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1997 Missouri Tigers football
Holiday Bowl, L 24–34 vs. [[{{{school}}}]]
ConferenceBig 12 Conference
DivisionNorth Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 23
APNo. 23
1997 record7–5 (5–3 Big 12)
Head coachLarry Smith
Home stadiumFaurot Field
(Capacity: 62,023)
Seasons
← 1996
1998 →
1997 Big 12 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North
#2 Nebraska x   8 0         13 0  
#8 Kansas State   7 1         11 1  
#23 Missouri   5 3         7 5  
Colorado   3 5         5 6  
Kansas   3 5         6 5  
Iowa State   1 7         1 10  
South
#20 Texas A&M x   6 2         9 4  
#24 Oklahoma State   5 3         8 4  
Texas Tech*   5 3         6 5  
Texas   2 6         4 7  
Oklahoma   2 6         4 8  
Baylor   1 7         2 9  
Championship: Nebraska 54, Texas A&M 15
*Ineligible for conference championship game and postseason due to a self-imposed postseason ban.
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1997 Missouri Tigers football team represented the University of Missouri during the 1997 NCAA Division I-A football season. The 1997 Tigers went 7-5 (5-3 in Big 12 play), ending a streak of 13 consecutive losing seasons. However, the Tigers lost to Colorado State, 35-24, in the Holiday Bowl in San Diego. They played their home games at Faurot Field in Columbia, Missouri. They were members of the Big 12 Conference in the North Division. The team was coached by head coach Larry Smith.

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 6* 6:30 PM Eastern Michigan Faurot FieldColumbia, MO W 44–24   52,514
September 13 11:30 AM at Kansas Memorial StadiumLawrence, KS (Border War) FSN L 7–15   38,000
September 20* 4:00 PM at Tulsa Skelly StadiumTulsa, OK W 42–21   40,385
September 27* 11:00 AM #7 Ohio State Faurot Field • Columbia, MO ABC L 10–31   58,882
October 4 1:00 PM Iowa State Faurot Field • Columbia, MO (Battle for the Telephone Trophy) W 45–21   44,386
October 11 11:30 AM at #22 Kansas State KSU StadiumManhattan, KS FSN L 11–41   43,510
October 18† 1:00 PM Texas Faurot Field • Columbia, MO W 37–29   48,451
October 25 11:30 AM at #12 Oklahoma State Lewis FieldStillwater, OK FSN W 51–50 2OT  33,300
November 1 1:30 PM at Colorado Folsom FieldBoulder, CO W 41–31   43,119
November 8 2:30 PM #1 Nebraska Faurot Field • Columbia, MO (Rivalry) ABC L 38–45 OT  66,846
November 15 1:00 PM Baylor #25 Faurot Field • Columbia, MO W 42–24   43,825
December 29* 7:00 PM vs. #18 Colorado State #19 Qualcomm StadiumSan Diego, CA (Holiday Bowl) ESPN L 24–35   50,761
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.
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