The 2012 Georgia Bulldogs football team represented the University of Georgia in the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season.The Bulldogs were led by 12th-year head coach Mark Richt and played their home games at Sanford Stadium.They were a member of the Eastern Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). Transfers Corey Grant, Mike Blakely and Melvin Ray will be eligible to play this upcoming season. Most people were right, as the Tide crushed their rivals, 44-13 in Knoxville. Sign up for the Vols Wire newsletter to get our top stories … The Tigers played the 2012 season with new coordinators on both offense and defense. Pike will transfer to Louisville. The presence of VanGorder on the Tigers’ coaching staff paid dividends in recruiting, as they secured commitments from several high-profile recruits for the 2013 class. He will have four years of eligibility remaining. After the Alabama defense held Auburn to a three-and-out on their first possession, their offense responded with their second touchdown of the afternoon on … Also new to the Tigers defensive coaching staff was Willie Martinez, who coached defensive backs. Martinez was previously an assistant coach at Oklahoma. In the 2012 edition of the Iron Bowl, Alabama shutout the Auburn Tigers 49–0 at Tuscaloosa. By Peter Berkes Oct 20, 2012, 10:21pm EDT Tyler Bray threw for 333 passing yards with two touchdowns, including a 72-yard bomb to Zach Rogers, who beat NC State star cornerback David Amerson down the field. The game featured the Georgia Bulldogs, winners of the SEC Eastern Division versus the Alabama Crimson Tide, the winner of the SEC Western Division.. Because Alabama and Georgia were both respectively …  Five plays later the Crimson Tide led 28–0 after McCarron threw a seven-yard touchdown pass to Kevin Norwood. 2017: Alabama 45, Tennessee 7. 2015: Alabama 19, Tennessee 14. VanGorder and Martinez previously coached together at Georgia in the early 2000s. 2 Alabama crushes Auburn 49–0 to win SEC West championship", "Auburn vs. Alabama: Play-by-play Summary", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=2012_Auburn_Tigers_football_team&oldid=980883433, 2012 Southeastern Conference football season, Short description is different from Wikidata, Pages using CFB schedule with named parameters, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, $ – BCS representative as conference champion, This page was last edited on 29 September 2020, at 01:32. 2014: Alabama 34, Tennessee 20.  This marked the second consecutive Iron Bowl in which Auburn's offense was unable to score against Alabama's defense. On the opening possession of the 2nd half, Rajion Neal rushed for an 8-yard touchdown, which would be followed by a 20-yard field goal by Michael Palardy to extend the Vol's lead to 32-14. Justin Hunter lead the team with 69 receiving yards and Cordarrelle Patterson had only one catch. The final signee to Auburn’s impressive class of offensive linemen is Alex Kozan, who signed with the Tigers three weeks after the National Signing Day. The Volunteers played their home games at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville, Tennessee and competed in the Eastern Division of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). Ricardo Louis signed with Auburn, picking the Tigers over Florida State; also, the Tigers beat out Georgia Tech for the services of JaQuay Williams. Box Score Hero: McCarron had a great day, going 17-22 for 307 yards and four touchdowns. While serving as a graduate assistant coach at Michigan, Loeffler tutored future New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. , 2012 Southeastern Conference football standings, 2012 Mississippi State Bulldogs football team, 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football rankings, "Auburn Fires Gene Chizik After Four Years As Coach", "AJ McCarron-led Alabama steamrolls rival Auburn", "No. 2016: Alabama 49, Tennessee 10. 2013: Alabama 45, Tennessee 10. In addition, Melvin Ray transferred from Alabama and will be eligible for the 2013 season. The 2012 Auburn Tigers football team represented Auburn University in the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. Linebackers Cassanova McKinzy and Javier Mitchell round out the class. "The Third Saturday in October" 2012 #1 Alabama vs Tennessee The team was coached by Gene Chizik, who was in his fourth season with Auburn. They finished the season 12–2 overall and 7–1 in SEC play, claiming the East … Freshman QB Zeke Pike was arrested for public intoxication and was dismissed from the team. The offense then made it seven-for-seven on offense when McCarron threw a 38-yard touchdown pass to Norwood for a 49–0 lead.