2009 Missouri Tigers football team

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2009 Missouri Tigers football
Texas Bowl vs. Navy, L 13–35
Conference Big 12 Conference North Division
2009 record 8–5 (4–4 Big 12)
Head coach Gary Pinkel
Offensive coordinator David Yost
Offensive scheme Spread
Defensive coordinator Dave Steckel
Base defense 4–3
Captain Danario Alexander
Jaron Baston
Kurtis Gregory
Sean Weatherspoon
Home stadium Faurot Field
(Capacity: 71,004)
Uniform
Big12-Uniform-Mizzou-2009.png
Seasons
« 2008 2010 »
2009 Big 12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Northern Division
#14 Nebraska x   6 2         10 4  
Missouri   4 4         8 5  
Kansas State   4 4         6 6  
Iowa State   3 5         7 6  
Colorado   2 6         3 9  
Kansas   1 7         5 7  
Southern Division
#2 Texas x   8 0         13 1  
Oklahoma State   6 2         9 4  
#21 Texas Tech   5 3         9 4  
Oklahoma   5 3         8 5  
Texas A&M   3 5         6 7  
Baylor   1 7         4 8  

Championship: Texas 13, Nebraska 12
† – BCS representative as conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2009 Missouri Tigers football team, represented the University of Missouri in the 2009 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was coached by Gary Pinkel, who returned for his ninth season with Mizzou, and played their home games at Faurot Field at Memorial Stadium. Changes to Memorial Stadium for the 2009 season included a new scoreboard and expanded seating capacity following a reconfiguration of the student seating section.

On December 6, the Texas Bowl picked the 8-4 Tigers to play in their fourth annual game against the 9-4 Navy Midshipmen at Reliant Stadium in Houston on December 31.[1][2][3]

On December 22, Mizzou Sports Properties (owned by Learfield Sports) announced a contract for a new radio home on all its coaches' and daily shows for five years, starting with the 2010–11 season. KFRU, owned by Cumulus Media, had the radio rights for the Tiger Network.[4]

Recruits[edit]

Key Losses:

23 seniors (not incl. Jeremy Maclin) played their final game in the Alamo Bowl.[6]

25 student-athletes signed a National Letter of Intent to attend the University of Missouri and play football for the Tigers in 2009.[7]

Missouri and Coach Pinkel said they were pleased with its recruits, and Pinkel doesn't listen to how the recriting services rank his recruits (Scout.com as 38th, Rivals.com as 41st) since they have had great results in the evaluations they look for in the athletes recruited.[8] This year, the breakdown by position in the 25-man class was: five DBs, four LBs, four OLs, four DLs, two QBs, three WRs, two TEs, and one RB. Ten of the 25 are native Missourians. Pinkel said regarding Missouri's evaluation system: "I was at a national convention and a couple coaches from Texas said to me that we ask more about players, were more thorough, than any coaches that they've seen and any program that they've seen."[9] The recruiting class breaks down to 14 on defense compared to 11 on offense.[10]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Tavon Bolden
DB / S
Houston, TX Aldine HS 6 ft 1.5 in (1.87 m) 195 lb (88 kg) 4.50 Jan 17, 2009 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 77
Donavan Bonner
DB / FS
Dallas, TX H Grady Spruce HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 217 lb (98 kg) 4.6 Jan 19, 2009 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 73
Justin Britt
OT
Lebanon, MO Plainview HS 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 267 lb (121 kg) 4.95 Jun 16, 2008 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 75
Brayden Burnett
DE
Southlake, TX Carroll HS 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 240 lb (110 kg) 4.65 Jun 15, 2008 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 73
Adam Burton
MLB
Lee's Summit, MO Lee's Summit West HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 228 lb (103 kg) 4.61 Jun 9, 2008 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 76
Jaleel Clark
WR
Allentown, PA Parkland HS 6 ft 3.5 in (1.92 m) 196 lb (89 kg) 4.50 Aug 11, 2008 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 78
Blaine Dalton
QB
Blue Springs, MO South HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 4.55 Oct 20, 2007 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 75
Marvin Foster
DE
Ft. Worth, TX North Crowley HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 266 lb (121 kg) N/A Jun 25, 2008 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 70
Chris Freeman
OT
Trotwood, OH Madison HS 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 337 lb (153 kg) 5.2 Feb 4, 2009 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 77
Ashton Glaser
QB
Springdale, AR Springdale HS 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 205 lb (93 kg) 4.62 Jun 26, 2008 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 76
Jarrell Harrison
DB / S
Las Vegas, NV Palo Verde HS / CC of San Francisco, CA 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 4.50 Dec 16, 2008 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 0
Matt Hill
DE
Branson, MO Branson HS 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 262 lb (119 kg) N/A Jan 18, 2009 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 40
Kendial Lawrence
RB
Rockwall, TX Rockwall-Heath HS 5 ft 9.5 in (1.77 m) 177 lb (80 kg) 4.43 Jan 18, 2009 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 76
Jack Meiners
OT
St. Louis, MO Chaminade College Prep HS 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 312 lb (142 kg) 5.17 Apr 20, 2008 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 78
T.J. Moe
S
O'Fallon, MO Fort Zumwalt West HS 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 182 lb (83 kg) 4.50 Jun 2, 2008 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 76
Ty Phillips
DT
East St. Louis, IL East St. Louis Senior HS 6 ft 2.5 in (1.89 m) 257 lb (117 kg) 4.90 Dec 28, 2008 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 40
Sheldon Richardson
DT / TE
St. Louis, MO Gateway HS 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 281 lb (127 kg) 4.71 Feb 4, 2009 
Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 81
Michael Sam
DE (weakside)
Hitchcock, TX Hitchcock HS 6 ft 2.5 in (1.89 m) 223 lb (101 kg) 4.60 Jan 31, 2009 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 76
Alex Sanders
TE / WR
Springfield, MO Glendale HS 6 ft 4.5 in (1.94 m) 205 lb (93 kg) N/A Jun 6, 2008 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 76
Jasper Simmons
DB / S
Pensacola, FL Washington HS / Hutchinson C.C., KS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 210 lb (95 kg) 4.47 Sep 29, 2008 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 0
Kerwin Stricker
WR
Washington, MO Washington HS 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 190 lb (86 kg) N/A Feb 23, 2008 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 76
Joshua Tatum
MLB
Oakland, CA McClymonds HS / CC of San Francisco, CA 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 240 lb (110 kg) 4.44 Dec 8, 2008 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 0
L'Damian Washington
WR
Shreveport, LA Green Oaks HS 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 182 lb (83 kg) 4.50 Jan 31, 2009 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 40
Matt White
DB / S
Dallas, TX Keller HS 6 ft 0.5 in (1.84 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 4.50 Jan 17, 2009 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 40
Andrew Wilson
MLB
Peculiar, MO Raymore-Peculiar Sr. HS 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 227 lb (103 kg) 4.70 Mar 1, 2008 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 75
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 38   Rivals: 41
  • ‡ 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]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 5 2:30 PM vs. Illinois* Edward Jones DomeSt. Louis, MO (Arch Rivalry) ESPN W 37–9   64,215[11]
September 12 6:00 PM Bowling Green* #25 Faurot FieldColumbia, MO FSN PPV W 27–20   65,401[12]
September 19 1:00 PM Furman* Faurot Field • Columbia, MO FSN PPV W 52–12   61,617[13]
September 25 8:00 PM at Nevada[14]* Mackay StadiumReno, NV ESPN W 31–21   18,269[15]
October 8 8:00 PM #21 Nebraska #24 Faurot Field • Columbia, MO (Missouri-Nebraska Rivalry) ESPN L 12–27   65,826[16]
October 17 8:15 PM at #16 Oklahoma State Boone Pickens StadiumStillwater, OK ESPN2 L 17–33   55,752[17]
October 24 7:00 PM #3 Texasdagger Faurot Field • Columbia, MO ABC L 7–41   71,004[18]
October 31 12:30 PM at Colorado Folsom FieldBoulder, CO FSN W 36–17   45,634[19]
November 7 1:00 PM Baylor Faurot Field • Columbia, MO L 32–40   65,298[20]
November 14 11:30 AM at Kansas State Bill Snyder Family Football StadiumManhattan, KS Versus W 38–12   46,476[21]
November 21 1:00 PM Iowa State Faurot Field • Columbia, MO (Battle for the Telephone Trophy) W 34–24   55,573[22]
November 28 2:30 PM vs. Kansas Arrowhead StadiumKansas City, MO (Border War) ABC W 41–39   70,072[23]
December 31 2:30 PM vs. Navy* Reliant StadiumHouston, TX (Texas Bowl) ESPN L 13–35   69,441[24]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll Poll released prior to game.. All times are in Central Time.

Roster[edit]

(as of 8/29/09 MUTIGERS.com )

Wide Receivers

  •   2 LaRoderick Thomas - Junior
  •   2 L'Damian Washington - Freshman
  •   3 Gahn McGaffie - ''Redshirt Freshman
  •   4 Jared Perry - Senior
  •   5 Rolandis Woodland - Redshirt Freshman
  •   6 T. J. Moe - Freshman
  •   8 Wes Kemp - Sophomore
  •   9 Kerwin Stricker - Freshman
  • 14 Jaleel Clark - Freshman
  • 16 Brandon Gerau - Freshman
  • 29 Jerrell Jackson - Sophomore
  • 34 Gregory Andi - Redshirt Freshman
  • 46 Curt Roth - Redshirt Freshman
  • 80 Terry Dennis - Sophomore
  • 81 Danario Alexander - Senior
  • 88 Forrest Shock - Junior

Offensive Line

  • 53 Travis Ruth - Redshirt Freshman
  • 55 Daniel Jenkins - Redshirt Freshman
  • 56 John Birdwell - Redshirt Freshman
  • 61 Max Copeland - Freshman
  • 62 Tim Barnes - Junior
  • 63 Ryan Schleusner - Senior
  • 64 Mike Cecero - Redshirt Freshman
  • 65 Mike Prince - Redshirt Junior
  • 66 Austin Wuebbels - Redshirt Sophomore
  • 67 J.T. Beasley - Sophomore
  • 68 Justin Britt - Freshman
  • 69 Shawn Carey - Freshman
  • 70 Chris Freeman - Freshman
  • 71 Jayson Palmgren - Redshirt Sophomore
  • 72 Elvis Fisher - Sophomore
  • 73 Mark Hill - Freshman
  • 74 Kirk Lakebrink - Junior
  • 75 Jack Meiners - Freshman
  • 76 Quinn Brown - Sophomore
  • 77 Dan Hoch - Sophomore
  • 78 Kurtis Gregory - Redshirt Junior GS
  • 79 Taylor Davis - Redshirt Freshman

Tight Ends

  • 17 Marvin Norman - Redshirt Sophomore
  • 33 Levi Hamilton - Senior
  • 43 Jon Gissinger - Senior
  • 49 Chris Willett - Redshirt Freshman
  • 82 Michael Egnew - Sophomore
  • 84 Alex Sanders - Freshman
  • 86 Beau Brinkley - Sophomore
  • 87 Andrew Jones - Sophomore
  • 93 Andy Loyd - Junior
 

Quarterbacks

  • 11 Blaine Gabbert - Sophomore
  • 12 Jimmy Costello - Sophomore
  • 14 Owen Lenander - Freshman
  • 16 Ashton Glaser - Freshman

Running (Tail) Backs

  • 10 Gilbert Moye - Redshirt Sophomore
  • 24 Derrick Washington - Junior
  • 26 De'Vion Moore - Redshirt Sophomore
  • 30 Kendial Lawrence - Freshman
  • 31 Nikko Sansone - Freshman
  • 35 Matt Davis - Junior
  • 38 Jared Culver - Redshirt Freshman

Defensive Line

  •   2 Brian Coulter (End) - Senior
  •   3 Jacquies Smith - Sophomore
  • 18 Marcus Malbrough - Redshirt Freshman
  • 38 Chris Earnhardt - Sophomore
  • 51 Gabe McCrary - Freshman
  • 57 Brad Madison - Redshirt Freshman
  • 58 Brendan Donaldson - Sophomore
  • 85 Aldon Smith - Redshirt Freshman
  • 90 Dominique Hamilton - Sophomore
  • 91 Jimmy Burge - Redshirt Freshman
  • 92 Andy Maples - Senior
  • 93 Terrell Resonno - Redshirt Sophomore
  • 94 Marvin Foster - Freshman
  • 95 Brayden Burnett - Freshman
  • 96 Jaron Baston - Senior
  • 98 Bart Coslet - Junior
  • 99 George White - Redshirt Freshman

Linebackers

  •   5 Josh Tatum - Junior
  •   6 Andrew Gachkar - Junior
  •   8 Donovan Bonner - Freshman
  •   9 Tavon Bolden - Freshman
  • 12 Sean Weatherspoon - Senior
  • 32 Will Ebner - Sophomore
  • 33 Luke Lambert - Junior
  • 35 Jeff Gettys - Junior
  • 39 Tyler Crane - Sophomore
  • 47 Adam Burton - Freshman
  • 48 Andrew Wilson - Freshman
  • 50 Daniel Schatz - Freshman
  • 52 Michael Sam - Freshman
  • 84 Joe Plevel - Redshirt Freshman
  • 97 Michael Brennan - Freshman
 

Safety

  •   4 Hardy Ricks - Senior
  • 10 Jasper Simmons - Junior
  • 11 Jarrell Harrison - Junior
  • 15 Del Howard - Senior
  • 17 Matt White - Freshman
  • 20 Charles Brockway - Redshirt Freshman
  • 25 Zaviar Gooden - Redshirt Freshman
  • 34 John Moore - Redshirt Freshman
  • 40 Terrell Lloyd - Junior
  • 88 Byron Smith - Sophomore

Strong Safety

Free Safety

Defensive Backs

  •   1 Kip Edwards - Redshirt Freshman
  •   7 Munir Prince - Redshirt Junior
  • 13 Kenji Jackson - Sophomore
  • 19 Carl Gettis - Junior
  • 20 Kevin Rutland - Redshirt Junior
  • 22 Robert Steeples - Redshirt Freshman
  • 26 Ryan Evans - Sophomore
  • 28 Randy Ponder - Freshman
  • 31 Trey Hobson - Sophomore
  • 41 Winston Wright - Freshman
  • 43 Tony Buhr - Sophomore
  • 45 Tyler Davis - Freshman

Punters

  • 36 Jake Harry IV - Senior
  • 95 Grant Ressel - Redshirt Sophomore
  • 99 Matt Grabner - Sophomore

Kickers

  • 91 Tanner Mills - Senior
  • 95 Grant Ressel - Redshirt Sophomore
  • 97 Trey Barrow - Redshirt Freshman
† Starter at position

Coaching staff[edit]

Name Position Years
at MU
Alma mater (Year)
Gary Pinkel[25] Head Coach 9 Kent State (1975)
David Yost[26] Assistant Head Coach
Offensive Coordinator
Quarterbacks Coach
9 Kent State (1992)
Dave Steckel[27] Linebackers
Defensive Coordinator
9 Kutztown (1982)
Barry Odom Safeties 7 University of Missouri (1999)
Cornell Ford Cornerbacks 9 Toledo (1991)
Andy Hill Wide Receivers
Tight Ends
14 University of Missouri (1985)
Brian Jones Running Backs 9 Connecticut (1981)
Craig Kuligowski Defensive Line 9 Toledo (1991)
Bruce Walker Co-Offensive Line 9 Central Washington (1983)
Josh Henson Co-Offensive Line 1 Oklahoma State (1998)
Dan Hopkins Director of Football Operations 3 University of Missouri (2004)
Nick Otterbacher Director of Football Recruiting 6 Toledo (2002)

On February 20, 2009, Defensive Coordinator Matt Eberflus announced he was leaving the Tigers to join the Cleveland Browns.[28]


Game Summaries[edit]

Illinois[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Illinois 0 3 0 6 9
Missouri 10 6 14 7 37

Blaine Gabbert passed for three touchdowns and 319 yards (25–33), in a runaway 37–9 victory over rival Illinois.[29] Missouri WR Danario Alexander posted a career high with 10 receptions totaling 132 yards. Gabbert became the third straight Missouri quarterback to earn Big 12 Player of the Week honors in his first start.

Bowling Green[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bowling Green 10 3 7 0 20
#25/– Missouri 0 6 7 14 27


After trailing most of the game, Missouri scored 21 unanswered points in the second half to escape at home.

Furman[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Furman 0 0 6 6 12
#–/25 Missouri 14 28 7 3 52


Nevada[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#–/21 Missouri 6 6 9 10 31
Nevada 7 0 6 8 21


Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert posted a career high 414 yards on 25 of 40 passing. Missouri wide-out Danario Alexander once again posted career high numbers with 9 catches for 170 yards and 2 touchdowns. The turning point in this game was when Nevada running back Luke Lippincott fumbled on the Missouri 4 yard line, setting up a 96 yard touchdown drive by the Missouri offense.[30]

Nebraska[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#21/22 Nebraska 0 0 0 27 27
#24/18 Missouri 0 9 3 0 12

Game in the rain ends with a dramatic switch from a 12–0 Missouri lead after the 3rd quarter, changed to a 27–12 loss with an injured Blaine Gabbert's leg for the final half with the first two interceptions of his career.

Oklahoma State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#–/24 Missouri 3 14 0 0 17
#16/14 Oklahoma State 7 17 3 6 33

Texas[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#3/3 Texas 21 14 3 3 41
Missouri 0 7 0 0 7

Kickoff time: 7:12 pm • End of Game: 10:02 • Total elapsed time: 2:50 Referee: Tom Walker • Umpire: John Mascarello • Linesman: Chad Green • Line judge: David Oliver • Back judge: Brad Van Vark • Field judge: Reggie Smith • Side judge: Brad Horchem • Scorer: Tim Knaar • Temperature: 56 F • Wind: S 5 • Weather: Cool and clear

Colorado[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Missouri 21 12 0 3 36
Colorado 0 3 14 0 17

Baylor[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Baylor 9 7 10 14 40
Missouri 7 20 2 3 32

Kansas State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Missouri 3 14 7 14 38
Kansas State 3 3 6 0 12

Iowa State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Iowa State 7 10 7 0 24
Missouri 10 0 14 10 34

Kansas[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Missouri 3 10 20 8 41
Kansas 14 7 7 11 39

These rivals put on a show in last year's game and somehow topped it, trading big plays, scores and momentum seemingly with every snap.[31]

Missouri tackled the quarterback for a safety with 2:39 remaining and Grant Ressel hit a 27-yard field goal, his fourth of the game, as time expired, giving the Tigers a 41–39 win over Kansas on Saturday in another wild Border Showdown at Arrowhead Stadium.

Ressel was subsequently named the Big 12 Conference Special Teams Player of the Week, for his perfect day (4-for-4) in field goal kicking. It was the first time since 1972 that a Missouri team has won a game from a field goal kicker after trailing in the final seconds of a game.[32]

Navy (Texas Bowl)[edit]

The Tigers lost to Navy in the worst bowl defeat (in terms of the point differential, -22), in team history.[33]

1 2 3 4 Total
Navy 7 7 7 14 35
Missouri 7 3 0 3 13

Statistics[edit]

Statistics from: "Missouri Tigers - Cumulative Season Statistics". CSTV.com. January 2, 2010. Retrieved January 10, 2010. 

Scores by quarter[edit]

(through December 31, 2009)

1 2 3 4 Total
Missouri 84 135 83 75 377
Opponents 85 74 76 95 330

Team[edit]

(to December 31, 2009)

MU Opp
SCORING     377     330
  Points per Game     29.0     25.4
FIRST DOWNS     268     264
  Rushing     102     110
  Passing     142     137
  Penalty       24       17
RUSHING YARDAGE   1,651   1,542
  Gained   1,994   1,927
  Lost     -343     -385
  Attempts     444     463
  Avg per Rush       3.7       3.3
  Avg per Game     127.0     118.6
  TDs Rushing       15       17
PASSING YARDAGE   3,711   3,269
  Comp-Att-Int   274-467-11   305-475-8
  Avg per Pass       7.9       6.9
  Avg per Catch     13.5     10.7
  Avg per Game     285.5     251.5
  TDs Passing       26       20
MU Opp
TOTAL OFFENSE   5,362   4,811
  Total Plays      911      938
  Avg per Play      5.9      5.1
  Avg per Game   412.5   370.1
  Kick Returns   63-1,315   67-1,505
  Punt Returns   25-238   20-57
  Inter. Returns   8-102   11-231
  Kick Return Ave.   20.9   22.5
  Punt Return Ave.     9.5     2.8
  Inter. Return Ave.   12.8   21.0
Fumbles-Lost   18-8   24-15
Penalties-Yards   69-716   91-754
  Avg per Game   55.1   58.0
Punts-Yards   63-2,647   63-2,525
  Avg per Punt   42.0   40.1
  Net punt avg   40.5   35.3
Time of Possession/Game   27:44   32:16
3rd Down Conversions   68/185 (37%)   86/201 (43%)
4th Down Conversions   11/20 (55%)   8/20 (40%)
Sacks By-Yards   31-244   20-191
Misc. Yards     0     0
Touchdowns Scored    42    40
Field Goals-Attempts   26-27 (96%)   18-19 (95%)
On-Side Kicks     0-0     0-0
Red-Zone Scores     41-50 (82%)     45-52 (87%)
Red-Zone TDs     21-50 (42%)     31-52 (60%)
PAT-Attempts   39-39 (100%)   32-35 (91%)
ATTENDANCE   384,719 166,131
  Games / Avg per Game     6 / 64,120   4 / 41,533
  Neutral Site   3 / 67,909

Offense[edit]

Rushing[edit]

(to December 31, 2009)

Name GP-GS Att Gain Loss Net Avg TD Long Avg/G
Derrick Washington     13   190       909     -44   865   4.6   10   42     66.5
De'Vion Moore     11     63       272     -14   258   4.1     1   31     23.5
Kendial Lawrence     11     52       236     -17   219   4.2     0   22     19.9
Blaine Gabbert     13   103       426   -222   204   2.0     3   40     15.7
Jerrell Jackson     13     11         96      -4     92   8.4     1   37       7.1
Gilbert Moye     11       6         36      -1     35   5.8     0   17       3.2
Danario Alexander     13       1         10       0     10 10.0     0   10       0.8
Jared Perry     11       2           7       0       7   3.5     0     5       0.6
Jimmy Costello       3       2           0      -6      -6  -3.0     0     0      -2.0
TEAM     12     14           2    -35    -33  -2.4     0     2      -2.8
TOTAL     13   444     1,994   -343 1,651   3.7   15   42   127.0
Opponents     13   463     1,927   -385 1,542   3.3   17   41   118.6

Passing[edit]

(to December 31, 2009)

Name (G) Effic Cmp-Att-Int Pct Yds TD Lng Avg/G
Blaine Gabbert (13) 140.45 262-445-9   58.9 3,593   24   84   276.4
Jimmy Costello (3)   61.04    9-17-2   52.9     64     0   16     21.3
Danario Alexander (13) 383.00     1-2-0   50.0     40     1   40       3.1
TEAM (12)     0.00     0-1-0     0.0       0     0     0       0.0
Forrest Shock (12) 631.60     1-1-0 100.0     24     1   24       2.0
Derrick Washington (13)   16.00     1-1-0 100.0   -10     0     0     -0.8
TOTAL (13) 139.08 274-467-11   58.7 3,711   26   84   285.5
Opponents (13) 132.55 305-475-8   64.2 3,269   20   74   251.5

Receiving[edit]

(to December 31, 2009)

Name GP No. Yds Avg TD Long Avg/G
Danario Alexander   13   113   1,781   15.8   14     84   137.0
Jared Perry   11     46      696   15.1     6     48     63.3
Jerrell Jackson   13     37      458   12.4     2     70     35.2
Derrick Washington   13     26      156     6.0     0     36     12.0
Wes Kemp   13     23      418   18.2     3     56     32.2
Andrew Jones   13       8        43     5.4     0     11       3.3
Rolandis Woodland     8       5        26     5.2     0       8       3.2
Kendial Lawrence   11       3        49   16.3     0     33       4.5
Michael Egnew   12       3        25     8.3     0     11       2.1
De'Vion Moore   11       3        13     4.3     0     12       1.2
Brandon Gerau   13       2        19     9.5     0     14       1.5
T.J. Moe   10       2          8     4.0     0       4       0.8
Jaquies Smith   13       1        24   24.0     1     24       1.8
Gilbert Moye   11       1          5     5.0     0       5       0.5
Blaine Gabbert   13       1       -10  -10.0     0       0      -0.8
TOTAL   13   274   3,711   13.5   26     84    285.5
Opponents   13   305   3,269   10.7   20     74    251.5

Field Goals/PAT[edit]

(to December 31, 2009)

Name FG-FGA Pct 01-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-99 Lng Blkd PAT Pts.
Grant Ressel   26-27 96.3   0-0   9-9 10-10   7-8   0-0   46   0 39-39 117

Special teams[edit]

(to December 31, 2009)

Name Punting Kickoffs
No. Yds Avg Long TB FC I20 Blkd No. Yds Avg TB OB
Jake Harry  61   2,609 42.8 69 2 15 23 0
Matt Grabner   1       38 38.0 38 0 0 1 0
TEAM   1         0 0.0 0 0 0 0 1
Tanner Mills  64    3,924 61.3  8 1
Grant Ressel  14       898 64.1  1 1
TOTAL  63   2,647 42.0 69 2 15 24 1  78    4,822 61.8  9 2
Opponents  63   2,525 40.1 60 3 20 23 0  75    4,763 63.5 10 2
Name Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Yds Avg TD Long No. Yds Avg TD Long
Carl Gettis  22 156  7.1   0   27   1    18   18.0   0   18
Brandon Gerau   3   22  7.3   0   11
Jasper Simmons   0   60  0.0   0   60  36   815   22.6   0   34
Kendial Lawrence  12   218   18.2   0   32
Wes Kemp    6   136   22.7   0   33
Jerrell Jackson    3     53   17.7   0   21
Munir Prince    3     65   21.7   0   30
Trey Hobson    1       8     8.0   0     8
Jon Gissinger    1       2     2.0   0     2
TOTAL   25 238   9.5   0   60   63 1,315   20.9   0   34
Opponents   20   57   2.8   1   13   67 1,505   22.5   0   53

Interceptions[edit]

(to December 31, 2009)

Name No. Yds Avg TD Long
Kevin Rutland     2       0       0.0   0     0
Jacquies Smith     1     43     43.0   1   43
Jerrell Harrison     1     27     27.0   0   27
Hardy Ricks     1     16     16.0   0   16
Kip Edwards     1     10     10.0   0   10
Sean Weatherspoon     1       6       6.0   0     6
Jasper Simmons     1       0       0.0   0     0
TOTAL     8   102     12.8   1   43
Opponents   11   231     21.0   2   78

Fumble Returns[edit]

(to December 31, 2009)

Name No. Yds Avg TD Long
Carl Gettis     1     20   20.0   0   20
Jasper Simmons     1       8     8.0   0     8
Zaviar Gooden     1       1     1.0   0     1
TOTAL     3     29     9.7   0   20
Opponents     0       0     0.0   0     0

Defense[edit]

(to December 31, 2009)

Name GP Tackles Sacks Pass Defense Fumbles Blkd
Kick
Saf
Solo Ast Total TFL-Yds No.-Yds Int-Yds. BrUp QBH Rcv-Yds FF
Sean Weatherspoon 13     76   35   111  14.5-44    4.5-21     1-6     2     1       -  1     -   -
TOTALS 13   633 305   938   81-377   31-244     8-102   34     8   15-29 13     1   4
Opponents 13   540 373   913   76-326   20-191   11-231   53   14     8- 0 12     1   -

Rankings[edit]

(as of January 7, 2010)

Ranking Movement
Poll Pre Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14 Wk 15 or FINAL FINAL
AP --- 25 --- --- --- 24 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
Coaches --- --- 25 21 23 18 24 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
Harris Not released 25 23 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
BCS Not released --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- ---

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Missouri Accepts Bid to Play in 2009 Texas Bowl (Dec. 6, 2009)
  3. ^ Mizzou Accepts Bid from Texas Bowl: Missouri To Play Navy on Dec. 31 (December 6, 2009)
  4. ^ "Mizzou Sports Properties Announces New Mid-Missouri Radio Home For the Tigers: Zimmer Radio Group's KCMQ-FM, KTGR-AM, KWOS-AM, KFAL-AM, KKCA-FM to Carry Games, Coaches' Shows, Other Mizzou Programming for Five Years". CSTV.com. December 22, 2009. Retrieved December 26, 2009. 
  5. ^ Maclin Declares for NFL Draft, CSTV.com, January 9, 2009
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  25. ^ Gary Pinkel bio
  26. ^ Yost Tabbed To Take Over As Offensive Coordinator, (December 12, 2008)
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  31. ^ Missouri Beats Kansas 41-39 on a Last Second Field Goal
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