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2012 Mississippi State Bulldogs football team

The 2012 Mississippi State Bulldogs football team represented Mississippi State University in the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was coached by Dan Mullen, who was in his fourth season with Mississippi State. The Bulldogs played their home games at Davis Wade Stadium in Starkville, Mississippi, and competed in the Western Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC).

2012 Mississippi State Bulldogs football
Mississippi State Bulldogs logo.svg
Gator Bowl, L 20–34 vs. Northwestern
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionWestern Division
2012 record8–5 (4–4 SEC)
Head coachDan Mullen (4th season)
Offensive coordinatorLes Koenning (4th season)
Offensive schemeSpread option
Defensive coordinatorChris Wilson (3rd season)
Co-defensive coordinatorGeoff Collins (2nd season)
Base defense4–3
Home stadiumDavis Wade Stadium (Capacity: 55,082)
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

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 16:00 PMJackson State*SECRNW 56–955,082
September 811:00 AMAuburn
  • Davis Wade Stadium
  • Starkville, MS
ESPNW 28–1056,111
September 156:00 PMat Troy*ESPN3W 30–2429,013
September 226:00 PMSouth Alabama*No. 23
  • Davis Wade Stadium
  • Starkville, MS
Bulldog Sports PropertiesW 30–1055,186
October 611:21 AMat KentuckyNo. 20SECNW 27–1449,498
October 138:00 PMTennesseeNo. 19
  • Davis Wade Stadium
  • Starkville, MS
ESPN2W 41–3157,831
October 206:00 PMMiddle Tennessee* No. 15
  • Davis Wade Stadium
  • Starkville, MS
ESPN2W 45–355,108
October 277:30 PMat No. 1 AlabamaNo. 13CBSL 7–38101,821
November 311:00 AMNo. 16 Texas A&MNo. 17
  • Davis Wade Stadium
  • Starkville, MS
ESPNL 13–3855,240
November 106:00 PMat No. 5 LSUNo. 22ESPNL 17–3792,831
November 1711:21 AMArkansas
  • Davis Wade Stadium
  • Starkville, MS
SECNW 45–1454,838
November 246:00 PMat Ole MissNo. 25ESPNUL 24–4161,005
January 111:00 AMvs. No. 21 Northwestern*ESPN2L 20–3448,612
Schedule Source:[1]

RankingsEdit

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 RV RV RV 23 21 20 19 15 13 17 22 RV 25 RV NR NR 
Coaches RV RV RV 23 19 19 18 16 12 18 23 RV 24 RV RV NR 
Harris Not released 17 14 12 15 20 25 23 RV RV Not released 
BCS Not released 12 11 15 21 NR NR NR NR Not released

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2012 Mississippi State Bulldogs Football Schedule". Retrieved December 28, 2011.