2011 Missouri Tigers football team

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2011 Missouri Tigers football
Missouri Tigers Block M.png
Independence Bowl champion
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 conference 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 forgo 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]

Schedule[edit]

2011 Schedule

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 3 11:00 AM Miami (OH)* No. 21 Faurot FieldColumbia, MO FSN W 17–6   58,313[12]
September 9 9:30 PM at Arizona State* No. 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 No. 1 Oklahoma Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, OK (Tiger-Sooner Peace Pipe) FX L 28–38   85,547
October 8 2:30 PM at No. 20 Kansas State Bill Snyder Family StadiumManhattan, KS ABC/ESPN3 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 No. 6 Oklahoma State Faurot Field • Columbia, MO FX L 24–45   64,202[14]
October 29 11:00 AM at No. 16 Texas A&M Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX 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 No. 21 Texas Faurot Field • Columbia, MO FX W 17–5   61,323
November 19 2:30 PM Texas Tech Faurot Field • Columbia, MO ABC/ESPN3 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 RV RV RV NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR RV RV RV 
Coaches' 21 19 RV RV NR NR NR NR NR RV NR RV RV RV RV RV 
Harris Not released NR RV NR NR NR RV RV RV RV Not released 
BCS Not released NR NR NR NR NR NR 25 NR 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. ^ Matter, Dave (June 7, 2013). "Mizzou Football Recognized for High APR". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Archived from the original on July 6, 2013. Retrieved June 21, 2013. 
  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. Retrieved December 15, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Richardson is a Tiger!". Scout. December 15, 2010. Retrieved December 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] (November 13, 2009)
  8. ^ Video on YouTube Gateway Tech High School Sheldon Richardson Football Highlights 2008] (August 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. September 3, 2011. Retrieved September 10, 2011. 
  13. ^ "Missouri Tigers vs. Arizona State Sun Devils Box Score". ESPN. September 9, 2011. Retrieved September 10, 2011. 
  14. ^ "Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. Missouri Tigers Box Score". ESPN. October 22, 2011. 
  15. ^ "Missouri Tigers vs. Kansas Jayhawks Box Score". ESPN. November 26, 2011. Retrieved November 26, 2011. 
  16. ^ "Franklin Leads Mizzou Past Miami (OH), 17–6". University of Missouri Department of Athletics. September 3, 2011. Retrieved October 20, 2011.