2011 Missouri Tigers football team

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2011 Missouri Tigers football
Missouri Tigers Block M.png
Independence Bowl Champions
Conference Big 12 Conference
2011 record 8–5 (5–4 Big 12)
Head coach Gary Pinkel
Offensive coordinator David Yost
Offensive scheme Spread
Defensive coordinator Dave Steckel
Base defense 4–3
Captain Michael Egnew
Captain Elvis Fisher
Captain Kenji Jackson
Captain Jacquies Smith
Home stadium Faurot Field
(Capacity: 71,004)
Seasons
« 2010 2012 »
2011 Big 12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#3 Oklahoma State   8 1         12 1  
#15 Kansas State   7 2         10 3  
#13 Baylor   6 3         10 3  
#16 Oklahoma   6 3         10 3  
Missouri   5 4         8 5  
Texas   4 5         8 5  
Texas A&M   4 5         7 6  
Iowa State   3 6         6 7  
Texas Tech   2 7         5 7  
Kansas   0 9         2 10  
† – BCS representative as champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2011 Missouri Tigers football team represented the University of Missouri in the 2011 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was coached by Gary Pinkel, who returned for his 11th season, and played their home games at Faurot Field at Memorial Stadium. It was the Tigers' final season in the Big 12 Conference as they departed for the Southeastern Conference in 2012. They finished the season 8–5, 5–4 in Big 12 play to finish in fifth place. They were invited to the Independence Bowl where they defeated North Carolina 41–24.

The NCAA has recognized Missouri’s football program for ranking in the top 10% of the country for Academic Progress Rate for the 2011-12 academic year, MU’s final year as members of the Big 12.[1]

Recruits[edit]

Key Losses:

QB Blaine Gabbert chose to forego his senior year eligibility and enter the NFL draft in 2011.[2]

Four days after Gabbert declared for the NFL draft, DE Aldon Smith (sophomore) also declared.[3]

DT Sheldon Richardson, a 6' 4" defensive tackle[4] originally from St. Louis, signed a Letter of Intent to play for the Tigers in 2011. He was ranked as the #1 DT prospect in the nation from many recruiting analysts, and a 5* rating (out of 5). He also was ranked as the #1 player at any position in the State of Missouri. He originally signed with Mizzou in February 2009, but had to go to junior college (College of the Sequoias, in Visalia, California) to improve his grades; played DT for them in the past two years.[5] He was also rated the #3 junior college prospect by Rivals.com.[6] He also can play offensive tight end as well as defensive tackle.[7][8]

Michael Boddie, Gerrand Johnson, and Wesley Leftwich signed LOI prior to Feb. 3 and enrolled in classes this Spring semester. 'More Info'

All 17 recruits signed their National Letter of Intent during the National Signing Period (February 3, 2011 – April 1, 2011).

The recruits signed by February 2.[9]

Fully one-half (9) of the 17 recruits are from Texas, and four were in Missouri; two of those four were from St. Louis. The Mizzou class consists of four offensive linemen, four defensive backs, three linebackers, two wide receivers, two defensive tackles, a defensive end, and a quarterback. Richardson is the only junior college transfer.

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A capsule look at Mizzou's signees here.[11]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Corbin Berkstresser
QB
Lee's Summit, MO Lee's Summit HS 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 220 lb (100 kg)  ? Sep 1, 2009 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 77
Michael Boddie
OG
Gilmer, TX Gilmer HS 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 270 lb (120 kg)  ? Oct 26, 2010 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 77
Kentrell Brothers
OLB
Guthrie, OK Guthrie HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 4.75 Nov 10, 2010 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 75
Courtland Browning
S
Tyler, TX Lee HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) 4.48 Mar 19, 2010 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 74
Taylor Chappell
OG
Canadian, TX Canadian HS 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 270 lb (120 kg) 5.3 May 22, 2010 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 75
Brandon Durant
OLB
Copperas Cove, TX Copperas Cove HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 4.6 Nov 4, 2010 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 72
Clarence Green
OLB
Freeport, TX Brazoswood HS 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 4.52 Apr 23, 2010 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 75
Brandon Hannah
WR
St. Louis, MO Chaminade College Prep 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 4.5 Mar 11, 2010 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 45
David Johnson
CB
Spring, TX Spring HS 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 180 lb (82 kg) 4.37 Dec 18, 2010 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 45
Gerrand Johnson
DT
Rayville, LA Rayville HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 270 lb (120 kg)  ? Oct 13, 2010 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 78
Wesley Leftwich
WR/CB
Columbia, MO Columbia-Hickman HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 4.40 Feb 2, 2010 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 75
Connor McGovern
OT
Fargo, ND Shanley HS 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 275 lb (125 kg) 5.12 Aug 13, 2010 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 45
Brad McNulty
C/OG
Allen, TX Allen HS 6 ft 1.5 in (1.87 m) 275 lb (125 kg) 5.41 Oct 12, 2010 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 74
Ernest Payton
CB
College Station, TX A & M Consolidated HS 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 4.40 Jan 29, 2011 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 45
Shane Ray
DE
Shawnee Mission, KS Bishop Miege HS 6 ft 3.5 in (1.92 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 4.75 Mar 6, 2010 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 78
Sheldon Richardson
DT
St. Louis, MO College of the Sequoias 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 270 lb (120 kg)  ? Dec 15, 2010 
Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 81
Ian Simon
S
Mansfield, TX Mansfield Legacy HS 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg)  ? Jun 13, 2010 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 45
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 47   Rivals: 46  ESPN: 66
  • ‡ Refers to 40 yard dash
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

Schedule[edit]

2011 Schedule

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 3 11:00 AM Miami (OH)* #21 Faurot FieldColumbia, MO FSN W 17–6   58,313[12]
September 9 9:30 PM at Arizona State* #21 Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ ESPN L 30–37 OT  70,236[13]
September 17 6:00 PM Western Illinois* Faurot Field • Columbia, MO FSN PPV W 69–0   63,420
September 24 7:00 PM at #1 Oklahoma Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, OK (Tiger-Sooner Peace Pipe) FX L 28–38   85,547
October 8 2:30 PM at #20 Kansas State Bill Snyder Family StadiumManhattan, KS ABC L 17–24   48,435
October 15 1:00 PM Iowa Statedagger Faurot Field • Columbia, MO (Telephone Trophy) W 52–17   71,004
October 22 11:00 AM #6 Oklahoma State Faurot Field • Columbia, MO FX L 24–45   64,202[14]
October 29 11:00 AM at #16 Texas A&M Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX (Rivalry) FX W 38–31 OT  86,934
November 5 6:00 PM at Baylor Floyd Casey StadiumWaco, TX FSN L 39–42   40,194
November 12 11:00 AM #21 Texas Faurot Field • Columbia, MO FX W 17–5   61,323
November 19 2:30 PM Texas Tech Faurot Field • Columbia, MO ABC W 31–27   54,309
November 26 2:30 PM vs. Kansas Arrowhead StadiumKansas City, MO (Border War) FSN W 24–10   47,059[15]
December 26 4:00 PM vs. North Carolina* Independence StadiumShreveport, LA (Independence Bowl) ESPN2 W 41–24   41,728
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.


Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Final 
AP 21 21  
Coaches' 21 19  
Harris Not released Not released 
BCS Not released 25 Not released


Regular season[edit]

Miami (OH)[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Miami (OH) 0 0 6 0 6
Missouri 7 3 0 7 17

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@ Arizona State[edit]

1 2 3 4 OT Total
Missouri 3 7 6 14 0 30
Arizona State 7 9 7 7 7 37


Western Illinois[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Western Illinois 0 0 0 0 0
Missouri 21 21 10 17 69


@ Oklahoma[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Missouri 14 0 0 14 28
Oklahoma 10 14 7 7 38


@ Kansas State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Missouri 0 3 0 14 17
Kansas State 10 0 7 7 24


Iowa State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Iowa State 3 7 0 7 17
Missouri 21 10 14 7 52


Oklahoma State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Oklahoma State 14 10 14 7 45
Missouri 3 14 0 7 24


@ Texas A&M[edit]

1 2 3 4 OT Total
Missouri 14 3 0 14 7 38
Texas A&M 7 21 0 3 0 31


@ Baylor[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Missouri 7 7 0 25 39
Baylor 0 13 15 14 42


Texas[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Texas 3 0 2 0 5
Missouri 0 14 3 0 17


Texas Tech[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Texas Tech 14 3 10 0 27
Missouri 0 10 7 14 31


vs. Kansas (in Kansas City)[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Kansas 0 10 0 0 10
Missouri 0 3 14 7 24


vs. North Carolina (2011 AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl)[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Missouri 14 17 7 3 41
North Carolina 7 3 7 7 24

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mizzou football recognized for high APR". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. June 7, 2013. Archived from the original on 2013-07-05. Retrieved 2013-06-21. 
  2. ^ Laymance, Reid (January 3, 2011). "Blaine Gabbert entering 2011 draft". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved January 3, 2011. 
  3. ^ Laymance, Reid (January 7, 2011). "Mizzou's Aldon Smith heading to NFL early". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved January 7, 2011. 
  4. ^ Sheldon Richardson 2011 Football Recruiting Profile ESPN.com (Dec. 15, 2010)
  5. ^ Richardson is a Tiger! Scout.com (Dec. 15, 2010)
  6. ^ Laymance, Reid (December 15, 2010). "Sheldon Richardson signs with Mizzou". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved December 15, 2010. 
  7. ^ Video on YouTube COS Sheldon Richardson #34 Mid-Season Highlights] (Nov. 13, 2009)
  8. ^ Video on YouTube Gateway Tech High School Sheldon Richardson Football Highlights 2008] (Aug. 30, 2009)
  9. ^ "Football Announces 2011 Recruiting Class: Tigers Sign 17 Standouts To Latest Group". CBSSports.com. February 2, 2011. 
  10. ^ Laymance, Reid (February 3, 2011). "Missouri continues trend of recruiting heavily in Texas". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved February 3, 2011. 
  11. ^ Laymance, Reid (February 2, 2011). "Capsule look at Mizzou's football signees". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved February 2, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Miami (OH) RedHawks vs. Missouri Tigers Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved September 10, 2011. 
  13. ^ "Missouri Tigers vs. Arizona State Sun Devils Box Score". ESPN.com. Retrieved September 10, 2011. 
  14. ^ "Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. Missouri Tigers Box Score". ESPN.com. October 22, 2011. 
  15. ^ "Missouri Tigers vs. Kansas Jayhawks Box Score". ESPN.com. November 26, 2011. 
  16. ^ "Franklin Leads Mizzou Past Miami (OH), 17–6." MUTigers.com. Retrieved October 20, 2011.