GOLDEN GOPHER FOOTBALL

Gopher Football 2012 Season

2012 Schedule

Date Opponent W/L Score
08/30/2012 @ UNLV W 30-27 3OT
09/08/2012 New Hampshire W 44-7
09/15/2012 Western Michigan W 28-23
09/22/2012 Syracuse W 17-10
09/29/2012 @ Iowa L 13-31
10/13/2012 Northwestern L 13-21
10/20/2012 @ Wisconsin L 13-38
10/27/2012 Purdue W 44-28
11/03/2012 Michigan L 13-35
11/10/2012 @ Illinois W 17-3
11/17/2012 @ Nebraska L 14-38
11/24/2012 Michigan State L 10-26
12/28/2012 Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas
vs. Texas Tech
L 31-34

2012 Big Ten Standings

Legends Division

Team Conference Overall
W L PCT W L PCT
Nebraska 7 1 .875 10 4 .714
Michigan 6 2 .750 8 5 .615
Northwestern 5 3 .625 10 3 .769
Michigan State 3 5 .375 7 6 .538
Minnesota 2 6 .250 6 7 .462
Iowa 2 6 .250 4 8 .333

Leaders Division

Team Conference Overall
W L PCT W L PCT
Ohio State 8 0 1.000 12 0 1.000
Penn State 6 2 .750 8 4 .667
Wisconsin 4 4 .500 8 6 .571
Purdue 3 5 .375 6 7 .462
Indiana 2 6 .250 4 8 .333
Illinois 0 8 .000 2 10 .167

Big Ten Championship Game: Wisconsin 70, Nebraska 31

Season notes:

Coached by Jerry Kill (2nd season). Wisconsin represented the Leaders Division in the Conference Championship game despite only finishing in 3rd place because division champion Ohio State and second place Penn State were on NCAA probation.

Team Roster:

By Name By Number By Position By Eligibility

2012 Poll Results

Associated Press USA Today
1. Alabama (59) 13-1 1,475
2. Oregon 12-1 1,358
3. Ohio State 12-0 1,302
4. Notre Dame 12-1 1,288
5. Georgia 12-2 1,230
5. Texas A&M 11-2 1,230
7. Stanford 12-2 1,169
8. South Carolina 11-2 1,038
9. Florida 11-2 933
10. Florida State 12-2 922
11. Clemson 11-2 889
12. Kansas State 11-2 871
13. Louisville 11-2 781
14. Louisiana State 10-3 756
15. Oklahoma 10-3 615
16. Utah State 11-2 456
17. Northwestern 10-3 443
18. Boise State 11-2 419
19. Texas 9-4 358
20. Oregon State 9-4 303
21. San Jose State 11-2 243
22. Northern Illinois 12-2 227
23. Vanderbilt 9-4 180
24. Michigan 8-5 147
25. Nebraska 10-4 119
1. Alabama (56) 13-1 1,400
2. Oregon 12-1 1,322
3. Notre Dame 12-1 1,253
4. Georgia 12-2 1,213
5. Texas A&M 11-2 1,171
6. Stanford 12-2 1,167
7. South Carolina 11-2 1,064
8. Florida State 12-2 942
9. Clemson 11-2 916
10. Florida 11-2 886
11. Kansas State 11-2 841
12. Louisiana State 10-3 775
13. Louisville 11-2 772
14. Boise State 11-2 633
15. Oklahoma 10-3 600
16. Northwestern 10-3 580
17. Utah State 11-2 444
18. Texas 9-4 398
19. Oregon State 9-4 366
20. Vanderbilt 9-4 248
21. San Jose State 11-2 244
22. Cincinnati 10-3 186
23. Nebraska 10-4 175
24. Northern Illinois 12-2 156
25. Tulsa 11-3 110

2012 Season Big Ten Bowl Results
Rose Bowl by Vizio - 01/01/2013
Stanford 20, Wisconsin 14
Outback Bowl - 01/01/2013
South Carolina 33, Michigan 28
Capital One Bowl - 01/01/2013
Georgia 45, Nebraska 31
Taxslayer.com Gator Bowl - 01/01/2013
Northwestern 34, Mississippi State 20
Heart of Dallas Bowl - 01/01/2013
Oklahoma State 58, Purdue 14
Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl - 12/29/2012
Michigan State 17, TCU 16
Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas - 12/28/2012
Texas Tech 34, Minnesota 31

Previous season (2011)
Next season (2013)

Back to the football historical records page...

Back to the University of Minnesota page...

Back to Eric's home page...

2012 Season Bowl Results
Discover BCS Championship Game - 01/07/2013
Alabama 42, Notre Dame 14
Allstate Sugar Bowl - 01/02/2013
Louisville 33, Florida 23
Discover Orange Bowl - 01/01/2013
Florida State 31, Northern Illinois 10
Tostitos Fiesta Bowl - 01/03/2013
Oregon 35, Kansas State 17
Godaddy.com Bowl - 01/06/2013
Arkansas State 17, Kent State 13
BBVA Compass Bowl - 01/05/2013
Mississippi 38, Pittsburgh 17
AT&T Cotton Bowl - 01/04/2013
Texas A&M 41, Oklahoma 13
Hyundai Sun Bowl - 12/31/2012
Georgia Tech 21, USC 7
Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl - 12/31/2012
Vanderbilt 38, NC State 24
Chick-Fil-A Bowl - 12/31/2012
Clemson 25, LSU 24
AutoZone Liberty Bowl - 12/31/2012
Tulsa 31, Iowa State 17
Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl - 12/29/2012
Arizona State 62, Navy 28
Bell Helicopter Armed Forces Bowl - 12/29/2012
Rice 33, Air Force 14
New Era Pinstripe Bowl - 12/29/2012
Syracuse 38, West Virginia 14
Valero Alamo Bowl - 12/29/2012
Texas 31, Oregon State 27
AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl - 12/28/2012
Ohio 45, Louisiana-Monroe 14
Russell Athletic Bowl - 12/28/2012
Virginia Tech 13, Rutgers 10 (OT)
Military Bowl by Northrup Grumman - 12/27/2012
San Jose State 29, Bowling Green 20
Bridgeport Education Holiday Bowl - 12/27/2012
Baylor 49, UCLA 26
Belk Bowl - 12/27/2012
Cincinnati 48, Duke 34
Little Caesars Bowl - 12/26/2012
Central Michigan 24, Western Kentucky 21
Sheraton Hawaii Bowl - 12/24/2012
Southern Methodist 43, Fresno State 10
R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl - 12/22/2012
Louisiana-Lafayette 43, East Carolina 34
Maaco Las Vegas Bowl - 12/22/2012
Boise State 28, Washington 26
Beef 'O' Bradys Bowl of St. Petersburg - 12/21/2012
Central Florida 38, Ball State 17
San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl - 12/20/2012
BYU 23, San Diego State 6
Gildan New Mexico Bowl - 12/15/2012
Arizona 49, Nevada 48
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl - 12/15/2012
Utah State 41, Toledo 15