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2012 SEC football schedule released

Posted on: December 28, 2011 10:14 am
Edited on: December 28, 2011 10:34 am
 
Posted by Chip Patterson

The most desired Christmas present was delivered a few days late for many die-hard SEC football fans.  On Wednesday, the league finally released the conference schedule for 2012.  This is the first official look at how a 14-team SEC with Missouri (SEC East) and Texas A&M (SEC West) shakes out for each school. 

One early takeaway from the schedule on first glance is how it favors the reigning SEC East champion Georgia Bulldogs. Mark Richt's squad was able to bounce back from their 0-2 start and roll off 10 straight victories to earn a bid to the SEC title game. In that run through the conference schedule, the Bulldogs avoided a matchup with LSU, Alabama, or Arkansas. In 2012 Georgia will once again dodge all three opponents, drawing Ole Miss and Auburn as their cross-division foes.

Check out each team's slate below, and drop us your comments on what stands out heading into the 2012 SEC season on Facebook, Twitter (@EyeOnCFB), or in the comments section below.

ALABAMA
Sept. 15: at Arkansas
Sept. 29: OLE MISS
Oct. 13: at Missouri
Oct. 20: at Tennessee
Oct. 27: MISSISSIPPI STATE
Nov. 3: at LSU
Nov. 10: TEXAS A&M
Nov. 24: AUBURN

ARKANSAS
Sept. 15: ALABAMA
Sept. 29: vs. Texas A&M
Oct. 6: at Auburn
Oct. 13: KENTUCKY
Oct. 27: OLE MISS
Nov. 10: at South Carolina
Nov. 17: at Mississippi State
Nov. 24: LSU

AUBURN
Sept. 8: at Mississippi State
Sept. 22: LSU
Oct. 6: ARKANSAS
Oct. 13: at Ole Miss
Oct. 20: at Vanderbilt
Oct. 27: TEXAS A&M
Nov. 10: GEORGIA
Nov. 24: at Alabama

FLORIDA
Sept. 8: at Texas A&M
Sept. 15: at Tennessee
Sept. 22: KENTUCKY
Oct. 6: LSU
Oct. 13: at Vanderbilt
Oct. 20: SOUTH CAROLINA
Oct. 27: vs. Georgia (Jacksonville)
Nov. 3: MISSOURI

GEORGIA
Sept. 8: at Missouri
Sept. 22: VANDERBILT
Sept. 29: TENNESSEE
Oct. 6: at South Carolina
Oct. 20: at Kentucky
Oct. 27: vs. Florida (Jacksonville)
Nov. 3: OLE MISS
Nov. 10: at Auburn

KENTUCKY
Sept. 22: at Florida
Sept. 29: SOUTH CAROLINA
Oct. 6: MISSISSIPPI STATE
Oct. 13: at Arkansas
Oct. 20: GEORGIA
Oct. 27: at Missouri
Nov. 3: VANDERBILT
Nov. 24: at Tennessee

LSU
Sept. 22: at Auburn
Oct. 6: at Florida
Oct. 13: SOUTH CAROLINA
Oct. 20: at Texas A&M
Nov. 3: ALABAMA
Nov. 10: MISSISSIPPI STATE
Nov. 17: OLE MISS
Nov. 24: at Arkansas

OLE MISS
Sept. 29: at Alabama
Oct. 6: TEXAS A&M
Oct. 13: AUBURN
Oct. 27: at Arkansas
Nov. 3: at Georgia
Nov. 10: VANDERBILT
Nov. 17: at LSU
Nov. 24: MISSISSIPPI STATE

MISSISSIPPI STATE
Sept. 8: AUBURN
Oct. 6: at Kentucky
Oct. 13: TENNESSEE
Oct. 27: at Alabama
Nov. 3: TEXAS A&M
Nov. 10: at LSU
Nov. 17: ARKANSAS
Nov. 24: at Ole Miss

MISSOURI
Sept. 8: GEORGIA
Sept. 22: at South Carolina
Oct. 6: VANDERBILT
Oct. 13: ALABAMA
Oct. 27: KENTUCKY
Nov. 3: at Florida
Nov. 10: at Tennessee
Nov. 24: at Texas A&M

SOUTH CAROLINA
Aug. 30: at Vanderbilt
Sept. 22: MISSOURI
Sept. 29: at Kentucky
Oct. 6: GEORGIA
Oct. 13: at LSU
Oct. 20: at Florida
Oct. 27: TENNESSEE
Nov. 10: ARKANSAS

TENNESSEE
Sept. 15: FLORIDA
Sept. 29: at Georgia
Oct. 13: at Mississippi State
Oct. 20: ALABAMA
Oct. 27: at South Carolina
Nov. 10: MISSOURI
Nov. 17: at Vanderbilt
Nov. 24: KENTUCKY

TEXAS A&M
Sept. 8: FLORIDA
Sept. 29: vs. Arkansas
Oct. 6: at Ole Miss
Oct. 20: LSU
Oct. 27: at Auburn
Nov. 3: at Mississippi State
Nov. 10: at Alabama
Nov. 24: MISSOURI

VANDERBILT
Aug. 30: SOUTH CAROLINA
Sept. 22: at Georgia
Oct. 6: at Missouri
Oct. 13: FLORIDA
Oct. 20: AUBURN
Nov. 3: at Kentucky
Nov. 10: at Ole Miss
Nov. 17: TENNESSEE

Any games you are already looking forward to? What team has an early advantage thanks to the 2012 schedule? Let us know your thoughts over at the Eye On College Football Facebook page.

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Comments

Since: Dec 28, 2006
Posted on: December 28, 2011 1:14 pm
 

2012 SEC football schedule released

I still do not like the "permanent" opponent from the opposite division.  This locks in a weakling every year for some teams, and a hard team for others.  But, more importantly, you're going to rotate 1 game from the other division each year.  That means you either don't get a home and home with the rotating team (and with 6 rotating teams, that means Florida would always play at Tex A&M?) or if you do home and home, then you play each rotating team every 12 years.  That's great for interdivisional play!  12 teams was better, but since you're going with 14, you need to rotate both teams from the other division.



Since: Nov 10, 2006
Posted on: December 28, 2011 1:01 pm
 

2012 SEC football schedule released

Interesting to note that, for 2013, Texas A&M gained home dates with Florida and LSU while losing home dates against Oklahoma, Texas Tech and Kansas St. had they remained in the Big XII (assuming they would have flipped 2012 home and away conference opponents). They still would have played Arkansas and Missouri had they stayed but the 2013 date would have likely been in Columbia, not College Station.

While you can't judge the results on one year, it doesn't seem to me like the Aggies helped themselves much at the gate with this.

I'm still waiting for the new Aggie cry "Beat the hell out of f.u." looks like we'll get that in early September.



Since: May 6, 2008
Posted on: December 28, 2011 12:35 pm
 

2012 SEC football schedule released

Georgia WAS scheduled to play AT Bama in '12 but thanks to the money hungry powers that be we added A&M and Mizzou to the SEC (nothing against A&M and Mizzou but I liked the SEC the way it was with tradition, rivalries, etc., just like the A&M/TX game).  So, don't bash UGA for the schedule that the league set.  We're playing the cards that were dealt to us.




Since: Jul 9, 2008
Posted on: December 28, 2011 12:35 pm
 

2012 SEC football schedule released

I know my team UK will be lucky to win 2 SEC games next season. They need to get rid of that Clown of a Coach we have in Joker Phillips. This has only went on for 50 years so I shouldn't exspect too much. I always pulls for SEC teams in the Bowl games though.



Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: December 28, 2011 12:32 pm
 

2012 SEC football schedule released

Not an SEC hater by any stretch, but would like to point out the 'coincidence' that the only two teams in the league who have 3 straight road games....Missouri & Texas A&M...things that make you go hmmmmm



Since: Aug 11, 2011
Posted on: December 28, 2011 12:18 pm
 

2012 SEC football schedule released

Look at the schedule for Alabama. Its a joke.

Everyone can argue cupcake, or in this case joke, schedules.

Sep 2
Sep 10
Sep 17
Sep 24
Oct 1
Oct 15
Oct 22
Oct 29
Nov 5
Nov 12
Nov 19
Nov 26
Dec 3



Since: Nov 10, 2007
Posted on: December 28, 2011 12:13 pm
 

2012 SEC football schedule released

I actually think Vandy has an easier schedule than Georgia. They both play the same opponents, but Vandy gets SC, Auburn, and Florida at home. If there was ever a year for the 'Dores to make it to Atlanta, this would be it. I think UGA will take the division, though.




Since: Sep 19, 2006
Posted on: December 28, 2011 11:50 am
 

2012 SEC football schedule released

2010 Capital One Bowl: Alabama 49, Michigan State 7

Good effort.  That's what happens when a fake top 10 Big Ten team goes up against a real opponent.  Keep thinking that the Big Ten is worth a damn.   




Since: Mar 17, 2009
Posted on: December 28, 2011 11:44 am
 

2012 SEC football schedule released

Once again Georgia doesnt have to play Bama,Lsu or Arkansas,how does that happen?Why doesnt Georgia and Florida not have to play a home and home just like everybody else has to and not at a neutral site.Missouri has to end the season with 3 straight road games in conference.Ole Miss is at Bama,at LSU at Arkansas at Georgia WOW!



Since: Sep 19, 2006
Posted on: December 28, 2011 11:41 am
 

2012 SEC football schedule released

Alabama or LSU would walk through that four game stretch you just mentioned like it wasn't even there.  You can make it five too and throw the Spartans in the mix.  Really?  Michigan.  They don't belong anywhere near a BCS game and Ohio St.  Sorry man, they weren't that good this year.  I'll give you Wisconsin, but not Nebraska.  That LSU or Bama defense would make a mockery of Taylor Martinez.  The Big Ten was weak this year and bowl season will prove that.  That Texas A&M team that you said was not good in the Big 12 this year would have probably won the Big 10.  The Big 10 is about a notch better than the Big East.  I love these Big 10 guys that still think their conference is good.  Speaking of bottom feeders, that Tennessee team that is the bottom feeder in the SEC would blow your bottom feeder, Indiana, right out of the stadium.  Have fun watching your team get rolled by Georgia.   


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