2012 Southern Miss Golden Eagles football team

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2012 Southern Miss Golden Eagles football
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Conference Conference USA
Division East Division
2012 record 0–12 (0–8 C-USA)
Head coach Ellis Johnson (1st year)
Offensive coordinator Steve Buckley (1st year)
Defensive coordinator Tommy West (1st year)
Base defense 4–2–5
Home stadium M. M. Roberts Stadium
(Capacity: 36,000)
Seasons
← 2011
2013 →
2012 Conference USA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
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 Division
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 Southern Miss Golden Eagles football team represented the University of Southern Mississippi in the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season as a member of the East Division of Conference USA. They were led by first-year head coach Ellis Johnson and played their home games at M. M. Roberts Stadium in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. The 2012 squad finished the season winless with a final record of 0–12[1] and after only one year at the helm, Johnson was fired.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 1 2:30 PM at No. 16 Nebraska* Memorial StadiumLincoln, Nebraska ABC L 20–49   85,425
September 15 2:30 PM East Carolina M. M. Roberts StadiumHattiesburg, Mississippi CBSSN L 14–24   34,140
September 22 6:00 PM at WKU* Houchens Industries – L. T. Smith StadiumBowling Green, Kentucky ESPN3 L 17–42   23,252
September 29 7:00 PM No. 17 Louisville* M. M. Roberts Stadium • Hattiesburg, Mississippi CBSSN L 17–21   23,492
October 6 11:00 AM No. 25 Boise State* M. M. Roberts Stadium • Hattiesburg, Mississippi FSN L 14–40   25,337
October 13 7:00 PM at UCF Bright House Networks StadiumOrlando, Florida CBSSN L 31–38 2OT  34,514
October 20 6:00 PM Marshalldagger M. M. Roberts Stadium • Hattiesburg, Mississippi CBSSN L 24–59   24,093
October 27 12:00 PM at Rice Rice StadiumHouston, Texas CSS/CSNH L 17–44   14,927
November 3 6:30 PM UAB M. M. Roberts Stadium • Hattiesburg, Mississippi CSS/CSNH L 19–27   22,874
November 10 2:30 PM at SMU Gerald J. Ford StadiumUniversity Park, Texas FSN L 6–34   16,343
November 17 7:00 PM UTEP M. M. Roberts Stadium • Hattiesburg, Mississippi CBSSN L 33–34   23,757
November 24 2:30 PM at Memphis Liberty Bowl Memorial StadiumMemphis, Tennessee (Black and Blue Bowl) CSS/CSNH L 24–42   21,305
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

Game summaries[edit]

@ Nebraska[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Eagles 7 10 0 3 20
#16 Cornhuskers 14 14 14 7 49
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–2 2004 USM, 21–17

East Carolina[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Pirates 0 3 21 0 24
Golden Eagles 7 0 0 7 14
Overall record Last meeting Result
27–10 2011 USM, 48–28

@ WKU[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Eagles 0 3 7 7 17
Hilltoppers 14 7 21 0 42
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

Louisville[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#17 Cardinals 6 6 3 6 21
Golden Eagles 10 7 0 0 17
Overall record Last meeting Result
18–10–1 2010 LOU, 31–28

Last meeting was in the 2010 Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl.

Boise State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#25 Broncos 7 16 7 10 40
Golden Eagles 0 0 7 7 14
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–2 2008 BSU, 24–7

@ UCF[edit]

1 2 3 4 OT 2OT Total
Golden Eagles 0 7 7 10 7 0 31
Knights 7 10 0 7 7 7 38
Overall record Last meeting Result
6–1 2011 USM, 30–29

Marshall[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Thundering Herd 10 21 14 14 59
Golden Eagles 3 14 0 7 24
Overall record Last meeting Result
5–2 2011 MARSH, 26–20

@ Rice[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Eagles 3 7 7 0 17
Owls 7 14 17 6 44
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–2 2011 USM, 48–24

UAB[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Blazers 0 0 14 13 27
Golden Eagles 0 16 3 0 19
Overall record Last meeting Result
9–3 2011 UAB, 34–31

@ SMU[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Eagles 0 6 0 0 6
Mustangs 10 17 0 7 34
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–0 2011 USM, 27–3

UTEP[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Miners 3 17 0 14 34
Golden Eagles 10 7 3 13 33
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–2 2011 USM, 31–13

@ Memphis[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Golden Eagles 3 7 0 14 24
Tigers 0 21 21 0 42
Overall record Last meeting Result
40–21–1 2011 USM, 44–7

References[edit]

  1. ^ Magee, Patrick (November 24, 2012). "Golden Eagles finish historic winless season". Sun Herald. Biloxi, Mississippi: SunHerald.com. Retrieved November 25, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Southern Miss fires Ellis Johnson". ESPN. Bristol, Connecticut: ESPN.com. Associated Press. November 27, 2012. Retrieved November 27, 2012.