2012 Virginia Cavaliers football
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
DivisionCoastal Division
2012 record4–8 (2–6 ACC)
Head coachMike London (3rd season)
Offensive coordinatorBill Lazor (3rd season)
Offensive schemePro-style
Defensive coordinatorJim Reid (3rd season)
Base defense4–3
Home stadiumScott Stadium
(Capacity: 61,500)
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2012 ACC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#10 Florida State xy   7 1         12 2  
#11 Clemson x   7 1         11 2  
NC State   4 4         7 6  
Wake Forest   3 5         5 7  
Maryland   2 6         4 8  
Boston College   1 7         2 10  
North Carolina* x   5 3         8 4  
Miami* x   5 3         7 5  
Georgia Tech xy   5 3         7 7  
Virginia Tech   4 4         7 6  
Duke   3 5         6 7  
Virginia   2 6         4 8  
Championship: Florida State 21, Georgia Tech 15
† – BCS representative as champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
  • North Carolina ineligible for championship and postseason due to NCAA sanctions. Miami ineligible for championship and postseason due to a self-imposed postseason ban.
    As of January 8, 2013 • Rankings from AP Poll

The 2012 Virginia Cavaliers football team represented the University of Virginia in the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Cavaliers were led by third year head coach Mike London and played their home games at Scott Stadium. They were members of the Coastal Division of the Atlantic Coast Conference. The team started out 2-0 for the second consecutive season after victories over Richmond and Penn State. The Cavaliers then proceeded to lose six straight games, their longest losing streak since 2009. The team bounced back with impressive victories over NC State and Miami, and then were eliminated from bowl eligibility when North Carolina handed them their seventh loss. The Cavaliers ended the season with a close loss to rival Virginia Tech and finished 4-8.

Previous seasonEdit

The Cavaliers went 8–5 in 2011, their first winning season under head coach Mike London. The Cavaliers followed a slow 3–2 start with a 5–2 finish that saw the team win against Florida State in Doak Campbell Stadium in November, and halt a three-year skid against Duke. The Cavaliers could not end their drought against Virginia Tech, but finished second in the ACC Coastal Division and third in the ACC overall. They were selected to represent the ACC in the Chick-fil-A Bowl against Auburn.


2012 Virginia Cavaliers football team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Class
QB Rocco, MikeMike Rocco
QB Simms, PhillipPhillip Simms
Pos. # Name Class
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Coaching staffEdit

Name Position Seasons at
Alma Mater
Mike London Head coach 2 Richmond (1982)
Jim Reid Associate Head Coach, Defensive Coordinator 2 Maine (1973)
Bill Lazor Offensive Coordinator, Quarterbacks 2 Cornell (1994)
Jeff Hanson Defensive Line, Recruiting Coordinator 2 Richmond (1972)
Anthony Poindexter Safeties, Special Teams Coordinator 8 Virginia (1999)
Vincent Brown Linebackers, Asst. Special Teams Coach 2 Mississippi Valley State (1987)
Mike Faragalli Running Backs 2 Rhode Island (1980)
Shawn Moore Wide Receivers 2 Virginia (1990)
Scott Wachenheim Offensive Line, Tight Ends 2 Air Force (1984)
Chip West Cornerbacks 2 Livingstone (1993)
Evan Marcus Dir. of Football Training & Player Development 2 Ithaca College (1990)
Marques Hagans Graduate Assistant 1 Virginia (2005)
Gordie Sammis Graduate Assistant 2 Virginia (2007)



September 13:00 PMRichmond*ESPN3W 43–1950,081
September 812:00 PMPenn State*
  • Scott Stadium
  • Charlottesville, VA
ABCW 17–1656,087
September 153:30 PMat Georgia TechESPNUL 20–5644,225
September 2212:00 PMat No. 17 TCU*ESPNL 7–2746,330
September 293:30 PMLouisiana Tech*
  • Scott Stadium
  • Charlottesville, VA
ESPN3L 38–4442,027
October 63:00 PMat DukeACCRSNL 17–4226,856
October 133:00 PMMaryland
  • Scott Stadium
  • Charlottesville, VA (Rivalry)
ACCRSNL 20–2745,556
October 2012:30 PMWake Forest
  • Scott Stadium
  • Charlottesville, VA
ACCNL 10–1641,167
November 312:30 PMat NC StateACCNW 33–654,812
November 1012:00 PMMiami
  • Scott Stadium
  • Charlottesville, VA
ABCW 41–4045,870
November 157:30 PMNorth Carolina
ESPNL 13–3745,760
November 2412:00 PMat Virginia TechESPNUL 14–1765,632

Depth chartEdit

Depth Chart release before October 6, 2012 Duke game.

Defensive Starters

Anthony Harris
Rijo Walker

Henry Coley Steve Greer D.J. Hill
Daquan Romero Kwontie Moore Demeitre Brim
Tucker Windle Tucker Windle
Brandon Phelps
Anthony Cooper
Demetrious Nicholson
C.J. Moore

Jake Snyder Will Hill Brent Urban Bill Schautz
Ausar Walcott Chris Brathwaite Justin Renfrow Eli Harold
David Dean Mike Moore
Drequan Hoskey
Maurice Canady
Offensive Starters
Darius Jennings
Dominique Terrell
Oday Aboushi Conner Davis Luke Bowanko Sean Cascarano Morgan Moses
Matt Mihalik Cody Wallace Ross Burbank Sean Karl Jay Whitmire
Paul Freedman
Colter Phillips
Jeremiah Mathis
Tim Smith
E.J. Scott
Phillip Sims
Michael Rocco
David Watford
Perry Jones
Kevin Parks
Clifton Richardson
Zachary Swanson
Billy Skrobacz
LoVante' Battle
Special Teams
PK Drew Jarrett
PK Ian Frye
P Alec Vozenilek
KR Darius Jennings
PR Khalek Shepherd
LS Matt Fortin
H Jacob Hodges


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