2012 Southeastern Conference football season

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2012 Southeastern Conference football season
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League NCAA Division I FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision)
Sport football
Duration August 30, 2012
through January 7, 2013
Number of teams 14
TV partner(s) ESPN, ESPNU, ESPN2, CBS, and SEC Network
East champions Georgia
  East runners-up Florida
West champions Alabama
  West runners-up LSU, Texas A&M
SEC Championship Game
Champions Alabama
  Runners-up Georgia
Football 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 Southeastern Conference football season began on August 30 with South Carolina visiting Vanderbilt, and concluded with the BCS National Championship Game on January 7, 2013. It was also the first season of play for former Big 12 Conference members Texas A&M and Missouri. Texas A&M plays in the West Division, while Missouri plays in the East Division, although, geographically, Missouri is one of the conference's westernmost teams.

Preseason[edit]

Arkansas head coach Bobby Petrino was fired in early April for lying about his affair with an Arkansas employee after a motorcycle accident that he had on April that left him four broken ribs, a cracked vertebra in his neck and numerous abrasions on his face.[1] In the press conference announcing the termination, Arkansas Athletic Director Jeff Long said, "(Petrino) made the decision to mislead the public, (and it) adversely affected the university and the football program." In Petrino's place, Assistant Coach Taver Johnson will serve as interim coach through the end of spring practice. After the firing of Bobby Petrino in April 2012, there was considerable media speculation that Smith would return to Arkansas. This was confirmed on April 23 when multiple media outlets reported that Smith had indeed agreed to succeed Petrino. He was introduced as Arkansas' 29th full-time head coach the next day. Smith signed a 10-month contract, leading to speculation that he was only taking the post on an interim basis for the 2012 season. The Razorbacks' formal announcement described him as "head coach," without any qualifiers; however, it also indicated that Smith's hiring would allow Arkansas to hire "a head coach for the future of the program" in a more appropriate timeframe following the 2012 season.[2]

At the end of the 2011 season it was announced that Head Coach Houston Nutt resigned from the position of head coach at Ole Miss. His resignation became official once the season ended.[3] In his place, Ole Miss hired Arkansas State Head Coach Hugh Freeze.[4]

Preseason All-SEC[edit]

2012 Pre-season Coaches All-SEC[5]

First Team Offense
Position Player Class Team
QB Wilson, TylerTyler Wilson Sr. Arkansas
RB Lattimore, MarcusMarcus Lattimore Jr. South Carolina
RB Davis, KnileKnile Davis Jr. Arkansas
WR Rogers, Da'RickDa'Rick Rogers Jr. Tennessee
WR Hamilton, CobiCobi Hamilton Sr. Arkansas
WR Swope, RyanRyan Swope Sr. Texas A&M
TE Lutzenkirchen, PhilipPhilip Lutzenkirchen Sr. Auburn
OL Hurst, AlexAlex Hurst Sr. LSU
OL Fluker, D. J.D. J. Fluker Sr. Alabama
OL Joeckel, LukeLuke Joeckel Jr. Texas A&M
OL Warford, LarryLarry Warford Sr. Kentucky
C Jones, BarrettBarrett Jones Sr. Alabama
First Team Defense
Position Player Class Team
DL Clowney, JadeveonJadeveon Clowney So. South Carolina
DL Montgomery, SamSam Montgomery Jr. LSU
DL Lemonier, CoreyCorey Lemonier Jr. Auburn
DL Mingo, BarkeviousBarkevious Mingo Jr. LSU
LB Porter, SeanSean Porter Sr. Texas A&M
LB Mosley, C. J.C. J. Mosley So. Alabama
LB Jones, JarvisJarvis Jones Sr. Georgia
DB Banks, JohnthanJohnthan Banks Sr. Mississippi State
DB Rambo, BacarriBacarri Rambo Sr. Georgia
DB Reid, EricEric Reid Jr. LSU
DB Mathieu, TyrannTyrann Mathieu Jr. LSU
First Team Special Teams
Position Player Class Team
K Sturgis, CalebCaleb Sturgis Sr. Florida
P Wing, BradBrad Wing So. LSU
RS Mathieu, TyrannTyrann Mathieu Jr. LSU
All-purpose back Johnson, DennisDennis Johnson Jr. Arkansas

Rankings[edit]

Legend
  Increase in ranking
  Decrease in ranking
  Not ranked previous week
RV   Received votes
  (Pre)
Sept.
3
Sept.
10
Sept.
17
Sept.
24
Oct.
1
Oct.
8
Oct.
15
Oct.
22
Oct.
29
Nov.
5
Nov.
12
Nov.
19
Nov.
26
Dec.
3
Final
Alabama AP 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 4 2 2 2 1
C 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 5 2 2 2 1
BCS Not released 1 1 1 1 4 2 2 2
Arkansas AP 10 8 RV NR
C 10 9 21 NR
BCS Not released
Auburn AP RV RV NR
C 25 RV NR
BCS Not released
Florida AP 23 24 18 14 11 10 4 3 3 8 7 7 6 5 4 9
C 23 23 17 14 12 11 6 4 3 8 7 7 6 5 4 10
BCS Not released 2 2 7 6 6 4 4 3
Georgia AP 6 7 7 5 5 5 14 13 12 7 5 5 3 3 6 5
C 6 7 7 6 5 5 12 12 11 6 5 4 3 3 5 4
BCS Not released 11 10 6 5 5 3 3 7
Kentucky AP
C
BCS Not released
LSU AP 3 3 3 2 3 4 9 6 6 5 9 8 8 9 9 14
C 1 3 2 2 3 3 8 6 6 5 9 8 7 6 7 12
BCS Not released 6 6 5 7 7 7 7 8
Mississippi State AP RV RV RV 23 21 20 19 15 13 17 22 RV 25 RV NR
C RV RV RV 23 19 19 18 16 12 15 23 RV 24 RV RV NR
BCS Not released 12 11 18 21 NR
Missouri AP RV RV NR RV NR
C RV RV NR
BCS Not released
Ole Miss AP
C RV NR RV NR
BCS Not released
South Carolina AP 9 9 8 7 6 6 3 9 17 11 12 12 13 11 11 8
C 9 9 9 8 6 6 3 8 16 8 11 11 12 10 10 7
BCS Not released 7 13 11 8 9 12 10 10
Tennessee AP RV RV 23 RV RV RV RV NR
C RV RV RV RV RV NR
BCS Not released
Texas A&M AP RV RV NR RV RV RV 22 20 22 16 15 9 9 10 10 5
C RV RV RV RV RV RV 21 19 21 16 14 10 10 8 9 5
BCS Not released 18 20 16 15 8 9 9 9
Vanderbilt AP RV RV RV 23
C RV NR RV RV RV 20
BCS Not released

Regular season[edit]

Index to colors and formatting
Non-conference matchup; SEC member won
Non-conference matchup; SEC member lost
Conference matchup

All times Eastern time. SEC teams in bold.

Rankings reflect that of the AP poll for that week until week eight when the BCS rankings will be used.

Week One[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site Broadcast Result Attendance Reference
August 30 7:00 pm #9 South Carolina Vanderbilt Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, TN ESPN SCAR 17–13 38,393
August 31 7:30 pm North Carolina State Tennessee Georgia DomeAtlanta, GA (Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game) ESPNU W 35–21 55,529
September 1 12:21 pm Buffalo #6 Georgia Sanford StadiumAthens, GA SEC Network W 45–23 92,446
September 1 3:30 pm Bowling Green #23 Florida Ben Hill Griffin StadiumGainesville, FL ESPN W 27–14 84,704
September 1 7:00 pm Jacksonville State # 10 Arkansas Donald W. Reynolds Razorback StadiumFayetteville, AR PPV W 49–24 71,062
September 1 7:00 pm #14 Clemson Auburn Georgia Dome • Atlanta (Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game) ESPN L 19–26 75,211
September 1 7:00 pm North Texas #3 LSU Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA ESPNU W 41–14 92,059
September 1 7:00 pm Jackson State Mississippi State Davis Wade StadiumStarkville, MS FSN W 56–9 55,082
September 1 7:00 pm Southeastern Louisiana Missouri Faurot FieldColumbia, MO PPV W 62–10 62,173
September 1 7:00 pm Central Arkansas Ole Miss Vaught-Hemingway StadiumOxford, MS CSS W 49–27 50,544
September 1 8:00 pm #8 Michigan #2 Alabama Cowboys StadiumArlington, TX ABC W 41–14 90,413
September 2 3:30 pm Kentucky #25 Louisville Papa John's Cardinal StadiumLouisville, KY ESPN L 14–32 55,386

Texas A&M's matchup with Louisiana Tech University was rescheduled to October 13 by agreement of the schools due to the potential impact of Hurricane Isaac on Shreveport, Louisiana, where the game was to be held.

Players of the Week

Offensive Defensive Special teams
Player Team Player Team Player Team
Reference:

Week Two[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site Broadcast Result Attendance Reference
September 8 12:00 pm Auburn Mississippi State Davis Wade Stadium • Starkville, MS ESPN MSU 28–10 56,111
September 8 12:21 pm East Carolina South Carolina Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC SEC Network W 48–10 77,006
September 8 3:30 pm #24 Florida Texas A&M Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX ESPN UF 20–17 87,114
September 8 3:39 pm Western Kentucky Alabama Bryant-Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL SEC Network W 35–0 101,821
September 8 4:00 pm Georgia State Tennessee Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN PPV W 51–13 87,821
September 8 7:00 pm Washington #3 LSU Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA ESPN W 41–3 92,804
September 8 7:00 pm UTEP Ole Miss Vaught-Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, MS FSN W 28–10 53,133
September 8 7:00 pm Louisiana–Monroe #8 Arkansas War Memorial StadiumLittle Rock, AR ESPNU L 31–34 OT 53,089
September 8 7:30 pm Kent State Kentucky Commonwealth StadiumLexington, KY CSS W 47–14 48,346
September 8 7:45 pm #7 Georgia Missouri Faurot FieldColumbia, MO ESPN2 UGA 41–20 71,004
September 8 8:00 pm Vanderbilt Northwestern Ryan FieldEvanston, IL Big Ten Network L 13–23 31,644

Players of the Week

Offensive Defensive Special teams
Player Team Player Team Player Team
Reference:

Week Three[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site Broadcast Result Attendance Reference
September 15 12:21 pm Louisiana–Monroe Auburn Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, AL SEC Network W 31–28 OT 85,214
September 15 12:30 pm Presbyterian Vanderbilt Vanderbilt Stadium • Vanderbilt, TN CSS W 58–0 35,491
September 15 3:30 pm #1 Alabama Arkansas Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR CBS ALA 52–0 74,617
September 15 3:30 pm Texas A&M SMU Gerald J. Ford StadiumUniversity Park, TX FSN W 48–3 32,016
September 15 6:00 pm #18 Florida #23 Tennessee Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN ESPN UF 37–20 102,455
September 15 7:00 pm Western Kentucky Kentucky Commonwealth Stadium • Lexington, KY ESPNU L 31–32 OT 53,980
September 15 7:00 pm Arizona State Missouri Faurot FieldColumbia, MO ESPN2 W 24–20 71,004
September 15 7:00 pm UAB #8 South Carolina Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, SC FSN W 49–6 77,963
September 15 7:00 pm Mississippi State Troy Veterans Memorial StadiumTroy, AL ESPN3 W 30–24 29,013
September 15 7:30 pm Florida Atlantic #7 Georgia Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA CSS W 56–20 92,746
September 15 8:00 pm Idaho #3 LSU Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA PPV W 63–14 92,177
September 15 9:15 pm #14 Texas Ole Miss Vaught-Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, MS ESPN L 31–66 61,797

Players of the Week

Offensive Defensive Special teams
Player Team Player Team Player Team
Reference:

Week Four[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site Broadcast Result Attendance Reference
September 22 12:00 pm Ole Miss Tulane Mercedes-Benz SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA FSN W 39–0 28,913
September 22 12:21 pm Kentucky #14 Florida Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, FL SEC Network UF 38–0 87,102
September 22 3:30 pm Missouri #7 South Carolina Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, SC CBS SCAR 31–10 80,836
September 22 5:00 pm Florida Atlantic #1 Alabama Bryant–Denny Stadium • Tuscaloosa, AL PPV W 40–7 101,821
September 22 7:00 pm #2 LSU Auburn Jordan–Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL ESPN LSU 12–10 86,721
September 22 7:00 pm Rutgers Arkansas Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR ESPNU L 26–35 72,543
September 22 7:00 pm South Carolina State Texas A&M Kyle Field • College Station, TX FSN W 70–14 86,775
September 22 7:00 pm South Alabama #23 Mississippi State Davis Wade Stadium • Starkville, MS PPV W 30–10 55,186
September 22 7:30 pm Akron Tennessee Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN CSS W 47–26 81,719
September 22 7:45 pm Vanderbilt #5 Georgia Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA ESPN2 UGA 48–3 92,746

Players of the Week

Offensive Defensive Special teams
Player Team Player Team Player Team
Reference:

Week Five[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site Broadcast Result Attendance Reference
September 29 12:00 pm Missouri UCF Bright House Networks StadiumOrlando, FL FSN W 21–16 35,835
September 29 12:21 pm Arkansas Texas A&M Kyle Field • College Station, TX SEC Network TAMU 58–10 86,442
September 29 3:30 pm Tennessee #5 Georgia Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA CBS UGA 51–44 92,746
September 29 7:00 pm #6 South Carolina Kentucky Commonwealth Stadium • Lexington, KY ESPN2 SCAR 38–17 49,810
September 29 8:00 pm Towson #3 LSU Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA ESPNU W 38–22 92,154
September 29 9:15 pm Ole Miss #1 Alabama Bryant-Denny Stadium • Tuscaloosa, AL ESPN ALA 33–14 101,821

Week off: Auburn, Florida, Mississippi State, Vanderbilt.

Players of the Week

Offensive Defensive Special teams
Player Team Player Team Player Team
Reference:

Week Six[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site Broadcast Result Attendance Reference
October 6 12:00 pm Arkansas Auburn Jordan-Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL ESPN2 ARK 24–7 85,813
October 6 12:21 pm #20 Mississippi State Kentucky Commonwealth Stadium • Lexington, KY SEC Network MSU 27–14 49,498
October 6 3:30 pm #4 LSU #10 Florida Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, FL CBS UF 14–6 90,824
October 6 7:00 pm Vanderbilt Missouri Faurot FieldColumbia, MO ESPN3 Vandy 19–15 66,250
October 6 7:00 pm Texas A&M Ole Miss Vaught-Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, MS ESPNU TAMU 30–27 55,343
October 6 7:00 pm #5 Georgia #6 South Carolina Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, SC ESPN SCAR 35–7 85,199

Week off: Alabama, Tennessee.

Players of the Week

Offensive Defensive Special teams
Player Team Player Team Player Team
Reference:

Week Seven[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site Broadcast Result Attendance Reference
October 13 12:21 pm Auburn Ole Miss Vaught-Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, MS SEC Network Miss 41–20 57,068
October 13 3:30 pm #1 Alabama Missouri Faurot FieldColumbia, MO CBS ALA 42–10 71,004
October 13 6:00 pm #4 Florida Vanderbilt Vanderbilt Stadium • Nashville, TN ESPNU UF 31–17 40,350
October 13 7:00 pm Kentucky Arkansas Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR ESPN3 ARK 49–7 67,153
October 13 8:00 pm #3 South Carolina #9 LSU Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA ESPN LSU 23–21 92,734
October 13 9:00 pm Tennessee #19 Mississippi State Davis Wade Stadium • Starkville, MS ESPN2 MSU 41–31 57,831
October 13 9:15 pm #22 Texas A&M #23 Louisiana Tech Independence StadiumShreveport, LA ESPNU W 59–57 40,453

Week off: Georgia

Players of the Week

Offensive Defensive Special teams
Player Team Player Team Player Team
Reference:

Week Eight[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site Broadcast Result Attendance Reference
October 20 12:00 pm #6 LSU #18 Texas A&M Kyle Field • College Station, TX ESPN LSU 24–19 87,429
October 20 12:21 pm Auburn Vanderbilt Vanderbilt Stadium • Nashville, TN SEC Network Vandy 17–13 40,350
October 20 3:30 pm #7 South Carolina #2 Florida Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, FL CBS UF 44–11 90,833
October 20 7:00 pm #1 Alabama Tennessee Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN ESPN ALA 44–13 102,455
October 20 7:00 pm #11 Georgia Kentucky Commonwealth Stadium • Lexington, KY ESPN3 UGA 29–24 54,553
October 20 7:00 pm Middle Tennessee #12 Mississippi State Davis Wade Stadium • Starkville, MS ESPN2 W 45–3 55,108

Week off: Arkansas, Ole Miss, Missouri.

Players of the Week

Offensive Defensive Special teams
Player Team Player Team Player Team
Reference:

Week Nine[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site Broadcast Result Attendance Reference
October 27 12:00 pm Kentucky Missouri Faurot FieldColumbia, MO ESPNU Mizzou 33–10 67,853
October 27 12:00 pm Tennessee #13 South Carolina Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, SC ESPN SCAR 38–35 80,250
October 27 12:21 pm Ole Miss Arkansas War Memorial Stadium • Little Rock, AR SEC Network Miss 30–27 55,378
October 27 3:30 pm #2 Florida #11 Georgia [1] EverBank FieldJacksonville, FL CBS UGA 17–9 84,644
October 27 7:00 pm #20 Texas A&M Auburn Jordan-Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL ESPNU TAMU 63–21 85,119
October 27 7:00 pm Massachusetts Vanderbilt Vanderbilt Stadium • Vanderbilt, TN ESPN3 W 49–7 32,227
October 27 8:30 pm #11 Mississippi State #1 Alabama Bryant-Denny Stadium • Tuscaloosa, AL ESPN ALA 38–7 101,821

Week off: LSU.

Players of the Week

Offensive Defensive Special teams
Player Team Player Team Player Team
Reference:

Week Ten[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site Broadcast Result Attendance Reference
November 3 12:00 pm Missouri #7 Florida Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, FL ESPN2 UF 14–7 90,496
November 3 12:00 pm Vanderbilt Kentucky Commonwealth Stadium • Lexington, KY ESPNU Vandy 40–0 44,902
November 3 12:00 pm #16 Texas A&M #15 Mississippi State Davis Wade Stadium • Starkville, MS ESPN TAMU 38–13 55,240
November 3 12:00 pm Troy Tennessee Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN ESPN3 W 55–48 84,189
November 3 12:21 pm Tulsa Arkansas Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR SEC Network W 19–15 64,451
November 3 12:30 pm New Mexico State Auburn Jordan-Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL ESPN3 W 42–7 74,676
November 3 3:30 pm Ole Miss #6 Georgia Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA CBS UGA 37–10 92,746
November 3 8:00 pm #1 Alabama #5 LSU Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA CBS ALA 21–17 93,374

Week off: South Carolina.

Players of the Week

Offensive Defensive Special teams
Player Team Player Team Player Team
Reference:

Week Eleven[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site Broadcast Result Attendance Reference
November 10 12:00 pm Arkansas #8 South Carolina Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, SC CBS SCAR 38–20 78,772
November 10 12:21 pm Louisiana-Lafayette #6 Florida Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, FL SEC Network W 27–20 86,482
November 10 12:21 pm Missouri Tennessee Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN SEC Network Mizzou 51–48 OT 89,272
November 10 3:30 pm #15 Texas A&M #1 Alabama Bryant-Denny Stadium • Tuscaloosa, AL CBS TAMU 29–24 101,821
November 10 7:00 pm #5 Georgia Auburn Jordan-Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL ESPN2 UGA 38–0 86,146
November 10 7:00 pm #21 Mississippi State #7 LSU Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA ESPN LSU 37–17 92,831
November 10 7:00 pm Vanderbilt Ole Miss Vaught-Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, MS ESPNU Vandy 27–26 60,572

Week off: Kentucky.

Players of the Week

Offensive Defensive Special teams
Player Team Player Team Player Team
Reference:

Week Twelve[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site Broadcast Result Attendance Reference
November 17 12:21 pm Western Carolina #4 Alabama Bryant-Denny Stadium • Tuscaloosa, AL SEC Network W 49–0 101,126
November 17 12:21 pm Arkansas Mississippi State Davis Wade Stadium • Starkville, MS SEC Network MSU 45–14 54,838
November 17 1:00 pm Jacksonville State #6 Florida Ben Hill Griffin Stadium • Gainesville, FL ESPN3 W 23–0 82,691
November 17 1:00 pm Wofford #9 South Carolina Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, SC ESPN3 W 24–7 79,982
November 17 1:30 pm Georgia Southern #5 Georgia Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA ESPN3 W 24–7 92,746
November 17 2:00 pm Alabama A&M Auburn Jordan-Hare Stadium • Auburn, AL ESPN3 W 51–7 74,832
November 17 3:30 pm Ole Miss #7 LSU Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA CBS LSU 41–35 92,872
November 17 3:30 pm Sam Houston State #8 Texas A&M Kyle Field • College Station, TX ESPN3 W 47–28 87,101
November 17 7:00 pm Syracuse Missouri Faurot FieldColumbia, MO ESPNU L 27–31 63,045
November 17 7:00 pm Tennessee Vanderbilt Vanderbilt Stadium • Nashville, TN ESPN2 Vandy 41–18 40,350
November 17 7:30 pm Samford Kentucky Commonwealth Stadium • Lexington, KY ESPN3 W 34–3 46,749

Players of the Week

Offensive Defensive Special teams
Player Team Player Team Player Team
Reference:

Week Thirteen[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site Broadcast Result Attendance Reference
November 23 2:30 pm #7 LSU Arkansas Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR (Battle for the Golden Boot) CBS LSU 20–13 71,117
November 24 12:00 pm Georgia Tech #3 Georgia Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) ESPN W 42–10 92,746
November 24 12:21 pm Kentucky Tennessee Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN (Battle for the Barrel) SEC Network Tenn 37–17 81,841
November 24 3:30 pm #4 Florida #10 Florida State Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL (Florida Cup) ABC W 37–26 83,429
November 24 3:30 pm Vanderbilt Wake Forest BB&T FieldWinston-Salem, NC ESPNU W 55–21 26,134
November 24 3:30 pm Auburn #2 Alabama Bryant-Denny Stadium • Tuscaloosa, AL (Iron Bowl) CBS ALA 49–0 101,821
November 24 7:00 pm Mississippi State Ole Miss Vaught-Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, MS (Egg Bowl) ESPNU Miss 41–24 61,005
November 24 7:00 pm #12 South Carolina #11 Clemson Memorial StadiumClemson, SC (Battle of the Palmetto State) ESPN W 27–17 82,000
November 24 7:00 pm Missouri #9 Texas A&M Kyle Field • College Station, TX ESPN2 TAMU 59–29 87,222

Players of the Week

Offensive Defensive Special teams
Player Team Player Team Player Team
Reference:

Week Fourteen/SEC Championship[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site Broadcast Result Attendance Reference
December 1 4:00 pm #2 Alabama #3 Georgia Georgia Dome • Atlanta, GA (2012 SEC Championship Game) CBS ALA 32–28 75,624

SEC vs AQ-conference matchups[edit]

Rankings from the AP Poll

Date Visitor Home Significance Score
August 31 NC State Tennessee Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game W 35–21
September 1 #14 Clemson Auburn Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game L 19–26
September 1 #8 Michigan #2 Alabama Cowboys Classic W 41–14
September 2 Kentucky #25 Louisville Governor's Cup L 14–32
September 8 Washington #3 LSU W 41–3
September 8 Vanderbilt Northwestern L 13–23
September 15 Arizona State Missouri W 24–20
September 15 #14 Texas Ole Miss L 31–66
September 22 Rutgers Arkansas L 26–35
November 17 Syracuse Missouri L 27–31
November 24 #13 South Carolina #12 Clemson Battle of the Palmetto State W 27–17
November 24 #6 Florida #10 Florida State Florida-Florida State W 37–26
November 24 Georgia Tech #3 Georgia Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate W 42–10
November 24 Vanderbilt Wake Forest W 55–21

Bowl games[edit]

Nine SEC teams became bowl eligible, and all were selected for post-season competition.[6] SEC teams are bolded.

Bowl Game Date Stadium City Television Time (EST) Team Score Team Score
Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl December 31 LP Field Nashville, TN ESPN 12:05 PM Vanderbilt 38 NC State 24
Chick-fil-A Bowl December 31 Georgia Dome Atlanta, GA ESPN 7:30 PM #14 Clemson 25 #8 LSU 24
TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl January 1 EverBank Field Jacksonville, FL ESPN2 12:00 PM Mississippi State 20 #20 Northwestern 34
Capital One Bowl January 1 Citrus Bowl Orlando, FL ABC 1:00 PM #7 Georgia 45 #16 Nebraska 31
Outback Bowl January 1 Raymond James Stadium Tampa, FL ESPN 1:00 PM #10 South Carolina 33 #18 Michigan 28
Allstate Sugar Bowl January 2 Mercedes-Benz Superdome New Orleans, LA ESPN 8:30 PM #21 Louisville 33 #3 Florida 23
Cotton Bowl Classic January 4 Cowboys Stadium Arlington, Texas FOX 7:00 PM #10 Texas A&M 41 #12 Oklahoma 13
BBVA Compass Bowl January 5 Legion Field Birmingham, AL ESPN 1:00 PM Pittsburgh 17 Ole Miss 38
Discover BCS National Championship January 7 Sun Life Stadium Miami Gardens, FL ESPN 8:30 PM #1 Notre Dame 14 #2 Alabama 42

Awards and honors[edit]

National awards[edit]

Consensus All-Americans[edit]

All-SEC Teams[edit]

The Southeastern Conference coaches voted for the All-SEC teams after the regular season concluded. Prior to the 2012 SEC Championship Game the teams were released. Alabama had the most representatives on the 2012 All-SEC Coaches’ Football Team, the league office announced on Tuesday. Alabama had eight total members, including six on the first team. Florida was close behind with seven, while Eastern Division Champion Georgia and Tennessee had six each.

Ten of the 14 SEC schools had a member on the first-team All-SEC squad. Alabama led with six, while Florida had five and Texas A&M with four. LSU, South Carolina and Texas A&M had five total members on the annual list, while Mississippi State was next with four total selections.

Coaches were not permitted to vote for their own players.[7]

Position 1st Team 2nd Team
Player School Player School
QB Johnny Manziel Texas A&M A. J. McCarron Alabama
RB Mike Gillislee Florida Todd Gurley Georgia
RB Eddie Lacy Alabama Zac Stacy Vanderbilt
WR Cobi Hamilton Arkansas Ryan Swope Texas A&M
WR Jordan Matthews Vanderbilt Justin Hunter Tennessee
TE Mychal Rivera Tennessee Jordan Reed Florida
C Barrett Jones Alabama T. J. Johnson South Carolina
OG Chance Warmack Alabama Larry Warford Kentucky
OG D. J. Fluker Alabama Chris Burnette Georgia
OT Luke Joeckel Texas A&M Gabe Jackson Mississippi State
OT Jake Matthews Texas A&M Dallas Thomas Tennessee
AP Cordarrelle Patterson Tennessee Ace Sanders South Carolina
DL Jadeveon Clowney South Carolina Barkevious Mingo LSU
DL Sam Montgomery LSU Sheldon Richardson Missouri
DL Damontre Moore Texas A&M John Jenkins Georgia
DL Sharrif Floyd Florida Corey Lemonier Auburn
LB Jarvis Jones Georgia A. J. Johnson Tennessee
LB C. J. Mosley Alabama Jon Bostic Florida
LB Kevin Minter LSU Alec Ogletree Georgia
DB Dee Milliner Alabama D. J. Swearinger South Carolina
DB Matt Elam Florida Bacarri Rambo Georgia
DB Eric Reid LSU Robert Lester Alabama
DB Johnthan Banks Mississippi State Darius Slay Mississippi State
PK Caleb Sturgis Florida Drew Alleman LSU
P Kyle Christy Florida Dylan Breeding Arkansas

NFL Draft[edit]

Main article: 2013 NFL Draft
Rnd. Pick # NFL team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
1 2 Jacksonville Jaguars Joeckel, LukeLuke Joeckel  OT Texas A&M SEC
1 6 Cleveland Browns Mingo, BarkeviousBarkevious Mingo  DE LSU SEC
1 9 New York Jets Milliner, DeeDee Milliner  CB Alabama SEC
1 10 Tennessee Titans Warmack, ChanceChance Warmack  G Alabama SEC
1 11 San Diego Chargers Fluker, D. J.D. J. Fluker  OT Alabama SEC
1 13 New York Jets Richardson, SheldonSheldon Richardson  DT Missouri SEC
1 17 Pittsburgh Steelers Jones, JarvisJarvis Jones  LB Georgia SEC
1 18 San Francisco 49ers Reid, EricEric Reid  S LSU SEC
1 23 Minnesota Vikings Floyd, SharrifSharrif Floyd  DT Florida SEC
1 29 Minnesota Vikings Patterson, CordarrelleCordarrelle Patterson  WR Tennessee SEC
1 30 St. Louis Rams Ogletree, AlecAlec Ogletree  LB Georgia SEC
1 32 Baltimore Ravens Elam, MattMatt Elam  S Florida SEC
2 34 Tennessee Titans Hunter, JustinJustin Hunter  WR Tennessee SEC
2 36 Detroit Lions Slay, DariusDarius Slay  CB Mississippi State SEC
2 43 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Banks, JohnthanJohnthan Banks  CB Mississippi State SEC
2 45 Arizona Cardinals Minter, KevinKevin Minter  LB LSU SEC
2 50 Chicago Bears Bostic, JonathanJonathan Bostic  LB Florida SEC
2 57 Houston Texans Swearinger, D.J.D.J. Swearinger  S South Carolina SEC
2 61 Green Bay Packers Lacy, EddieEddie Lacy  RB Alabama SEC
2 62 Seattle Seahawks Michael, ChristineChristine Michael  RB Texas A&M SEC
3 65 Detroit Lions Warford, LarryLarry Warford  G Kentucky SEC
3 67 Philadelphia Eagles Logan, BennieBennie Logan  DT LSU SEC
3 69 Arizona Cardinals Mathieu, TyrannTyrann Mathieu  CB LSU SEC
3 77 Miami Dolphins Thomas, DallasDallas Thomas  G Tennessee SEC
3 81 New York Giants Moore, DamontreDamontre Moore  DE Texas A&M SEC
3 82 New Orleans Saints Jenkins, JohnJohn Jenkins  DT Georgia SEC
3 84 Cincinnati Bengals Williams, ShawnShawn Williams  S Georgia SEC
3 85 Washington Redskins Reed, JordanJordan Reed  TE Florida SEC
3 88 San Francisco 49ers Lemonier, CoreyCorey Lemonier  DE Auburn SEC
3* 95 Houston Texans Montgomery, SamSam Montgomery  DE LSU SEC
3* 96 Kansas City Chiefs Davis, KnileKnile Davis  RB Arkansas SEC
3* 97 Tennessee Titans Gooden, ZaviarZaviar Gooden  LB Missouri SEC
4 99 Kansas City Chiefs Johnson, NicoNico Johnson  LB Alabama SEC
4 101 Jacksonville Jaguars Sanders, AceAce Sanders  WR South Carolina SEC
4 104 Miami Dolphins Jenkins, JelaniJelani Jenkins  LB Florida SEC
4 112 Oakland Raiders Wilson, TylerTyler Wilson  QB Arkansas SEC
4 113 St. Louis Rams Jones, BarrettBarrett Jones  G Alabama SEC
4 118 Cincinnati Bengals Porter, SeanSean Porter  LB Texas A&M SEC
4* 131 San Francisco 49ers Lattimore, MarcusMarcus Lattimore  RB South Carolina SEC
4* 132 Detroit Lions Taylor, DevinDevin Taylor  DE South Carolina SEC
5 134 Kansas City Chiefs Commings, SandersSanders Commings  CB Georgia SEC
5 137 Seattle Seahawks Williams, JesseJesse Williams  DT Alabama SEC
5 138 Seattle Seahawks Simon, TharoldTharold Simon  CB LSU SEC
5 142 Tennessee Titans Edwards, LavarLavar Edwards  DE LSU SEC
5 157 San Francisco 49ers Dial, QuintonQuinton Dial  DE Alabama SEC
5 160 St. Louis Rams Stacy, ZacZac Stacy  RB Vanderbilt SEC
5 161 Denver Broncos King, TavarresTavarres King  WR Georgia SEC
5 164 Miami Dolphins Gillislee, MikeMike Gillislee  RB Florida SEC
5* 166 Miami Dolphins Sturgis, CalebCaleb Sturgis  K Florida SEC
5* 167 Green Bay Packers Boyd, JoshJosh Boyd  DT Mississippi State SEC
6 169 Jacksonville Jaguars Evans, JoshJosh Evans  S Florida SEC
6 174 Arizona Cardinals Swope, RyanRyan Swope  WR Texas A&M SEC
6 184 Oakland Raiders Rivera, MychalMychal Rivera  TE Tennessee SEC
6 185 Dallas Cowboys Holloman, DeVonteDeVonte Holloman  LB South Carolina SEC
6 188 Chicago Bears Washington, CorneliusCornelius Washington  DE Georgia SEC
6 191 Washington Redskins Rambo, BacarriBacarri Rambo  S Georgia SEC
6 194 Seattle Seahawks Ware, SpencerSpencer Ware  RB LSU SEC
6 197 Cincinnati Bengals Hamilton, CobiCobi Hamilton  WR Arkansas SEC
7 211 Detroit Lions Williams, MichaelMichael Williams  TE Alabama SEC
7 220 Seattle Seahawks Seymour, RyanRyan Seymour  G Vanderbilt SEC
7 222 Buffalo Bills Gragg, ChrisChris Gragg  TE Arkansas SEC
7* 251 Cincinnati Bengals Johnson, T. J.T. J. Johnson  C South Carolina SEC
7* 254 Indianapolis Colts Cunningham, JusticeJustice Cunningham  TE South Carolina SEC

Home attendance[edit]

Team Stadium Capacity Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5 Game 6 Game 7 Game 8 Total Average % of Capacity
Alabama Bryant-Denny Stadium 101,821 101,821 101,821 101,821 101,821 101,821 101,126 101,821 712,052 101,722 99.90%
Arkansas Razorback Stadium 72,000 71,062 53,089A 74,617 72,543 67,153 55,378A 64,451 71,117 529,410 66,176 97.99%
Auburn Jordan-Hare Stadium 87,451 85,214 86,721 85,813 85,119 74,676 86,146 74,832 578,521 82,646 94.51%
Florida Ben Hill Griffin Stadium 88,548 84,704 87,102 90,824 90,833 90,496 86,482 82,691 613,132 87,590 98.92%
Georgia Sanford Stadium 92,746 92,446 92,746 92,746 92,746 92,746 92,746 92,746 648,922 92,703 99.95%
Kentucky Commonwealth Stadium 67,942 48,346 53,980 49,810 49,498 54,553 44,902 46,749 347,838 49,691 73.14%
LSU Tiger Stadium 92,542 92,059 92,804 92,177 92,154 92,734 93,374 92,831 92,872 741,005 92,626 100.10%
Mississippi State Davis Wade 55,082 55,082 56,111 55,186 57,831 55,108 55,240 54,838 389,396 55,628 100.99%
Missouri Faurot Field 71,004 62,173 71,004 71,004 66,250 71,004 67,853 63,045 472,333 67,476 95.03%
Ole Miss Vaught-Hemingway 60,580 50,544 53,133 61,797 55,343 57,068 60,572 61,005 399,462 57,066 94.19%
South Carolina Williams-Brice Stadium 80,250 77,006 77,963 80,836 85,199 80,250 78,772 79,982 560,008 80,001 99.69%
Tennessee Neyland Stadium 102,455 87,821 102,455 81,719 102,455 84,189 89,272 81,841 629,752 89,965 87.81%
Texas A&M Kyle Field 82,589 87,114 86,775 86,442 87,429 87,101 87,222 522,083 87,014 105.36%
Vanderbilt Vanderbilt Stadium 40,550 38,393 35,491 40,350 40,350 32,227 40,350 227,161 37,860 93.37%

^A Games played at Arkansas' secondary home stadium War Memorial Stadium, capacity: 54,120.

Attendance was 84,644 for the Florida vs. Georgia game in Jacksonville

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