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2012 TCU Horned Frogs football
ConferenceBig 12 Conference
2012 record7–6 (4–5 Big 12)
Head coachGary Patterson (12th as head coach, 14th overall season)
Co-offensive coordinatorJarrett Anderson (4th as coordinator, 15th overall season)
Co-offensive coordinatorRusty Burns (1st as coordinator, 4th overall season)
Offensive schemeSpread
Defensive coordinatorDick Bumpas (9th season)
Base defense4–2–5 defense
Home stadiumAmon G. Carter Stadium
(Capacity: 45,000)
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 TCU Horned Frogs football team represented Texas Christian University in the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Horned Frogs were led by 12th-year head coach Gary Patterson and played their home games at Amon G. Carter Stadium. This was their first year as members of the Big 12 Conference. They finished the season 7–6, 4–5 in Big 12 play to finish in a four way tie for fifth place. They were invited to the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl where they were defeated by Michigan State.

With their win of a regular season game on September 8, Gary Patterson became, in the history of the Horned Frogs' program history, its winningest head coach.Template:CN

Coaching staffEdit

Name Position Year at TCU Alma Mater
Gary PattersonHead Coach12thKansas State (1983)
Jarrett AndersonCo-Offensive Coordinator/Running Backs15thNew Mexico (1993)
Dick BumpasDefensive Coordinator/Defensive Line9thArkansas (1973)
Rusty BurnsCo-Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks 4thSpringfield College (1978)
Chad GlasgowSafeties11thOklahoma State (1995)
Trey HavertyWide Receivers 2ndTexas Tech (2004)
Clay JenningsCornerbacks5thNorth Texas (1996)
Ryan McInerneyGraduate Assistant - Defense2ndPittsburg State (2008)
Randy ShannonLinebackers 1stMiami (FL) (1988)
Dan SharpTight Ends/Special Teams12thTCU (1985)
Eddie WilliamsonAssistant Head Coach/Offensive Line12thDavidson (1973)
Kyle SkierskiGraduate Assistant - Offense1stUC Davis (2006)

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 86:00 p.m.Grambling State*No. 20FSSW+/FCS PacificW 56–045,112
September 1511:00 a.m.at KansasNo. 16FXW 20–643,867
September 2211:00 a.m.Virginia*No. 17
  • Amon G. Carter Stadium
  • Fort Worth, TX
ESPNW 27–746,330
September 296:00 p.m.at SMU*No. 15FSNW 24–1628,436
October 62:30 p.m.Iowa StateNo. 15
  • Amon G. Carter Stadium
  • Fort Worth, TX
FSNL 23–3742,152
October 136:00 p.m.at BaylorFSNW 49–2142,524
October 202:30 p.m.No. 18 Texas Techdagger
ABC/ESPN2L 53–56 3OT47,894
October 272:30 p.m.at Oklahoma StateFSNL 14–3657,183
November 32:00 p.m.at No. 23 West VirginiaFOXW 39–38 2OT52,322
November 106:00 p.m.No. 3 Kansas State
  • Amon G. Carter Stadium
  • Fort Worth, TX
FOXL 10–2347,292
November 226:30 p.m.at No. 18 TexasESPNW 20–1399,950
December 111:00 a.m.No. 12 Oklahoma
  • Amon G. Carter Stadium
  • Fort Worth, TX
ESPNL 17–2447,501
December 299:15 p.m.vs. Michigan State*ESPNL 16–1744,617
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

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RankingsEdit

Ranking movements
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