2012 Big East Football Schedules Announced

By Kevin Kelley -

Big EastThe Big East officially announced their 2012 football schedules today. Conference play begins on Thursday, Sept. 6 when Cincinnati hosts Pittsburgh.

For the 2012 season, the Big East welcomes Temple as a new member. The Owls, who have competed in the MAC since 2007, were members of the Big East from 1991 through 2004.

West Virginia is no longer a part of the conference as they have departed to compete in the Big 12. TCU also left for the Big 12, but they never actually engaged in Big East play.

Featured 2012 non-conference match-ups for the Big East include Cincinnati vs. Virginia Tech (at Landover, MD), Connecticut at Maryland, North Carolina at Louisville, Virginia Tech at Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh at Notre Dame, Army at Rutgers, Syracuse vs. USC (at East Rutherford, NJ), Florida State at USF, USF at Miami (FL) and Maryland at West Virginia.

Listed below are the 2012 Big East football schedules:

2012 Cincinnati Bearcats Football Schedule

  • 09/01 – Open Date
  • 09/06 – Pittsburgh (Thurs.)
  • 09/15 – Delaware State
  • 09/22 – Open Date
  • 09/29 – Virginia Tech (at Landover, MD)
  • 10/06 – Miami (OH)
  • 10/13 – Fordham
  • 10/20 – at Toledo
  • 10/27 – at Louisville
  • 11/03 – Syracuse
  • 11/10 – at Temple
  • 11/17 – Rutgers
  • 11/23 – USF (Fri.)
  • 12/01 – at Connecticut

2012 Connecticut Huskies Football Schedule

  • 08/30 – UMass (Thurs.)
  • 09/08 – NC State
  • 09/15 – at Maryland
  • 09/22 – at Western Michigan
  • 09/29 – Buffalo
  • 10/06 – at Rutgers
  • 10/13 – Temple
  • 10/19 – at Syracuse (Fri.)
  • 10/27 – Open Date
  • 11/03 – at USF
  • 11/09 – Pittsburgh (Fri.)
  • 11/17 – Open Date
  • 11/24 – at Louisville
  • 12/01 – Cincinnati

2012 Louisville Cardinals Football Schedule

  • 09/01 – Kentucky
  • 09/08 – Missouri State
  • 09/15 – North Carolina
  • 09/22 – at FIU
  • 09/29 – at Southern Miss
  • 10/06 – Open Date
  • 10/13 – at Pittsburgh
  • 10/20 – USF
  • 10/26 – Cincinnati (Fri.)
  • 11/03 – Temple
  • 11/10 – at Syracuse
  • 11/17 – Open Date
  • 11/24 – Connecticut
  • 11/29 – at Rutgers (Thurs.)

2012 Pittsburgh Panthers Football Schedule

  • 09/01 – Youngstown State
  • 09/06 – at Cincinnati (Thurs.)
  • 09/15 – Virginia Tech
  • 09/22 – Gardner-Webb
  • 09/29 – Open Date
  • 10/05 – at Syracuse (Fri.)
  • 10/13 – Louisville
  • 10/20 – at Buffalo
  • 10/27 – Temple
  • 11/03 – at Notre Dame
  • 11/09 – at Connecticut (Fri.)
  • 11/17 – Open Date
  • 11/24 – Rutgers
  • 12/01 – at USF

2012 Rutgers Scarlet Knights Football Schedule

  • 09/01 – at Tulane
  • 09/08 – Howard
  • 09/15 – at USF
  • 09/22 – at Arkansas
  • 09/29 – Open Date
  • 10/06 – Connecticut
  • 10/13 – Syracuse
  • 10/20 – at Temple
  • 10/27 – Kent State
  • 11/03 – Open Date
  • 11/10 – Army
  • 11/17 – at Cincinnati
  • 11/24 – at Pittsburgh
  • 11/29 – Louisville (Thurs.)

2012 Syracuse Orange Football Schedule

  • 09/01 – Northwestern
  • 09/08 – USC (at East Rutherford, NJ)
  • 09/15 – Stony Brook
  • 09/22 – at Minnesota
  • 09/29 – Open Date
  • 10/05 – Pittsburgh (Fri.)
  • 10/13 – at Rutgers
  • 10/19 – Connecticut (Fri.)
  • 10/27 – at USF
  • 11/03 – at Cincinnati
  • 11/10 – Louisville
  • 11/17 – at Missouri
  • 11/23 – at Temple (Fri.)

2012 Temple Owls Football Schedule

  • 08/31 – Villanova (Fri.)
  • 09/08 – Maryland
  • 09/15 – Open Date
  • 09/22 – at Penn State
  • 09/29 – Open Date
  • 10/06 – USF
  • 10/13 – at Connecticut
  • 10/20 – Rutgers
  • 10/27 – at Pittsburgh
  • 11/03 – at Louisville
  • 11/10 – Cincinnati
  • 11/17 – at Army
  • 11/23 – Syracuse (Fri.)

2012 USF Bulls Football Schedule

  • 09/01 – Chattanooga
  • 09/08 – at Nevada
  • 09/15 – Rutgers
  • 09/22 – at Ball State
  • 09/29 – Florida State
  • 10/06 – at Temple
  • 10/13 – Open Date
  • 10/20 – at Louisville
  • 10/27 – Syracuse
  • 11/03 – Connecticut
  • 11/10 – Open Date
  • 11/17 – at Miami (FL)
  • 11/23 – at Cincinnati (Fri.)
  • 12/01 – Pittsburgh
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10 Comments to 2012 Big East Football Schedules Announced

  1. Maize_in_Spartyland said....

    Any indication who Temple might add for their additional non-conference game? I’m assuming it will be a FCS opponent?

    March 27, 2012 at 12:24 pm
  2. Kro said....

    Good to see the possibility of Rutgers and Syracuse having to play twice was much ado about nothing.

    March 27, 2012 at 1:14 pm
  3. one90 said....

    Boise State, Nevada, and Hawaii need another game.

    March 27, 2012 at 10:17 pm
    • Kevin K. said....

      Temple would likely have to travel. It would have to be a lot of money because Temple is cash-strapped.

      March 27, 2012 at 10:55 pm
    • dr strange said....

      Hunh? All three of those teams already have 12 games on their schedule.

      March 28, 2012 at 4:52 pm
    • Kevin K. said....

      Boise State and Nevada can play 13 games since they both play at Hawaii (The Hawaii Exemption). Hawaii can always play 13 games if they choose. The extra home game helps them offset travel costs to the mainland.

      March 28, 2012 at 4:57 pm
  4. Mr. Apples said....

    I don’t want to see another 3-way tie for conference champion. Have a feeling we may see that again in the Big East this season. None of these sides really stand out to me.

    March 30, 2012 at 10:12 am