan Baxter Sr
DT 93 Bishop, KenKen Bishop Jr
CB 31 Brooks, AnthonyAnthony Brooks Fr
LB 36 Clark, TyroneTyrone Clark Sr
DE 54 Clinton-Earl, CameronCameron Clinton-Earl 10px Fr
LB 58 Cotton, MikeMike Cotton Fr
S 21 Durante, DechaneDechane Durante 10px So
CB 2 Evans, SeanSean Evans 10px Jr
CB 28 Faustin, JhonyJhony Faustin Jr
LB 8 Fleming, LadellLadell Fleming Fr
S 34 Gavin, ConnorConnor Gavin Fr
DT 94 Gordon, DonovanDonovan Gordon 10px So
DE 50 Gorrell, RyanRyan Gorrell 10px So
DE 56 Green, DanielDaniel Green 10px Sr
CB 17 Hayes, MarckieMarckie Hayes 10px So
LB 41 Hazelett, CodyCody Hazelett Fr
DT 57 Henry, CornellusCornellus Henry Fr
DE 96 Ippolito, MichaelMichael Ippolito Fr
CB 16 Ivory, CharlesCharles Ivory Fr
LB 40 Jacques, VictorVictor Jacques 10px Sr
DL 99 Jefferson, NabalNabal Jefferson Sr
DT 92 Jones, MarioMario Jones Fr
S 38 Lemon, RasheenRasheen Lemon 10px Fr
DE 63 Lloyd, LarryLarry Lloyd 10px So
CB 29 Logan, ParisParis Logan 10px Fr
LB 45 Mays, BoomerBoomer Mays 10px Fr
CB 41 McNeal, NateNate McNeal 10px Jr
DE 49 Meehan, JasonJason Meehan So
CB 11 Melvin, RashanRashan Melvin 10px Sr
CB 30 Moore, MarlonMarlon Moore Fr
S 33 Moore, Tre'Tre' Moore 10px Fr
LB 35 Nelson, VidelVidel Nelson 10px Fr
DE 89 O'Neal, StephenStephen O'Neal 10px Jr
DE 95 Progar, SeanSean Progar 10px Sr
DE 46 Rainey, GeorgeGeorge Rainey 10px Jr
LB 52 Santacaterina, MichaelMichael Santacaterina 10px So
S 14 Stephen, CourtneyCourtney Stephen 10px Sr
S 19 Stone, DemetriusDemetrius Stone Sr
DT 69 Thomas, CoreyCorey Thomas Fr
DB 15 Ward, JimmieJimmie Ward Jr
CB 24 Ware, DominiqueDominique Ware 10px Jr
DL 91 Wells, AnthonyAnthony Wells 10px Jr
DE 97 Windsor, JoeJoe Windsor Jr
LB 27 Winkel, BobbyBobby Winkel 10px So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
DS 84 Mayer, BrianBrian Mayer 10px So
P 18 Neir, RyanRyan Neir 10px Sr
DS Ramlet, BobbyBobby Ramlet Fr
K 99 Sims, MathewMathew Sims Jr
P 39 Strbjak, MarkMark Strbjak Fr
PK 26 Wedel, TylerTyler Wedel So
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Mike DunbarOffensive Coordinator
  • Ryan Nielsen – Co-Defensive Coord./Defensive Line/Recruiting Coord.
  • Jay Niemann – Defensive Coordinator/Safeties
  • Rod Carey – Assistant Coach/Offensive Line/Run Game Coordinator
  • Bob Cole – Assistant Coach/Quarterbacks
  • Frisman Jackson – Assistant Coach/Wide Receivers
  • Kevin Kane – Assistant Coach/Linebackers
  • Richard McNutt – Assistant Coach/Cornerbacks
  • Joe Tripodi – Graduate Assistant/Tight Ends & Fullbacks
  • Mike Uremovich – Assistant Coach/Running Backs/Special Teams Coord.
  • Brad Ohrt – Director of Sports Performance
  • Matt Lipman – Director of Football Operations
  • Joe McKillip – Graduate Assistant/Operations
  • Zach Opsal – Graduate Assistant/Video
  • Peter Roley – Asst. Dir. Football Operations/Video

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured
  • Redshirt.svg Redshirt

Roster
Last update: 7/14/12

Game summariesEdit

vs IowaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Hawkeyes 3 3 3 9 18
Huskies 0 10 7 0 17




Overall record Last meeting Result
0–7 2007 IOWA, 16–3

UT MartinEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Skyhawks 0 0 0 7 7
Huskies 7 14 7 7 35




Overall record Last meeting Result
0-0 First meeting

@ ArmyEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Huskies 14 14 0 13 41
Black Knights 7 12 15 6 40




Overall record Last meeting Result
1–1 2011 NIU, 49–26

KansasEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Jayhawks 3 7 7 6 23
Huskies 6 7 0 17 30




Overall record Last meeting Result
1–1 2011 KAN, 45–42

Central MichiganEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Chippewas 7 7 10 0 24
Huskies 14 10 10 21 55




Overall record Last meeting Result
21–25–1 2011 CMU, 48–41

@ Ball StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Huskies 7 7 7 14 35
Cardinals 3 13 7 0 23




Overall record Last meeting Result
17–20–2 2011 NIU, 41–38

BuffaloEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulls 3 0 0 0 3
Huskies 7 21 14 3 45




Overall record Last meeting Result
7–1 2010 NIU, 31–30

@ AkronEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Huskies 10 10 10 7 37
Zips 0 7 0 0 7




Overall record Last meeting Result
7–5 2010 NIU, 50–14

@ Western MichiganEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Huskies 7 10 14 17 48
Broncos 14 7 0 13 34




Overall record Last meeting Result
14–23 2011 NIU, 51–22

MassachusettsEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Minutemen 0 0 0 0 0
Huskies 14 21 21 7 63




Overall record Last meeting Result
0-0 First meeting

ToledoEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Rockets 7 7 0 10 24
Huskies 0 7 21 3 31




Overall record Last meeting Result
10–29 2011 NIU, 63–60

@ Eastern MichiganEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#23 Huskies 14 14 7 14 49
Eagles 7 0 0 0 7




Overall record Last meeting Result
26–14–2 2011 NIU, 18–12

#18 Kent State (MAC Championship Game)Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
#19 Huskies 3 14 10 7 44
#18 Golden Flashes 10 0 3 21 37




Overall record Last meeting Result
16–3 2011 NIU, 40–10

#12 Florida State (Orange Bowl)Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
#16 Huskies 3 0 7 0 10
#12 Seminoles 7 7 3 14 31




Overall record Last meeting Result
0–0 First meeting N/A

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Northern Illinois vs. Kent State - Game Recap - November 30, 2012 - ESPN". http://espn.go.com/college-football/recap?gameId=323352309.
  2. "BCS selection procedures". 2013-07-25. http://www.bcsfootball.org/news/story?id=4819597.
  3. "Northern Illinois is a BCS team years in the making". https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaaf/mac/2012/12/11/college-football-bcs-orange-bowl-northern-illinois/1755185/.
  4. "NC State hires N. Illinois' Doeren as next coach". http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/8698510/dave-doeren-hired-north-carolina-state-wolfpack-coach.
  5. "Northern Illinois vs. Florida State - Game Recap - January 1, 2013 - ESPN". http://espn.go.com/college-football/recap?gameId=330010052.
  6. "Florida State solves Northern Illinois offense in win". https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaaf/bowls/2013/01/02/bcs-orange-bowl-florida-state-northern-illinois/1803265/.
  7. http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=322452459
  8. http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=322522459
  9. http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=322590349
  10. http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=322662459
  11. http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=322732459
  12. http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=322802050
  13. http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=322872459
  14. http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=322942006
  15. http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=323012711
  16. http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=323082459
  17. http://scores.espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=323192459
  18. http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=323282199
  19. http://scores.espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?gameId=323352309

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