2012 SMU Mustangs football
Hawaii Bowl champion
Hawaii Bowl, W 43–10 vs. Fresno State
ConferenceConference USA
DivisionWest Division
2012 record7–6 (5–3 C-USA)
Head coachJune Jones (5th season)
Co-offensive coordinatorJune Jones
Co-offensive coordinatorJason Phillips
Offensive schemeRun and shoot
Defensive coordinatorTom Mason (5th season)
Base defense3–4
Home stadiumGerald J. Ford Stadium
(Capacity: 32,000)
Seasons
← 2011
2013 →
2012 Conference USA football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East
East Carolina   0 0         0 0  
Marshall   0 0         0 0  
Memphis   0 0         0 0  
Southern Miss   0 0         0 0  
UAB   0 0         0 0  
UCF   0 0         0 0  
West
Houston   0 0         0 0  
Rice   0 0         0 0  
SMU   0 0         0 0  
Tulane   0 0         0 0  
Tulsa   0 0         0 0  
UTEP   0 0         0 0  
Championship: December 1, 2012
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2012 SMU Mustangs football team represented Southern Methodist University in the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season as members of Conference USA in the West Division. June Jones led the Mustangs in his fifth season. The Mustangs played home games in University Park, Texas (an enclave of Dallas, Texas) at Gerald J. Ford Stadium. This was SMU's last year as a member of Conference USA as they will join the Big East Conference in 2013. They finished the season 7–6, 5–3 in C-USA play to finish in second place in the West Division. They were invited to the Hawaii Bowl where they defeated Fresno State.

Preseason

Award watch lists

Weekly Awards

  • Kevin Pope Named Conference USA Special Teams Player of the Week.[5]
  • Kenneth Acker Named Conference USA Defensive Player of the Week.
  • Randall Joyner Named Conference USA Defensive Player of the Week.[6]

Coaching changes

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 25:30 PMat Baylor*FSNL 24–5943,514
September 87:00 PMStephen F. Austin*TWC TexasW 52–020,122
September 152:30 PMTexas A&M*
  • Gerald J. Ford Stadium
  • University Park, TX
FSNL 3–4832,016
September 296:00 pmNo. 15 TCU*
FSNL 16–2428,436
October 67:00 PMat UTEPTWC TexasW 17–034,073
October 1312:00 PMat TulaneCSS/CSNHL 26–2711,519
October 187:00 PMHouston
  • Gerald J. Ford Stadium
  • University Park, TX (Rivalry)
FSNW 72–4216,459
October 272:30 PMMemphis
  • Gerald J. Ford Stadium
  • University Park, TX
TWC TexasW 44–1320,330
November 36:00 PMat UCFCBSSNL 17–4236,036
November 102:30 PMSouthern Miss
  • Gerald J. Ford Stadium
  • University Park, TX
FSNW 34–616,343
November 172:30 PMat RiceCSS/CSNHL 14–3620,710
November 2411:00 AMTulsa
  • Gerald J. Ford Stadium
  • University Park, TX
FSNW 35–2715,336
December 247:00 PMvs. Fresno State*ESPNW 43–1030,024
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

Game summaries

@ Baylor

Overall record Last meeting Result
36–35–7 2005 BAY, 28–23
SMU at Baylor
by Quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
Mustangs 0 3 7 14 24
Bears 14 10 21 14 59
  • Date: September 2
  • Location: Floyd Casey Stadium
    Waco, TX
  • Game start: 5:35 pm CST
  • Elapsed time: 3:45
  • Game attendance: 43,514
  • Game weather: 100 °F (38 °C), Sunny & Very Hot, winds S at 12mph
  • Referee: Tom Walker
Sources:

Stephen F. Austin

Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 2009 SMU, 31–23
Stephen F. Austin at SMU
by Quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
Lumberjacks 0 0 0 0 0
Mustangs 0 21 14 17 52
Sources:

Texas A&M

1 2 3 4 OT
Aggies 0 20 21 7 48
Mustangs 0 0 3 0 3




Overall record Last meeting Result
29–42–7 2011 TXAM, 46–14

TCU

1 2 3 4 OT
Horned Frogs 14 7 0 3 24
Mustangs 0 10 0 6 16




Overall record Last meeting Result
40–44–7 2011 SMU, 40–33OT

@ UTEP

1 2 3 4 OT
Mustangs 3 14 0 0 17
Miners 0 0 0 0 0




Overall record Last meeting Result
11–8 2011 SMU, 28–17

@ Tulane

1 2 3 4 OT
Mustangs 3 3 3 17 26
Green Wave 10 10 0 7 27




Overall record Last meeting Result
8–12 2011 SMU, 45–24

Houston

1 2 3 4 OT
Cougars 7 7 14 14 42
Mustangs 14 14 31 13 72




Overall record Last meeting Result
9–17–1 2011 HOU, 37–7

Memphis

1 2 3 4 OT
Tigers 0 10 3 0 13
Mustangs 13 3 7 21 44




Overall record Last meeting Result
2–3 2011 SMU, 42–0

@ UCF

1 2 3 4 OT
Mustangs 3 7 0 7 17
Knights 7 14 14 7 42




Overall record Last meeting Result
1–3 2011 SMU, 38–17

Southern Miss

1 2 3 4 OT
Golden Eagles 0 6 0 0 6
Mustangs 10 17 0 7 34




Overall record Last meeting Result
0–3 2011 USM, 27–3

@ Rice

1 2 3 4 OT
Mustangs 7 0 7 0 14
Owls 6 14 3 13 36




Overall record Last meeting Result
48–40–1 2011 SMU, 27–24

Tulsa

1 2 3 4 OT
Golden Hurricane 0 6 6 15 27
Mustangs 7 21 7 0 35




Overall record Last meeting Result
12–7 2011 TULSA, 38–7

Fresno State–Hawaii Bowl

1 2 3 4 OT
Bulldogs 0 0 7 3 10
Mustangs 0 22 7 14 43




Overall record Last meeting Result
1–5 2004 FRES, 42–0

References

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