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Missouri Tigers football
2014 Missouri Tigers football team
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First season 1890
Athletic director Mike Alden
Head coach Gary Pinkel
13th year, 102–63  (.618)
Home stadium Faurot Field
Stadium capacity 67,124 (reduced from 71,000 due to expansion construction in 2013)
Stadium surface FieldTurf
Location Columbia, Missouri
Conference SEC
Division SEC Eastern Division
All-time record 642–534–53 (.544)
Postseason bowl record 14–16 (.467)
Unclaimed national titles 2 (1960, 2007)
Conference titles 15 (12 Big Eight)[1]
Division titles 1 (SEC East- 2013)
3 (Big 12 North- 2007, 2008, 2010)
Consensus All-Americans 13
Current uniform
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Colors

Black and MU Gold

          
Fight song "Fight Tiger"
Mascot Truman the Tiger
Marching band Marching Mizzou
Rivals Kansas Jayhawks
Iowa State Cyclones
Nebraska Cornhuskers
Illinois Fighting Illini
Oklahoma Sooners
Texas A&M Aggies
Arkansas Razorbacks (beginning 2013)
Website mutigers.com

The Missouri Tigers football program represents the University of Missouri in college football and competes in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) of the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA). Since 2012, Missouri has been a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC)[2] and is currently aligned in its Eastern Division. Home games are played at Faurot Field (also known as "The Zou") in Columbia, Missouri.

A night game at home for the Missouri Tigers.

Missouri's football program dates back to 1890, and has appeared in 30 bowl games (including 10 major bowl appearances: 4 Orange Bowls, 3 Cotton Bowls, 2 Sugar Bowls, and 1 Fiesta Bowl). Missouri has won 15 conference titles, 4 division titles, and has 2 national championship selections recognized by the NCAA.[3] Entering the 2013 season, Missouri's all-time record was 643–531–52.

The team is currently coached by Gary Pinkel, who is the winningest coach of all-time at Missouri (with 102 wins as of January 3, 2014).[4]

Conference affiliations[edit]

Source

Championships[edit]

The Missouri Tigers have 15 conference championships and 4 conference division titles.[6]

Conference Championships[edit]

Year Conference Coach Overall Record Conference Record
1893† WIUFA H.O. Robinson 4-3 2-1
1894† WIUFA H.O. Robinson 4-3 2-1
1895† WIUFA C.D. Bliss 7-1 2-1
1909 Big Eight William Roper 7-2-1 4-0-1
1913† Big Eight Chester Brewer 7-1 4-0
1919 Big Eight John F. Miller 5-1-2 4-0-1
1924 Big Eight Gwinn Henry 7-2 5-1
1925 Big Eight Gwinn Henry 6-1-1 5-1
1927 Big Eight Gwinn Henry 7-2 5-1
1939 Big Eight Don Faurot 8-2 5-0
1941 Big Eight Don Faurot 8-2 5-0
1942 Big Eight Don Faurot 8-3-1 4-0-1
1945 Big Eight Chauncey Simpson 6-4 5-0
1960* Big Eight Dan Devine 11-0 7-0
1969 Big Eight Dan Devine 9-2 6-1
Conference Championships 15
† Denotes co-champions

(*) The 1960 Big Eight title was retroactively awarded after a loss to Kansas was reversed due to Kansas' use of a player who was later ruled to be ineligible.

Divisional Championships[edit]

The Tigers were previously members of the Big 12 North division between its inception in 1996 and the dissolution of conference divisions within the Big 12 in 2011. The Tigers joined the SEC as members of the SEC East starting in 2012.

Season Division CG Result Opponent PF PA
2007 Big 12 North L Oklahoma 17 38
2008 Big 12 North L Oklahoma 21 62
2010 Big 12 North - - - -
2013 SEC East L Auburn 42 59
Division Championships 4
† Denotes co-champions

Non-consensus National Championships[edit]

Due to the lack of an NCAA-sanctioned Football Bowl Subdivision national championship, third-parties including the Bowl Championship Series, Associated Press, United Press International, and USA Today have often crowned a champion following either the end of the regular season or following the bowl games for that season. The NCAA historically has not endorsed a specific system or champion, but lists several polls or mathematical selectors as "Consensus National Champions" in their NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision Records[7] guide.

The Tigers have been declared champions twice by non-consensus polls. Neither of these national championships are officially claimed by Missouri.

Season Coach Selectors Record
1960 Dan Devine Poling System (non-consensus)[7][8] 11-0*
2007 Gary Pinkel Anderson & Hester (non-consensus)[8] 12-2

(*) The 1960 record originally 10-1 but changed to 11-0 due to Kansas' later forfeit.

Bowl appearances[edit]

Missouri has appeared in 30 bowl games, including 10 major bowl appearances: 4 Orange Bowls, 3 Cotton Bowls, 2 Sugar Bowls, and 1 Fiesta Bowl, with an all-time bowl record of 14-16.

Missouri's entire bowl history is shown in the table below.[9]

Season Bowl Opponent Result
1924 Los Angeles Christmas Festival USC L 7-20
1939 1940 Orange Bowl Georgia Tech L 7-21
1941 1942 Sugar Bowl Fordham L 0-2
1945 1946 Cotton Bowl Classic Texas L 27-40
1948 1949 Gator Bowl Clemson L 23-24
1949 1950 Gator Bowl Maryland L 7-20
1959 1960 Orange Bowl Georgia L 0-14
1960 1961 Orange Bowl Navy W 21-14
1962 1962 Bluebonnet Bowl Georgia Tech W 14-10
1965 1966 Sugar Bowl Florida W 20-18
1968 1968 Gator Bowl Alabama W 35-10
1969 1970 Orange Bowl Penn State L 3-10
1972 1972 Fiesta Bowl Arizona State L 35-49
1973 1973 Sun Bowl Auburn W 34-17
1978 1978 Liberty Bowl LSU W 20-15
1979 1979 All-American Bowl South Carolina W 24-14
1980 1980 Liberty Bowl Purdue L 25-28
1981 1981 Tangerine Bowl Southern Miss W 19-17
1983 1983 Holiday Bowl BYU L 17-21
1997 1997 Holiday Bowl Colorado State L 24-35
1998 1998 Insight.com Bowl West Virginia W 34-31
2003 2003 Independence Bowl Arkansas L 14-27
2005 2005 Independence Bowl South Carolina W 38-31
2006 2006 Sun Bowl Oregon State L 38-39
2007 2008 Cotton Bowl Classic Arkansas W 38-7
2008 2008 Alamo Bowl Northwestern W 30-23 (OT)
2009 2009 Texas Bowl Navy L 13-35
2010 2010 Insight Bowl Iowa L 24-27
2011 2011 Independence Bowl North Carolina W 41-24
2013 2014 Cotton Bowl Classic Oklahoma State W 41-31

Year-by-year record[edit]

Year Coach Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°
A. L. McRae (Independent) (1890–1890)
1890 McRae 2–1
Hal Reed (Independent) (1891–1891)
1891 Reed 3–1
E.H. Jones (WIUFA) (1892–1892)
1892 Jones 1–2
H.L. Robinson (WIUFA) (1893–1894)
1893 Robinson 4–3
1894 Robinson 4–3
Pop Bliss (WIUFA) (1895–1895)
1895 Bliss 7–1
Frank H. Patterson (WIUFA) (1896–1896)
1896 Patterson 7–5
Charles Young (WIUFA) (1897–1897)
1897 Young 5–6
David Fultz (Independent) (1898–1899)
1898 Fultz 1–4–1
1899 Fultz 9–2
Fred Murphy (Independent) (1900–1901)
1900 Murphy 4–4–1
1901 Murphy 2–6–1
Pat O'Dea (Independent) (1902–1902)
1902 O'Dea 5–3
John McLean (Independent) (1903–1905)
1903 McLean 1–7–1
1904 McLean 3–6
1905 McLean 5–4
W.J. Monilaw (Independent) (1906–1906)
1906 Monilaw 5–2–1
W.J. Monilaw (Missouri Valley) (1907–1908)
1907 Monilaw 7–2 1–2
1908 Monilaw 6–2 2–2
Bill Roper (Missouri Valley) (1909–1909)
1909 Roper 7–0–1 4–0–1
Bill Hollenback (Missouri Valley) (1910–1910)
1910 Hollenback 4–2–2 2–1–1
Chester Brewer (Missouri Valley) (1911–1913)
1911 Brewer 2–4–2 0–2–2
1912 Brewer 5–3 2–3
1913 Brewer 7–1 4–0
Henry Schulte (Missouri Valley) (1914–1917)
1914 Schulte 5–3 4–1
1915 Schulte 2–5–1 1–3–1
1916 Schulte 6–1–1 3–1–1
1917 Schulte 3–5 2–4
No team (WWI) (1918–1918)
No coach (Missouri Valley) (1919–1919)
1919 5–1–2 4–0–1
John F. Miller/James Phelan (Missouri Valley) (1920–1920)
1920 Miller/Phelan 7–1 5–1
James Phelan (Missouri Valley) (1921–1921)
1921 Phelan 6–2 4–2
Thomas Kelly (Missouri Valley) (1922–1922)
1922 Kelly 5–3 4–3
Gwinn Henry (Missouri Valley) (1923–1927)
1923 Henry 2–3–3 1–3–2
1924 Henry 7–2 5–1 L Christmas Festival
1925 Henry 6–1–1 5–1
1926 Henry 5–1–2 4–1
1927 Henry 7–2 5–1
Gwinn Henry (Big Six) (1928–1931)
1928 Henry 4–4 3–2
1929 Henry 5–2–1 3–1–1
1930 Henry 2–5–2 1–2–2
1931 Henry 2–8 1–4
Frank Carideo (Big Six) (1932–1934)
1932 Carideo 1–7–1 1–3–1
1933 Carideo 1–8 0–5
1934 Carideo 0–8–1 0–5
Don Faurot (Big Six) (1935–1942)
1935 Faurot 3–3–3 0–2–3
1936 Faurot 6–2–1 3–1–1
1937 Faurot 3–6–1 2–2–1
1938 Faurot 6–3 2–3
1939 Faurot 8–2 5–0 L Orange 6
1940 Faurot 6–3 3–2
1941 Faurot 8–2 5–0 L Sugar 7
1942 Faurot 8–3–1 4–0–1
Chauncey Simpson (Big Six) (1943–1945)
1943 Simpson 3–5 3–2
1944 Simpson 3–5–2 2–1–2
1945 Simpson 6–4 5–0 L Cotton
Don Faurot (Big Six) (1946–1946)
1946 Faurot 5–4–1 3–2
Don Faurot (Big Seven) (1947–1956)
1947 Faurot 6–4 3–2
1948 Faurot 8–3 5–1 L Gator
1949 Faurot 7–4 5–1 L Gator 20
1950 Faurot 4–5–1 3–2–1
1951 Faurot 2–8 1–5
1952 Faurot 5–5 5–1
1953 Faurot 6–4 4–2
1954 Faurot 4–5–1 3–2–1
1955 Faurot 1–9 1–5
1956 Faurot 4–5–1 3–2–1
Frank Broyles (Big Seven) (1957–1957)
1957 Broyles 5–4–1 3–3
Dan Devine (Big Eight) (1958–1970)
1958 Devine 5–4–1 4–1–1
1959 Devine 6–5 4–2 L Orange 20 18
1960 Devine 10–11 6–1 W Orange 4 5
1961 Devine 7–2–1 5–2 11 11
1962 Devine 8–1–2 5–1–1 W Bluebonnet
1963 Devine 7–3 5–2
1964 Devine 6–3–1 4–2–1
1965 Devine 8–2–1 6–1 W Sugar 6 6
1966 Devine 6–3–1 4–2–1
1967 Devine 7–3 4–3
1968 Devine 8–3 5–2 W Gator 17 9
1969 Devine 9–2 6–1 L Orange 6 6
1970 Devine 5–6 3–4
Al Onofrio (Big Eight) (1971–1977)
1971 Onofrio 1–10 0–7
1972 Onofrio 6–6 3–4 L Fiesta
1973 Onofrio 8–4 3–4 W Sun 17
1974 Onofrio 7–4 5–2
1975 Onofrio 6–5 3–4
1976 Onofrio 6–5 3–4
1977 Onofrio 4–7 3–4
Warren Powers (Big Eight) (1978–1984)
1978 Powers 8–4 4–3 W Liberty 14 15
1979 Powers 7–5 3–4 W Hall of Fame Classic 20
1980 Powers 8–4 5–2 L Liberty
1981 Powers 8–4 3–4 W Tangerine 20 19
1982 Powers 5–4–2 2–3–2
1983 Powers 7–5 5–2 L Holiday
1984 Powers 3–7–1 2–4–1
Woody Widenhofer (Big Eight) (1985–1988)
1985 Widenhofer 1–10 1–6
1986 Widenhofer 3–8 2–5
1987 Widenhofer 5–6 3–4
1988 Widenhofer 3–7–1 2–5
Bob Stull (Big Eight) (1989–1993)
1989 Stull 2–9 1–6
1990 Stull 4–7 2–5
1991 Stull 3–7–1 1–6
1992 Stull 3–8 2–5
1993 Stull 3–7–1 2–5
Larry Smith (Big Eight) (1994–1995)
1994 Smith 3–8–1 2–5
1995 Smith 3–8 1–6
Larry Smith (Big 12) (1996–2000)
1996 Smith 5–6 3–5
1997 Smith 7–5 5–3 L Holiday 23 23
1998 Smith 8–4 5–3 W Insight.com 25 21
1999 Smith 4–7 1–7
2000 Smith 3–8 2–6
Gary Pinkel (Big 12) (2001–2011)
2001 Pinkel 4–7 3–5
2002 Pinkel 5–7 2–6
2003 Pinkel 8–5 4–4 L Independence
2004 Pinkel 5–6 3–5
2005 Pinkel 7–5 4–4 W Independence
2006 Pinkel 8–5 4–4 L Sun
2007 Pinkel 12–2 7–1 W Cotton 5 4
2008 Pinkel 10–4 5–3 W Alamo 16 19
2009 Pinkel 8–5 4–4 L Texas
2010 Pinkel 10–3 6–2 L Insight 18 18
2011 Pinkel 8–5 5–4 W Independence
Gary Pinkel (SEC) (2012–present)
2012 Pinkel 5–7 2–6
2013 Pinkel 12-2 7-1 1st (East) W Cotton 5 5
Total: 644–532–52 (.548)
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game. #Rankings from final Coaches' Poll.


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11960 team lost to Kansas but was later awarded win by default due to an ineligible Kansas player, (Bert Coan).[13]

All-Time Record Versus (Current) Division 1 Opponents[edit]

(after game of Jan. 3, 2014)

School Record Win Percentage
Alabama 2-2 0.500
Alabama-Birmingham (UAB) 1-0 1.000
Arizona 3-0 1.000
Arizona State 4-3 0.571
Arkansas 3-2 0.600
Arkansas State 3-0 1.000
Auburn 1-1 0.500
Ball State 3-0 1.000
Baylor 10-4 0.714
Bowling Green 2-3 0.400
Brigham Young (BYU) 0-1 0.000
Buffalo 1-0 1.000
California 2-4-1 0.357
California-Los Angeles (UCLA) 0-2-1 0.167
Central Florida (UCF) 1-0 1.000
Clemson 1-3 0.250
Colorado 41-31-3 0.567
Colorado State 1-1 0.500
Drake 14-4 0.778
Duke 1-0 1.000
East Carolina 1-1 0.500
Eastern Illinois 1-0 1.000
Eastern Michigan 1-0 1.000
Florida 2-1 0.667
Fordham 0-3 0.000
Furman 1-0 1.000
Georgia 1-2 0.333
Georgia Tech 1-1 0.500
Hawaii 0-0-1 0.500
Houston 1-1 0.500
Idaho 2-0 1.000
Illinois 17-7 0.708
Illinois State 1-0 1.000
Indiana 3-6-2 0.364
Iowa 7-6 0.538
Iowa State 61-34-9 0.630
Kansas 56-55-9 OR 57-54-9 0.504 OR .513
Kansas State 60-32-5 0.644
Kentucky 3-2 0.600
Louisiana-Monroe 1-0 1.000
Louisiana State (LSU) 1-0 1.000
Louisville 1-0 1.000
Marshall 1-0 1.000
Maryland 0-6 0.000
McNeese State 1-0 1.000
Memphis 2-1 0.667
Miami, FL 0-3 .000
Miami, OH 2-0 1.000
Michigan 2-2 0.500
Michigan State 3-5 0.375
Middle Tennessee State 1-0 1.000
Minnesota 4-3-1 0.571
Mississippi (Ole Miss) 6-1 0.857
Mississippi State 2-0 1.000
Missouri State 1-0 1.000
Murray State 2-0 1.000
Nebraska 36-65-3 0.361
Nevada 2-0 1.000
New Mexico 2-1 0.667
North Carolina 3-0 1.000
North Dakota State 1-0 1.000
North Texas 1-0 1.000
Northwestern 5-4 0.556
Northwestern State 1-0 1.000
Notre Dame 2-2 0.500
Ohio 1-0 1.000
Ohio State 1-10-1 0.125
Oklahoma 24-67-5 0.276
Oklahoma State 29-23 0.557
Oregon 1-0 1.000
Oregon State 0-2 0.000
Pennsylvania (Penn) State 1-3 0.250
Pittsburgh 0-1 0.000
Purdue 2-6 0.250
Rice 1-0 1.000
San Diego State 3-0 1.000
South Carolina 2-2 0.500
Southeast Missouri State 2-0 1.000
Southeastern Louisiana 1-0 1.000
Southern California (USC) 1-2 0.333
Southern Methodist (SMU) 8-13-2 0.391
Southern Mississippi 1-0 1.000
Stanford 0-1 0.000
Syracuse 0-3 0.000
Temple 0-1 0.000
Tennessee 2-0 1.000
Texas 6-17 0.261
Texas A&M 6-8 0.429
Texas Christian 1-1 0.500
Texas State 1-0 1.000
Texas Tech 6-3 0.667
Toledo 1-0 1.000
Troy 2-1 0.667
Tulane 0-0-2 0.500
Tulsa 1-1 0.500
U.S.A.F.A. (Air Force) 4-2 0.667
U.S.M.A. (Army) 3-1 0.750
U.S.N.A. (Navy) 2-1 0.667
Utah 1-1 0.500
Utah State 4-0 1.000
Vanderbilt 3-2-1 0.583
Virginia 1-0 1.000
Washington State 1-0 1.000
West Virginia 3-2 0.600
Western Illinois 2-0 1.000
Western Michigan 2-0 1.000
Wisconsin 1-4 0.200
Total Division I 529-481-46 0.523

Current coaching staff[edit]

Name Position
Gary Pinkel Head Coach
Dave Steckel Associate Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers Coach
Andy Hill Associate Head Coach/Quarterbacks Coach
Josh Henson Offensive Coordinator
Pat Washington Receivers Coach
Cornell Ford Cornerbacks Coach
Brian Jones Running Backs Coach
Craig Kuligowski Defensive Line Coach
Alex Grinch Safeties Coach
Bruce Walker Offensive Line Coach

Recruiting[edit]

Scout.com and Rivals.com National Recruiting Class Rankings for the Missouri Tigers since 2002:

Year
of class
Scout.com
ranking
Rivals.com
ranking
Number
of commits
Top
Commit
2013 36 41 22 Josh Augusta
2012 34 31 20 Dorial Green-Beckham
2011 47 48 17 Sheldon Richardson
2010 27 21 23 Nick Demien
2009 38 40 25 Blaine Dalton
2008 31 25 23 Blaine Gabbert
2007 39 33 26 Michael Keck
2006 58 47 21 J.P. Tillman
2005 37 39 23 Chase Coffman
2004 36 46 27 Chase Patton
2003 52 28 24 Damien Nash
2002 57 29 14 Mario Whitney

Award winners[edit]

Don Faurot - 1964
Warren Powers - 1978
Brock Olivo - 1997
Chase Coffman - 2008

Player accomplishments[edit]

All-American (33)[edit]

Retired jerseys[edit]

Missouri players in the NFL[edit]

Present[edit]

Former[edit]

College Football Hall of Fame[edit]

Missouri boasts 12 inductees into the College Football Hall of Fame:

Pro Football Hall of Fame[edit]

Two Missouri players have been enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame:

Nickname[edit]

The nickname "Tigers," given to Mizzou's athletic teams, traces its origin to the Civil War period. At that time, plundering guerilla bands habitually raided small towns, and Columbia people constantly feared an attack. Such organizations as temporary "home guards" and vigilance companies banded together to fight off any possible forays.

The town's preparedness discouraged any guerilla activity and the protecting organization began to disband in 1864. However, it was rumored that a guerilla band, led by the notorious Bill Anderson, intended to sack the town. Quickly organized was an armed guard of Columbia citizens, who built a blockhouse and fortified the old courthouse in the center of town. This company was called "The Missouri Tigers." The marauders never came. The reputation of the intrepid "Tigers" presumably traveled abroad, and Anderson's gang detoured around Columbia.[17]

The Tigers militia unit was commanded by James Rollins, upon whom the MU’s Board of Curators later bestowed the title of “Pater Universitatis Missouriensis” (Father of the University of Missouri) in recognition of his “great efforts to promote the posterity, usefulness, and success” of the University.[18]

When the MU football team was first formed in 1890, at a mass meeting of students and interested citizens held to perfect the organization of the team, “Tigers” was unanimously selected as the team name, in recognition of Rollins and the town's civil war defenders.[19][20]

Mascot[edit]

Truman the Tiger was introduced as the school's mascot against the Utah State Aggies in 1986, receiving his name from former president Harry S Truman. Truman has been named the "Nation's Best Mascot" three times since 1986, most recently in 2004.[by whom?]

Homecoming[edit]

See 1911 Kansas vs. Missouri football game

The NCAA[21] as well as Jeopardy! and Trivial Pursuit[22] recognize the University of Missouri as the birthplace of Homecoming, an event which became a national tradition in college football. The history of the University of Missouri Homecoming can be traced back to the 1911 Kansas vs. Missouri football game, when the Missouri Tigers faced off against the Kansas Jayhawks in the first installment of the Border War rivalry series. Missouri's last Homecoming game was on October 26, 2013 and they faced the University of South Carolina Gamecocks. Missouri lost that game 27-24 in overtime after a botched field goal attempt.[23][24]

Future non-conference opponents[edit]

2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
vs Murray State vs South Dakota State at Memphis vs Memphis vs Wyoming at Wyoming
vs Toledo at Toledo at Arkansas State vs Purdue at Purdue
at Indiana vs Central Florida
vs Arkansas State vs Indiana

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://bigeightsports.com/Sports/Football/FootballChampionships.htm
  2. ^ http://www.secdigitalnetwork.com/NEWS/tabid/473/Article/229185/university-of-missouri-to-join-southeastern-conference.aspx University Of Missouri To Join Southeastern Conference
  3. ^ College football national championships in NCAA Division I FBS#Yearly national championship selections from major selectors NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision Records
  4. ^ http://www.kansascity.com/2013/12/01/4661805/mu-notebook-pinkel-matches-faurot.html Gary Pinkel matches Don Faurot for most wins at Mizzou
  5. ^ "Missouri Tigers' move to SEC official, but Big 12 hurdles remain - ESPN". Espn.go.com. 2011-11-07. Retrieved 2011-12-05. 
  6. ^ "Missouri Composite Championship Listing". 
  7. ^ a b 2012 NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision Records. Indianapolis, IN: The National Collegiate Athletic Association. August 2012. pp. 69–78. Retrieved 2012-09-04. 
  8. ^ a b Amy Daughters (2011-05-04). "College Football: The Top 25 Schools That Have Never Won a National Championship". Bleacher Report. 
  9. ^ "Missouri Bowl History". 
  10. ^ "2013 Mizzou Football Records Book ('Season-by-Season Records')" (PDF). University of Missouri. pp. 33–36. Retrieved November 24, 2013. 
  11. ^ CFRC College Football College Football Database - Missouri. Retrieved 2013-Nov-24.
  12. ^ NationalChamps.net - Missouri. Retrieved 2013-Nov-24.
  13. ^ Pieringer, Dan. "(6) Missouri vs. Kansas St.". STATS. Yahoo! Sports featuring rivals.com. Retrieved 2007-11-17. 
  14. ^ a b SI.com's 2009 All-Americans
  15. ^ MU's Egnew is AP first-team All-American AP-St. Louis Post-Dispatch Dec. 15, 2010
  16. ^ MIZZOU DE MICHAEL SAM NAMED FIRST-TEAM ALL-AMERICAN BY WALTER CAMP garypinkel.com Dec. 12, 2013
  17. ^ "Missouri Tigers Football History - College Football". Collegefootballhistory.com. Retrieved 2011-12-05. 
  18. ^ Smith, William Benjamin. James Sidney Rollins, Memoir. New York: De Vinne Press, 1891. Page 49.
  19. ^ The Missouri Alumnus. “Why M. U. Athletes are Called ‘Tigers”. Volume V, No. 11, pp. 189-190. March 2, 1917.
  20. ^ Piontek, Keith. "MU and the 'Tigers' Moniker." Rock M Nation website. February 2, 2010. http://www.rockmnation.com/2010/2/1/1287299/mu-and-the-tigers-moniker
  21. ^ "U celebrates Homecoming Week 2004 : UMNews : University of Minnesota". .umn.edu. Retrieved 2011-12-05. 
  22. ^ "The History of Homecoming". Active.com. Retrieved 2011-12-05. 
  23. ^ By Chrös Mcdougall And Blaine Grider. "Tradition's beginnings mysterious". Columbia Missourian. Retrieved 2011-12-05. 
  24. ^ Director of Digital Media, Eric J Eckert; eric.eckert@yorknewstimes.com (2011-09-23). "> Archives > Editorials > Vincent's Views". York News-Times. Retrieved 2011-12-05. 
  25. ^ "Missouri Tigers Football Schedules and Future Schedules". fbschedules.com. Retrieved 2012-05-16.