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2012 Southeastern Conference football season

The 2012 Southeastern Conference football season began on August 30 with South Carolina visiting Vanderbilt, and concluded with the BCS National Championship Game on January 7, 2013. It was also the first season of play for former Big 12 Conference members Texas A&M and Missouri. Texas A&M plays in the West Division, while Missouri plays in the East Division, although, geographically, Missouri is one of the conference's westernmost teams.

2012 Southeastern Conference football season
Southeastern Conference logo.svg
LeagueNCAA Division I FBS
Sportfootball
DurationAugust 30, 2012
through January 7, 2013
Number of teams14
TV partner(s)ESPN, ESPNU, ESPN2, CBS, and SEC Network
East championsGeorgia
  East runners-upFlorida
West championsAlabama
  West runners-upLSU, Texas A&M
SEC Championship Game
ChampionsAlabama
  Runners-upGeorgia
Football 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
  • # – 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

PreseasonEdit

Arkansas head coach Bobby Petrino was fired in early April for lying about his affair with an Arkansas employee after a motorcycle accident that he had on April that left him four broken ribs, a cracked vertebra in his neck and numerous abrasions on his face.[1] In the press conference announcing the termination, Arkansas Athletic Director Jeff Long said, "(Petrino) made the decision to mislead the public, (and it) adversely affected the university and the football program." In Petrino's place, Assistant Coach Taver Johnson will serve as interim coach through the end of spring practice. After the firing of Bobby Petrino in April 2012, there was considerable media speculation that Smith would return to Arkansas. This was confirmed on April 23 when multiple media outlets reported that Smith had indeed agreed to succeed Petrino. He was introduced as Arkansas' 29th full-time head coach the next day. Smith signed a 10-month contract, leading to speculation that he was only taking the post on an interim basis for the 2012 season. The Razorbacks' formal announcement described him as "head coach", without any qualifiers; however, it also indicated that Smith's hiring would allow Arkansas to hire "a head coach for the future of the program" in a more appropriate timeframe following the 2012 season.[2]

At the end of the 2011 season it was announced that Head Coach Houston Nutt resigned from the position of head coach at Ole Miss. His resignation became official once the season ended.[3] In his place, Ole Miss hired Arkansas State Head Coach Hugh Freeze.[4]

Preseason All-SECEdit

2012 Pre-season Coaches All-SEC[5]

First Team Offense
Position Player Class Team
QB Tyler Wilson Sr. Arkansas
RB Marcus Lattimore Jr. South Carolina
RB Knile Davis Jr. Arkansas
WR Da'Rick Rogers Jr. Tennessee
WR Cobi Hamilton Sr. Arkansas
WR Ryan Swope Sr. Texas A&M
TE Philip Lutzenkirchen Sr. Auburn
OL Alex Hurst Sr. LSU
OL D. J. Fluker Sr. Alabama
OL Luke Joeckel Jr. Texas A&M
OL Larry Warford Sr. Kentucky
C Barrett Jones Sr. Alabama
First Team Defense
Position Player Class Team
DL Jadeveon Clowney So. South Carolina
DL Sam Montgomery Jr. LSU
DL Corey Lemonier Jr. Auburn
DL Barkevious Mingo Jr. LSU
LB Sean Porter Sr. Texas A&M
LB C. J. Mosley So. Alabama
LB Jarvis Jones Sr. Georgia
DB Johnthan Banks Sr. Mississippi State
DB Bacarri Rambo Sr. Georgia
DB Eric Reid Jr. LSU
DB Tyrann Mathieu Jr. LSU
First Team Special Teams
Position Player Class Team
K Caleb Sturgis Sr. Florida
P Brad Wing So. LSU
RS Tyrann Mathieu Jr. LSU
All-purpose back Dennis Johnson Jr. Arkansas

RankingsEdit

Legend
  Increase in ranking
  Decrease in ranking
  Not ranked previous week
RV   Received votes
  (Pre)
Sept.
3
Sept.
10
Sept.
17
Sept.
24
Oct.
1
Oct.
8
Oct.
15
Oct.
22
Oct.
29
Nov.
5
Nov.
12
Nov.
19
Nov.
26
Dec.
3
Final
Alabama AP 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 4 2 2 2 1
C 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 5 2 2 2 1
BCS Not released 1 1 1 1 4 2 2 2
Arkansas AP 10 8 RV NR
C 10 9 21 NR
BCS Not released
Auburn AP RV RV NR
C 25 RV NR
BCS Not released
Florida AP 23 24 18 14 11 10 4 3 3 8 7 7 6 5 4 9
C 23 23 17 14 12 11 6 4 3 8 7 7 6 5 4 10
BCS Not released 2 2 7 6 6 4 4 3
Georgia AP 6 7 7 5 5 5 14 13 12 7 5 5 3 3 6 5
C 6 7 7 6 5 5 12 12 11 6 5 4 3 3 5 4
BCS Not released 11 10 6 5 5 3 3 7
Kentucky AP
C
BCS Not released
LSU AP 3 3 3 2 3 4 9 6 6 5 9 8 8 9 9 14
C 1 3 2 2 3 3 8 6 6 5 9 8 7 6 7 12
BCS Not released 6 6 5 7 7 7 7 8
Mississippi State AP RV RV RV 23 21 20 19 15 13 17 22 RV 25 RV NR
C RV RV RV 23 19 19 18 16 12 15 23 RV 24 RV RV NR
BCS Not released 12 11 18 21 NR
Missouri AP RV RV NR RV NR
C RV RV NR
BCS Not released
Ole Miss AP
C RV NR RV NR
BCS Not released
South Carolina AP 9 9 8 7 6 6 3 9 17 11 12 12 13 11 11 8
C 9 9 9 8 6 6 3 8 16 8 11 11 12 10 10 7
BCS Not released 7 13 11 8 9 12 10 10
Tennessee AP RV RV 23 RV RV RV RV NR
C RV RV RV RV RV NR
BCS Not released
Texas A&M AP RV RV NR RV RV RV 22 20 22 16 15 9 9 10 10 5
C RV RV RV RV RV RV 21 19 21 16 14 10 10 8 9 5
BCS Not released 18 20 16 15 8 9 9 9
Vanderbilt AP RV RV RV 23
C RV NR RV RV RV 20
BCS Not released

Regular seasonEdit

Index to colors and formatting
Non-conference matchup; SEC member won
Non-conference matchup; SEC member lost
Conference matchup

All times Eastern time. SEC teams in bold.

Rankings reflect that of the AP poll for that week until week eight when the BCS rankings will be used.

Week OneEdit

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site Broadcast Result Attendance Reference
August 30 7:00 pm #9 South Carolina Vanderbilt Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, Tennessee ESPN SCAR 17–13 38,393
August 31 7:30 pm North Carolina State Tennessee Georgia DomeAtlanta (Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game) ESPNU W 35–21 55,529
September 1 12:21 pm Buffalo #6 Georgia Sanford StadiumAthens, Georgia SEC Network W 45–23 92,446
September 1 3:30 pm Bowling Green #23 Florida Ben Hill Griffin StadiumGainesville, Florida ESPN W 27–14 84,704
September 1 7:00 pm Jacksonville State # 10 Arkansas Donald W. Reynolds Razorback StadiumFayetteville, Arkansas PPV W 49–24 71,062
September 1 7:00 pm #14 Clemson Auburn Georgia Dome • Atlanta (Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game) ESPN L 19–26 75,211
September 1 7:00 pm North Texas #3 LSU Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, Louisiana ESPNU W 41–14 92,059
September 1 7:00 pm Jackson State Mississippi State Davis Wade StadiumStarkville, Mississippi FSN W 56–9 55,082
September 1 7:00 pm Southeastern Louisiana Missouri Faurot FieldColumbia, Missouri PPV W 62–10 62,173
September 1 7:00 pm Central Arkansas Ole Miss Vaught–Hemingway StadiumOxford, Mississippi CSS W 49–27 50,544
September 1 8:00 pm #8 Michigan #2 Alabama Cowboys StadiumArlington, Texas ABC W 41–14 90,413
September 2 3:30 pm Kentucky #25 Louisville Papa John's Cardinal StadiumLouisville, Kentucky ESPN L 14–32 55,386

Texas A&M's matchup with Louisiana Tech University was rescheduled to October 13 by agreement of the schools due to the potential impact of Hurricane Isaac on Shreveport, Louisiana, where the game was to be held.

Players of the Week

Offensive Defensive Special teams
Player Team Player Team Player Team
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Week TwoEdit

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site Broadcast Result Attendance Reference
September 8 12:00 pm Auburn Mississippi State Davis Wade Stadium • Starkville, Mississippi ESPN MSU 28–10 56,111
September 8 12:21 pm East Carolina South Carolina Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, South Carolina SEC Network W 48–10 77,006
September 8 3:30 pm #24 Florida Texas A&M Kyle FieldCollege Station, Texas ESPN UF 20–17 87,114
September 8 3:39 pm Western Kentucky Alabama Bryant–Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, Alabama SEC Network W 35–0 101,821
September 8 4:00 pm Georgia State Tennessee Neyland StadiumKnoxville, Tennessee PPV W 51–13 87,821
September 8 7:00 pm Washington #3 LSU Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, Louisiana ESPN W 41–3 92,804
September 8 7:00 pm UTEP Ole Miss Vaught–Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, Mississippi FSN W 28–10 53,133
September 8 7:00 pm Louisiana–Monroe #8 Arkansas War Memorial StadiumLittle Rock, Arkansas ESPNU L 31–34 OT 53,089
September 8 7:30 pm Kent State Kentucky Commonwealth StadiumLexington, Kentucky CSS W 47–14 48,346
September 8 7:45 pm #7 Georgia Missouri Faurot FieldColumbia, Missouri ESPN2 UGA 41–20 71,004
September 8 8:00 pm Vanderbilt Northwestern Ryan FieldEvanston, Illinois Big Ten Network L 13–23 31,644

Players of the Week

Offensive Defensive Special teams
Player Team Player Team Player Team
Reference:

Week ThreeEdit

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site Broadcast Result Attendance Reference
September 15 12:21 pm Louisiana–Monroe Auburn Jordan–Hare StadiumAuburn, Alabama SEC Network W 31–28 OT 85,214
September 15 12:30 pm Presbyterian Vanderbilt Vanderbilt Stadium • Vanderbilt, Tennessee CSS W 58–0 35,491
September 15 3:30 pm #1 Alabama Arkansas Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, Arkansas CBS ALA 52–0 74,617
September 15 3:30 pm Texas A&M SMU Gerald J. Ford StadiumUniversity Park, Texas FSN W 48–3 32,016
September 15 6:00 pm #18 Florida #23 Tennessee Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, Tennessee ESPN UF 37–20 102,455
September 15 7:00 pm Western Kentucky Kentucky Commonwealth Stadium • Lexington, Kentucky ESPNU L 31–32 OT 53,980
September 15 7:00 pm Arizona State Missouri Faurot FieldColumbia, Missouri ESPN2 W 24–20 71,004
September 15 7:00 pm UAB #8 South Carolina Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, South Carolina FSN W 49–6 77,963
September 15 7:00 pm Mississippi State Troy Veterans Memorial StadiumTroy, Alabama ESPN3 W 30–24 29,013
September 15 7:30 pm Florida Atlantic #7 Georgia Sanford Stadium • Athens, Georgia CSS W 56–20 92,746
September 15 8:00 pm Idaho #3 LSU Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, Louisiana PPV W 63–14 92,177
September 15 9:15 pm #14 Texas Ole Miss Vaught–Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, Mississippi ESPN L 31–66 61,797

Players of the Week

Offensive Defensive Special teams
Player Team Player Team Player Team
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Week FourEdit

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site Broadcast Result Attendance Reference
September 22 12:00 pm Ole Miss Tulane Mercedes-Benz SuperdomeNew Orleans FSN W 39–0 28,913
September 22 12:21 pm Kentucky #14 Florida Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, Florida SEC Network UF 38–0 87,102
September 22 3:30 pm Missouri #7 South Carolina Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, South Carolina CBS SCAR 31–10 80,836
September 22 5:00 pm Florida Atlantic #1 Alabama Bryant–Denny Stadium • Tuscaloosa, Alabama PPV W 40–7 101,821
September 22 7:00 pm #2 LSU Auburn Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, Alabama ESPN LSU 12–10 86,721
September 22 7:00 pm Rutgers Arkansas Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, Arkansas ESPNU L 26–35 72,543
September 22 7:00 pm South Carolina State Texas A&M Kyle Field • College Station, Texas FSN W 70–14 86,775
September 22 7:00 pm South Alabama #23 Mississippi State Davis Wade Stadium • Starkville, Mississippi PPV W 30–10 55,186
September 22 7:30 pm Akron Tennessee Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, Tennessee CSS W 47–26 81,719
September 22 7:45 pm Vanderbilt #5 Georgia Sanford Stadium • Athens, Georgia ESPN2 UGA 48–3 92,746

Players of the Week

Offensive Defensive Special teams
Player Team Player Team Player Team
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Week FiveEdit

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site Broadcast Result Attendance Reference
September 29 12:00 pm Missouri UCF Bright House Networks StadiumOrlando, Florida FSN W 21–16 35,835
September 29 12:21 pm Arkansas Texas A&M Kyle Field • College Station, Texas SEC Network TAMU 58–10 86,442
September 29 3:30 pm Tennessee #5 Georgia Sanford Stadium • Athens, Georgia CBS UGA 51–44 92,746
September 29 7:00 pm #6 South Carolina Kentucky Commonwealth Stadium • Lexington, Kentucky ESPN2 SCAR 38–17 49,810
September 29 8:00 pm Towson #3 LSU Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, Louisiana ESPNU W 38–22 92,154
September 29 9:15 pm Ole Miss #1 Alabama Bryant–Denny Stadium • Tuscaloosa, Alabama ESPN ALA 33–14 101,821

Week off: Auburn, Florida, Mississippi State, Vanderbilt.

Players of the Week

Offensive Defensive Special teams
Player Team Player Team Player Team
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Week SixEdit

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site Broadcast Result Attendance Reference
October 6 12:00 pm Arkansas Auburn Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, Alabama ESPN2 ARK 24–7 85,813
October 6 12:21 pm #20 Mississippi State Kentucky Commonwealth Stadium • Lexington, Kentucky SEC Network MSU 27–14 49,498
October 6 3:30 pm #4 LSU #10 Florida Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, Florida CBS UF 14–6 90,824
October 6 7:00 pm Vanderbilt Missouri Faurot FieldColumbia, Missouri ESPN3 Vandy 19–15 66,250
October 6 7:00 pm Texas A&M Ole Miss Vaught–Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, Mississippi ESPNU TAMU 30–27 55,343
October 6 7:00 pm #5 Georgia #6 South Carolina Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, South Carolina ESPN SCAR 35–7 85,199

Week off: Alabama, Tennessee.

Players of the Week

Offensive Defensive Special teams
Player Team Player Team Player Team
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Week SevenEdit

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site Broadcast Result Attendance Reference
October 13 12:21 pm Auburn Ole Miss Vaught–Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, Mississippi SEC Network Miss 41–20 57,068
October 13 3:30 pm #1 Alabama Missouri Faurot FieldColumbia, Missouri CBS ALA 42–10 71,004
October 13 6:00 pm #4 Florida Vanderbilt Vanderbilt Stadium • Nashville, Tennessee ESPNU UF 31–17 40,350
October 13 7:00 pm Kentucky Arkansas Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, Arkansas ESPN3 ARK 49–7 67,153
October 13 8:00 pm #3 South Carolina #9 LSU Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, Louisiana ESPN LSU 23–21 92,734
October 13 9:00 pm Tennessee #19 Mississippi State Davis Wade Stadium • Starkville, Mississippi ESPN2 MSU 41–31 57,831
October 13 9:15 pm #22 Texas A&M #23 Louisiana Tech Independence StadiumShreveport, Louisiana ESPNU W 59–57 40,453

Week off: Georgia

Players of the Week

Offensive Defensive Special teams
Player Team Player Team Player Team
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Week EightEdit

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site Broadcast Result Attendance Reference
October 20 12:00 pm #6 LSU #18 Texas A&M Kyle Field • College Station, Texas ESPN LSU 24–19 87,429
October 20 12:21 pm Auburn Vanderbilt Vanderbilt Stadium • Nashville, Tennessee SEC Network Vandy 17–13 40,350
October 20 3:30 pm #7 South Carolina #2 Florida Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, Florida CBS UF 44–11 90,833
October 20 7:00 pm #1 Alabama Tennessee Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, Tennessee ESPN ALA 44–13 102,455
October 20 7:00 pm #11 Georgia Kentucky Commonwealth Stadium • Lexington, Kentucky ESPN3 UGA 29–24 54,553
October 20 7:00 pm Middle Tennessee #12 Mississippi State Davis Wade Stadium • Starkville, Mississippi ESPN2 W 45–3 55,108

Week off: Arkansas, Ole Miss, Missouri.

Players of the Week

Offensive Defensive Special teams
Player Team Player Team Player Team
Reference:

Week NineEdit

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site Broadcast Result Attendance Reference
October 27 12:00 pm Kentucky Missouri Faurot FieldColumbia, Missouri ESPNU Mizzou 33–10 67,853
October 27 12:00 pm Tennessee #13 South Carolina Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, South Carolina ESPN SCAR 38–35 80,250
October 27 12:21 pm Ole Miss Arkansas War Memorial Stadium • Little Rock, Arkansas SEC Network Miss 30–27 55,378
October 27 3:30 pm #2 Florida #11 Georgia [1] EverBank FieldJacksonville, Florida CBS UGA 17–9 84,644
October 27 7:00 pm #20 Texas A&M Auburn Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, Alabama ESPNU TAMU 63–21 85,119
October 27 7:00 pm Massachusetts Vanderbilt Vanderbilt Stadium • Vanderbilt, Tennessee ESPN3 W 49–7 32,227
October 27 8:30 pm #11 Mississippi State #1 Alabama Bryant–Denny Stadium • Tuscaloosa, Alabama ESPN ALA 38–7 101,821

Week off: LSU.

Players of the Week

Offensive Defensive Special teams
Player Team Player Team Player Team
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Week TenEdit

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site Broadcast Result Attendance Reference
November 3 12:00 pm Missouri #7 Florida Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, Florida ESPN2 UF 14–7 90,496
November 3 12:00 pm Vanderbilt Kentucky Commonwealth Stadium • Lexington, Kentucky ESPNU Vandy 40–0 44,902
November 3 12:00 pm #16 Texas A&M #15 Mississippi State Davis Wade Stadium • Starkville, Mississippi ESPN TAMU 38–13 55,240
November 3 12:00 pm Troy Tennessee Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, Tennessee ESPN3 W 55–48 84,189
November 3 12:21 pm Tulsa Arkansas Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, Arkansas SEC Network W 19–15 64,451
November 3 12:30 pm New Mexico State Auburn Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, Alabama ESPN3 W 42–7 74,676
November 3 3:30 pm Ole Miss #6 Georgia Sanford Stadium • Athens, Georgia CBS UGA 37–10 92,746
November 3 8:00 pm #1 Alabama #5 LSU Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, Louisiana CBS ALA 21–17 93,374

Week off: South Carolina.

Players of the Week

Offensive Defensive Special teams
Player Team Player Team Player Team
Reference:

Week ElevenEdit

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site Broadcast Result Attendance Reference
November 10 12:00 pm Arkansas #8 South Carolina Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, South Carolina CBS SCAR 38–20 78,772
November 10 12:21 pm Louisiana-Lafayette #6 Florida Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, Florida SEC Network W 27–20 86,482
November 10 12:21 pm Missouri Tennessee Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, Tennessee SEC Network Mizzou 51–48 OT 89,272
November 10 3:30 pm #15 Texas A&M #1 Alabama Bryant–Denny Stadium • Tuscaloosa, Alabama CBS TAMU 29–24 101,821
November 10 7:00 pm #5 Georgia Auburn Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, Alabama ESPN2 UGA 38–0 86,146
November 10 7:00 pm #21 Mississippi State #7 LSU Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, Louisiana ESPN LSU 37–17 92,831
November 10 7:00 pm Vanderbilt Ole Miss Vaught–Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, Mississippi ESPNU Vandy 27–26 60,572

Week off: Kentucky.

Players of the Week

Offensive Defensive Special teams
Player Team Player Team Player Team
Reference:

Week TwelveEdit

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site Broadcast Result Attendance Reference
November 17 12:21 pm Western Carolina #4 Alabama Bryant–Denny Stadium • Tuscaloosa, Alabama SEC Network W 49–0 101,126
November 17 12:21 pm Arkansas Mississippi State Davis Wade Stadium • Starkville, Mississippi SEC Network MSU 45–14 54,838
November 17 1:00 pm Jacksonville State #6 Florida Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, Florida ESPN3 W 23–0 82,691
November 17 1:00 pm Wofford #9 South Carolina Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, South Carolina ESPN3 W 24–7 79,982
November 17 1:30 pm Georgia Southern #5 Georgia Sanford Stadium • Athens, Georgia ESPN3 W 24–7 92,746
November 17 2:00 pm Alabama A&M Auburn Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, Alabama ESPN3 W 51–7 74,832
November 17 3:30 pm Ole Miss #7 LSU Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, Louisiana CBS LSU 41–35 92,872
November 17 3:30 pm Sam Houston State #8 Texas A&M Kyle Field • College Station, Texas ESPN3 W 47–28 87,101
November 17 7:00 pm Syracuse Missouri Faurot FieldColumbia, Missouri ESPNU L 27–31 63,045
November 17 7:00 pm Tennessee Vanderbilt Vanderbilt Stadium • Nashville, Tennessee ESPN2 Vandy 41–18 40,350
November 17 7:30 pm Samford Kentucky Commonwealth Stadium • Lexington, Kentucky ESPN3 W 34–3 46,749

Players of the Week

Offensive Defensive Special teams
Player Team Player Team Player Team
Reference:

Week ThirteenEdit

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site Broadcast Result Attendance Reference
November 23 2:30 pm #7 LSU Arkansas Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, Arkansas (Battle for the Golden Boot) CBS LSU 20–13 71,117
November 24 12:00 pm Georgia Tech #3 Georgia Sanford Stadium • Athens, Georgia (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) ESPN W 42–10 92,746
November 24 12:21 pm Kentucky Tennessee Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, Tennessee (Battle for the Barrel) SEC Network Tenn 37–17 81,841
November 24 3:30 pm #4 Florida #10 Florida State Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, Florida (Florida Cup) ABC W 37–26 83,429
November 24 3:30 pm Vanderbilt Wake Forest BB&T FieldWinston-Salem, North Carolina ESPNU W 55–21 26,134
November 24 3:30 pm Auburn #2 Alabama Bryant–Denny Stadium • Tuscaloosa, Alabama (Iron Bowl) CBS ALA 49–0 101,821
November 24 7:00 pm Mississippi State Ole Miss Vaught–Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, Mississippi (Egg Bowl) ESPNU Miss 41–24 61,005
November 24 7:00 pm #12 South Carolina #11 Clemson Memorial StadiumClemson, South Carolina (Battle of the Palmetto State) ESPN W 27–17 82,000
November 24 7:00 pm Missouri #9 Texas A&M Kyle Field • College Station, Texas ESPN2 TAMU 59–29 87,222

Players of the Week

Offensive Defensive Special teams
Player Team Player Team Player Team
Reference:

Week Fourteen/SEC ChampionshipEdit

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site Broadcast Result Attendance Reference
December 1 4:00 pm #2 Alabama #3 Georgia Georgia Dome • Atlanta, Georgia (2012 SEC Championship Game) CBS ALA 32–28 75,624

SEC vs AQ-conference matchupsEdit

Rankings from the AP Poll

Date Visitor Home Significance Score
August 31 NC State Tennessee Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game W 35–21
September 1 #14 Clemson Auburn Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game L 19–26
September 1 #8 Michigan #2 Alabama Cowboys Classic W 41–14
September 2 Kentucky #25 Louisville Governor's Cup L 14–32
September 8 Washington #3 LSU W 41–3
September 8 Vanderbilt Northwestern L 13–23
September 15 Arizona State Missouri W 24–20
September 15 #14 Texas Ole Miss L 31–66
September 22 Rutgers Arkansas L 26–35
November 17 Syracuse Missouri L 27–31
November 24 #13 South Carolina #12 Clemson Battle of the Palmetto State W 27–17
November 24 #6 Florida #10 Florida State Florida-Florida State W 37–26
November 24 Georgia Tech #3 Georgia Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate W 42–10
November 24 Vanderbilt Wake Forest W 55–21

Bowl gamesEdit

Nine SEC teams became bowl eligible, and all were selected for post-season competition.[6] SEC teams are bolded.

Bowl Game Date Stadium City Television Time (EST) Team Score Team Score
Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl December 31 LP Field Nashville, Tennessee ESPN 12:05 PM Vanderbilt 38 NC State 24
Chick-fil-A Bowl December 31 Georgia Dome Atlanta ESPN 7:30 PM #14 Clemson 25 #8 LSU 24
TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl January 1 EverBank Field Jacksonville, Florida ESPN2 12:00 PM Mississippi State 20 #20 Northwestern 34
Capital One Bowl January 1 Citrus Bowl Orlando, Florida ABC 1:00 PM #7 Georgia 45 #16 Nebraska 31
Outback Bowl January 1 Raymond James Stadium Tampa, Florida ESPN 1:00 PM #10 South Carolina 33 #18 Michigan 28
Allstate Sugar Bowl January 2 Mercedes-Benz Superdome New Orleans ESPN 8:30 PM #21 Louisville 33 #3 Florida 23
Cotton Bowl Classic January 4 Cowboys Stadium Arlington, Texas FOX 7:00 PM #10 Texas A&M 41 #12 Oklahoma 13
BBVA Compass Bowl January 5 Legion Field Birmingham, Alabama ESPN 1:00 PM Pittsburgh 17 Ole Miss 38
Discover BCS National Championship January 7 Sun Life Stadium Miami Gardens, Florida ESPN 8:30 PM #1 Notre Dame 14 #2 Alabama 42

Awards and honorsEdit

National awardsEdit

Consensus All-AmericansEdit

All-SEC TeamsEdit

The Southeastern Conference coaches voted for the All-SEC teams after the regular season concluded. Prior to the 2012 SEC Championship Game the teams were released. Alabama had the most representatives on the 2012 All-SEC Coaches’ Football Team, the league office announced on Tuesday. Alabama had eight total members, including six on the first team. Florida was close behind with seven, while Eastern Division Champion Georgia and Tennessee had six each.

Ten of the 14 SEC schools had a member on the first-team All-SEC squad. Alabama led with six, while Florida had five and Texas A&M with four. LSU, South Carolina and Texas A&M had five total members on the annual list, while Mississippi State was next with four total selections.

Coaches were not permitted to vote for their own players.[7]

Position 1st Team 2nd Team
Player School Player School
QB Johnny Manziel Texas A&M AJ McCarron Alabama
RB Mike Gillislee Florida Todd Gurley Georgia
RB Eddie Lacy Alabama Zac Stacy Vanderbilt
WR Cobi Hamilton Arkansas Ryan Swope Texas A&M
WR Jordan Matthews Vanderbilt Justin Hunter Tennessee
TE Mychal Rivera Tennessee Jordan Reed Florida
C Barrett Jones Alabama T. J. Johnson South Carolina
OG Chance Warmack Alabama Larry Warford Kentucky
OG D. J. Fluker Alabama Chris Burnette Georgia
OT Luke Joeckel Texas A&M Gabe Jackson Mississippi State
OT Jake Matthews Texas A&M Dallas Thomas Tennessee
AP Cordarrelle Patterson Tennessee Ace Sanders South Carolina
DL Jadeveon Clowney South Carolina Barkevious Mingo LSU
DL Sam Montgomery LSU Sheldon Richardson Missouri
DL Damontre Moore Texas A&M John Jenkins Georgia
DL Sharrif Floyd Florida Corey Lemonier Auburn
LB Jarvis Jones Georgia A. J. Johnson Tennessee
LB C. J. Mosley Alabama Jon Bostic Florida
LB Kevin Minter LSU Alec Ogletree Georgia
DB Dee Milliner Alabama D. J. Swearinger South Carolina
DB Matt Elam Florida Bacarri Rambo Georgia
DB Eric Reid LSU Robert Lester Alabama
DB Johnthan Banks Mississippi State Darius Slay Mississippi State
PK Caleb Sturgis Florida Drew Alleman LSU
P Kyle Christy Florida Dylan Breeding Arkansas

NFL DraftEdit

Rnd. Pick # NFL team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
1 2 Jacksonville Jaguars Luke Joeckel  OT Texas A&M SEC
1 6 Cleveland Browns Barkevious Mingo  DE LSU SEC
1 9 New York Jets Dee Milliner  CB Alabama SEC
1 10 Tennessee Titans Chance Warmack  G Alabama SEC
1 11 San Diego Chargers D. J. Fluker  OT Alabama SEC
1 13 New York Jets Sheldon Richardson  DT Missouri SEC
1 17 Pittsburgh Steelers Jarvis Jones  LB Georgia SEC
1 18 San Francisco 49ers Eric Reid  S LSU SEC
1 23 Minnesota Vikings Sharrif Floyd  DT Florida SEC
1 29 Minnesota Vikings Cordarrelle Patterson  WR Tennessee SEC
1 30 St. Louis Rams Alec Ogletree  LB Georgia SEC
1 32 Baltimore Ravens Matt Elam  S Florida SEC
2 34 Tennessee Titans Justin Hunter  WR Tennessee SEC
2 36 Detroit Lions Darius Slay  CB Mississippi State SEC
2 43 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Johnthan Banks  CB Mississippi State SEC
2 45 Arizona Cardinals Kevin Minter  LB LSU SEC
2 50 Chicago Bears Jonathan Bostic  LB Florida SEC
2 57 Houston Texans D.J. Swearinger  S South Carolina SEC
2 61 Green Bay Packers Eddie Lacy  RB Alabama SEC
2 62 Seattle Seahawks Christine Michael  RB Texas A&M SEC
3 65 Detroit Lions Larry Warford  G Kentucky SEC
3 67 Philadelphia Eagles Bennie Logan  DT LSU SEC
3 69 Arizona Cardinals Tyrann Mathieu  CB LSU SEC
3 77 Miami Dolphins Dallas Thomas  G Tennessee SEC
3 81 New York Giants Damontre Moore  DE Texas A&M SEC
3 82 New Orleans Saints John Jenkins  DT Georgia SEC
3 84 Cincinnati Bengals Shawn Williams  S Georgia SEC
3 85 Washington Redskins Jordan Reed  TE Florida SEC
3 88 San Francisco 49ers Corey Lemonier  DE Auburn SEC
3* 95 Houston Texans Sam Montgomery  DE LSU SEC
3* 96 Kansas City Chiefs Knile Davis  RB Arkansas SEC
3* 97 Tennessee Titans Zaviar Gooden  LB Missouri SEC
4 99 Kansas City Chiefs Nico Johnson  LB Alabama SEC
4 101 Jacksonville Jaguars Ace Sanders  WR South Carolina SEC
4 104 Miami Dolphins Jelani Jenkins  LB Florida SEC
4 112 Oakland Raiders Tyler Wilson  QB Arkansas SEC
4 113 St. Louis Rams Barrett Jones  G Alabama SEC
4 118 Cincinnati Bengals Sean Porter  LB Texas A&M SEC
4* 131 San Francisco 49ers Marcus Lattimore  RB South Carolina SEC
4* 132 Detroit Lions Devin Taylor  DE South Carolina SEC
5 134 Kansas City Chiefs Sanders Commings  CB Georgia SEC
5 137 Seattle Seahawks Jesse Williams  DT Alabama SEC
5 138 Seattle Seahawks Tharold Simon  CB LSU SEC
5 142 Tennessee Titans Lavar Edwards  DE LSU SEC
5 157 San Francisco 49ers Quinton Dial  DE Alabama SEC
5 160 St. Louis Rams Zac Stacy  RB Vanderbilt SEC
5 161 Denver Broncos Tavarres King  WR Georgia SEC
5 164 Miami Dolphins Mike Gillislee  RB Florida SEC
5* 166 Miami Dolphins Caleb Sturgis  K Florida SEC
5* 167 Green Bay Packers Josh Boyd  DT Mississippi State SEC
6 169 Jacksonville Jaguars Josh Evans  S Florida SEC
6 174 Arizona Cardinals Ryan Swope  WR Texas A&M SEC
6 184 Oakland Raiders Mychal Rivera  TE Tennessee SEC
6 185 Dallas Cowboys DeVonte Holloman  LB South Carolina SEC
6 188 Chicago Bears Cornelius Washington  DE Georgia SEC
6 191 Washington Redskins Bacarri Rambo  S Georgia SEC
6 194 Seattle Seahawks Spencer Ware  RB LSU SEC
6 197 Cincinnati Bengals Cobi Hamilton  WR Arkansas SEC
7 211 Detroit Lions Michael Williams  TE Alabama SEC
7 220 Seattle Seahawks Ryan Seymour  G Vanderbilt SEC
7 222 Buffalo Bills Chris Gragg  TE Arkansas SEC
7* 251 Cincinnati Bengals T. J. Johnson  C South Carolina SEC
7* 254 Indianapolis Colts Justice Cunningham  TE South Carolina SEC

Home attendanceEdit

Team Stadium Capacity Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5 Game 6 Game 7 Game 8 Total Average % of Capacity
Alabama Bryant–Denny Stadium 101,821 101,821 101,821 101,821 101,821 101,821 101,126 101,821 712,052 101,722 99.90%
Arkansas Razorback Stadium 72,000 71,062 53,089A 74,617 72,543 67,153 55,378A 64,451 71,117 529,410 66,176 97.99%
Auburn Jordan–Hare Stadium 87,451 85,214 86,721 85,813 85,119 74,676 86,146 74,832 578,521 82,646 94.51%
Florida Ben Hill Griffin Stadium 88,548 84,704 87,102 90,824 90,833 90,496 86,482 82,691 613,132 87,590 98.92%
Georgia Sanford Stadium 92,746 92,446 92,746 92,746 92,746 92,746 92,746 92,746 648,922 92,703 99.95%
Kentucky Commonwealth Stadium 67,942 48,346 53,980 49,810 49,498 54,553 44,902 46,749 347,838 49,691 73.14%
LSU Tiger Stadium 92,542 92,059 92,804 92,177 92,154 92,734 93,374 92,831 92,872 741,005 92,626 100.10%
Mississippi State Davis Wade 55,082 55,082 56,111 55,186 57,831 55,108 55,240 54,838 389,396 55,628 100.99%
Missouri Faurot Field 71,004 62,173 71,004 71,004 66,250 71,004 67,853 63,045 472,333 67,476 95.03%
Ole Miss Vaught–Hemingway 60,580 50,544 53,133 61,797 55,343 57,068 60,572 61,005 399,462 57,066 94.19%
South Carolina Williams-Brice Stadium 80,250 77,006 77,963 80,836 85,199 80,250 78,772 79,982 560,008 80,001 99.69%
Tennessee Neyland Stadium 102,455 87,821 102,455 81,719 102,455 84,189 89,272 81,841 629,752 89,965 87.81%
Texas A&M Kyle Field 82,589 87,114 86,775 86,442 87,429 87,101 87,222 522,083 87,014 105.36%
Vanderbilt Vanderbilt Stadium 40,550 38,393 35,491 40,350 40,350 32,227 40,350 227,161 37,860 93.37%

^A Games played at Arkansas' secondary home stadium War Memorial Stadium, capacity: 54,120.

Attendance was 84,644 for the Florida vs. Georgia game in Jacksonville

ReferencesEdit

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