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2012 South Florida Bulls football team

2012 South Florida Bulls football
Conference Big East
2012 record 3–9 (1–6 Big East)
Head coach Skip Holtz (3rd year)
Offensive coordinator Todd Fitch (3rd year)
Defensive coordinator Chris Cosh (1st year)
Home stadium Raymond James Stadium (Capacity: 65,890, grass)
2012 Big East football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#13 Louisville §   5 2         11 2  
Cincinnati §   5 2         10 3  
Rutgers §   5 2         9 4  
Syracuse §   5 2         8 5  
Pittsburgh   3 4         6 7  
Connecticut   2 5         5 7  
Temple   2 5         4 7  
South Florida   1 6         3 9  
† – BCS representative as conference champion
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2012 South Florida Bulls football team represented the University of South Florida (USF) in the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The USF Bulls played their home games at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL. The 2012 college football season was the 16th season overall for the Bulls, and their 8th season as a member of the Big East Conference. This was Holtz's third and final year at USF; USF fired Holtz at the conclusion of the season.[1] They finished the season 3–9, 1–6 in Big East play to finish in last place. This season saw the Bulls win their fewest games in program history (3).


Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 1 7:00 PM Chattanooga* Raymond James StadiumTampa, FL ESPN3 W 34–13   41,285
September 8 3:30 PM at Nevada* Mackay StadiumReno, NV CBSSN W 32–31   22,804
September 13 7:30 PM Rutgers Raymond James Stadium • Tampa, FL ESPN L 13–23   44,219
September 22 4:30 PM at Ball State* Scheumann StadiumMuncie, IN ESPN3 L 27–31   16,397
September 29 6:00 PM #4 Florida State* Raymond James Stadium • Tampa, FL ESPN L 17–30   69,383
October 6 12:00 PM at Temple Lincoln Financial FieldPhiladelphia, PA Big East Network L 28–37   25,796
October 20 3:30 PM at #14 Louisville Papa John's Cardinal StadiumLouisville, KY ABC L 25–27   50,167
October 27 7:00 PM Syracusedagger Raymond James Stadium • Tampa, FL ESPN3 L 36–37   38,562
November 3 7:00 PM Connecticut Raymond James Stadium • Tampa, FL ESPNU W 13–6   36,180
November 17 3:00 PM at Miami (FL)* Sun Life StadiumMiami Gardens, FL FSF L 9–40   38,869
November 23 7:00 PM at Cincinnati Nippert StadiumCincinnati, OH ESPN L 10–27   21,171
December 1 7:00 PM Pittsburgh Raymond James Stadium • Tampa, FL ESPN2 L 3–27   35,141
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.


  1. ^ McMurphy, Brett (December 2, 2012). "USF fires Skip Holtz, sources say".  
  2. ^ "Football – 2012 Schedule & Results". University of South Florida. Retrieved March 27, 2012. 
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