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2012 Arkansas Razorbacks football team

The 2012 Arkansas Razorbacks football team represented the University of Arkansas during the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Razorbacks played their home games at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville and War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock, Arkansas. They were a member of the Western Division of the Southeastern Conference.

2012 Arkansas Razorbacks football
Arkansas Razorbacks logo
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionWestern Division
2012 record4–8 (2–6 SEC)
Head coachJohn L. Smith (1st season)
Offensive coordinatorPaul Petrino (3rd season)
Offensive schemePower spread
Defensive coordinatorPaul Haynes (1st season)
Base defense4–3
Home stadiumDonald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium
(Capacity: 72,000)
War Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 53,955)
Seasons
← 2011
2013 →
2012 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
No. 5т Georgia xy   7 1         12 2  
No. 9 Florida x%   7 1         11 2  
No. 8 South Carolina   6 2         11 2  
No. 23 Vanderbilt   5 3         9 4  
Missouri   2 6         5 7  
Tennessee   1 7         5 7  
Kentucky   0 8         2 10  
Western Division
No. 1 Alabama x$#   7 1         13 1  
No. 14 LSU   6 2         10 3  
No. 5т Texas A&M   6 2         11 2  
Mississippi State   4 4         8 5  
Ole Miss   3 5         7 6  
Arkansas   2 6         4 8  
Auburn   0 8         3 9  
Championship: Alabama 32, Georgia 28
    1. – BCS National Champion
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • % – BCS at-large representative
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

Contents

PersonnelEdit

RecruitsEdit

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 16:00 PMNo. 22 (FCS) Jacksonville State*No. 10ARSN PPVW 49–2471,062
September 86:00 PMLouisiana–Monroe*No. 8ESPNUL 31–34 OT53,089
September 152:30 PMNo. 1 Alabama
  • Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium
  • Fayetteville, AR
CBSL 0–5274,617
September 226:00 PMRutgers*
  • Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium
  • Fayetteville, AR
ESPNUL 26–3572,543
September 2911:00 AMat Texas A&MSECNL 10–5886,442
October 611:00 AMat AuburnESPN2W 24–785,813
October 136:00 PMKentucky
  • Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium
  • Fayetteville, AR
SECRNW 49–767,153
October 2711:21 AMOle Miss
  • War Memorial Stadium
  • Little Rock, AR (rivalry)
SECNL 27–3055,378
November 311:21 AMTulsa* 
  • Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium
  • Fayetteville, AR
SECNW 19–1564,451
November 1011:00 AMat No. 12 South CarolinaCBSL 20–3878,772
November 1711:21 AMat Mississippi StateSECNL 14–4554,838
November 231:30 PMNo. 8 LSU
CBSL 13–2071,117
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time
  • Source: ArkansasRazorbacks.com: 2012 Arkansas football schedule[2]

Game summariesEdit

No. 22 (FCS) Jacksonville StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 22 (FCS) Gamecocks 7 14 3 0 24
No. 10 Razorbacks 7 28 14 0 49
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

Louisiana–MonroeEdit

1 2 3 4OT Total
Warhawks 7 0 7 146 34
No. 8 Razorbacks 7 14 7 03 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
9–0 September 11, 2010 W, 31–7

No. 1 AlabamaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 1 Crimson Tide 7 17 14 14 52
Razorbacks 0 0 0 0 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
8–14 September 24, 2011 L, 14–38

RutgersEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Scarlet Knights 0 14 14 7 35
Razorbacks 10 0 3 13 26
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

at Texas A&MEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Razorbacks 10 0 0 0 10
Aggies 7 20 17 14 58
Overall record Last meeting Result
41–24–3 October 1, 2011 W, 42–38

at AuburnEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Razorbacks 7 3 0 14 24
Tigers 0 0 7 0 7
Overall record Last meeting Result
10–10–1 October 8, 2011 W, 38–14

KentuckyEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Wildcats 0 0 7 0 7
Razorbacks 28 14 7 0 49
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–4 October 18, 2008 L, 20–21

Ole MissEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Rebels 0 21 3 6 30
Razorbacks 10 7 0 10 27
Overall record Last meeting Result
32–25–1 October 22, 2011 W, 29–24

TulsaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Hurricane 0 12 3 0 15
Razorbacks 10 3 0 6 19
Overall record Last meeting Result
53–15–2 November 1, 2008 W, 30–23

at No. 12 South CarolinaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Razorbacks 0 10 3 7 20
No. 12 Gamecocks 7 14 17 0 38
Overall record Last meeting Result
13–7 November 5, 2011 W, 44–28

at Mississippi StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Razorbacks 7 7 0 0 14
Bulldogs 7 10 14 14 45
Overall record Last meeting Result
32–25–1 November 19, 2011 W, 44–17

No. 8 LSUEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 8 Tigers 3 7 7 3 20
Razorbacks 0 0 10 3 13
Overall record Last meeting Result
20–35–2 November 25, 2011 L, 17–41

RankingsEdit

 
The 2012 Razorbacks football team snaps the ball in War Memorial Stadium
Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Final 
AP 10 8 RV NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR 
Coaches 10 10 21 NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR 
Harris Not released NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR Not released 
BCS Not released NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR Not released

NotesEdit

  • December 4, 2012 – Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema has accepted the vacant coaching position at Arkansas for next season.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Football – 2012 Coaches". arkansasrazorbacks.com. Archived from the original on October 18, 2012. Retrieved November 19, 2012.
  2. ^ "2012 Arkansas football schedule". ArkansasRazorbacks.com. University of Arkansas Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Archived from the original on September 19, 2011. Retrieved March 3, 2012.
  3. ^ Associated Press, Wisconsin Coach Headed to Arkansas, New York Times, December 4, 2012