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2012 Rutgers Scarlet Knights football
Big East co-champion
ConferenceBig East Conference
2012 record9–4 (5–2 Big East)
Head coachKyle Flood (1st as head coach, 7th overall season)
Offensive coordinatorDavid Brock (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorRobb Smith (1st as coordinator, 4th overall season)
Home stadiumHigh Point Solutions Stadium
(Capacity: 52,454)
Seasons
← 2011
2013 →
2012 Big East football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#22 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 champion
§ – Conference co-champions
As of January 5, 2013 • Rankings from AP Poll

The 2012 Rutgers Scarlet Knights football team represented Rutgers University in the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Scarlet Knights played their home games at High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway, NJ as a member of the Big East Conference. This was the first season with Kyle Flood as the head coach, as former head coach Greg Schiano accepted the head coaching position for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. They finished the season 9–4, 5–2 in Big East play to win the school's first ever Big East Conference football championship, sharing the conference title with Cincinnati, Louisville, and Syracuse. They were invited to the Russell Athletic Bowl where they were defeated by Virginia Tech in overtime.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 18:00 PMat Tulane*CBSSNW 24–1226,059
September 83:30 PMHoward*SNYW 26–050,855
September 137:30 PMat South FloridaESPNW 23–1344,219
September 227:00 PMat Arkansas*ESPNUW 35–2672,543
October 612:00 PMConnecticutNo. 22
  • High Point Solutions Stadium
  • Piscataway, NJ
ESPNUW 19–350,870
October 1312:00 PMSyracuseNo. 20
  • High Point Solutions Stadium
  • Piscataway, NJ
Big East NetworkW 23–1548,011
October 2012:00 PMat TempleNo. 19Big East NetworkW 35–1035,145
October 273:30 PMKent State*daggerNo. 18
  • High Point Solutions Stadium
  • Piscataway, NJ
SNYL 23–3549,345
November 1012:00 PMArmy*No. 24
  • High Point Solutions Stadium
  • Piscataway, NJ
ESPNUW 28–743,250
November 1712:00 PMat CincinnatiNo. 22Big East NetworkW 10–334,526
November 2412:00 PMat PittsburghNo. 22ESPN2L 6–2738,786
November 297:30 PMLouisville
  • High Point Solutions Stadium
  • Piscataway, NJ
ESPNL 17–2052,798
December 285:30 PMvs. Virginia Tech*ESPNL 10–13 OT48,127
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

RankingsEdit

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

 

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BCS Not released 15 15 NR 23 22 18 NR NR

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ReferencesEdit

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