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2012 Mississippi State Bulldogs football
Gator Bowl vs. #21 Northwestern, L 20–34
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)
Base defense4–3
Home stadiumDavis Wade Stadium (Capacity: 55,082)
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 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 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).

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 1* 6:00 PM Jackson State Davis Wade StadiumStarkville, MS SECRN W 56–9   55,082
September 8 11:00 AM Auburn Davis Wade Stadium • Starkville, MS ESPN W 28–10   56,111
September 15* 6:00 PM at Troy Veterans Memorial StadiumTroy, AL ESPN3 W 30–24   29,013
September 22* 6:00 PM South Alabama #23 Davis Wade Stadium • Starkville, MS Bulldog Sports Properties W 30–10   55,186
October 6 11:21 AM at Kentucky #20 Commonwealth StadiumLexington, KY (Rivalry) SECN W 27–14   49,498
October 13 8:00 PM Tennessee #19 Davis Wade Stadium • Starkville, MS ESPN2 W 41–31   57,831
October 20*† 6:00 PM Middle Tennessee #15 Davis Wade Stadium • Starkville, MS ESPN2 W 45–3   55,108
October 27 7:30 PM at #1 Alabama #13 Bryant–Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL (The Battle for Highway 82) ESPN L 7–38   101,821
November 3 11:00 AM #16 Texas A&M #17 Davis Wade Stadium • Starkville, MS ESPN L 13–38   55,240
November 10 6:00 PM at #9 LSU #22 Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA ESPN L 17–37   92,831
November 17 11:21 AM Arkansas Davis Wade Stadium • Starkville, MS SECN W 45–14   54,838
November 24 6:00 PM at Ole Miss #25 Vaught–Hemingway StadiumOxford, MS (Egg Bowl) ESPNU L 24–41   61,005
January 1* 11:00 AM vs. #21 Northwestern EverBank FieldJacksonville, FL (Gator Bowl) ESPN2 L 20–34   48,612
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.
Schedule Source:[1]

RankingsEdit

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