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 season)
Co-offensive coordinator Matt Luke (1st season)
Co-offensive coordinator Dan Werner (1st season)
Offensive scheme Spread
Co-defensive coordinator Dave Wommack (1st season)
Co-defensive coordinator Wesley McGriff (1st season)
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
No. 5т Georgia xy   7 1         12 2  
No. 9 Florida x%   7 1         11 2  
No. 8 South Carolina   6 2         11 2  
No. 23 Vanderbilt   5 3         9 4  
Missouri   2 6         5 7  
Tennessee   1 7         5 7  
Kentucky   0 8         2 10  
Western Division
No. 1 Alabama x$#   7 1         13 1  
No. 14 LSU   6 2         10 3  
No. 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)
Maurice Harris 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 234Total
Central Arkansas 7 1307 27
Ole Miss 14 01421 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 234Total
UTEP 0 0100 10
Ole Miss 7 1407 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 234Total
#14 Texas 10 212114 66
Ole Miss 0 10147 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 234Total
Ole Miss 26 0103 39
Tulane 0 000 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 234Total
Ole Miss 0 770 14
#1 Alabama 6 2106 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 234Total
Texas A&M 7 10013 30
Ole Miss 10 737 27
  • Location: Oxford, Mississippi
  • Game start: 6:00 p.m.
  • Elapsed time: 3:25
  • Game attendance: 55,343
  • Game weather: 50 degrees, Cloudy
  • Referee: Marc Curles
  • TV announcers (ESPNU): Clay Matvick (play-by-play), Matt Stinchcomb (color), Angelina Mallen (sideline)
  • Sources:

Auburn[edit]

1 234Total
Auburn 0 1730 20
Ole Miss 14 3717 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 234Total
Ole Miss 0 2136 30
Arkansas 10 7010 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 234Total
Ole Miss 3 700 10
#7 Georgia 0 14167 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 234Total
Vanderbilt 3 3147 27
Ole Miss 7 973 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 234Total
Ole Miss 14 777 35
#8 LSU 7 10321 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 234Total
#25 Miss State 14 307 24
Ole Miss 7 10177 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 234Total
Pittsburgh 0 1007 17
Ole Miss 14 1077 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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