2012 Ole Miss Rebels football team

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2012 Ole Miss Rebels football
Ole Miss Rebels logo.svg
BBVA Compass Bowl champion
Conference Southeastern Conference
Division Western Division
2012 record 7–6 (3–5 SEC)
Head coach Hugh Freeze (1st year)
Co-offensive coordinator Matt Luke (1st year)
Co-offensive coordinator Dan Werner (1st year)
Offensive scheme Spread
Co-defensive coordinator Dave Wommack (1st year)
Co-defensive coordinator Wesley McGriff (1st year)
Base defense 4–3
Home stadium Vaught–Hemingway Stadium
(Capacity: 60,580)
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 Ole Miss Rebels football team represented the University of Mississippi in the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was coached by Hugh Freeze, who was in his first season with Ole Miss. The Rebels played their home games at Vaught–Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, Mississippi, and competed in the Western Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC).

Personnel[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Name Position Year at Ole Miss Alma mater (Year)
Hugh Freeze Head Coach 1st Southern Miss (1992)
Matt Luke Co-Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line 1st Ole Miss (2000)
Dan Werner Co-Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks 1st Western Michigan (1983)
Wesley McGriff Co-Defensive Coordinator/Cornerbacks 1st Savannah State (1990)
Dave Wommack Defensive Coordinator/Safeties 1st Missouri Southern State (1978)
Tom Allen Special Teams Coordinator/Linebackers 1st Maranatha Baptist (1992)
Chris Kiffin Defensive Line/Recruiting Coordinator For Defense 1st Colorado State (2005)
Tony Alford Tight Ends/Recruiting Coordinator For Offense 1st Arkansas State (1998)
Grant Heard Wide Receivers 1st Ole Miss (2001)
Derrick Nix Running Backs 5th Southern Miss (2002)
Paul Jackson Head Strength & Conditioning Coach 1st Montclair State (2006)

Previous season[edit]

The Rebels came off a disappointing season in which they went 2–10 and went winless in SEC play. As a result, Ole Miss head coach Houston Nutt resigned after compiling a 24–26 record in four seasons. The Rebels also began the year with a new Athletic Director, Ross Bjork, who replaced Pete Boone in the preceding spring.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 1 6:00 PM No. 24 (FCSCentral Arkansas* Vaught–Hemingway StadiumOxford, MS CSS PPV W 49–27   50,544
September 8 6:00 PM UTEP* Vaught–Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, MS SECRN W 28–10   53,133
September 15 8:15 PM No. 14 Texas* Vaught–Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, MS ESPN L 31–66   61,797
September 22 11:00 AM at Tulane* Mercedes-Benz SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA FSN W 39–0   28,913
September 29 8:15 PM at No. 1 Alabama Bryant–Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL (Rivalry) ESPN L 14–33   101,821
October 6 6:00 PM Texas A&M Vaught–Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, MS ESPNU L 27–30   55,343
October 13 11:21 AM Auburndagger Vaught–Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, MS SECN W 41–20   57,068
October 27 11:21 AM at Arkansas War Memorial StadiumLittle Rock, AR (Rivalry) SECN W 30–27   55,378
November 3 2:30 PM at No. 7 Georgia Sanford StadiumAthens, GA CBS L 10–37   92,746
November 10 6:00 PM Vanderbilt Vaught–Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, MS (Rivalry) ESPNU L 26–27   60,572
November 17 2:30 PM at No. 8 LSU Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA (Magnolia Bowl) CBS L 35–41   92,872
November 24 6:00 PM No. 25 Mississippi State Vaught–Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, MS (Egg Bowl) ESPNU W 41–24   61,005
January 5 1:00 PM vs. Pittsburgh* Legion FieldBirmingham, AL (BBVA Compass Bowl) ESPN W 38–17   59,135
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

Schedule Source: Ole Miss Athletics [1]

Game summaries[edit]

Central Arkansas[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Central Arkansas 7 13 0 7 27
Ole Miss 14 0 14 21 49
  • Location: Oxford, Mississippi
  • Game start: 6:06 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:12
  • Game attendance: 50,544
  • Game weather: 88, Fair
  • Referee: Matt Loeffler
  • Television network: CSS

UTEP[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
UTEP 0 0 10 0 10
Ole Miss 7 14 0 7 28
  • Location: Oxford, Mississippi
  • Game start: 6:06 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:09
  • Game attendance: 53,133
  • Game weather: 75, Fair
  • Referee: Marc Curles
  • Television network: FSN
  • Sources:

Texas[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#14 Texas 10 21 21 14 66
Ole Miss 0 10 14 7 31
  • Location: Oxford, Mississippi
  • Game start: 8:26 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:24
  • Game attendance: 61,797
  • Game weather: 79, Fair
  • Referee: Randy Christal
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Joe Tessitore (play-by-play), Matt Millen (color), Shannon Spake (sideline)
  • Sources:

Tulane[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Ole Miss 26 0 10 3 39
Tulane 0 0 0 0 0
  • Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Game start: 11:00 a.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:13
  • Game attendance: 28,913
  • Game weather: Indoors
  • Referee: Steve LaMantia
  • Television network: FSN

Alabama[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Ole Miss 0 7 7 0 14
#1 Alabama 6 21 0 6 33
  • Location: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • Game start: 8:26 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:15
  • Game attendance: 101,821
  • Game weather: 72, Overcast
  • Referee: Penn Wagers
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Joe Tessitore (play-by-play), Matt Millen (color), Shannon Spake (sideline)
  • Sources:

Texas A&M[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Texas A&M 7 10 0 13 30
Ole Miss 10 7 3 7 27
  • Location: Oxford, Mississippi
  • Game start: 6:00 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:25
  • Game attendance: 55,343
  • Game weather: 55 degrees, Rain all day up until kickoff
  • Referee: Marc Curles
  • TV announcers (ESPNU): Clay Matvick (play-by-play), Matt Stinchcomb (color), Jessica Mendoza (sideline)
  • Sources:

Auburn[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Auburn 0 17 3 0 20
Ole Miss 14 3 7 17 41
  • Location: Oxford, Mississippi
  • Game start: 11:21 a.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:23
  • Game attendance: 57,068
  • Game weather: 72, Fair
  • Referee: Ken Williamson
  • TV announcers (SEC Network): Dave Neal (play-by-play), Andre Ware (color), Cara Capuano (sideline)
  • Sources:

Arkansas[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Ole Miss 0 21 3 6 30
Arkansas 10 7 0 10 27
  • Location: Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Game start: 11:21 a.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:41
  • Game attendance: 55,378
  • Game weather: 49, Sunny
  • Referee: Penn Wagers
  • TV announcers (SEC Network): Dave Neal (play-by-play), Andre Ware (color), Cara Capuano (sideline)
  • Sources:

Georgia[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Ole Miss 3 7 0 0 10
#7 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)
  • Sources:

Vanderbilt[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Vanderbilt 3 3 14 7 27
Ole Miss 7 9 7 3 26
  • Location: Oxford, Mississippi
  • Game start: 6:06 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:46
  • Game attendance: 60,572
  • Game weather: 72, Fair
  • Referee: Marc Curles
  • TV announcers (ESPNU): Clay Matvick (play-by-play), Matt Stinchcomb (color), Jessica Mendoza (sideline)
  • Sources:

LSU[edit]

Magnolia Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
Ole Miss 14 7 7 7 35
#8 LSU 7 10 3 21 41
  • Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Game start: 2:39 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:46
  • Game attendance: 92,872
  • Game weather: 69, Sunny
  • Referee: Matt Moore
  • TV announcers (CBS): Verne Lundquist (play-by-play), Gary Danielson (color), Tracy Wolfson (sideline)
  • Sources:

Mississippi State[edit]

Egg Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
#25 Miss State 14 3 0 7 24
Ole Miss 7 10 17 7 41
  • Location: Oxford, Mississippi
  • Game start: 6:06 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:20
  • Game attendance: 61,005
  • Game weather: 39, Fair
  • Referee: Tom Ritter
  • TV announcers (ESPNU): Clay Matvick (play-by-play), Matt Stinchcomb (color), Jessica Mendoza (sideline)
  • Sources:

Pittsburgh[edit]

BBVA Compass Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
Pittsburgh 0 10 0 7 17
Ole Miss 14 10 7 7 38
  • Location: Birmingham, Alabama
  • Game start: 12:05 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:23
  • Game attendance: 59,135
  • Referee: Reggie Smith
  • Television network: ESPN
  • Sources:

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