Missouri–Oklahoma football rivalry

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Missouri–Oklahoma football rivalry
First meeting November 12, 1902
Missouri 22, Oklahoma 5
Latest meeting September 24, 2011
Oklahoma 38, Missouri 28
Trophy Tiger–Sooner Peace Pipe
Statistics
Meetings total 96
All-time series Oklahoma leads, 67–24–5
Largest victory Oklahoma, 77–0 (1986)
Longest win streak Oklahoma, 14 (1946–59)
Current win streak Oklahoma, 1

The Missouri–Oklahoma football rivalry was a former American college football rivalry between the Missouri Tigers football team of the University of Missouri and Oklahoma Sooners football team of the University of Oklahoma. The Tiger–Sooner Peace Pipe is the trophy awarded to the winner of the game.

Series history[edit]

Missouri and Oklahoma's football teams first played in 1902, and played annually from 1910–95, with only a one-year interruption in 1918 during World War I. The Tiger-Sooner Peace Pipe has been awarded since 1929.[1] The Big 12 Conference was formed in 1995, and was split into two divisions. The two universities being placed in different division (Missouri in the Big 12 North Division, Oklahoma in the South Division), which prevented an annual matchup. After the formation of the Big 12, the teams played a home-and-home series with three years in between each series (1998–99, 2002–03, 2006–07, 2010–11).

The Sooners won the last meeting 38–28 on September 24, 2011. With Missouri's withdrawal from the Big 12 and admission to the Southeastern Conference effective July 1, 2012, the future of the rivalry is uncertain.

Game results[edit]

Missouri victoriesOklahoma victoriesTie games
No.DateLocationWinnerScore
1 November 12, 1902 Columbia, MO Missouri 22–5
2 October 28, 1910 Joplin, MO Missouri 26–0
3 November 4, 1911 Columbia, MO Oklahoma 14–6
4 October 25, 1912 Norman, OK Missouri 14–0
5 October 18, 1913 Columbia, MO Missouri 20–17
6 October 17, 1914 Norman, OK Oklahoma 13–0
7 October 16, 1915 Columbia, MO Oklahoma 24–0
8 October 28, 1916 Norman, OK Missouri 23–14
9 November 3, 1917 Columbia, MO Oklahoma 14–7
10 November 1, 1919 Norman, OK Tie6–6
11 October 30, 1920 Columbia, MO Oklahoma 28–7
12 November 12, 1921 Columbia, MO Missouri 24–14
13 November 11, 1922 Norman, OK Oklahoma 18–14
14 November 10, 1923 Columbia, MO Oklahoma 13–0
15 November 8, 1924 Norman, OK Missouri 10–0
16 November 14, 1925 Columbia, MO Missouri 16–14
17 November 6, 1926 Norman, OK Oklahoma 10–7
18 November 24, 1927 Columbia, MO Missouri 20–7
19 November 29, 1928 Norman, OK Oklahoma 14–0
20 November 28, 1929 Columbia, MO Missouri 13–0
21 November 27, 1930 Norman, OK Tie0–0
22 November 14, 1931 Columbia, MO Missouri 7–0
23 November 5, 1932 Norman, OK Missouri 14–6
24 November 11, 1933 Columbia, MO Oklahoma 21–0
25 November 3, 1934 Norman, OK Oklahoma 31–0
26 November 9, 1935 Columbia, MO Oklahoma 20–6
27 November 14, 1936 Norman, OK Missouri 21–14
28 November 13, 1937 Columbia, MO Oklahoma 7–0
29 November 12, 1938 Norman, OK #10 Oklahoma 21–0
30 November 18, 1939 Columbia, MO #12 Missouri 7–6
31 November 16, 1940 Norman, OK Oklahoma 7–0
32 November 15, 1941 Columbia, MO #16 Missouri 28–0
33 November 14, 1942 Norman, OK Tie6–6
34 November 13, 1943 Columbia, MO Oklahoma 20–13
35 November 11, 1944 Norman, OK Tie21–21
36 November 17, 1945 Columbia, MO Missouri 14–6
37 November 16, 1946 Norman, OK Oklahoma 27–6
38 November 15, 1947 Columbia, MO Oklahoma 21–12
39 November 6, 1948 Norman, OK #15 Oklahoma 41–7
40 November 12, 1949 Columbia, MO #3 Oklahoma 27–7
41 November 18, 1950 Norman, OK #2 Oklahoma 41–7
42 November 10, 1951 Columbia, MO #14 Oklahoma 34–20
43 November 15, 1952 Norman, OK #8 Oklahoma 47–7
44 November 7, 1953 Columbia, MO #8 Oklahoma 14–7
45 November 13, 1954 Norman, OK #3 Oklahoma 34–13
46 November 5, 1955 Columbia, MO #2 Oklahoma 20–0
47 November 17, 1956 Norman, OK #2 Oklahoma 67–14
48 November 9, 1957 Columbia, MO #2 Oklahoma 39–14
49 November 15, 1958 Norman, OK #6 Oklahoma 39–0
No.DateLocationWinnerScore
50 October 17, 1959 Columbia, MO Oklahoma 23–0
51 November 12, 1960 Norman, OK #2 Missouri 41–19
52 November 11, 1961 Columbia, MO Oklahoma 7–0
53 November 17, 1962 Norman, OK Oklahoma 13–0
54 November 16, 1963 Columbia, MO #5 Oklahoma 13–3
55 November 14, 1964 Norman, OK Tie14–14
56 November 13, 1965 Columbia, MO #9 Missouri 34–0
57 November 12, 1966 Norman, OK Missouri 10–7
58 October 28, 1967 Columbia, MO Oklahoma 7–0
59 November 16, 1968 Norman, OK Oklahoma 28–14
60 November 8, 1969 Columbia, MO #9 Missouri 44–10
61 November 7, 1970 Norman, OK Oklahoma 28–13
62 November 6, 1971 Columbia, MO #2 Oklahoma 20–3
63 November 11, 1972 Norman, OK #7 Oklahoma 17–6
64 November 10, 1973 Columbia, MO #3 Oklahoma 31–3
65 November 9, 1974 Norman, OK #2 Oklahoma 37–0
66 November 15, 1975 Columbia, MO #6 Oklahoma 28–27
67 November 13, 1976 Norman, OK #14 Oklahoma 27–20
68 October 15, 1977 Columbia, MO #7 Oklahoma 21–17
69 September 30, 1978 Norman, OK #1 Oklahoma 45–23
70 November 17, 1979 Columbia, MO #7 Oklahoma 24–22
71 November 15, 1980 Norman, OK #10 Oklahoma 17–7
72 November 14, 1981 Columbia, MO Missouri 19–14
73 November 13, 1982 Norman, OK #15 Oklahoma 41–14
74 November 5, 1983 Columbia, MO Missouri 10–0
75 November 3, 1984 Norman, OK #10 Oklahoma 49–7
76 November 9, 1985 Columbia, MO #7 Oklahoma 51–6
77 November 8, 1986 Norman, OK #4 Oklahoma 77–0
78 November 14, 1987 Norman, OK #1 Oklahoma 17–13
79 November 12, 1988 Columbia, MO #8 Oklahoma 16–7
80 November 4, 1989 Norman, OK Oklahoma 52–14
81 November 3, 1990 Columbia, MO Oklahoma 55–10
82 November 9, 1991 Columbia, MO #20 Oklahoma 56–16
83 November 7, 1992 Norman, OK Oklahoma 51–17
84 November 6, 1993 Columbia, MO #20 Oklahoma 42–23
85 November 5, 1994 Norman, OK Oklahoma 30–13
86 October 28, 1995 Columbia, MO #23 Oklahoma 13–9
87 October 17, 1998 Columbia, MO #20 Missouri 20–6
88 November 6, 1999 Norman, OK Oklahoma 37–0
89 October 5, 2002 Columbia, MO #3 Oklahoma 31–24
90 October 18, 2003 Norman, OK #1 Oklahoma 34–13
91 October 28, 2006 Columbia, MO #19 Oklahoma 26–10
92 October 13, 2007 Norman, OK #6 Oklahoma 41–31
93 December 1, 2007 San Antonio, TX #9 Oklahoma 38–17
94 December 6, 2008 Kansas City, MO #4 Oklahoma 62–21
95 October 23, 2010 Columbia, MO #18 Missouri 36–27
96 September 24, 2011 Norman, OK #1 Oklahoma 38–28
Series: Oklahoma leads 67–24–5

Tiger–Sooner Peace Pipe[edit]

In November 1940, a genuine Indian peace pipe was donated by Dr. John S. Knight of Kansas City to become the traveling trophy of the rivalry. Dr. Knight was a 1923 graduate of the University of Missouri. The peace pipe, in the form of a tomahawk, belonged to Chief White Eagle of the Pawnee tribe. The peace pipe was believed to be over 100 years old at the time it was donated in 1940. An inscription on the peace pipe reads "Mystical Seven Society Ceremonial Tomahawk Pipe, University of Missouri vs. University of Oklahoma, Dr. John S. Knight –; donor of peace pipe." Winners of each game are also inscribed on the pipe. The peace pipe was entrusted to MU's Mystical Seven and OU's Pe-et, who would share the peace pipe in the end zone at halftime to celebrate the two universities. The society of the winning university would return the peace pipe to its university until the next meeting of the two teams.[2][3]

The Sooners were the first to take possession of the peace pipe following their 7–0 victory over the Tigers in 1940. In fact, Oklahoma was inscribed 19 times on the pipe from 1940–63. After a tie in 1964, OU gave possession of the pipe to MU as Oklahoma had held the trophy so many more times since the trophy's inception. Records indicate that the tradition continued through 1974, but the peace pipe exchange did not take place in 1975. The current location of the pipe is unknown since it was last held by Oklahoma. OU's senior associate athletic director, Kenny Mossman, has indicated that Oklahoma officials have conducted an extensive search of their archives for historical items, and the peace pipe has not been located.[2][3]

Notable games[edit]

2007 Big 12 Championship Game[edit]

The Tigers were the Big 12 North's representative to the 2007 Big 12 Championship Game where they faced Big 12 South representative Oklahoma. Missouri came into the game ranked #1 in the AP Poll and BCS standings. However, they were upset (Oklahoma was favored by casinos in Las Vegas) by Oklahoma, making their record 11–2 at the time. This loss also allowed Kansas (11–1) to pass Missouri in the conference rankings, earning them a spot in the Orange Bowl, where they defeated Virginia Tech 24–21 to earn their first BCS bowl victory.

2008 Big 12 Championship Game[edit]

The 2008 Big 12 Championship Game featured a rematch between the two schools of the 2007 Big 12 Championship Game. This time, Oklahoma was favored and won handily, 62–21.

October 23, 2010[edit]

In their 2010 meeting, Mizzou defeated Oklahoma (then ranked No. 1 in the BCS standings). The game was the site of ESPN's College GameDay, where Missouri set the on-campus attendance record for GameDay.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mascot & Football Traditions"
  2. ^ a b "Pageviewer". umsystem.edu.
  3. ^ a b DEVIN BENTON (6 July 2008). "Voxrates300". Columbia Missourian. Archived from the original on 24 July 2012.
  4. ^ "Record turnout for 'College GameDay'". ESPN.com.