2012 Missouri Tigers football team

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2012 Missouri Tigers football
Conference Southeastern Conference Eastern Division
2012 record 5–7 (2–6 SEC)
Head coach Gary Pinkel (12th year)
Offensive coordinator David Yost (2nd as coordinator 12th overall year)
Offensive scheme Spread
Defensive coordinator Dave Steckel (3rd as coordinator 12th overall year)
Base defense 4–3
Home stadium Faurot Field
(Capacity: 71,004)
Seasons
« 2011 2013 »
2012 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Eastern Division
#5т 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  
#5т 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 Missouri Tigers football team represented the University of Missouri in the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was coached for the 12th season by Gary Pinkel and played their home games at Faurot Field in Columbia, Missouri for the 87th consecutive season. In their first season as a member of the Eastern Division of the Southeastern Conference, Missouri finished fifth with a record of 2–6 in the conference, and 5–7 overall. As a result, the Tigers failed to qualify for a bowl game for the first time since the 2004 season.

Recruits[edit]

Key losses:

  • OL John Birdwell
  • TE Beau Brinkley
  • OL Quinn Brown
  • WR Terry Dennis
  • DL Brendan Donaldson
  • LB Will Ebner
  • TE Michael Egnew
  • WR Brandon Gerau
  • LB Luke Lambert
  • DL Dominique Hamilton
  • DB Trey Hobson
  • OL Dan Hoch
  • WR Jerrell Jackson
  • S Kenji Jackson
  • TE Andrew Jones
  • WR Wes Kemp
  • LB Tony Randolph
  • DL Jacquies Smith
  • DL Corey Sudhoff

All nineteen recruits signed their National Letter of Intent during the National Signing Period (February 1, 2012 – April 1, 2012).

The recruits signed by February 1.[1]

Almost one-third (six) of the nineteen recruits are from Missouri with three of them from St. Louis and one from Kansas City. Another six were from Texas. Markus Golden, a linebacker from Visalia, Texas, is the only junior college transfer. Darius White (the 20th), a wide receiver from Fort Worth, Texas is a transfer from the Texas Longhorns who has already enrolled in the off-season but has to sit out the 2012 season per NCAA transfer rules and will then have two years of eligibility starting in 2013.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 1 6:00 PM Southeastern Louisiana* Faurot FieldColumbia, MO FSN PPV W 62–10   62,173
September 8 6:45 PM #7 Georgia Faurot Field • Columbia, MO ESPN2 L 20–41   71,004
September 15 6:00 PM Arizona State* Faurot Field • Columbia, MO ESPN2 W 24–20   71,004
September 22 2:30 PM at #7 South Carolina Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC CBS L 10–31   80,836
September 29 11:00 AM at UCF* Bright House Networks StadiumOrlando, FL FSN W 21–16   35,835
October 6 6:00 PM Vanderbilt Faurot Field • Columbia, MO SECRN L 15–19   66,250
October 13 2:30 PM #1 Alabama Faurot Field • Columbia, MO CBS L 10–42   71,004
October 27 11:00 AM Kentuckydagger Faurot Field • Columbia, MO ESPNU W 33–10   67,853
November 3 11:00 AM at #8 Florida Ben Hill Griffin StadiumGainesville, FL ESPN2 L 7–14   90,496
November 10 11:21 AM at Tennessee Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN SECN W 51–48 4OT  89,272
November 17 6:00 PM Syracuse* Faurot Field • Columbia, MO ESPNU L 27–31   63,045
November 24 6:00 PM at #9 Texas A&M Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX ESPN2 L 29–59   87,222
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.
Schedule Source:[3]

Coaching staff[edit]

Name Position Years
at MU
Alma mater (year)
Gary Pinkel [4] Head Coach 12 Kent State (1975)
Dave Steckel (American Football) [5] Assistant Head Coach
Defensive Coordinator
Linebackers Coach
12 Kutztown (1982)
David Yost [6] [7] Assistant Head Coach
Offensive Coordinator
Quarterbacks Coach
Recruiting Coordinator
12 Kent State (1992)
Cornell Ford[8] Cornerbacks Coach 12 Toledo (1991)
Alex Grinch[9] Safeties Coach 4 Mount Union (2002)
Josh Henson[10] Co-Offensive Line Coach 4 Oklahoma State (1998)
Andy Hill[11] Receivers Coach 17 University of Missouri (1985)
Brian Jones[12] Running Backs Coach 12 Connecticut (1981)
Craig Kuligowski[13] Defensive Line Coach 12 Toledo (1991)
Bruce Walker[14] Co-Offensive Line Coach 12 Central Washington (1983)
Dan Hopkins[15] Director of Football Operations 6 University of Missouri (2004)
Nick Otterbacher[16] Director of Football Recruiting 9 Toledo (2002)

Source: 2012 Mizzou Football Roster[17]

David Yost resigned on December 3, suggestingly for personal reasons.[7] [18]

Roster[edit]

(as of 8/30/12 MUTIGERS.com, and Rivals.com)

Wide receivers

  •   2 L'Damian Washington - Redshirt Junior
  •   3 Gahn McGaffie - ''Redshirt Senior
  •   5 Rolandis Woodland - Redshirt Senior
  •   8 Darius White - Junior
  •   9 Kerwin Stricker - Redshirt Junior
  • 14 Jaleel Clark - Redshirt Junior
  • 15 Dorial Green-Beckham - Freshman
  • 16 Levi Copelin - Freshman
  • 17 Sheldon Gerau - Redshirt Freshman
  • 18 Wesley Leftwich - Redshirt Freshman
  • 21 Bud Sasser - Redshirt Sophomore
  • 22 Joe Plevel - Redshirt Senior
  • 28 T. J. Moe - Senior
  • 43 Cameron Chancey - Redshirt Freshman
  • 33 Drew O'Connell - Freshman
  • 85 Marcus Lucas - Junior
  • 87 Gavin Otte - Sophomore
  • 88 Jimmie Hunt - Redshirt Sophomore

Offensive line

  • 51 Steven Carberry - Redshirt Sophomore
  • 53 Travis Ruth - Redshirt Senior
  • 54 Nick Monaghan - Redshirt Freshman
  • 56 Robert Luce - Redshirt Sophomore
  • 59 Kyle Starke - Redshirt Freshman
  • 60 Connor McGovern - Redshirt Freshman
  • 61 Max Copeland - Redshirt Junior
  • 62 Taylor Chappell - Redshirt Freshman
  • 63 Brad McNulty - Redshirt Freshman
  • 65 Mitch Morse - Redshirt Sophomore
  • 66 Trey Foster - Senior
  • 67 Michael Boddie - Redshirt Freshman
  • 68 Justin Britt - Redshirt Junior
  • 69 Mitch Hall - Redshirt Freshman
  • 70 Anthony Gatti - Redshirt Sophomore
  • 71 Justin Grava - Freshman
  • 72 Elvis Fisher - Redshirt Senior
  • 73 Mitch Hall - Redshirt Freshman
  • 74 Chris Freeman - Redshirt Sophomore
  • 75 Jack Meiners - Senior
  • 76 Jordan Williams - Freshman
  • 77 Evan Boehm - Freshman
  • 78 Nick Demien - Redshirt Sophomore
  • 79 Adam Franklin - Redshirt Freshman

Tight ends

  • 26 Jake Brents - Freshman
  • 46 Kyle Peasel - ''Redshirt Junior
  • 80 Sean Culkin - Freshman
  • 81 Eric Waters - Junior
  • 84 Brandon Colbert - Sophomore
  • 86 Jake Hurrell - Freshman
 

Quarterbacks

  •   1 James Franklin - Junior
  •   7 Maty Mauk - Freshman
  • 11 Reid Swearingen - Freshman
  • 12 Brock Bondurant - Freshman
  • 13 Corbin Berkstresser - Redshirt Freshman
  • 16 Eric Laurent - Freshman
  • 17 Alex Demczak - Sophomore

Running (tail) backs

  •   4 Kendial Lawrence - Senior'
  •   6 Marcus Murphy - Redshirt Sophomore
  • 10 Miles Drummond - Freshman
  • 20 Henry Josey - Junior
  • 24 Greg White - Redshirt Sophomore
  • 32 Russell Hansbrough - Freshman
  • 33 Jordan Wade - Sophomore
  • 35 Tyler Hunt - Sophomore
  • 36 Morgan Steward - Freshman
  • 38 Jared McGriff-Culver - Redshirt Senior
  • 41 Andrew Stevens - Freshman

Defensive line

  • 34 Sheldon Richardson - Redshirt Junior
  • 47 Kony Ealy - Redshirt Sophomore
  • 50 Evan Winston - Freshman
  • 51 Steven Mack - Redshirt Sophomore
  • 52 Michael Sam - Redshirt Junior
  • 55 Brayden Burnett - Redshirt Junior
  • 56 Shane Ray - Redshirt Freshman
  • 57 Brad Madison - Redshirt Senior
  • 64 Keric Lickerman - Sophomore
  • 85 Derrion Thomas - Redshirt Sophomore
  • 89 Matt Hoch - Redshirt Sophomore
  • 90 Harold Brantley - Freshman
  • 91 Jimmy Burge - Redshirt Senior
  • 94 Marvin Foster - Redshirt Junior
  • 95 Rickey Hatley - Freshman
  • 96 Lucas Vincent - Redshirt Sophomore
  • 98 Clayton Echard - Redshirt Freshman
  • 99 David Butler - Junior

Linebackers

  •   8 Donovan Bonner - Redshirt Junior
  • 10 Kentrell Brothers - Redshirt Freshman
  • 11 Torey Boozer - Freshman
  • 12 Darvin Ruise - Redshirt Sophomore
  • 25 Zaviar Gooden - Redshirt Senior
  • 32 Will Ebner - Redshirt Senior
  • 33 Markus Golden - Redshirt Sophomore
  • 40 Clarence Green - Redshirt Freshman
  • 41 Donavin Newsom - Freshman
  • 48 Andrew Wilson - Redshirt Junior
  • 50 Denzel Martin - Redshirt Junior
  • 54 Michael Brennan - Redshirt Sophomore
  • 58 Michael Scherer - Freshman
 

Safety

  •   4 Daniel Easterly - Redshirt Sophomore
  •   5 Cortland Browning - Redshirt Freshman
  •   9 Braylon Webb - Redshirt Sophomore
  • 18 Michael Godas - Redshirt Freshman
  • 21 Ian Simon - Redshirt Freshman
  • 22 Kalen Wilder - Freshman
  • 30 Kenronte Walker - Redshirt Senior

Free safety

  • 17 Matt White - Redshirt Junior

Defensive backs

  •   1 Kip Edwards - Redshirt Senior
  •   3 David Johnson - Redshirt Freshman
  •   7 Randy Ponder - Redshirt Junior
  • 13 John Gibson - Freshman
  • 19 Chaston Ward - Freshman
  • 26 Xavier Smith - Redshirt Sophomore
  • 28 Ernest Payton - Redshirt Freshman
  • 29 Zach Edwards - Freshman
  • 31 E. J. Gaines - Junior
  • 45 Tyler Davis - Redshirt Junior
  • 46 Jared Edwards - Freshman


Punters

  • 92 Christian Brinser - Redshirt Sophomore
  • 97 Trey Barrow - Redshirt Senior

Kickers

  • 90 Nick Coffman - Freshman
  • 91 Blake Owens - Redshirt Sophomore
  • 99 Andrew Baggett - Redshirt Freshman

Season summary[edit]

Tennessee[edit]

1 2 3 4 OT 2OT 3OT 4OT Total
Missouri 7 0 14 7 7 7 6 3 51
Tennessee 7 14 7 0 7 7 6 0 48

[19]


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 RV RV NR RV NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR  
Coaches' RV RV NR RV 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


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Football Announces 2012 Recruiting Class: Tigers Sign 19 Standouts To Latest Group". CBSSports.com. February 1, 2012. 
  2. ^ Darius White, Missouri Tigers (February 1, 2012)
  3. ^ "2012 Missouri Tigers Football Schedule". Retrieved December 29, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Mizzou Football: Gary Pinkel Profile". CSTV.com. Retrieved September 15, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Mizzou Football: Dave Steckel Profile". CSTV.com. Retrieved September 15, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Mizzou Football: David Yost Profile". CSTV.com. Retrieved September 15, 2012. 
  7. ^ a b "Mizzou's Yost resigns, cites personal reasons". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. December 3, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Mizzou Football: Cornell Ford Profile". CSTV.com. Retrieved September 15, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Mizzou Football: Alex Grinch Profile". CSTV.com. Retrieved September 15, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Mizzou Football: Josh Henson Profile". CSTV.com. Retrieved September 15, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Mizzou Football: Andy Hill Profile". CSTV.com. Retrieved September 15, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Mizzou Football: Brian Jones Profile". CSTV.com. Retrieved September 15, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Mizzou Football: Craig Kuligowski Profile". CSTV.com. Retrieved September 15, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Mizzou Football: Bruce Walker Profile". CSTV.com. Retrieved September 15, 2012. 
  15. ^ "Mizzou Football: Dan Hopkins Profile". CSTV.com. Retrieved September 15, 2012. 
  16. ^ "Mizzou Football: Nick Otterbacher Profile". CSTV.com. Retrieved September 15, 2012. 
  17. ^ "Mizzou Football Roster: Coaches". CSTV.com. Retrieved September 15, 2012. 
  18. ^ "Burwell: Pinkel learning the price of being in SEC". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. December 4, 2012. 
  19. ^ ESPN