2012 Georgia Bulldogs football team

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2012 Georgia Bulldogs football
UGA logo.svg
Capital One Bowl Champions
SEC Eastern Division Champions
SEC Championship Game vs. #2 Alabama, L 28–32
Capital One Bowl vs. #21 Nebraska, W 45–31
Conference Southeastern Conference
Eastern Division
Ranking
Coaches #4
AP #5
2012 record 12–2 (7–1 SEC)
Head coach Mark Richt (12th year)
Offensive coordinator Mike Bobo (6th as coordinator, 12th overall year)
Defensive coordinator Todd Grantham (3rd year)
Base defense 3-4
Home stadium Sanford Stadium
(Capacity: 92,746)
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 Georgia Bulldogs football team represented the University of Georgia in the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Bulldogs were led by 12th year head coach Mark Richt and played their home games at Sanford Stadium. They were a member of the Eastern Division of the Southeastern Conference. They finished the season 12-2, 7-1 in SEC play, claiming the East Division championship. They represented the division in the SEC Championship Game where they lost to Alabama. They were invited to the Capital One Bowl where they defeated Nebraska. The season includes a sweep of three of Georgia's biggest SEC rivals (Florida, Auburn and Tennessee) for just the fourth time (1980, 1981 and 2011).

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 1 12:00 PM Buffalo* #6 Sanford StadiumAthens, GA ESPN W 45-23   92,446
September 8 7:45 PM at Missouri #7 Faurot FieldColumbia, MO ESPN2 W 41–20   71,004
September 15 7:30 PM Florida Atlantic* #7 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA ABC W 56-20   92,746
September 22 7:45 PM Vanderbilt #5 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA (Rivalry) ESPN2 W 48–3   92,746
September 29 3:30 PM Tennessee #5 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA CBS W 51–44   92,746
October 6 7:00 PM at #6 South Carolina #5 Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC ESPN L 7–35   85,199
October 20 7:00 PM at Kentucky #13 Commonwealth StadiumLexington, KY SECRN W 29–24   66,293
October 27 3:30 PM vs. #3 Florida #12 EverBank FieldJacksonville, FL (Florida–Georgia football rivalry) CBS W 17-9   84,681
November 3 3:30 PM Ole Missdagger #7 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA ESPNU W 37-10   92,746
November 10 7:00 PM at Auburn #6 Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, AL (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) ESPN2 W 38-0   86,764
November 17 3:30 PM Georgia Southern* #5 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA FSN W 45-14   92,746
November 24 12:00 PM Georgia Tech* #3 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) ESPN W 42-10   92,746
December 1 4:00 PM vs. #2 Alabama #3 Georgia DomeAtlanta, GA (SEC Championship Game) CBS L 28–32   75,824
January 1 1:00 PM vs. #23 Nebraska* #6 Citrus BowlOrlando, FL (Capital One Bowl) ABC W 45–31   59,712
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.
Schedule sources:[1][2]

Game notes[edit]

Buffalo[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Buffalo 6 10 0 7 23
#6 Georgia 14 10 7 14 45
  • Location: Athens, Georgia
  • Game start: 12:21 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:26
  • Game attendance: 92,446
  • Game weather: 86, Fair
  • Referee: Penn Wagers
  • TV announcers (SEC Network): Dave Neal (play-by-play), Andre Ware (color), Cara Capuano (sideline)

Missouri[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#7 Georgia 0 9 15 17 41
Missouri 0 10 10 0 20
  • Location: Columbia, Missouri
  • Game start: 6:50 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:48
  • Game attendance: 71,004
  • Game weather: 74, Sunny and Clear
  • Referee: Tom Ritter
  • TV announcers (ESPN2): Joe Tessitore (play-by-play), Matt Millen (color), Quint Kessenich (sideline)

Florida Atlantic[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Florida Atlantic 7 7 0 6 20
#7 Georgia 14 14 21 7 56
  • Location: Athens, Georgia
  • Game start: 7:35 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:15
  • Game attendance: 92,746
  • Game weather: 79, Partly Cloudy
  • Referee: David Smith
  • Television network: CSS

Vanderbilt[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Vanderbilt 0 3 0 0 3
#5 Georgia 13 14 21 0 48
  • Location: Athens, Georgia
  • Game start: 7:50 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:15
  • Game attendance: 92,746
  • Game weather: 82, Partly Cloudy
  • Referee: Hubert Owens
  • TV announcers (ESPN2): Mark Jones (play-by-play), Brock Huard (color), Shelley Smith (sideline)

Tennessee[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Tennessee 10 20 7 7 44
#5 Georgia 21 9 21 0 51
  • Location: Athens, Georgia
  • Game start: 3:39 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:51
  • Game attendance: 92,746
  • Game weather: 74, Mostly Cloudy
  • Referee: Tom Moore
  • TV announcers (CBS): Verne Lundquist (play by play), Gary Danielson (color), Tracy Wolfson (sideline)

South Carolina[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#5 Georgia 0 0 0 7 7
#6 South Carolina 21 0 7 7 35
  • Location: Columbia, South Carolina
  • Game start: 7:10 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:13
  • Game attendance: 85,199
  • Game weather: 78, Clear
  • Referee: Matt Austin
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Brent Musburger (play-by-play), Kirk Herbstreit (color), Heather Cox (sideline)

Kentucky[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#13 Georgia 7 9 6 7 29
Kentucky 7 7 3 7 24
  • Location: Lexington, Kentucky
  • Game start: 7:08 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:20
  • Game attendance: 54,553
  • Game weather: 52, Cloudy
  • Referee: Hubert Owens
  • Television network: FSN

Florida[edit]

Florida-Georgia Football Rivalry
1 2 3 4 Total
#3 Florida 0 6 0 3 9
#10 Georgia 7 0 3 7 17
  • Location: Jacksonville, Florida
  • Game start: 3:40 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:43
  • Game attendance: 84,644
  • Game weather: 72, Cloudy w/ gusts
  • Referee: Matt Moore
  • TV announcers (CBS): Verne Lundquist (play-by-play), Gary Danielson (color), Tracy Wolfson (sideline)

Ole Miss[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Ole Miss 3 7 0 0 10
#6 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
  • TV announcers (CBS): Tim Brando (play-by-play), Steve Beuerlein (color)

Auburn[edit]

Deep South's Oldest Rivalry
1 2 3 4 Total
#5 Georgia 14 14 10 0 38
Auburn 0 0 0 0 0
  • Location: Auburn, Alabama
  • Game start: 6:06 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 2:59
  • Game attendance: 86,146
  • Game weather: 62, Clear
  • Referee: Matt Austin
  • TV announcers (ESPN2): Mark Jones (play-by-play), Brock Huard (color), Shelley Smith (sideline)

Georgia Southern[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Georgia Southern 0 7 0 7 14
#5 Georgia 7 10 21 7 45
  • Location: Athens, Georgia
  • Game start: 1:35 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:12
  • Game attendance: 92,746
  • Game weather: 57, Sunny
  • Referee: Marc Curles
  • Television network: PPV, WSB-TV

Georgia Tech[edit]

Clean, Old Fashioned Hate
1 2 3 4 Total
Georgia Tech 3 0 0 7 10
#3 Georgia 14 14 14 0 42
  • Location: Athens, Georgia
  • Game start: 12:01 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:12
  • Game attendance: 92,746
  • Game weather: 52, Clear
  • Referee: Tom Zimorski
  • Television network: ESPN

Alabama[edit]

SEC Championship Game
1 2 3 4 Total
#2 Alabama 0 10 8 14 32
#3 Georgia 0 7 14 7 28
  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia
  • Game start: 4:11 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:42
  • Game attendance: 75,624
  • Game weather: Indoors
  • Referee: Tom Ritter
  • TV announcers (CBS/CTSN): Verne Lundquist (play-by-play), Gary Danielson (color), Tracy Wolfson (sideline reporter) Eli Gold (play-by-play), Phil Savage (color), Chris Stewart (sideline reporter)

Nebraska[edit]

Capital One Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
#6 Georgia 16 7 8 14 45
#23 Nebraska 14 10 7 0 31
  • Location: Orlando, Florida
  • Game start: 1:08 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:33
  • Game attendance: 59,712
  • Game weather: 75, Partly Cloudy
  • Referee: Mike Defee
  • TV announcers (ABC): Rece Davis (play-by-play), David Pollack and Jesse Palmer (color), Samantha Ponder (sideline)

Rankings[edit]

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 6 7 7 5 5 5 14 13 12 7 5 т 5 3 3 5  
Coaches' 6 7 7 6 5 5 12 12 11 6 5 4 3 (1) 3 (1) 6  
Harris Not released 11 12 11 6 5 5 3 3 6 Not released 
BCS Not released 11 10 6 5 5 3 3 7 Not released


References[edit]

  1. ^ "2012 Georgia Bulldogs Football Schedule". Retrieved December 29, 2011. 
  2. ^ SEC 2012 TV Schedule, Matt Sarz Sports, Retrieved April 12, 2012