1968 Missouri Tigers football team

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1968 Missouri Tigers football
Gator Bowl champion
Gator Bowl, W 35–10 vs. Alabama
Conference Big Eight Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 17
AP No. 9
1968 record 8–3 (5–2 Big 8)
Head coach Dan Devine (11th year)
Captain Carl Garber
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1967
1969 →
1968 Big 8 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#7 Kansas + 6 1 0     9 2 0
#11 Oklahoma + 6 1 0     7 4 0
#9 Missouri 5 2 0     8 3 0
Nebraska 3 4 0     6 4 0
Colorado 3 4 0     4 6 0
Kansas State 2 5 0     4 6 0
Oklahoma State 2 5 0     3 7 0
Iowa State 1 6 0     3 7 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1968 Missouri Tigers football team was an American football team that represented the University of Missouri in the Big Eight Conference (Big 8) during the 1968 college football season. The team compiled an 8–3 record (5–2 against Big 8 opponents), finished in third place in the Big 8, defeated Alabama in the 1968 Gator Bowl, and outscored opponents by a combined total of 308 to 136. Dan Devine was the head coach for the 11th of 13 seasons.[1][2] The team played its home games at Memorial Stadium in Columbia, Missouri.

The team's statistical leaders included Greg Cook with 693 rushing yards, Terry McMillan with 745 passing yards and 1,102 yards of total offense, Jon Staggers with 171 receiving yards, and James Harrison with 48 points scored.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 21 at Kentucky* Commonwealth StadiumLexington, KY L 6–12    
September 28 at Illinois* Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL (Rivalry) W 44–0    
October 5 Army* Memorial StadiumColumbia, MO W 7–3    
October 12 Colorado Memorial Stadium • Columbia, MO W 27–14    
October 19 at No. 13 Nebraska No. 20 Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE (Missouri–Nebraska Bell) W 16–14    
October 26 at Kansas State No. 14 KSU StadiumManhattan, KS W 56–20    
November 2 Oklahoma State No. 10 Memorial Stadium • Columbia, MO W 42–7    
November 9 Iowa Statedagger Memorial Stadium • Columbia, MO (Telephone Trophy) W 42–7    
November 16 at Oklahoma No. 6 Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, OK L 14–28    
November 23 No. 7 Kansas No. 13 Memorial Stadium • Columbia, MO (Border War) L 19–21    
December 28 vs. No. 12 Alabama* No. 16 Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL (Gator Bowl) W 35–10   68,011
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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Game summaries[edit]

Gator Bowl[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Missouri 7 7 0 21 35
Alabama 0 7 0 3 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1968 Missouri Tigers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 11, 2016. 
  2. ^ "2016 Mizzou Football Media Guide" (PDF). University of Missouri. p. 158. Retrieved November 11, 2016. 
  3. ^ "2014 Mizzou Football Records Book" (PDF). University of Missouri. pp. 26–27. Retrieved November 11, 2016. 
  4. ^ 2011 Missouri football record book.