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2012 Football Results

Gopher Football 2012 Season

  • Head Coach:  Jerry Kill (2nd season)
  • Overall Record: 6 - 7
  • Conference Record: 2 - 6
  • Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas: vs. Texas Tech (L 31-34)

2012 Schedule

Date Opponent W/L Score
08/30/2012 @ UNLV (2-11) W 30-27 3OT
09/08/2012 New Hampshire W 44-7
09/15/2012 Western Michigan (4-8) W 28-23
09/22/2012 Syracuse (8-5) W 17-10
09/29/2012 @ Iowa (4-8) L 13-31
10/13/2012 Homecoming
Northwestern (10-3)
L 13-21
10/20/2012 @ Wisconsin (8-6) L 13-38
10/27/2012 Purdue (6-7) W 44-28
11/03/2012 Michigan (8-5) L 13-35
11/10/2012 @ Illinois (2-10) W 17-3
11/17/2012 @ Nebraska (10-4) L 14-38
11/24/2012 Michigan State (7-6) L 10-26
12/28/2012 Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas
vs. Texas Tech (8-5)
L 31-34

2012 Big Ten Standings

LEGENDS CONF OVERALL
Nebraska 7-1 10-4
Michigan 6-2 8-5
Northwestern 5-3 10-3
Michigan State 3-5 7-6
Iowa 2-6 4-8
Minnesota 2-6 6-7
LEADERS CONF OVERALL
x - Ohio State 8-0 12-0
x - Penn State 6-2 8-4
Wisconsin 4-4 8-6
Purdue 3-5 6-7
Indiana 2-6 4-8
Illinois 0-8 2-10

Big Ten Championship: Wisconsin 70 , Nebraska 31

x - Not eligible for postseason.

2012 Gopher Football Roster

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown (Last School)
28 Alipate, Moses Tight End 6-5 297 RS JR Bloomington, Minn. (Bloomington Jefferson HS)
98 Amaefula, Michael Defensive End 6-2 242 SO Arlington, Texas (Bowie HS)
39 Anyanwu, Duke Athlete 6-4 230 FR Blaine, Minn. (Blaine HS)
64 Bak, Caleb Offensive Lineman 6-3 294 RS SO Columbia Heights, Minn. (Concordia Academy)
22 Baltazar, Jeremy Defensive Back 6-0 196 JR Corona, Calif. (Blinn College)
59 Balthazor, Joey Linebacker 6-3 233 RS JR Hartland, Wis. (Arrowhead HS)
31 Banham, Cole Running Back 5-9 187 RS SO Lakeville, Minn. (Minnesota State-Mankato)
1 Beal, Brendan Linebacker 6-3 249 RS JR Bangor, Pa. (Florida)
47 Bisch, Alex Tight End 6-6 249 RS SO Northfield, Minn. (Northfield HS)
73 Bjorklund, Joe Offensive Lineman 6-5 293 RS FR Rosemount, Minn. (Rosemount HS)
67 Bobek, Brian Center 6-2 285 SO Inverness, Ill. (Ohio State)
29 Boddy, Briean Defensive Back 5-11 185 SO Wilmington, Del. (Coffeyville Community College)
46 Botticelli, Cameron Defensive Line 6-5 284 RS SO Milwaukee, Wis. (Marquette University HS)
42 Bronson, Gavin Defensive Line 6-4 242 RS FR Burnsville, Minn. (Apple Valley HS)
77 Bush, Foster Offensive Lineman 6-5 303 RS FR Menasha, Wis. (Menasha HS)
65 Campion, Josh Offensive Lineman 6-5 309 RS FR Fergus Falls, Minn. (Fork Union (Va.) Military Academy)
23 Carter, Michael Defensive Back 5-11 189 SR Pompano Beach, Fla. (Ely HS)
17 Cesario, C.J. Wide Receiver 5-10 186 RS SO Arlington Heights, Ill. (St. Viator HS)
63 Christenson, Jon Offensive Lineman 6-4 288 RS FR Minnetonka, Minn. (Minnetonka)
27 Cobb, David Running Back 5-11 220 SO Killeen, Texas (Ellison HS)
55 Cockran, Theiren Defensive End 6-6 237 RS FR Homestead, Fla. (Homestead HS)
4 Cooper, Keanon Linebacker 6-0 220 RS SR Dallas, Texas (Skyline)
14 Cosgrove, Connor Wide Receiver 6-0 175 RS SO Fitchburg, Wis. (St. Cloud State)
80 Crawford-Tufts, Devin Wide Receiver 6-2 194 SO Edina, Minn. (Edina HS)
19 Dicke, Cedric Defensive Back 6-3 200 FR Cannon Falls, Minn. (Cannon Falls HS)
32 Edwards, Lamonte Linebacker 6-2 212 RS SO Woodbury, Minn. (Woodbury HS)
97 Ekpe, Scott Defensive Tackle 6-4 286 FR Lewisville, Texas (Lewisville HS)
38 Eldred, Christian Punter 6-3 190 SO Melbourne, Australia (Monash University)
18 Engel, Derrick Wide Receiver 6-2 182 RS JR Chaska, Minn. (Winona State)
52 Epping, Zac Offensive Lineman 6-2 306 RS SO Kenosha, Wis. (Tremper HS)
48 Filkins, Jake Long Snapper 6-2 236 JR Prescott, Wis. (Prescott HS)
24 Fodness, Kyle Kicker 5-11 165 FR Bemidji, Minn (Bemidji HS)
3 Foreman, Dexter Quarterback 6-1 219 RS FR Manvel, Texas (Manvel HS)
14 Fruechte, Isaac Wide Receiver 6-3 205 SO Caledonia, Minn. (Rochester CTC)
49 Garin, Matt Defensive End 6-4 249 JR Apple Valley, Minn. (Eastview HS)
21 Gillum, James Running Back 5-11 204 JR Pearl River, La. (Mississippi Gulf Coast CC)
76 Gjere, Jimmy Offensive Lineman 6-7 323 RS SO New Brighton, Minn. (Irondale HS)
83 Goodger, Drew Tight End 6-5 255 SO Shawnee Mission, Kan. (Northwest HS)
43 Grant, Ryan Linebacker 6-2 226 RS SR Eden Prairie, Minn. (Eden Prairie)
5 Gray, MarQueis Quarterback 6-4 250 SR Indianapolis, Ind. (Ben Davis)
1 Green, Brandon Wide Receiver 6-0 189 RS SR Chicago, Ill. (Robeson)
19 Gregory-McGhee, Kendall Tight End 6-5 273 RS JR Aurora, Colo. (Cherokee Trail HS)
99 Hageman, Ra'Shede Defensive End 6-6 301 RS JR Minneapolis, Minn. (Washburn HS)
16 Harbison, Jamel Wide Receiver 5-11 195 FR Charlotte, N.C. (Mallard Creek HS)
42 Harper, JoJuan Running Back 5-10 201 FR Columbia Heights, Minn. (North Dakota State School of Science)
40 Hartman, Jared Long Snapper 6-3 225 RS FR Falcon Heights, Minn. (Cretin-Derham Hall)
69 Hartmann, Tyler Defensive Lineman 6-3 245 FR Andover, Minn. (Andover HS)
36 Hawthorne, Chris Kicker 6-6 198 JR Raleigh, N.C. (North Carolina State)
68 Hayes, Isaac Offensive Lineman 6-2 275 FR Brooklyn Park, Minn. (St. Thomas Academy)
75 Heifort, Ernie Offensive Lineman 6-5 273 RS FR Bemidji, Minn. (Bemidji)
30 Henry, Mike Fullback 6-1 238 RS JR Mahtomedi, Minn. (Mahtomedi)
57 Hill, Aaron Linebacker 6-2 228 RS JR St. Charles, Mo. (Lutheran HS)
45 Holcomb, Ben Defensive Back 6-4 200 FR Germantown, Wis. (Germantown HS)
89 Hutton, Logan Wide Receiver 6-1 178 RS SO La Marque, Texas (La Marque HS)
62 Jacques, Eric Defensive Line 6-2 296 RS JR Pompano Beach, Fla. (Ely HS)
11 Johnson, Antonio Defensive Back 6-0 190 FR Cleveland, Ohio (Shaker Heights, Ohio)
36 Johnson, Cavonte Defensive Back 5-11 190 FR Edina, Minn. (Edina HS)
92 Johnson, Roland Defensive Tackle 6-1 295 JR Camden, S.C. (Butler County CC)
15 Jones, Marcus Wide Receiver 5-8 172 SO Wake Forest, N.C. (Wake Forest-Rolesville)
84 Keise, Victor Wide Receiver 6-1 188 RS JR Coral Springs, Fla. (North Broward Prep)
91 Keith, Alex Defensive End 6-3 230 FR Columbia, Mo. (Hickman HS)
20 Kirkwood, Donnell Running Back 5-10 219 RS SO Delray Beach, Fla. (Atlantic)
24 Kloss, Matt Wide Receiver 6-0 199 SR Coon Rapids, Minn. (Northern State (S.D.))
78 Lauer, Ben Offensive Tackle 6-6 265 FR Plymouth, Minn. (Wayzata HS)
94 Legania, Harold Defensive Line 6-4 306 RS SO New Orleans, La. (Edna Karr HS)
7 Leidner, Mitch Quarterback 6-4 226 FR Lakeville, Minn. (South HS)
74 Lenkiewicz, Marek Offensive Lineman 6-5 281 RS SO Tinley Park, Ill. (Victor J. Andrew HS)
6 Levine, Grayson Defensive Back 5-11 202 SO Eden Prairie, Minn. (Eden Prairie HS)
50 Lynn, Jack Linebacker 6-3 210 FR Lake Zurich, Ill. (Lake Zurich HS)
9 Manuel, James Linebacker 6-2 210 JR Indianapolis, Ind. (Warren Central HS)
34 Matilus, Jephte Linebacker 6-1 232 RS FR Delray Beach, Fla. (Atlantic HS)
4 Maye, KJ Athlete 5-10 190 FR Mobile, Ala. (Murphy HS)
71 McAvoy, Kyle Offensive Lineman 6-5 302 RS FR Bloomington, Ill. (Bloomington HS)
66 McAvoy, Luke Offensive Lineman 6-5 284 RS FR Bloomington, Ill. (Bloomington HS)
12 McDonald, Andre Wide Receiver 6-2 200 FR Minnetonka, Minn. (Hopkins HS)
33 McKelvey, John Athlete 6-0 190 FR Hunting Valley, Ohio (University School)
44 Mezzenga, Gabe Tight End 6-4 247 RS SO Shoreview, Minn. (Totino-Grace HS)
90 Miller, Jackson Defensive End 6-5 230 FR Okemos, Mich. (Okemos HS)
16 Montgomery, Steven Defensive Back 5-10 206 RS FR Miramar, Fla. (Miramar HS)
38 Mortell, Peter Punter 6-2 202 RS FR Green Bay, Wis. (Notre Dame Academy)
62 Mottla, Zach Offensive Lineman 6-2 287 RS JR Edina, Minn. (Cretin-Derham Hall)
31 Murray, Eric Defensive Back 6-0 178 FR Milwaukee, Wis. (Riverside University HS)
9 Nelson, Philip Quarterback 6-2 222 FR Mankato, Minn. (West HS)
87 Ngekia, Sahr Tight End 6-4 245 RS JR Richfield, Minn. (Academy of Holy Angels)
58 Olson, Ed Offensive Lineman 6-7 312 RS JR Mahtomedi, Minn. (Mahtomedi HS)
53 Olson, Tommy Offensive Lineman 6-4 298 SO Mahtomedi, Minn. (Mahtomedi HS)
38 Orseske, Dan Punter 6-3 205 RS JR Chicago, Ill. (Brother Rice HS)
93 Perry, Ben Defensive End 6-5 243 RS SO Southlake, Texas (Carroll HS)
79 Pirsig, Jonah Offensive Tackle 6-9 295 FR Blue Earth, Minn. (Blue Earth Area HS)
85 Plsek, Lincoln Athlete 6-4 245 FR Waco, Texas (Reicher HS)
60 Pupungatoa, Augustine Offensive Lineman 6-6 265 FR River Falls, Wis. (River Falls HS)
81 Rabe, John Tight End 6-4 258 SR Iowa Falls, Iowa (Ellsworth Community College)
26 Rallis, Mike Linebacker 6-2 245 RS SR Edina, Minn. (Edina HS)
17 Rallis, Nick Linebacker 5-11 220 FR Edina, Minn. (Edina HS)
96 Ramlet, Dave Long Snapper 6-2 237 RS SO Appleton, Wis. (Xavier HS)
8 Reeves, Spencer Linebacker 6-2 234 SR Dallas, Texas (Skyline)
23 Sardinha, Edward (EJ) Wide Receiver 6-1 185 FR Wellington, Fla. (Palm Beach Central High School)
35 Schultz, Dominic Linebacker 6-1 225 RS FR Port Huron, Mich. (Port Huron HS)
38 Schwerman, David Kicker 6-0 190 RS SR Kettle Moraine, Wis. (Kettle Moraine HS)
3 Shabazz, Martez Defensive Back 5-11 168 JR DeSoto, Texas (Trinity Valley CC)
2 Stoudermire, Troy Defensive Back 5-10 195 SR Dallas, Texas (Skyline)
27 Thompson, Cedric Defensive Back 5-10 199 SO Calipatria, Calif. (Calipatria HS)
52 Timms, Yoshoub Defensive Tackle 6-2 265 FR Fort Walton Beach, Fla. (Fort Walton Beach HS)
40 Tow-Arnett, Nathan Defensive Back 6-1 205 RS SR Redwood Falls, Minn.
7 Travis, Damarius Defensive Back 6-2 205 FR Pensacola, Fla. (Pensacola HS)
21 Vereen, Brock Defensive Back 6-0 201 JR Valencia, Calif. (Valencia HS)
28 Watkins, Kenny Defensive Back 6-0 198 JR Detroit, Mich. (Brother Rice HS)
13 Wells, Derrick Defensive Back 6-0 198 SO Lehigh Acres, Fla. (Lehigh HS)
18 Westerhaus, Peter Linebacker 6-3 230 RS FR Chanhassen, Minn. (Holy Family HS)
39 Wettstein, Jordan Kicker 5-11 180 SR De Pere, Wis. (De Pere HS)
95 Wilhite, D.L. Defensive End 6-3 244 RS SR Lexington, Ky. (Bryan Station)
35 Williams Jr., Rodrick Running Back 5-11 228 FR Lewisville, Texas (Lewisville HS)
88 Williams, Maxx Tight End 6-4 235 FR Waconia, Minn. (Waconia HS)
8 Wilson, Cameron Wide Receiver 6-3 211 RS SO Rockwall, Texas (Rockwall Heath HS)
25 Wright, Devon Running Back 6-0 191 RS SO Coral Springs, Fla. (Taravella HS)

2012 Final AP Poll

RK TEAM RECORD PTS
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

2012 Final USA Today Poll

RK TEAM RECORD PTS
1 Alabama (56) 13-1 1400
2 Oregon 12-1 1322
3 Notre Dame 12-1 1253
4 Georgia 12-2 1213
5 Texas A&M 11-2 1171
6 Stanford 12-2 1167
7 South Carolina 11-2 1064
8 Florida State 12-2 942
9 Clemson 11-2 916
10 Florida 11-2 886
11 Kansas State 11-2 841
12 LSU 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 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

2012 Other 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