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Missouri Tigers football
2018 Missouri Tigers football team
Mizzou Athletics wordmark.svg
First season 1890
Athletic director Jim Sterk
Head coach Barry Odom
3rd season, 14–17 (.452)
Stadium Faurot Field at Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 71,168)
Field Faurot Field
Field surface FieldTurf
Location Columbia, Missouri
Conference Southeastern Conference
Division Eastern
Past conferences Big Eight (1907–95)
Big 12 (1996–2011)
All-time record 671–556–52 (.545)
Bowl record 15–17 (.469)
Unclaimed nat'l titles 2 (1960, 2007)
Conference titles 15
(3 WIUFA, 12 Big Eight)
Division titles 5
Big 12 North:
2007, 2008, 2010
SEC East:
2013, 2014
Rivalries Arkansas (rivalry)
Kansas (rivalry)
Illinois (rivalry)
Iowa State (rivalry)
Nebraska (rivalry)
Oklahoma (rivalry)
Consensus All-Americans 14
Colors Old Gold and Black[1]
         
Fight song "Fight Tiger"
Mascot Truman the Tiger
Marching band Marching Mizzou
Outfitter Nike
Website mutigers.com

The Missouri Tigers football program represents the University of Missouri in college football and competes in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Since 2012, Missouri has been a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC)[2] and is currently aligned in its Eastern Division. Home games are played at Faurot Field ("The Zou") in Columbia, Missouri.

Missouri's football program dates back to 1890, and has appeared in 32 bowl games (including 10 major bowl appearances: 4 Orange Bowls, 3 Cotton Bowls, 2 Sugar Bowls, and 1 Fiesta Bowl). Missouri has won 15 conference titles, 5 division titles, and has 2 national championship selections recognized by the NCAA.[3] Entering the 2017 season, Missouri's all-time record is 671–556–52 (.545).

The team was coached by Gary Pinkel (2001–2015), who is the winningest coach of all-time at Missouri (setting that mark with his 102nd win at the AT&T Cotton Bowl on January 3, 2014).[4] Pinkel's record with Mizzou after his final game on November 27, 2015, is 118–73 (.618).

History[edit]

Conference affiliations[edit]

Championships[edit]

The Missouri Tigers have 15 conference championships and 5 conference division titles.[5]

National championships[edit]

The Tigers were selected as national champions by NCAA-designated major selectors in both the 1960 and 2007 seasons.[6][7][8][9]:108

Season Coach Selectors Record
1960 Dan Devine Poling System 11–0†
2007 Gary Pinkel Anderson & Hester 12–2

† The 1960 record was officially recorded as 10–1, but was later changed to 11–0 due to Kansas' subsequent forfeit.[10]

Conference championships[edit]

Missouri has won 15 conference championships

Year Conference Coach Overall Record Conference Record
1893† WIUFA H.O. Robinson 4–3 2–1
1894† WIUFA H.O. Robinson 4–3 2–1
1895† WIUFA C.D. Bliss 7–1 2–1
1909 Big Eight William Roper 7–0–1 4–0–1
1913 Big Eight Chester Brewer 7–1 4–0
1919 Big Eight John F. Miller 5–1–2 4–0–1
1924 Big Eight Gwinn Henry 7–2 5–1
1925 Big Eight Gwinn Henry 6–1–1 5–1
1927 Big Eight Gwinn Henry 7–2 5–1
1939 Big Eight Don Faurot 8–2 5–0
1941 Big Eight Don Faurot 8–2 5–0
1942 Big Eight Don Faurot 8–3–1 4–0–1
1945 Big Eight Chauncey Simpson 6–4 5–0
1960^ Big Eight Dan Devine 11–0 7–0
1969 Big Eight Dan Devine 9–2 6–1

† Co-champions
^ The 1960 Big Eight title was retroactively awarded after a loss to Kansas was reversed due to Kansas' use of a player who was later ruled to be ineligible.

Divisional championships[edit]

The Tigers were previously members of the Big 12 North division between its inception in 1996 and the dissolution of conference divisions within the Big 12 in 2011. The Tigers joined the SEC as members of the SEC East starting in 2012. Missouri has won 5 division championships.

Season Division Opponent CG Result
2007 Big 12 North Oklahoma L 17–38
2008 Big 12 North Oklahoma L 21–62
2010 Big 12 North None N/A
2013 SEC East Auburn L 42–59
2014 SEC East Alabama L 13–42

† Co-champion

Bowl games[edit]

Missouri has appeared in 32 bowl games, including 10 major bowl appearances: 4 Orange Bowls, 3 Cotton Bowls, 2 Sugar Bowls, and 1 Fiesta Bowl, with an all-time bowl record of 15–17.

Missouri's entire bowl history is shown in the table below.[11]

Season Coach Bowl Opponent Result
1924 Gwinn Henry Los Angeles Christmas Festival USC L 7–20
1939 Don Faurot Orange Bowl Georgia Tech L 7–21
1941 Don Faurot Sugar Bowl Fordham L 0–2
1945 Chauncey Simpson Cotton Bowl Classic Texas L 27–40
1948 Don Faurot Gator Bowl Clemson L 23–24
1949 Don Faurot Gator Bowl Maryland L 7–20
1959 Dan Devine Orange Bowl Georgia L 0–14
1960 Dan Devine Orange Bowl Navy W 21–14
1962 Dan Devine Bluebonnet Bowl Georgia Tech W 14–10
1965 Dan Devine Sugar Bowl Florida W 20–18
1968 Dan Devine Gator Bowl Alabama W 35–10
1969 Dan Devine Orange Bowl Penn State L 3–10
1972 Al Onofrio Fiesta Bowl Arizona State L 35–49
1973 Al Onofrio Sun Bowl Auburn W 34–17
1978 Warren Powers Liberty Bowl LSU W 20–15
1979 Warren Powers Hall of Fame Classic South Carolina W 24–14
1980 Warren Powers Liberty Bowl Purdue L 25–28
1981 Warren Powers Tangerine Bowl Southern Miss W 19–17
1983 Warren Powers Holiday Bowl BYU L 17–21
1997 Larry Smith Holiday Bowl Colorado State L 24–35
1998 Larry Smith Insight.com Bowl West Virginia W 34–31
2003 Gary Pinkel Independence Bowl Arkansas L 14–27
2005 Gary Pinkel Independence Bowl South Carolina W 38–31
2006 Gary Pinkel Sun Bowl Oregon State L 38–39
2007 Gary Pinkel Cotton Bowl Classic Arkansas W 38–7
2008 Gary Pinkel Alamo Bowl Northwestern W 30–23OT
2009 Gary Pinkel Texas Bowl Navy L 13–35
2010 Gary Pinkel Insight Bowl Iowa L 24–27
2011 Gary Pinkel Independence Bowl North Carolina W 41–24
2013 Gary Pinkel Cotton Bowl Classic Oklahoma State W 41–31
2014 Gary Pinkel Citrus Bowl Minnesota W 33–17
2017 Barry Odom Texas Bowl Texas L 33–16

Rivalries[edit]

Arkansas[edit]

Missouri leads the series Arkansas 6–3 through the 2017 season.[12]

Kansas[edit]

Missouri leads the series with Kansas 57–54–9 through the 2017 season.[13]

Illinois[edit]

Missouri leads the series with Illinois 17–7 through the 2017 season.[14]

Iowa State[edit]

Missouri leads the series with Iowa State 61–34–9 through the 2017 season.[15]

Nebraska[edit]

Nebraska leads the series 65–36–3 through the 2017 season.[16]

Oklahoma[edit]

Oklahoma leads the series 67–24–5 through the 2017 season.[17]

All-time record vs. SEC teams[edit]

2017 Source:[18]
Opponent Won Lost Tied Percentage Streak First Last
Alabama 2 3 0 .400 Lost 3 1968 2014
Arkansas 6 3 0 .667 Won 2 1906 2017
Auburn 1 2 0 .333 Lost 2 1973 2017
Florida 4 3 0 .571 Won 1 1966 2017
Georgia 1 6 0 .143 Lost 4 1960 2017
Kentucky 3 5 0 .375 Lost 3 1965 2017
LSU 1 1 0 .500 Lost 1 1978 2016
Mississippi State 2 1 0 .667 Lost 1 1981 2015
Ole Miss 6 1 0 .857 Won 5 1973 2013
South Carolina 4 4 0 .500 Lost 2 1979 2017
Tennessee 4 2 0 .666 Won 1 2012 2017
Texas A&M 7 8 0 .467 Won 2 1957 2014
Vanderbilt 6 3 1 .650 Won 2 1895 2017
Totals 47 42 1 .528

Current coaching staff[edit]

Coaching staff.[when?][19]

Name Position
Barry Odom Head Coach
Andy Hill Associate Head Coach / Wide Receivers Coach
Brian Odom Outside Linebackers Coach
Cornell Ford Running Backs Coach
Ryan Walters Defensive Coordinator / Safeties Coach
Brick Haley Defensive Line Coach
Mark Ouimet Director of Football Operations

Award winners[edit]

Don Faurot – 1964
Warren Powers – 1978
Brock Olivo – 1997
Chase Coffman – 2008

Player accomplishments[edit]

All-Americans[edit]

Missouri has 36 first-team All-American selections as of 2017, 13 of whom were consensus selections.[20]:121–126

† Consensus selection

Retired numbers[edit]

Missouri has retired six jersey numbers representing seven players as of 2017.[20]:119–120

No. Name Position Career
23 Johnny Roland HB 1962, 1964–65
23 Roger Wehrli CB 1966–68
27 Brock Olivo RB 1994–97
37 Bob Steuber E/HB 1940–43
42 Darold Jenkins C 1939–41
44 Paul Christman HB 1938–40
83 Kellen Winslow TE 1975–78

Hall of Fame[edit]

College Football Hall of Fame[edit]

Missouri has 11 inductees into the College Football Hall of Fame. [21]

Player Position Induction
Paul Christman Quarterback 1956
Don Faurot Coach 1961
Bob Steuber Halfback 1971
Jim Phelan Coach 1973
Ed Travis Tackle 1974
Darold Jenkins Center 1976
Frank Broyles Coach 1983
Dan Devine Coach 1985
Johnny Roland Halfback 1998
Kellen Winslow Tight end 2002
Roger Wehrli Cornerback 2003

Pro Football Hall of Fame[edit]

Two Missouri players have been enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame:[22]

Player Position Induction
Kellen Winslow Tight end 1995
Roger Wehrli Cornerback 2007

Mascot[edit]

Truman the Tiger was introduced as the school's mascot against the Utah State Aggies in 1986, receiving his name from former president Harry S Truman. Truman has been named the "Nation's Best Mascot" three times since 1986, most recently in 2004.[23]

Homecoming[edit]

See 1911 Kansas vs. Missouri football game

The NCAA[24] as well as Jeopardy! and Trivial Pursuit[25] recognize the University of Missouri as the birthplace of Homecoming, an event which became a national tradition in college football. The history of the University of Missouri Homecoming can be traced back to the 1911 Kansas vs. Missouri football game, when the Missouri Tigers faced off against the Kansas Jayhawks in the first installment of the Border War rivalry series.[26][27]

Future opponents[edit]

Intra-division opponents[edit]

Missouri plays the other six SEC East opponents once per season.[28]

Even Numbered Years Odd Number Years
at Tennessee vs Tennessee
vs Georgia at Georgia
at Florida vs Florida
vs Vanderbilt at Vanderbilt
at South Carolina vs South Carolina
vs Kentucky at Kentucky

Non-division opponents[edit]

Missouri plays Arkansas as a permanent non-division opponent annually and rotates around the West division among the other six schools.[28]

2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
vs Arkansas at Arkansas vs Arkansas at Arkansas vs Arkansas at Arkansas vs Arkansas at Arkansas
at Alabama vs Ole Miss at Mississippi State vs Texas A&M at Auburn vs LSU at Ole Miss vs Alabama

Non-conference opponents[edit]

Announced schedules as of November 20, 2017.[29][30]

2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 2028 2029
at Wyoming
Aug 31
vs Eastern Michigan
Sep 26
at Boston College
Sep 25
at Middle Tennessee
Sep 17
vs Middle Tennessee
Sep 9
vs Boston College
Sep 24 (at Kansas City, MO)
at Miami (Ohio)
Sep 13
at Illinois
Sep 26
vs Illinois
Sep 18
at Illinois
Sep 16
vs Illinois
Sep 15
vs West Virginia
Sep 7
at BYU
Nov 7
vs North Texas
Oct 16
at Kansas State
Sep 10
at Memphis
Sep 23
vs Southeast Missouri State
Sep 21
vs Central Arkansas
Sep 5
vs Central Michigan
Sep 4
vs Kansas State
Sep 16
vs Troy
Oct 5
vs Louisiana
Nov 21

References[edit]

  1. ^ Missouri Athletics Brand Identity Guidelines (PDF). August 4, 2016. Retrieved November 22, 2017.
  2. ^ http://www.secdigitalnetwork.com/NEWS/tabid/473/Article/229185/university-of-missouri-to-join-southeastern-conference.aspx University Of Missouri To Join Southeastern Conference
  3. ^ College football national championships in NCAA Division I FBS#Yearly national championship selections from major selectors NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision Records
  4. ^ http://www.kansascity.com/2013/12/01/4661805/mu-notebook-pinkel-matches-faurot.html Gary Pinkel matches Don Faurot for most wins at Mizzou
  5. ^ "Missouri Composite Championship Listing". Archived from the original on May 16, 2008.
  6. ^ Amy Daughters (May 4, 2011). "College Football: The Top 25 Schools That Have Never Won a National Championship". Bleacher Report.
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  8. ^ "Missouri Edges Kansas and LSU to Finish #1". andersonsports.com. Anderson and Hester. Retrieved September 9, 2018.
  9. ^ 2018 NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision Records (PDF). Indianapolis: National Collegiate Athletic Association. August 2018. Retrieved September 9, 2018.
  10. ^ "The 1960 MU-KU Controversy". November 21, 2010.
  11. ^ "Missouri Bowl History". Archived from the original on May 25, 2011.
  12. ^ http://www.winsipedia.com/missouri/vs/arkansas
  13. ^ http://www.winsipedia.com/missouri/vs/kansas
  14. ^ http://www.winsipedia.com/missouri/vs/illinois
  15. ^ http://www.winsipedia.com/missouri/vs/iowa-state
  16. ^ http://www.winsipedia.com/missouri/vs/nebraska
  17. ^ http://www.winsipedia.com/missouri/vs/oklahoma
  18. ^ "Show Me 2017 Record Book" (PDF). August 16, 2017. Retrieved February 10, 2018.
  19. ^ "2018 Spring Football Roster - University of Missouri". www.mutigers.com.
  20. ^ a b "2017 Record Book" (PDF). mutigers.com. Missouri Athletics. Retrieved February 14, 2018.
  21. ^ "College Football Hall of Fame Inductees". Atlanta Hall Management, Inc. Retrieved October 11, 2017.
  22. ^ "HALL OF FAMERS BY COLLEGE". PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME. Retrieved October 11, 2017.
  23. ^ "Truman the Tiger – 2015–16 General". University of Missouri. Retrieved October 11, 2017.
  24. ^ "U celebrates Homecoming Week 2004 : UMNews : University of Minnesota". .umn.edu. Retrieved December 5, 2011.
  25. ^ "The History of Homecoming". Active.com. Retrieved December 5, 2011.
  26. ^ Chrös Mcdougall And Blaine Grider. "Tradition's beginnings mysterious". Columbia Missourian. Archived from the original on December 9, 2012. Retrieved December 5, 2011.
  27. ^ Director of Digital Media, Eric J Eckert; eric.eckert@yorknewstimes.com (September 23, 2011). "> Archives > Editorials > Vincent's Views". York News-Times. Retrieved December 5, 2011.
  28. ^ a b "SEC Future Football Schedule Rotation Announced". fbschedules.com. Retrieved June 14, 2014.
  29. ^ "Missouri Tigers Football Schedules and Future Schedules". fbschedules.com. Retrieved June 1, 2014.
  30. ^ "University of Missouri Athletics – The Fifth Down. The Flea-Kicker. 4.8 Seconds. The page you wanted". www.mutigers.com.

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