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2012 Ole Miss Rebels football
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BBVA Compass Bowl Champions
BBVA Compass Bowl vs. Pittsburgh, W, 38–17
Conference Southeastern Conference
Western Division
2012 record 7–6 (3–5 SEC)
Head coach Hugh Freeze (1st year)
Offensive scheme Multiple
Base defense 4–3
Home stadium Vaught–Hemingway Stadium
(Capacity: 60,580)
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 Ole Miss Rebels football team represented the University of Mississippi in the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was coached by Hugh Freeze, who was in his first season with Ole Miss. The Rebels played their home games at Vaught–Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, Mississippi, and competed in the Western Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC).

PersonnelEdit

Coaching staffEdit

Name Position Year at Ole Miss Alma mater (Year)
Hugh FreezeHead Coach1stSouthern Miss (1992)
Matt LukeCo-Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line1stOle Miss (2000)
Dan WernerCo-Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks1stWestern Michigan (1983)
Wesley McGriffCo-Defensive Coordinator/Cornerbacks1stSavannah State (1990)
Dave WommackDefensive Coordinator/Safeties1stMissouri Southern State (1978)
Tom AllenSpecial Teams Coordinator/Linebackers1stMaranatha Baptist (1992)
Chris KiffinDefensive Line/Recruiting Coordinator For Defense1stColorado State (2005)
Tony AlfordTight Ends/Recruiting Coordinator For Offense1stArkansas State (1998)
Grant HeardWide Receivers1stOle Miss (2001)
Derrick NixRunning Backs5thSouthern Miss (2002)
Paul JacksonHead Strength & Conditioning Coach1stMontclair State (2006)

Previous seasonEdit

The Rebels came off a disappointing season in which they went 2–10 and went winless in SEC play. As a result, Ole Miss head coach Houston Nutt resigned after compiling a 24–26 record in four seasons. The Rebels also begin the year with a new Athletic Director, Ross Bjork who replaced Pete Boone.

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 1* 6:00 PM #24 (FCSCentral Arkansas Vaught–Hemingway StadiumOxford, MS CSS PPV W 49–27   50,544
September 8* 6:00 PM UTEP Vaught–Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, MS SECRN W 28–10   53,133
September 15* 8:15 PM #14 Texas Vaught–Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, MS ESPN L 31–66   61,797
September 22* 11:00 AM at Tulane Mercedes-Benz SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA FSN W 39–0   28,913
September 29 8:15 PM at #1 Alabama Bryant–Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL ESPN L 14–33   101,821
October 6 6:00 PM Texas A&M Vaught–Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, MS ESPNU L 27–30   55,343
October 13† 11:21 AM Auburn Vaught–Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, MS SECN W 41–20   57,068
October 27 11:21 AM at Arkansas War Memorial StadiumLittle Rock, AR SECN W 30–27   55,378
November 3 2:30 PM at #7 Georgia Sanford StadiumAthens, GA CBS L 10–37   92,746
November 10 6:00 PM Vanderbilt Vaught–Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, MS ESPNU L 26–27   60,572
November 17 2:30 PM at #8 LSU Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA (Magnolia Bowl) CBS L 35–41   92,872
November 24 6:00 PM #25 Mississippi State Vaught–Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, MS (Egg Bowl) ESPNU W 41–24   61,005
January 5* 1:00 PM vs. Pittsburgh Legion FieldBirmingham, AL (BBVA Compass Bowl) ESPN W 38–17   59,135
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

Schedule Source: Ole Miss Athletics [1]

Game notesEdit

Central ArkansasEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Central Arkansas 7 13 0 7 27
Ole Miss 14 0 14 21 49
  • Location: Oxford, Mississippi
  • Game start: 6:06 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:12
  • Game attendance: 50,544
  • Game weather: 88, Fair
  • Referee: Matt Loeffler

UTEPEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
UTEP 0 0 10 0 10
Ole Miss 7 14 0 7 28
  • Location: Oxford, Mississippi
  • Game start: 6:06 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:09
  • Game attendance: 53,133
  • Game weather: 75, Fair
  • Referee: Marc Curles
  • Sources:

TexasEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
#14 Texas 10 21 21 14 66
Ole Miss 0 10 14 7 31
  • Location: Oxford, Mississippi
  • Game start: 8:26 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:24
  • Game attendance: 61,797
  • Game weather: 79, Fair
  • Referee: Randy Christal
  • Sources:

TulaneEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Ole Miss 26 0 10 3 39
Tulane 0 0 0 0 0
  • Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Game start: 11:00 a.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:13
  • Game attendance: 28,913
  • Game weather: Indoors
  • Referee: Steve LaMantia

AlabamaEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Ole Miss 0 7 7 0 14
#1 Alabama 6 21 0 6 33
  • Location: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • Game start: 8:26 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:15
  • Game attendance: 101,821
  • Game weather: 72, Overcast
  • Referee: Penn Wagers
  • Sources:

Texas A&MEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Texas A&M 7 10 0 13 30
Ole Miss 10 7 3 7 27
  • Location: Oxford, Mississippi
  • Game start: 6:00 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:25
  • Game attendance: 55,343
  • Game weather: 55 degrees, Rain all day up until kickoff
  • Referee: Marc Curles
  • Sources:

AuburnEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Auburn 0 17 3 0 20
Ole Miss 14 3 7 17 41
  • Location: Oxford, Mississippi
  • Game start: 11:21 a.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:23
  • Game attendance: 57,068
  • Game weather: 72, Fair
  • Referee: Ken Williamson
  • Sources:

ArkansasEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Ole Miss 0 21 3 6 30
Arkansas 10 7 0 10 27
  • Location: Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Game start: 11:21 a.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:41
  • Game attendance: 55,378
  • Game weather: 49, Sunny
  • Referee: Penn Wagers
  • Sources:

GeorgiaEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Ole Miss 3 7 0 0 10
#7 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
  • Sources:

VanderbiltEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Vanderbilt 3 3 14 7 27
Ole Miss 7 9 7 3 26
  • Location: Oxford, Mississippi
  • Game start: 6:06 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:46
  • Game attendance: 60,572
  • Game weather: 72, Fair
  • Referee: Marc Curles
  • Sources:

LSUEdit

Magnolia Bowl
by Quarter1234 Total
Ole Miss 14 7 7 7 35
#8 LSU 7 10 3 21 41
  • Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Game start: 2:39 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:46
  • Game attendance: 92,872
  • Game weather: 69, Sunny
  • Referee: Matt Moore
  • Sources:

Mississippi StateEdit

Egg Bowl
by Quarter1234 Total
#25 Miss State 14 3 0 7 24
Ole Miss 7 10 17 7 41
  • Location: Oxford, Mississippi
  • Game start: 6:06 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:20
  • Game attendance: 61,005
  • Game weather: 39, Fair
  • Referee: Tom Ritter
  • Sources:

PittsburghEdit

BBVA Compass Bowl
by Quarter1234 Total
Pittsburgh 0 10 0 7 17
Ole Miss 14 10 7 7 38
  • Location: Birmingham, Alabama
  • Game start: 12:05 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:23
  • Game attendance: 59,135
  • Referee: Reggie Smith
  • Sources:

ReferencesEdit

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