2012 SMU Mustangs football team

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2012 SMU Mustangs football
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Hawaiʻi Bowl Champions
Conference Conference USA
West Division
2012 record 7–6 (5–3 C-USA)
Head coach June Jones (4th year)
Co-offensive coordinator June Jones
Co-offensive coordinator Jason Phillips
Offensive scheme Run and Shoot
Defensive coordinator Tom Mason
Base defense 3–4
Home stadium Gerald J. Ford Stadium
(Capacity: 32,000)
Seasons
« 2011 2013 »
2012 Conference USA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East
UCF xy   7 1         10 4  
East Carolina x   7 1         8 5  
Marshall   4 4         5 7  
Memphis   4 4         4 8  
UAB   2 6         3 9  
Southern Miss   0 8         0 12  
West
Tulsa xy   7 1         10 3  
SMU   5 3         7 6  
Rice   4 4         7 6  
Houston   4 4         5 7  
UTEP   2 6         3 9  
Tulane   2 6         2 10  
Championship: Tulsa 33, UCF 27
† – Conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
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 Hawaiʻi Bowl where they defeated Fresno State.

Preseason[edit]

Award watch lists[edit]

Weekly Awards[edit]

  • 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[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 2 5:30 PM at Baylor* Floyd Casey StadiumWaco, TX FSN L 24–59   43,514
September 8 7:00 PM Stephen F. Austin* Gerald J. Ford StadiumUniversity Park, TX TWC Texas W 52–0   20,122
September 15 2:30 PM Texas A&M* Gerald J. Ford Stadium • University Park, TX FSN L 3–48   32,016
September 29 6:00 pm #14 TCU* Gerald J. Ford Stadium • University Park, TX (Battle for the Iron Skillet) FSN L 16–24   28,436
October 6 7:00 PM at UTEP Sun Bowl StadiumEl Paso, TX TWC Texas W 17–0   34,073
October 13 12:00 PM at Tulane Mercedes-Benz SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA CSS/CSNH L 26–27   11,519
October 18 7:00 PM Houston Gerald J. Ford Stadium • University Park, TX FSN W 72–42   16,459
October 27 2:30 PM Memphis Gerald J. Ford Stadium • University Park, TX TWC Texas W 44–13   20,330
November 3 6:00 PM at UCF Bright House Networks StadiumOrlando, FL CBSSN L 17–42   36,036
November 10 2:30 PM Southern Miss Gerald J. Ford Stadium • University Park, TX FSN W 34–6   16,343
November 17 2:30 PM at Rice Rice StadiumHouston, TX (Battle for the Mayor's Cup) CSS/CSNH L 14–36   20,710
November 24 11:00 AM at Tulsa Gerald J. Ford Stadium • University Park, TX FSN W 35–27   15,336
December 24 7:00 PM vs. Fresno State* Aloha StadiumHonolulu, HI (Hawaiʻi Bowl) ESPN W 43–10   30,024
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time[7].

Game notes[edit]

@ Baylor[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
36–35–7 2005 BAY, 28–23
SMU at Baylor
1 2 3 4 Total
Mustangs 0 3 7 14 24
Bears 14 10 21 14 59
Sources:



Stephen F. Austin[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 2009 SMU, 31–23
Stephen F. Austin at SMU
1 2 3 4 Total
Lumberjacks 0 0 0 0 0
Mustangs 0 21 14 17 52
  • Date: September 8
  • Location: Gerald J. Ford Stadium
    University Park, TX
  • Game start: 7:05 PM CST
  • Elapsed time: 3:30
  • Game attendance: 20,122
  • Game weather: 84 °F (29 °C), Clear, winds NE at 10mph
  • Referee: Steve Barth
  • TV announcers (TWC Texas): John Nelson, Pete Stein, and Dave Michaels
Sources:



Texas A&M[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
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[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
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[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Mustangs 3 14 0 0 17
Miners 0 0 0 0 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
11–8 2011 SMU, 28–17


@ Tulane[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
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[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
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[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Tigers 0 10 3 0 13
Mustangs 13 3 7 21 44
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–3 2011 SMU, 42–0


@ UCF[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
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[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
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[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
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[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
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–Hawaiʻi Bowl[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 0 0 7 3 10
Mustangs 0 22 7 14 43
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–5 2004 FRES, 42–0


References[edit]