Missouri State Bears football

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Missouri State Bears
2015 Missouri State Bears football team
MSU Bear logo.png
First season 1909
Head coach Dave Steckel
1st year, 0–0 (–)
Home stadium Robert W. Plaster Stadium
Stadium capacity 17,500
Location Springfield, MO
League NCAA Division I (FCS)
Conference Missouri Valley Football Conference
All-time record 631–408–40 (.603)
Postseason bowl record 0–0 (–)
Claimed national titles 0
Conference titles 0
Division titles 0
Heisman winners 0
Colors

Maroon and White

          
Website missouristatebears.com
For information on all Missouri State University sports, see Missouri State Bears

The Missouri State Bears football program is the intercollegiate American football team for the Missouri State University located in the U.S. state of Missouri. The team competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and are members of the Missouri Valley Football Conference. The school's first football team was fielded in 1909. The team plays its home games at the 17,500 seat Plaster Sports Complex and the head coach is Dave Steckel.

Head coaches[edit]

  • Walter Langston (1 season, 4-2), 1909
  • Corliss Buchanan (2 seasons, 1-10), 1910–1911
  • Arthur Briggs (5 seasons, 76-54-11 ), 1912–1917, 1919–1933
  • Paul Andrews (1 seasons, 1-2), 1918
  • A.J. McDonald (4 seasons, 5-32-5), 1934–1937
  • Red Blair (7 seasons, 39-24-7), 1938–1946
  • Tommy O'Boyle (2 seasons, 16-4-1), 1947–1948
  • Fred Thomsen (4 seasons, 19-17-4), 1949–1952
  • Bill Dellastatious (2 seasons, 5-12), 1953–1954
  • Harold Stratton (1 season, 2-6-1), 1955
  • Aldo Sebben (5 seasons, 17-27-1), 1956–1960
  • Orville Pottenger (4 seasons, 24-12-2), 1961–1964
  • Jim Mentis (4 seasons, 20-21), 1965–1968
  • Don Cross (7 seasons, 23-45-3), 1969–1975
  • Rick Johanningmeier (10 seasons, 58-44-5), 1976–1985
  • Jesse Branch (9 seasons,55-44-1), 1986–1994
  • Del Miller (4 seasons, 21-23), 1995–1998
  • Randy Ball (7 seasons, 34-42), 1999–2005
  • Terry Allen (9 seasons, 37-64), 2006–2014
  • Dave Steckel (0 seasons, 0-0), 2015-present

Year-by-year results[edit]

[1]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Missouri State Bears (Gateway Football/Missouri Valley Football Conference) (1985–present)
1986 Southwest Missouri State 3–7 1–5 T–6th
1987 Southwest Missouri State 5–6 3–3 T–3rd
1988 Southwest Missouri State 5–5 4–2 T–2nd
1989 Southwest Missouri State 10–3 5–1 1st L NCAA Division I-AA Quarterfinal 9
1990 Southwest Missouri State 9–3 5–1 T–1st L NCAA Division I-AA First Round 6
1991 Southwest Missouri State 6–4–1 3–3 3rd
1992 Southwest Missouri State 6–5 4–2 T–2nd
1993 Southwest Missouri State 7–4 4–2 T–2nd
1995 Southwest Missouri State 4–7 1–5 7th
1996 Southwest Missouri State 7–4 3–2 T–2nd
1997 Southwest Missouri State 5–6 3–3 4th
1998 Southwest Missouri State 5–6 3–3 T–3rd
1999 Southwest Missouri State 5–6 2–4 T–4th
2000 Southwest Missouri State 5–6 2–4 T–5th
2001 Southwest Missouri State 6–5 3–4 5th
2002 Southwest Missouri State 4–7 1–6 8th
2003 Southwest Missouri State 4–7 1–6 7th
2004 Southwest Missouri State 6–5 3–4 4th
2005 Missouri State 4–6 2–5 7th
2006 Missouri State 2–9 1–6 T–7th
2007 Missouri State 6–5 2–4 T–5th
2008 Missouri State 4–7 3–5 T–6th
2009 Missouri State 6–5 4–4 T–5th
2010 Missouri State 5–6 4–4 T–3rd
2011 Missouri State 2–9 2–6 T–7th
2012 Missouri State 3–8 3–5 8th
2013 Missouri State 5–7 5–3 T–2nd
2014 Missouri State 4–8 1–7 9th
Total: 0–0 (–)
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title

Championships[edit]

Conference championship seasons[edit]

  • Conference Championships (8)[2]
Year Conference Coach Overall Record Conference Record
1928† Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association Arthur Briggs 7–1–1 3–0–1
1940 Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association Red Blair 10–0 5–0
1948† Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association Tommy O'Boyle 9–2 4–1
1951 Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association Fred Thomsen 6–3–1 4–0–1
1963 Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association Orville Pottenger 9–1 5–0
1966 Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association Jim Mentis 8–3 5–0
1978 Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association Rich Johanningmeier 8–3 6–0
1989 Gateway Collegiate Athletic Conference Jesse Branch 12–1 9–0
1990† Gateway Collegiate Athletic Conference Jesse Branch 8–3 6–2
Total Conference Championships: 8
† Denotes co-champions

Postseason[edit]

FCS Playoffs[edit]

Season Eliminated
Round
Teams Defeated Lost to
1989 Quarterfinals Maine (38–35) Stephen F Austin (25–55)
1990 1st Round Idaho (35–41)

Bowl games[edit]

Season Bowl Champion Runner-Up
1948 Missouri-Kansas Bowl Emporia State 34 Missouri State 20
1963 Mineral Water Bowl Northern Illinois 21 Missouri State 14
1966 Mineral Water Bowl Adams State 14 Missouri State 8
1989 Pecan Bowl Stephen F. Austin 55 Missouri State 25

Note: The 1989 Pecan Bowl was the Midwest Regional Championship (FCS Playoff Quarterfinal).

Notable former players[edit]

Notable alumni include:

References[edit]

External links[edit]