2012 Arkansas Razorbacks football team

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2012 Arkansas Razorbacks football
Arkansas Razorbacks logo
Conference Southeastern Conference Western Division
2012 record 4–8 (2–6 SEC)
Head coach John L. Smith (1st year)
Offensive coordinator Paul Petrino (1st year)
Offensive scheme Power Spread
Defensive coordinator Paul Haynes (1st year)
Base defense 4–3
Home stadium Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium
(Capacity: 72,000)
War Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 53,955)
Seasons
« 2011 2013 »
2012 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
#5 Georgia xy   7 1         12 2  
#9 Florida x   7 1         11 2  
#8 South Carolina   6 2         11 2  
#23 Vanderbilt   5 3         9 4  
Missouri   2 6         5 7  
Tennessee   1 7         5 7  
Kentucky   0 8         2 10  
Western Division
#1 Alabama x#   7 1         13 1  
#14 LSU   6 2         10 3  
#5 Texas A&M   6 2         11 2  
Mississippi State   4 4         8 5  
Ole Miss   3 5         7 6  
Arkansas   2 6         4 8  
Auburn   0 8         3 9  
Championship: Alabama 32, Georgia 28
# – BCS National Champion
† – BCS representative as conference champion
‡ – BCS at-large representative
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2012 Arkansas Razorbacks football team represented the University of Arkansas during the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Razorbacks played their home games at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville and War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock, Arkansas. They were a member of the Western Division of the Southeastern Conference.

Personnel[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Name Position Seasons at
Arkansas
Alma Mater
John L. Smith Head Coach 1 Weber State Wildcats (1970)
Paul Haynes Defensive Coordinator, Secondary 1 Kent State (1992)
Paul Petrino Offensive Coordinator, Quarterbacks 1 Carroll College (1988)
Tim Horton Running Backs, Recruiting Coordinator 5 Arkansas (1990)
Kris Cinkovich Wide Receivers 3 Carroll College (1984)
Kevin Peoples Defensive Line 1 Carroll College (1989)
Steve Caldwell Special Teams, Defensive ends 3 Arkansas State (1977)
Taver Johnson Linebackers 1 Wittenberg (1994)
Reference:[1]

Recruits[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 1 6:00 PM #22 (FCSJacksonville State* #10 Donald W. Reynolds Razorback StadiumFayetteville, AR ARSN PPV W 49–24   71,062
September 8 6:00 PM Louisiana–Monroe* #8 War Memorial StadiumLittle Rock, AR ESPNU L 31–34 OT  53,089
September 15 2:30 PM #1 Alabama Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR CBS L 0–52   74,617
September 22 6:00 PM Rutgers* Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR ESPNU L 26–35   72,543
September 29 11:00 AM at Texas A&M Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX (Rivalry) SECN L 10–58   86,442
October 6 11:00 AM at Auburn Jordan–Hare StadiumAuburn, AL ESPN2 W 24–7   85,813
October 13 6:00 PM Kentucky Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR SECRN W 49–7   67,153
October 27 11:21 AM Ole Miss War Memorial Stadium • Little Rock, AR (Rivalry) SECN L 27–30   55,378
November 3 11:21 AM Tulsa*dagger Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR SECN W 19–15   64,451
November 10 11:00 AM at #12 South Carolina Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC CBS L 20–38   78,772
November 17 11:21 AM at Mississippi State Davis Wade StadiumStarkville, MS SECN L 14–45   54,838
November 23 1:30 PM #8 LSU Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR (Battle for the Golden Boot) CBS L 13–20   71,117
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.
  • Source: ArkansasRazorbacks.com: 2012 Arkansas football schedule[2]

Rankings[edit]

The 2012 Razorbacks football team snaps the ball in War Memorial Stadium
Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Final 
AP 10 8 RV NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR  
Coaches' 10 10 21 NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR  
Harris Not released NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR Not released 
BCS Not released NR NR NR NR NR NR NR Not released


Notes[edit]

  • December 4, 2012 – Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema has accepted the vacant coaching position at Arkansas for next season.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Football – 2012 Coaches". arkansasrazorbacks.com. Retrieved November 19, 2012. 
  2. ^ "2012 Arkansas football schedule". ArkansasRazorbacks.com. University of Arkansas Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Retrieved March 3, 2012. 
  3. ^ Associated Press, Wisconsin Coach Headed to Arkansas, New York Times, December 4, 2012