|2012 Incarnate Word Cardinals football|
|Conference||Lone Star Conference|
|2012 record||2–9 (1–7 Lone Star)|
|Head coach||Larry Kennan (1st season)|
|Offensive coordinator||Tony Marciano (3rd season)|
|Offensive scheme||Multiple formation|
|Defensive coordinator||Brian Gamble (1st as coordinator, 4th overall season)|
|Home stadium||Gayle and Tom Benson Stadium|
|2012 Lone Star Conference football standings|
|#16 Midwestern St. +^||7||–||1||9||–||2|
|#4 W. Texas A&M +^||7||–||1||12||–||3|
|Eastern New Mexico †||2||–||6||3||–||7|
Rankings from AFCA Poll
The 2012 Incarnate Word Cardinals football team represented the University of the Incarnate Word in the 2012 NCAA Division II football season. This was be the Cardinals' final season in the Lone Star Conference as they began the transition to the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) in 2013. Home games were played at Gayle and Tom Benson Stadium. They finished the season 2–9, 1–7 in Lone Star play to finish in a tie for eighth place.
TV and radio
All Incarnate Word games were broadcast on KKYX 680 AM with the voices of Gabe Farias and Shawn Morris. KKYX's broadcasts were available at their website. KUIW Radio produced a student media broadcast every week, that is available online, and they provided streaming of all non-televised home games were shown via UIW TV.
The Cardinals finished the 2011 season with a record of 2–8, 2–6 in Lone Star Conference play.
|September 1||7:00 PM||Texas College*||W 19–12||4,522|
|September 8||6:00 PM||at No. 1 (FCS) Sam Houston State*||L 7–54||11,061|
|September 14||3:30PM||vs. Eastern New Mexico||L 24–34|
|September 22||7:00 PM||No. 25 West Texas A&M||L 0–24||4,755|
|September 29||7:00 PM||at No. 14 Midwestern State||L 7–34||6,742|
|October 6||7:00 PM||Texas A&M Commerce||W 31–9||2,200|
|October 13||7:00 PM||at Texas A&M–Kingsville||L 17–20||6,120|
|October 20||7:00 PM||McMurry*||L 20–28||2,263|
|October 27||7:00 PM||Tarleton State||L 20–45||2,069|
|November 3||2:00 PM||at Angelo State||L 21–38||6,457|
|November 10||7:00 PM||Abilene Christian||L 12–24||2,649|
- "2012 UIW Football Schedule". University of the Incarnate Word. Retrieved January 12, 2018.