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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 (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorPaul Haynes (1st season)
Home stadiumDonald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium
(Capacity: 76,000)
War Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 54,120)
Seasons
← 2011
2013 →
2012 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
Florida   0 0         0 0  
Georgia   0 0         0 0  
Kentucky   0 0         0 0  
Missouri   0 0         0 0  
South Carolina   0 0         0 0  
Tennessee   0 0         0 0  
Vanderbilt   0 0         0 0  
Western Division
Alabama   0 0         0 0  
Arkansas   0 0         0 0  
Auburn   0 0         0 0  
LSU   0 0         0 0  
Mississippi State   0 0         0 0  
Ole Miss   0 0         0 0  
Texas A&M   0 0         0 0  
Championship: December 1, 2012
Rankings from AP Poll

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.

PersonnelEdit

Coaching staffEdit

Name Position Seasons at
Arkansas
Alma Mater
John L. Smith Head Coach 1 Weber State Wildcats (1970)
Paul Haynes Defensive Coordinator, Secondary 1 Kent State (1992)
Paul Petrino Offensive Coordinator, Quarterbacks 1 Carroll College (1988)
Tim Horton Running Backs, Recruiting Coordinator 5 Arkansas (1990)
Kris Cinkovich Wide Receivers 3 Carroll College (1984)
Kevin Peoples Defensive Line 1 Carroll College (1989)
Steve Caldwell Special Teams, Defensive ends 3 Arkansas State (1977)
Taver Johnson Linebackers 1 Wittenberg (1994)
Reference:[1]

RecruitsEdit

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Vin Ascolese
LB
North Bergen, NJ North Bergen HS 6 ft 2 in (188 cm) 215 lb (98 kg) 4.6 Jan 27,
2012 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   ESPN grade: 74
Cordale Boyd
OL
Memphis, TN Ridgeway HS 6 ft 4 in (193 cm) 290 lb (130 kg) N/A Apr 20,
2011 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 79
Ray Buchanan Jr.
DB
Suwanee, GA Peachtree Ridge HS 5 ft 11 in (180 cm) 178 lb (81 kg) 4.5 Aug 20,
2011 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 77
Jared Collins
DB
Tulsa, OK Booker T. Washington HS 6 ft 0 in (183 cm) 170 lb (77 kg) 4.4 Aug 1,
2011 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 73
D'Arthur Cowan
WR
Olive Branch, MS Olive Branch HS 6 ft 3 in (191 cm) 175 lb (79 kg) 4.6 Jul 27,
2011 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 80
Austin Flynn
DE
Wilmington, CA Los Angeles Harbor C.C. 6 ft 4 in (193 cm) 260 lb (120 kg) 4.5 Dec 21,
2011 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: JC
Keon Hatcher
WR
Owasso, OK Owasso HS 6 ft 2 in (188 cm) 205 lb (93 kg) 4.5 Aug 1,
2011 
Scout:75px   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 80
Eric Hawkins
WR
Longview, TX Longview HS 5 ft 11 in (180 cm) 172 lb (78 kg) 4.5 Jul 16,
2011 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: NR
Will Hines
DB
Waco, TX Waco HS 6 ft 1 in (185 cm) 175 lb (79 kg) 4.5 Jan 19,
2012 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 75
Nathan Holmes
ATH
Port Arthur, TX Port Arthur Memorial HS 6 ft 1 in (185 cm) 185 lb (84 kg) 4.49 Apr 6,
2011 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 78
Taiwan Johnson
DE
Manvel, TX Manvel HS 6 ft 3 in (191 cm) 240 lb (110 kg) 4.8 Dec 21,
2011 
Scout:75px   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 79
Brandon Lewis
DE
Memphis, TN Ridgeway HS 6 ft 5 in (196 cm) 225 lb (102 kg) 4.7 Jul 16,
2011 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 79
Defonta Lowe
DB
Bearden, AR Bearden HS 6 ft 3 in (191 cm) 185 lb (84 kg) 4.5 Sep 7,
2011 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 77
MeKale McKay
WR
Louisville, KY Moore HS 6 ft 6 in (198 cm) 192 lb (87 kg) 4.45 Mar 8,
2012 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 79
Otha Peters
LB
Covington, LA Covington HS 6 ft 1 in (185 cm) 221 lb (100 kg) 4.6 Jan 31,
2012 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:75px   ESPN grade: 79
Darius Philon
DE
Prichard, AL Vigor 6 ft 1 in (185 cm) 282 lb (128 kg) 4.78 Feb 1,
2012 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 79
Donovan Roberts
RB
Norman, OK Norman HS 6 ft 0 in (183 cm) 200 lb (91 kg) 4.5 Apr 27,
2011 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 79
Jeremy Sprinkle
DE
White Hall, AR White Hall HS 6 ft 6 in (198 cm) 210 lb (95 kg) 4.6 Jun 16,
2011 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 77
A. J. Turner
LB
Lepanto, AR East Poinsett County HS 6 ft 3 in (191 cm) 205 lb (93 kg) 4.5 Apr 16,
2011 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: NR
Jeremy Ward
OL
Pottsville, AR Pottsville HS 6 ft 4 in (193 cm) 290 lb (130 kg) 5.3 Feb 4,
2011 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 79
Jonathan Williams
RB
Allen, TX Allen HS 5 ft 11 in (180 cm) 205 lb (93 kg) 4.51 Nov 11,
2011 
Scout:75px   Rivals:75px   ESPN grade: 79
Demetrius Wilson
WR
Glendale, AZ Glendale CC 6 ft 1 in (185 cm) 175 lb (79 kg) 4.4 Jan 29,
2012 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: JC
JaMichael Winston
DE
Prichard, AL Vigor HS 6 ft 5 in (196 cm) 226 lb (103 kg) N/A Oct 11,
2011 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 78
Deatrich Wise
DE
Carrollton, TX Hebron HS 6 ft 5 in (196 cm) 235 lb (107 kg) 4.7 Aug 6,
2011 
Scout:75px   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 75
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 19   Rivals: 34
‡ Refers to 40 yard dash
Note: In many cases, Scout and Rivals may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
In these cases, an average of the two was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.
Sources:


ScheduleEdit

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 1* 6:00 PM #22 (FCSJacksonville State #10 Donald W. Reynolds Razorback StadiumFayetteville, AR ARSN PPV W 49–24   71,062
September 8* 6:00 PM Louisiana–Monroe #8 War Memorial StadiumLittle Rock, AR ESPNU L 31–34 OT  53,089
September 15 2:30 PM #1 Alabama Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR CBS L 0–52   74,617
September 22* 6:00 PM Rutgers Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR ESPNU L 26–35   72,543
September 29 11:00 AM at Texas A&M Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX (Rivalry) SECN L 10–58   86,442
October 6 11:00 AM at Auburn Jordan–Hare StadiumAuburn, AL ESPN2 W 24–7   85,813
October 13 6:00 PM Kentucky Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR SECRN W 49–7   67,153
October 27 11:21 AM Ole Miss War Memorial Stadium • Little Rock, AR (Rivalry) SECN L 27–30   55,378
November 3*† 11:21 AM Tulsa Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR SECN W 19–15   64,451
November 10 11:00 AM at #12 South Carolina Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC CBS L 20–38   78,772
November 17 11:21 AM at Mississippi State Davis Wade StadiumStarkville, MS SECN L 14–45   54,838
November 23 1:30 PM #8 LSU Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR (Battle for the Golden Boot) CBS L 13–20   71,117
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.
  • Source: ArkansasRazorbacks.com: 2012 Arkansas football schedule[2]

RankingsEdit

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Ranking movements
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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. http://www.arkansasrazorbacks.com/SportSelect.dbml?&DB_OEM_ID=6100&SPID=2419&SPSID=30722. Retrieved November 19, 2012.
  2. "2012 Arkansas football schedule". ArkansasRazorbacks.com. University of Arkansas Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. http://www.arkansasrazorbacks.com/SportSelect.dbml?&DB_OEM_ID=6100&SPID=2419&SPSID=30723. Retrieved March 3, 2012.
  3. Associated Press, Wisconsin Coach Headed to Arkansas, New York Times, December 4, 2012
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