|2012 Central Arkansas Bears football|
FCS Playoffs Second Round, L 16–24 vs. Georgia Southern
|Sports Network||No. 8|
|FCS Coaches||No. 8|
|2012 record||9–3 (6–1 Southland)|
|Head coach||Clint Conque (13th season)|
|Offensive coordinator||Brooks Hollingsworth|
|Defensive coordinator||Matt Williamson|
|Home stadium||Estes Stadium|
|2012 Southland Conference football standings|
|#5 Sam Houston State +^||6||–||1||11||–||4|
|#8 Central Arkansas +^||6||–||1||9||–||3|
|Stephen F. Austin||4||–||3||5||–||6|
As of Final Standings; Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll
The 2012 Central Arkansas Bears football team represented the University of Central Arkansas in the 2012 NCAA Division I FCS football season. The Bears were led by 13th year head coach Clint Conque and played their home games at Estes Stadium. They were a member of the Southland Conference. They finished the season 9–3, 6–1 in Southland play to share the conference championship with Sam Houston State. Due to their victory over Sam Houston State, the Bears received the Southland's automatic bid into the FCS Playoffs where they lost in the second round to Georgia Southern.
All Central Arkansas games can be listened to on KHLR 106.7 FM and are streamed online through the station's website.
|September 1||6:00 PM||at Ole Miss*||No. 24||CSS PPV||L 27–49||50,544|
|September 8||6:00 PM||at Murray State*||No. 25||OVC Digital Network||W 42–20||9,848|
|September 15||6:00 PM||Bacone*||W 70–3||9,079|
|September 22||3:00 PM||No. 3 Sam Houston State||No. 25||SLC TV||W 24–21||10,157|
|September 29||6:00 PM||at Stephen F. Austin||No. 16||L 37–42||7,324|
|October 6||6:00 PM||Nicholls State||No. 24||W 34–14||4,357|
|October 13||7:00 PM||at No. 19 McNeese State||No. 21||W 27–26||12,913|
|October 20||6:00 PM||Lamar||No. 19||W 24���14||9,374|
|October 27||7:00 PM||at Southeastern Louisiana||No. 14||Southeastern Channel||W 34–14||6,795|
|November 3||7:00 PM||Northwestern State||No. 14||SLC TV||W 35–14||11,579|
|November 17||5:00 PM||No. 24 Eastern Illinois*||No. 10||W 48–30||6,754|
|December 1||1:00 PM||at No. 6 Georgia Southern*||No. 8||ESPN3||L 16–24||8,888|
#3 Sam Houston State
The 7th meeting between the Bearkats and the Bears will provide one team with the series lead. Currently the two are 3-3 in head-to-head matches with the Bears having won the first 3 matches and the Bearkats having won the past 3.
Stephen F. Austin
The Bears look to build on last years win and build upon the 4-2 record they have against the Lumberjacks. However, the Lumberjacks have recent history on their side, having won the 2009 and 2010 matches.
The Bears have never lost to the Colonels at home, owning a 3-0 record and a 4-2 series lead overall. The Bears have also won 3 straight in the series and 4 of the last 5 games.
The Bears own a 3-3 record against the Cowboys. However, they have won two games in a row and 3 of the last 4 to even the series.
The Cardinals head to Conway, Arkansas for the second match against their SLC rival, the Bears. Currently Central Arkansas leads the series 1-0.
The team the Bears have had the most success against in the SLC is the Lions. The Bears own a 4-1 series advantage and have won two straight as they head into this 2012 contest.
SLC play ends with the match against the Demons. The rivalry has been unexpectedly close, with the Bears hold a 3-2 series advantage. After winning in 2011, the Bears hope to make it two consecutive wins.
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