2012 Southeastern Conference football season
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League NCAA Division I FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision)
Sport football
Duration August 30, 2012
through January 7, 2013
Number of teams 14
TV partner/s ESPN,ESPNU,ESPN2,CBS, and SEC Network
East champions Georgia
  East runners-up Florida
West champions Alabama
  West runners-up LSU
SEC Championship Game
SEC Championship Game champions Alabama
  Runners-up Georgia
Football 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 Southeastern Conference football season began on August 30 with South Carolina visiting Vanderbilt, and concluded with the BCS National Championship Game on January 7, 2013. It was also the first season of play for former Big 12 Conference members Texas A&M and Missouri. Texas A&M plays in the West Division, while Missouri plays in the East Division, although, geographically, Missouri is one of the conference's westernmost teams.

Preseason[edit | edit source]

Arkansas head coach Bobby Petrino was fired in early April for lying about his affair with an Arkansas employee after a motorcycle accident that he had on April that left him four broken ribs, a cracked vertebra in his neck and numerous abrasions on his face.[1] In the press conference announcing the termination, Arkansas Athletic Director Jeff Long said, "(Petrino) made the decision to mislead the public, (and it) adversely affected the university and the football program." In Petrino's place, Assistant Coach Taver Johnson will serve as interim coach through the end of spring practice. After the firing of Bobby Petrino in April 2012, there was considerable media speculation that Smith would return to Arkansas. This was confirmed on April 23 when multiple media outlets reported that Smith had indeed agreed to succeed Petrino. He was introduced as Arkansas' 29th full-time head coach the next day. Smith signed a 10-month contract, leading to speculation that he was only taking the post on an interim basis for the 2012 season. The Razorbacks' formal announcement described him as "head coach," without any qualifiers; however, it also indicated that Smith's hiring would allow Arkansas to hire "a head coach for the future of the program" in a more appropriate timeframe following the 2012 season.[2]

At the end of the 2011 season it was announced that Head Coach Houston Nutt resigned from the position of head coach at Ole Miss. His resignation became official once the season ended.[3] In his place, Ole Miss hired Arkansas State Head Coach Hugh Freeze.[4]

Preseason All-SEC[edit | edit source]

2012 Pre-season Coaches All-SEC[5]

First Team Offense
Position Player Class Team
QB Wilson, TylerTyler Wilson Sr. Arkansas
RB Lattimore, MarcusMarcus Lattimore Jr. South Carolina
RB Davis, KnileKnile Davis Jr. Arkansas
WR Rogers, Da'RickDa'Rick Rogers Jr. Tennessee
WR Hamilton, CobiCobi Hamilton Sr. Arkansas
WR Swope, RyanRyan Swope Sr. Texas A&M
TE Lutzenkirchen, PhilipPhilip Lutzenkirchen Sr. Auburn
OL Hurst, AlexAlex Hurst Sr. LSU
OL Fluker, D.J.D.J. Fluker Sr. Alabama
OL Joeckel, LukeLuke Joeckel Jr. Texas A&M
OL Warford, LarryLarry Warford Sr. Kentucky
C Jones, BarrettBarrett Jones Sr. Alabama
First Team Defense
Position Player Class Team
DL Bequette, JakeJake Bequette Sr. Arkansas
DL Chapman, JoshJosh Chapman Sr. Alabama
DL Jackson, MalikMalik Jackson Sr. Tennessee
DL Taylor, DevinDevin Taylor Jr. South Carolina
LB Hightower, Dont'aDont'a Hightower Jr. Alabama
LB Marve, ChrisChris Marve Sr. Vanderbilt
LB Trevathan, DannyDanny Trevathan Sr. Kentucky
DB Barron, MarkMark Barron Sr. Alabama
DB Gilmore, StephonStephon Gilmore Jr. South Carolina
DB Lester, RobertRobert Lester Jr. Alabama
DB Claiborne, MorrisMorris Claiborne Jr. Louisiana State
First Team Special Teams
Position Player Class Team
K Sturgis, CalebCaleb Sturgis Sr. Florida
P Wing, BradBrad Wing So. LSU
RS Mathieu, TyrannTyrann Mathieu Jr. LSU
All-purpose back Johnson, DennisDennis Johnson Jr. Arkansas

Rankings[edit | edit source]

Legend
  Increase in ranking
  Decrease in ranking
  Not ranked previous week
RV   Received votes
  (Pre)
Sept.
3
Sept.
10
Sept.
17
Sept.
24
Oct.
1
Oct.
8
Oct.
15
Oct.
22
Oct.
29
Nov.
5
Nov.
12
Nov.
19
Nov.
26
Dec.
3
Final
Alabama AP 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 4 2 2 2 1
C 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 5 2 2 2 1
BCS Not released 1 1 1 1 4 2 2 2
Arkansas AP 10 8 RV NR
C 10 9 21 NR
BCS Not released
Auburn AP RV RV NR
C 25 RV NR
BCS Not released
Florida AP 23 24 18 14 11 10 4 3 3 8 7 7 6 5 4 9
C 23 23 17 14 12 11 6 4 3 8 7 7 6 5 4 10
BCS Not released 2 2 7 6 6 4 4 3
Georgia AP 6 7 7 5 5 5 14 13 12 7 5 5 3 3 6 5
C 6 7 7 6 5 5 12 12 11 6 5 4 3 3 5 4
BCS Not released 11 10 6 5 5 3 3 7
Kentucky AP
C
BCS Not released
LSU AP 3 3 3 2 3 4 9 6 6 5 9 8 8 9 9 14
C 1 3 2 2 3 3 8 6 6 5 9 8 7 6 7 12
BCS Not released 6 6 5 7 7 7 7 8
Mississippi State AP RV RV RV 23 21 20 19 15 13 17 22 RV 25 RV NR
C RV RV RV 23 19 19 18 16 12 15 23 RV 24 RV RV NR
BCS Not released 12 11 18 21 NR
Missouri AP RV RV NR RV NR
C RV RV NR
BCS Not released
Ole Miss AP
C RV NR RV NR
BCS Not released
South Carolina AP 9 9 8 7 6 6 3 9 17 11 12 12 13 11 11 8
C 9 9 9 8 6 6 3 8 16 8 11 11 12 10 10 7
BCS Not released 7 13 11 8 9 12 10 10
Tennessee AP RV RV 23 RV RV RV RV NR
C RV RV RV RV RV NR
BCS Not released
Texas A&M AP RV RV NR RV RV RV 22 20 22 16 15 9 9 10 10 5
C RV RV RV RV RV RV 21 19 21 16 14 10 10 8 9 5
BCS Not released 18 20 16 15 8 9 9 9
Vanderbilt AP RV RV RV 23
C RV NR RV RV RV 20
BCS Not released

Regular Season[edit | edit source]

Index to colors and formatting
Non-conference matchup; SEC member won
Non-conference matchup; SEC member lost
Conference matchup

All times Eastern time. SEC teams in bold.

Rankings reflect that of the AP poll for that week until week eight when the BCS rankings will be used.

Week One[edit | edit source]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site Broadcast Result Attendance Reference
August 30 7:00 pm #9 South Carolina Vanderbilt Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, TN ESPN SCAR 17–13 38,393
August 31 7:30 pm North Carolina State Tennessee Georgia DomeAtlanta, GA (Chick-fil-A College Kickoff) ESPNU W 35–21 55,529
September 1 12:21 pm Buffalo #6 Georgia Sanford StadiumAthens, GA SEC Network W 45–23 92,446
September 1 3:30 pm Bowling Green #23 Florida Ben Hill Griffin StadiumGainesville, FL ESPN W 27–14 84,704
September 1 7:00 pm Jacksonville State # 10 Arkansas Donald W. Reynolds Razorback StadiumFayetteville, AR PPV W 49–24 71,062
September 1 7:00 pm #14 Clemson Auburn Georgia Dome • Atlanta (Chick-fil-A College Kickoff) ESPN L 19–26 75,211
September 1 7:00 pm North Texas #3 LSU Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA ESPNU W 41–14 92,059
September 1 7:00 pm Jackson State Mississippi State Davis Wade StadiumStarkville, MS FSN W 56–9 55,082
September 1 7:00 pm Southeastern Louisiana Missouri Faurot FieldColumbia, MO PPV W 62–10 62,173
September 1 7:00 pm Central Arkansas Ole Miss Vaught-Hemingway StadiumOxford, MS CSS W 49–27 50,544
September 1 8:00 pm #8 Michigan #2 Alabama Cowboys StadiumArlington, TX ABC W 41–14 90,413
September 2 3:30 pm Kentucky #25 Louisville Papa John's Cardinal StadiumLouisville, KY ESPN L 14–32 55,386

Texas A&M's matchup with Louisiana Tech University was rescheduled to October 13 by agreement of the schools due to the potential impact of Hurricane Isaac on Shreveport, Louisiana, where the game was to be held.

Players of the Week

Offensive Defensive Special teams
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Week Two[edit | edit source]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site Broadcast Result Attendance Reference
September 8 12:00 pm Auburn Mississippi State Davis Wade Stadium • Starkville, MS ESPN MSU 28–10 56,111
September 8 12:21 pm East Carolina South Carolina Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC SEC Network W 48–10 77,006
September 8 3:30 pm #24 Florida Texas A&M Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX ESPN UF 20–17 87,114
September 8 3:39 pm Western Kentucky Alabama Bryant-Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL SEC Network W 35–0 101,821
September 8 4:00 pm Georgia State Tennessee Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN PPV W 51–13 87,821
September 8 7:00 pm Washington #3 LSU Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA ESPN W 41–3 92,804
September 8 7:00 pm UTEP Ole Miss Vaught-Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, MS FSN W 28–10 53,133
September 8 7:00 pm Louisiana–Monroe #8 Arkansas War Memorial StadiumLittle Rock, AR ESPNU L 31–34 OT 53,089
September 8 7:30 pm Kent State Kentucky Commonwealth StadiumLexington, KY CSS W 47–14 48,346
September 8 7:45 pm #7 Georgia Missouri Faurot FieldColumbia, MO ESPN2 UGA 41–20 71,004
September 8 8:00 pm Vanderbilt Northwestern Ryan FieldEvanston, IL Big Ten Network L 13–23 31,644

Players of the Week

Offensive Defensive Special teams
Player Team Player Team Player Team
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Week Three[edit | edit source]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site Broadcast Result Attendance Reference
September 15 12:21 pm Louisiana–Monroe Auburn Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, AL SEC Network W 31–28 OT 85,214
September 15 12:30 pm Presbyterian Vanderbilt Vanderbilt Stadium • Vanderbilt, TN CSS W 58–0 35,491
September 15 3:30 pm #1 Alabama Arkansas Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR CBS ALA 52–0 74,617
September 15 3:30 pm Texas A&M SMU Gerald J. Ford StadiumUniversity Park, TX FSN W 48–3 32,016
September 15 6:00 pm #18 Florida #23 Tennessee Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN ESPN UF 37–20 102,455
September 15 7:00 pm Western Kentucky Kentucky Commonwealth Stadium • Lexington, KY ESPNU L 31–32 OT 53,980
September 15 7:00 pm Arizona State Missouri Faurot FieldColumbia, MO ESPN2 W 24–20 71,004
September 15 7:00 pm UAB #8 South Carolina Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, SC FSN W 49–6 77,963
September 15 7:00 pm Mississippi State Troy Veterans Memorial StadiumTroy, AL ESPN3 W 30–24 29,013
September 15 7:30 pm Florida Atlantic #7 Georgia Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA CSS W 56–20 92,746
September 15 8:00 pm Idaho #3 LSU Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA PPV W 63–14 92,177
September 15 9:15 pm #14 Texas Ole Miss Vaught-Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, MS ESPN L 31–66 61,797

Players of the Week

Offensive Defensive Special teams
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Week Four[edit | edit source]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site Broadcast Result Attendance Reference
September 22 12:00 pm Ole Miss Tulane Mercedes-Benz SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA FSN W 39–0 28,913
September 22 12:21 pm Kentucky #14 Florida Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, FL SEC Network UF 38–0 87,102
September 22 3:30 pm Missouri #7 South Carolina Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, SC CBS SCAR 31–10 80,836
September 22 5:00 pm Florida Atlantic #1 Alabama Bryant–Denny Stadium • Tuscaloosa, AL PPV W 40–7 101,821
September 22 7:00 pm #2 LSU Auburn Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL ESPN LSU 12–10 86,721
September 22 7:00 pm Rutgers Arkansas Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR ESPNU L 26–35 72,543
September 22 7:00 pm South Carolina State Texas A&M Kyle Field • College Station, TX FSN W 70–14 86,775
September 22 7:00 pm South Alabama #23 Mississippi State Davis Wade Stadium • Starkville, MS PPV W 30–10 55,186
September 22 7:30 pm Akron Tennessee Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN CSS W 47–26 81,719
September 22 7:45 pm Vanderbilt #5 Georgia Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA ESPN2 UGA 48–3 92,746

Players of the Week

Offensive Defensive Special teams
Player Team Player Team Player Team
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Week Five[edit | edit source]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site Broadcast Result Attendance Reference
September 29 12:00 pm Missouri UCF Bright House Networks StadiumOrlando, FL FSN W 21–16 35,835
September 29 12:21 pm Arkansas Texas A&M Kyle Field • College Station, TX SEC Network TAMU 58–10 86,442
September 29 3:30 pm Tennessee #5 Georgia Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA CBS UGA 51–44 92,746
September 29 7:00 pm #6 South Carolina Kentucky Commonwealth Stadium • Lexington, KY ESPN2 SCAR 38–17 49,810
September 29 8:00 pm Towson #3 LSU Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA ESPNU W 38–22 92,154
September 29 9:15 pm Ole Miss #1 Alabama Bryant-Denny Stadium • Tuscaloosa, AL ESPN ALA 33–14 101,821

Week off: Auburn, Florida, Mississippi State, Vanderbilt.

Players of the Week

Offensive Defensive Special teams
Player Team Player Team Player Team
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Week Six[edit | edit source]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site Broadcast Result Attendance Reference
October 6 12:00 pm Arkansas Auburn Jordan-Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL ESPN2 ARK 24–7 85,813
October 6 12:21 pm #20 Mississippi State Kentucky Commonwealth Stadium • Lexington, KY SEC Network MSU 27–14 49,498
October 6 3:30 pm #4 LSU #10 Florida Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, FL CBS UF 14–6 90,824
October 6 7:00 pm Vanderbilt Missouri Faurot FieldColumbia, MO ESPN3 Vandy 19–15 66,250
October 6 7:00 pm Texas A&M Ole Miss Vaught-Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, MS ESPNU TAMU 30–27 55,343
October 6 7:00 pm #5 Georgia #6 South Carolina Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, SC ESPN SCAR 35–7 85,199

Week off: Alabama, Tennessee.

Players of the Week

Offensive Defensive Special teams
Player Team Player Team Player Team
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Week Seven[edit | edit source]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site Broadcast Result Attendance Reference
October 13 12:21 pm Auburn Ole Miss Vaught-Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, MS SEC Network Miss 41–20 57,068
October 13 3:30 pm #1 Alabama Missouri Faurot FieldColumbia, MO CBS ALA 42–10 71,004
October 13 6:00 pm #4 Florida Vanderbilt Vanderbilt Stadium • Nashville, TN ESPNU UF 31–17 40,350
October 13 7:00 pm Kentucky Arkansas Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR ESPN3 ARK 49–7 67,153
October 13 8:00 pm #3 South Carolina #9 LSU Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA ESPN LSU 23–21 92,734
October 13 9:00 pm Tennessee #19 Mississippi State Davis Wade Stadium • Starkville, MS ESPN2 MSU 41–31 57,831
October 13 9:15 pm #22 Texas A&M #23 Louisiana Tech Independence StadiumShreveport, LA ESPNU W 59–57 40,453

Week off: Georgia

Players of the Week

Offensive Defensive Special teams
Player Team Player Team Player Team
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Week Eight[edit | edit source]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site Broadcast Result Attendance Reference
October 20 12:00 pm #6 LSU #18 Texas A&M Kyle Field • College Station, TX ESPN LSU 24–19 87,429
October 20 12:21 pm Auburn Vanderbilt Vanderbilt Stadium • Nashville, TN SEC Network Vandy 17–13 40,350
October 20 3:30 pm #7 South Carolina #2 Florida Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, FL CBS UF 44–11 90,833
October 20 7:00 pm #1 Alabama Tennessee Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN ESPN ALA 44–13 102,455
October 20 7:00 pm #11 Georgia Kentucky Commonwealth Stadium • Lexington, KY ESPN3 UGA 29–24 54,553
October 20 7:00 pm Middle Tennessee #12 Mississippi State Davis Wade Stadium • Starkville, MS ESPN2 W 45–3 55,108

Week off: Arkansas, Ole Miss, Missouri.

Players of the Week

Offensive Defensive Special teams
Player Team Player Team Player Team
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Week Nine[edit | edit source]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site Broadcast Result Attendance Reference
October 27 12:00 pm Kentucky Missouri Faurot FieldColumbia, MO ESPNU Mizzou 33–10 67,853
October 27 12:00 pm Tennessee #13 South Carolina Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, SC ESPN SCAR 38–35 80,250
October 27 12:21 pm Ole Miss Arkansas War Memorial Stadium • Little Rock, AR SEC Network Miss 30–27 55,378
October 27 3:30 pm #2 Florida #11 Georgia [1] EverBank FieldJacksonville, FL CBS UGA 17–9 84,644
October 27 7:00 pm #20 Texas A&M Auburn Jordan-Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL ESPNU TAMU 63–21 85,119
October 27 7:00 pm Massachusetts Vanderbilt Vanderbilt Stadium • Vanderbilt, TN ESPN3 W 49–7 32,227
October 27 8:30 pm #11 Mississippi State #1 Alabama Bryant-Denny Stadium • Tuscaloosa, AL ESPN ALA 38–7 101,821

Week off: LSU.

Players of the Week

Offensive Defensive Special teams
Player Team Player Team Player Team
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Week Ten[edit | edit source]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site Broadcast Result Attendance Reference
November 3 12:00 pm Missouri #7 Florida Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, FL ESPN2 UF 14–7 90,496
November 3 12:00 pm Vanderbilt Kentucky Commonwealth Stadium • Lexington, KY ESPNU Vandy 40–0 44,902
November 3 12:00 pm #16 Texas A&M #15 Mississippi State Davis Wade Stadium • Starkville, MS ESPN TAMU 38–13 55,240
November 3 12:00 pm Troy Tennessee Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN ESPN3 W 55–48 84,189
November 3 12:21 pm Tulsa Arkansas Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR SEC Network W 19–15 64,451
November 3 12:30 pm New Mexico State Auburn Jordan-Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL ESPN3 W 42–7 74,676
November 3 3:30 pm Ole Miss #6 Georgia Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA CBS UGA 37–10 92,746
November 3 8:00 pm #1 Alabama #5 LSU Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA CBS ALA 21–17 93,374

Week off: South Carolina.

Players of the Week

Offensive Defensive Special teams
Player Team Player Team Player Team
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Week Eleven[edit | edit source]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site Broadcast Result Attendance Reference
November 10 12:00 pm Arkansas #8 South Carolina Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, SC CBS SCAR 38–20 78,772
November 10 12:21 pm Louisiana-Lafayette #6 Florida Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, FL SEC Network W 27–20 86,482
November 10 12:21 pm Missouri Tennessee Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN SEC Network Mizzou 51–48 OT 89,272
November 10 3:30 pm #15 Texas A&M #1 Alabama Bryant-Denny Stadium • Tuscaloosa, AL CBS TAMU 29–24 101,821
November 10 7:00 pm #5 Georgia Auburn Jordan-Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL ESPN2 UGA 38–0 86,146
November 10 7:00 pm #21 Mississippi State #7 LSU Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA ESPN LSU 37–17 92,831
November 10 7:00 pm Vanderbilt Ole Miss Vaught-Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, MS ESPNU Vandy 27–26 60,572

Week off: Kentucky.

Players of the Week

Offensive Defensive Special teams
Player Team Player Team Player Team
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Week Twelve[edit | edit source]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site Broadcast Result Attendance Reference
November 17 12:21 pm Western Carolina #4 Alabama Bryant-Denny Stadium • Tuscaloosa, AL SEC Network W 49–0 101,126
November 17 12:21 pm Arkansas Mississippi State Davis Wade Stadium • Starkville, MS SEC Network MSU 45–14 54,838
November 17 1:00 pm Jacksonville State #6 Florida Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, FL ESPN3 W 23–0 82,691
November 17 1:00 pm Wofford #9 South Carolina Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, SC ESPN3 W 24–7 79,982
November 17 1:30 pm Georgia Southern #5 Georgia Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA ESPN3 W 24–7 92,746
November 17 2:00 pm Alabama A&M Auburn Jordan-Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL ESPN3 W 51–7 74,832
November 17 3:30 pm Ole Miss #7 LSU Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA CBS LSU 41–35 92,872
November 17 3:30 pm Sam Houston State #8 Texas A&M Kyle Field • College Station, TX ESPN3 W 47–28 87,101
November 17 7:00 pm Syracuse Missouri Faurot FieldColumbia, MO ESPNU L 27–31 63,045
November 17 7:00 pm Tennessee Vanderbilt Vanderbilt Stadium • Nashville, TN ESPN2 Vandy 41–18 40,350
November 17 7:30 pm Samford Kentucky Commonwealth Stadium • Lexington, KY ESPN3 W 34–3 46,749

Players of the Week

Offensive Defensive Special teams
Player Team Player Team Player Team
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Week Thirteen[edit | edit source]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site Broadcast Result Attendance Reference
November 23 2:30 pm #7 LSU Arkansas Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR (Battle for the Golden Boot) CBS LSU 20–13 71,117
November 24 12:00 pm Georgia Tech #3 Georgia Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) ESPN W 42–10 92,746
November 24 12:21 pm Kentucky Tennessee Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN (Battle for the Barrel) SEC Network Tenn 37–17 81,841
November 24 3:30 pm #4 Florida #10 Florida State Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL (Florida Cup) ABC W 37–26 83,429
November 24 3:30 pm Vanderbilt Wake Forest BB&T FieldWinston-Salem, NC ESPNU W 55–21 26,134
November 24 3:30 pm Auburn #2 Alabama Bryant-Denny Stadium • Tuscaloosa, AL (Iron Bowl) CBS ALA 49–0 101,821
November 24 7:00 pm Mississippi State Ole Miss Vaught-Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, MS (Egg Bowl) ESPNU Miss 41–24 61,005
November 24 7:00 pm #12 South Carolina #11 Clemson Memorial StadiumClemson, SC (Battle of the Palmetto State) ESPN W 27–17 82,000
November 24 7:00 pm Missouri #9 Texas A&M Kyle Field • College Station, TX ESPN2 TAMU 59–29 87,222

Players of the Week

Offensive Defensive Special teams
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Week Fourteen/SEC Championship[edit | edit source]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site Broadcast Result Attendance Reference
December 1 4:00 pm #2 Alabama #3 Georgia Georgia Dome • Atlanta, GA (2012 SEC Championship Game) CBS ALA 32–28 75,624

SEC vs AQ-conference matchups[edit | edit source]

Rankings from the AP Poll

Date Visitor Home Significance Score
August 31 NC State Tennessee Chick-fil-A College Kickoff W 35–21
September 1 #14 Clemson Auburn Chick-fil-A College Kickoff L 19–26
September 1 #8 Michigan #2 Alabama Cowboys Classic W 41–14
September 2 Kentucky #25 Louisville Governor's Cup L 14–32
September 8 Washington #3 LSU W 41–3
September 8 Vanderbilt Northwestern L 13–23
September 15 Arizona State Missouri W 24–20
September 15 #14 Texas Ole Miss L 31–66
September 22 Rutgers Arkansas L 26–35
November 17 Syracuse Missouri L 27–31
November 24 #13 South Carolina #12 Clemson Battle of the Palmetto State W 27–17
November 24 #6 Florida #10 Florida State Florida-Florida State W 37–26
November 24 Georgia Tech #3 Georgia Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate W 42–10
November 24 Vanderbilt Wake Forest W 55–21

Bowl games[edit | edit source]

Nine SEC teams became bowl eligible, and all were selected for post-season competition.[6] SEC teams are bolded.

Bowl Game Date Stadium City Television Time (EST) Team Score Team Score
Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl December 31 LP Field Nashville, TN ESPN 12:05 PM Vanderbilt 38 NC State 24
Chick-fil-A Bowl December 31 Georgia Dome Atlanta, GA ESPN 7:30 PM #14 Clemson 25 #8 LSU 24
TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl January 1 EverBank Field Jacksonville, FL ESPN2 12:00 PM Mississippi State 20 #20 Northwestern 34
Capital One Bowl January 1 Citrus Bowl Orlando, FL ABC 1:00 PM #7 Georgia 45 #16 Nebraska 31
Outback Bowl January 1 Raymond James Stadium Tampa, FL ESPN 1:00 PM #10 South Carolina 33 #18 Michigan 28
Allstate Sugar Bowl January 2 Mercedes-Benz Superdome New Orleans, LA ESPN 8:30 PM #21 Louisville 33 #3 Florida 23
Cotton Bowl Classic January 4 Cowboys Stadium Arlington, Texas FOX 7:00 PM #10 Texas A&M 41 #12 Oklahoma 13
BBVA Compass Bowl January 5 Legion Field Birmingham, AL ESPN 1:00 PM Pittsburgh 17 Ole Miss 38
Discover BCS National Championship January 7 Sun Life Stadium Miami Gardens, FL ESPN 8:30 PM #1 Notre Dame 14 #2 Alabama 42

Home Attendance[edit | edit source]

Team Stadium Capacity Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5 Game 6 Game 7 Game 8 Total Average % of Capacity
Alabama Bryant-Denny Stadium 101,821 101,821 101,821 101,821 101,821 101,821 101,126 101,821 712,052 101,722 99.90%
Arkansas Razorback Stadium 72,000 71,062 53,089A 74,617 72,543 67,153 55,378A 64,451 71,117 529,410 66,176 97.99%
Auburn Jordan-Hare Stadium 87,451 85,214 86,721 85,813 85,119 74,676 86,146 74,832 578,521 82,646 94.51%
Florida Ben Hill Griffin Stadium 88,548 84,704 87,102 90,824 90,833 90,496 86,482 82,691 613,132 87,590 98.92%
Georgia Sanford Stadium 92,746 92,446 92,746 92,746 92,746 92,746 92,746 92,746 648,922 92,703 99.95%
Kentucky Commonwealth Stadium 67,942 48,346 53,980 49,810 49,498 54,553 44,902 46,749 347,838 49,691 73.14%
LSU Tiger Stadium 92,542 92,059 92,804 92,177 92,154 92,734 93,374 92,831 92,872 741,005 92,626 100.10%
Mississippi State Davis Wade 55,082 55,082 56,111 55,186 57,831 55,108 55,240 54,838 389,396 55,628 100.99%
Missouri Faurot Field 71,004 62,173 71,004 71,004 66,250 71,004 67,853 63,045 472,333 67,476 95.03%
Ole Miss Vaught-Hemingway 60,580 50,544 53,133 61,797 55,343 57,068 60,572 61,005 399,462 57,066 94.19%
South Carolina Williams-Brice Stadium 80,250 77,006 77,963 80,836 85,199 80,250 78,772 79,982 560,008 80,001 99.69%
Tennessee Neyland Stadium 102,455 87,821 102,455 81,719 102,455 84,189 89,272 81,841 629,752 89,965 87.81%
Texas A&M Kyle Field 82,589 87,114 86,775 86,442 87,429 87,101 87,222 522,083 87,014 105.36%
Vanderbilt Vanderbilt Stadium 40,550 38,393 35,491 40,350 40,350 32,227 40,350 227,161 37,860 93.37%

^A Games played at Arkansas' secondary home stadium War Memorial Stadium, capacity: 54,120.

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