2012 Idaho Vandals football
ConferenceWestern Athletic Conference
2012 record1–11 (1–5 WAC)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorJason Gesser (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorMark Criner[1] (6th season)
Home stadiumKibbie Dome
(Capacity: 16,000)
Seasons
← 2011
2013 →
2012 Western Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
No. 16 Utah State $   6 0     11 2  
No. 21 San Jose State   5 1     11 2  
Louisiana Tech   4 2     9 3  
UTSA *   3 3     8 4  
Texas State *   2 4     4 8  
Idaho   1 5     1 11  
New Mexico State   0 6     1 11  
  • $ – Conference champion
  • * Texas State and UTSA were not eligible for conference title or bowl games as part of their transition to the FBS.
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2012 Idaho Vandals football team represented the University of Idaho in the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Vandals were led by sixth-year head coach Robb Akey for the first eight games and played their home games on campus at the Kibbie Dome. This was Idaho's final season as a member of the Western Athletic Conference; the WAC ceased to support football after the 2012 season, and Idaho played as an independent in football in 2013.[2]

After achieving a 20–50 (.286) record while head coach and a 1–7 record in 2012, Akey's contract was terminated on October 21. First-year offensive coordinator Jason Gesser was appointed interim head coach for the final four games,[3] in which the Vandals were winless.

Idaho finished the season 1–11, 1–5 in conference to finish in sixth place in the seven-team WAC. On December 3, Paul Petrino was hired as head coach for the 2013 season.

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 306:00 pmNo. 12 (FCS) Eastern Washington*ESPN3L 3–2011,136
September 84:00 pmat Bowling Green*KTRV/ALTL 13–2116,591
September 155:00 pmat No. 3 LSU*TigerVision PPVL 14–6392,177
September 222:00 pmWyoming*
  • Kibbie Dome
  • Moscow, ID
ESPN3L 37–40 OT13,558
September 2912:30 pmat North Carolina*ACCRN/ESPN3L 0–6632,000
October 62:00 pmNew Mexico Statedagger
  • Kibbie Dome
  • Moscow, ID
KTRV/ALTW 26–1814,755
October 134:00 pmat Texas StateKTRV/ALTL 7–3816,973
October 204:00 pmat Louisiana TechESPN+/ESPN3/ALT (Delayed)L 28–7020,255
November 32:00 pmSan Jose State
  • Kibbie Dome
  • Moscow, ID
KTRV/ALT2L 13–4214,429
November 107:15 pmat BYU*ESPNUL 13–5261,009
November 172:00 pmUTSA
  • Kibbie Dome
  • Moscow, ID
KCWXL 27–349,030
November 2412:00 pmat No. 25 Utah StateESPN+/ESPN3/ALTL 9–4519,350
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Pacific time

[4]

Game summaries

Eastern Washington

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 3 7 3 7 20
Vandals 3 0 0 0 3

See also: 2012 Eastern Washington Eagles football team

@ Bowling Green

1 2 3 4 Total
Vandals 0 6 0 7 13
Falcons 7 0 14 0 21

See also: 2012 Bowling Green Falcons football team

@ LSU

1 2 3 4 Total
Vandals 0 14 0 0 14
#3 Tigers 14 14 21 14 63

See also: 2012 LSU Tigers football team

Wyoming

1 2 3 4OT Total
Cowboys 14 0 6 146 40
Vandals 6 14 7 73 37

See also: 2012 Wyoming Cowboys football team

@ North Carolina

1 2 3 4 Total
Vandals 0 0 0 0 0
Tar Heels 28 17 14 7 66

See also: 2012 North Carolina Tar Heels football team

New Mexico State

1 2 3 4 Total
Aggies 3 7 0 8 18
Vandals 10 10 6 0 26

See also: 2012 New Mexico State Aggies football team

@ Texas State

1 2 3 4 Total
Vandals 0 7 0 0 7
Bobcats 7 7 10 14 38

See also: 2012 Texas State Bobcats football team

@ Louisiana Tech

1 2 3 4 Total
Vandals 14 7 0 7 28
Bulldogs 35 21 14 0 70

See also: 2012 Louisiana Tech Bulldogs football team

San Jose State

1 2 3 4 Total
Spartans 0 14 14 14 42
Vandals 7 0 6 0 13

See also: 2012 San Jose State Spartans football team

@ BYU

1 2 3 4 Total
Vandals 7 0 3 3 13
Cougars 28 14 0 10 52

See also: 2012 BYU Cougars football team

UTSA

1 2 3 4 Total
Roadrunners 10 10 0 14 34
Vandals 3 0 14 10 27

See also: 2012 UTSA Roadrunners football team

@ Utah State

1 2 3 4 Total
Vandals 0 6 3 0 9
#25 Aggies 14 7 7 17 45

See also: 2012 Utah State Aggies football team

NFL Draft

No Vandals were selected in the 2013 NFL Draft, but defensive end Benson Mayowa made the opening day roster of the Seattle Seahawks as a rookie free agent.[5][6]

References

  1. ^ Spokesman.com – Akey adds to UI staff – January 9, 2007 – Retrieved April 16, 2012
  2. ^ Murphy, Brian (August 16, 2012). "Idaho to Go Independent in Football, Join Big Sky in Other Sports". Idaho Statesman. Archived from the original on January 25, 2013. Retrieved August 16, 2012.
  3. ^ Murphy, Brian (October 21, 2012). "Vandals fire Akey after 1–7 start". Idaho Statesman. Retrieved October 22, 2012.
  4. ^ Go Vandals.com – football – 2012 schedule/results – Retrieved April 16, 2012
  5. ^ Jenks, Jason (August 13, 2013). "Rookie Benson Mayowa making his case with Seahawks". Seattle Times. Retrieved September 2, 2013.
  6. ^ Condotta, Bob (August 31, 2013). "Veterans among those cut as Seahawks get down to 53 players". Seattle Times. Retrieved September 2, 2013.