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2012 Georgia Bulldogs football
Capital One Bowl Champions
SEC Eastern Division Champions
SEC Championship Game vs. #2 Alabama, L 28–32
Capital One Bowl vs. #23 Nebraska, W 45–31
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionEastern Division
Ranking
BCSNo. 7
CoachesNo. 5
APNo. 6
2012 record12–2 (7–1 SEC)
Head coachMark Richt (12th season)
Offensive coordinatorMike Bobo (6th as coordinator, 12th overall season)
Defensive coordinatorTodd Grantham (3rd season)
Base defense3-4
Home stadiumSanford Stadium
(Capacity: 92,746)
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 Georgia Bulldogs football team represented the University of Georgia in the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Bulldogs were led by 12th year head coach Mark Richt and played their home games at Sanford Stadium. They were a member of the Eastern Division of the Southeastern Conference. They finished the season 12–2, 7–1 in SEC play to be champions of the East Division. They represented the division in the SEC Championship Game where they lost to Alabama. They were invited to the Capital One Bowl where they defeated Nebraska.

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 1* 12:21 PM Buffalo #6 Sanford StadiumAthens, GA SECN W 45–23   92,446
September 8 7:45 PM at Missouri #7 Faurot FieldColumbia, MO ESPN2 W 41–20   71,004
September 15* 7:30 PM Florida Atlantic #7 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA CSS W 56–20   92,746
September 22 7:45 PM Vanderbilt #5 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA ESPN2 W 48–3   92,746
September 29 3:30 PM Tennessee #5 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA CBS W 51–44   92,746
October 6 7:00 PM at #6 South Carolina #5 Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC ESPN L 7–35   85,199
October 20 7:00 PM at Kentucky #13 Commonwealth StadiumLexington, KY SECRN W 29–24   54,553
October 27 3:30 PM vs. #3 Florida #10 EverBank FieldJacksonville, FL (Florida–Georgia football rivalry) CBS W 17-9   84,644
November 3† 3:30 PM Ole Miss #6 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA CBS W 37–10   92,746
November 10 7:00 PM at Auburn #5 Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, AL (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) ESPN2 W 38–0   86,146
November 17* 1:30 PM Georgia Southern #5 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA ESPN3 W 45–14   92,746
November 24* 12:00 PM Georgia Tech #3 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) ESPN W 42–10   92,746
December 1 4:00 PM vs. #2 Alabama #3 Georgia DomeAtlanta, GA (SEC Championship Game) CBS L 28–32   75,624
January 1* 1:00 PM vs. #23 Nebraska #6 Florida Citrus Bowl StadiumOrlando, FL (Capital One Bowl) ABC W 45–31   59,712
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.
Schedule sources:[1][2]

Game notesEdit

BuffaloEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Buffalo 6 10 0 7 23
#6 Georgia 14 10 7 14 45
  • Location: Athens, Georgia
  • Game start: 12:21 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:26
  • Game attendance: 92,446
  • Game weather: 86, Fair
  • Referee: Penn Wagers

MissouriEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
#7 Georgia 0 9 15 17 41
Missouri 0 10 10 0 20
  • Location: Columbia, Missouri
  • Game start: 6:50 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:48
  • Game attendance: 71,004
  • Game weather: 74, Sunny and Clear
  • Referee: Tom Ritter

Florida AtlanticEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Florida Atlantic 7 7 0 6 20
#7 Georgia 14 14 21 7 56
  • Location: Athens, Georgia
  • Game start: 7:35 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:15
  • Game attendance: 92,746
  • Game weather: 79, Partly Cloudy
  • Referee: David Smith

VanderbiltEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Vanderbilt 0 3 0 0 3
#5 Georgia 13 14 21 0 48
  • Location: Athens, Georgia
  • Game start: 7:50 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:15
  • Game attendance: 92,746
  • Game weather: 82, Partly Cloudy
  • Referee: Hubert Owens

TennesseeEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Tennessee 10 20 7 7 44
#5 Georgia 21 9 21 0 51
  • Location: Athens, Georgia
  • Game start: 3:39 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:51
  • Game attendance: 92,746
  • Game weather: 74, Mostly Cloudy
  • Referee: Tom Moore

South CarolinaEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
#5 Georgia 0 0 0 7 7
#6 South Carolina 21 0 7 7 35
  • Location: Columbia, South Carolina
  • Game start: 7:10 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:13
  • Game attendance: 85,199
  • Game weather: 78, Clear
  • Referee: Matt Austin

KentuckyEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
#13 Georgia 7 9 6 7 29
Kentucky 7 7 3 7 24
  • Location: Lexington, Kentucky
  • Game start: 7:08 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:20
  • Game attendance: 54,553
  • Game weather: 52, Cloudy
  • Referee: Hubert Owens

FloridaEdit

Florida-Georgia Football Rivalry
by Quarter1234 Total
#3 Florida 0 6 0 3 9
#10 Georgia 7 0 3 7 17
  • Location: Jacksonville, Florida
  • Game start: 3:40 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:43
  • Game attendance: 84,644
  • Game weather: 72, Cloudy w/ gusts
  • Referee: Matt Moore

Ole MissEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Ole Miss 3 7 0 0 10
#6 Georgia 0 14 16 7 37
  • Location: Athens, Georgia
  • Game start: 3:39 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:19
  • Game attendance: 92,746
  • Game weather: 78, Sunny
  • Referee: Ken Williamson

AuburnEdit

Deep South's Oldest Rivalry
by Quarter1234 Total
#5 Georgia 14 14 10 0 38
Auburn 0 0 0 0 0
  • Location: Auburn, Alabama
  • Game start: 6:06 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 2:59
  • Game attendance: 86,146
  • Game weather: 62, Clear
  • Referee: Matt Austin

Georgia SouthernEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Georgia Southern 0 7 0 7 14
#5 Georgia 7 10 21 7 45
  • Location: Athens, Georgia
  • Game start: 1:35 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:12
  • Game attendance: 92,746
  • Game weather: 57, Sunny
  • Referee: Marc Curles

Georgia TechEdit

Clean, Old Fashioned Hate
by Quarter1234 Total
Georgia Tech 3 0 0 7 10
#3 Georgia 14 14 14 0 42
  • Location: Athens, Georgia
  • Game start: 12:01 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:12
  • Game attendance: 92,746
  • Game weather: 52, Clear
  • Referee: Tom Zimorski

AlabamaEdit

SEC Championship Game
by Quarter1234 Total
#2 Alabama 0 10 8 14 32
#3 Georgia 0 7 14 7 28
  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia
  • Game start: 4:11 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:42
  • Game attendance: 75,624
  • Game weather: Indoors
  • Referee: Tom Ritter

NebraskaEdit

Capital One Bowl
by Quarter1234 Total
#6 Georgia 16 7 8 14 45
#23 Nebraska 14 10 7 0 31
  • Location: Orlando, Florida
  • Game start: 1:08 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:33
  • Game attendance: 59,712
  • Game weather: 75, Partly Cloudy
  • Referee: Mike Defee

RankingsEdit

Ranking movements
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NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll

 

AP 6 7 7 5 5 5 14 13 12 7 5 т 5 3 3 5

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Coaches' 6 7 7 6 5 5 12 12 11 6 5 4 3 (1) 3 (1) 6

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Harris Not released 11 12 11 6 5 5 3 3 6

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BCS Not released 11 10 6 5 5 3 3 7

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