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2006 Missouri Tigers football
Sun Bowl, L 38–39 vs. Oregon State
ConferenceBig 12 Conference
DivisionNorth
2006 record8–5 (4–4 Big 12)
Head coachGary Pinkel
Offensive coordinatorDave Christensen
Offensive schemeSpread
Defensive coordinatorMatt Eberflus
Base defense4–3
Home stadiumFaurot Field
(Capacity: 68,349)
Seasons
← 2005
2007 →
2006 Big 12 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North
Nebraska x   6 2         9 5  
Missouri   4 4         8 5  
Kansas State   4 4         7 6  
Kansas   3 5         6 6  
Colorado   2 6         2 10  
Iowa State   1 7         4 8  
South
#11 Oklahoma x   7 1         11 3  
#13 Texas   6 2         10 3  
Texas A&M   5 3         9 4  
Texas Tech   4 4         8 5  
Oklahoma State   3 5         7 6  
Baylor   3 5         4 8  
Championship: Oklahoma 21, Nebraska 7
† – BCS representative as champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2006 Missouri Tigers football team represented the University of Missouri during the 2006 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Tigers went 8-5, including a 4-4 record in Big 12 North play. The season ended with a 39-38 loss in the Sun Bowl to Oregon State at El Paso. They played their home games at Faurot Field in Columbia, Missouri, and was coached by head coach Gary Pinkel.

RecruitsEdit

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Danario Alexander
WR
Marlin, TX Marlin HS 6 ft 3 in (191 cm) 185 lb (84 kg) 4.5 Dec 29,
2005 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   ESPN grade: 40
Quarn Barge
LB
Visalia, CA College of the Sequoias 6 ft 1 in (185 cm) 225 lb (102 kg) 4.5 Apr 5,
2006 
Scout:N/A   Rivals:2/5 stars   ESPN grade: 70
Tim Barnes
C
Hughesville, MO Pettis County R-5 Northwest HS 6 ft 3 in (191 cm) 316 lb (143 kg) 5.7 Jun 16,
2004 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 77
Marquis Booker
LB
Ardmore, OK Ardmore HS 6 ft 0 in (183 cm) 235 lb (107 kg) 4.7 Dec 6,
2005 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   ESPN grade: 40
Castine Bridges
DB
Pleasant Hill, CA Diablo Valley C.C. 6 ft 2 in (188 cm) 195 lb (88 kg) 4.5 Dec 5,
2005 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars
Cornelius Brown
DB
Reedley, CA Reedley C.C. 6 ft 0 in (183 cm) 200 lb (91 kg) 4.5 Nov 27,
2005 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars
Justin Brown
'
Wahpeton, ND North Dakota State College of Science 6 ft 2 in (188 cm) 195 lb (88 kg) 4.4 Dec 19,
2005 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars
Tommy Chavis
DT
Kilgore, TX Kilgore J.C. 6 ft 2 in (188 cm) 285 lb (129 kg) 4.8 Apr 5,
2006 
Scout:N/A   Rivals:2/5 stars
Bart Coslet
DE
Saint Charles, MO Francis Howell Central 6 ft 6 in (198 cm) 225 lb (102 kg) Feb 12,
2005 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 40
Charles Gaines
DT
Jefferson City, MO Lincoln HS 6 ft 2 in (188 cm) 305 lb (138 kg) 4.9 Jul 25,
2006 
Scout:N/A   Rivals:N/A
Dominic Grooms
QB
Tampa, FL Middleton HS 6 ft 1 in (185 cm) 172 lb (78 kg) 4.6 Nov 23,
2005 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 69
Jesse Hernandez
OL
Ardmore, OK Ardmore HS 6 ft 3 in (191 cm) 293 lb (133 kg) Dec 13,
2005 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   ESPN grade: 40
Del Howard
DB
Garland, TX South Garland HS 5 ft 11 in (180 cm) 175 lb (79 kg) 4.5 Aug 12,
2005 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 77
Jeremy Maclin
WR
St. Louis, MO Kirkwood 6 ft 0 in (183 cm) 187 lb (85 kg) 4.4 Dec 20,
2005 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:75px   ESPN grade: 78
Jared Perry
WR
La Marque, TX La Marque HS 6 ft 0 in (183 cm) 155 lb (70 kg) 4.6 Dec 18,
2005 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 69
Mike Prince
OL
Southlake, TX Carroll HS 6 ft 4 in (193 cm) 278 lb (126 kg) 5.1 Dec 19,
2005 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   ESPN grade: 77
Kevin Rutland
DB
Galena Park, TX North Shore HS 6 ft 1 in (185 cm) 185 lb (84 kg) 4.5 Dec 23,
2005 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 76
Brant Scott
DT
College Station, TX A&M Consolidated 6 ft 2 in (188 cm) 256 lb (116 kg) 5.1 Dec 26,
2005 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   ESPN grade: 40
Paul Simpson
WR
Hayward, CA Chabot C.C. 6 ft 2 in (188 cm) 185 lb (84 kg) 4.5 Dec 23,
2005 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars
John Stull
DE
Columbia, MO Rock Bridge HS 6 ft 4 in (193 cm) 250 lb (110 kg) 4.9 Oct 3,
2005 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 40
La'Roderick Thomas
ATH
Dallas, TX South Oak Cliff HS 6 ft 2 in (188 cm) 190 lb (86 kg) 4.5 Dec 19,
2005 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   ESPN grade: 40
J.P. Tillman
QB
Cypress, TX Cy Falls 6 ft 3 in (191 cm) 233 lb (106 kg) 4.7 Jul 31,
2005 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 72
Tremane Vaughns
DB
Pasadena, CA Pasadena City C.C. 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) 180 lb (82 kg) 4.4 Dec 18,
2005 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars
Sean Weatherspoon
LB
Jasper, TX Jasper HS 6 ft 1 in (185 cm) 195 lb (88 kg) 4.5 Dec 26,
2005 
Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   ESPN grade: 40
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 38   Rivals: 41
‡ Refers to 40 yard dash
Note: In many cases, Scout and Rivals may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
In these cases, an average of the two was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.
Sources:

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 2* 6:00 PM Murray State Faurot FieldColumbia, MO W 47-7   50,074
September 9* 11:30 AM Mississippi Faurot Field • Columbia, MO FSN W 34-7   51,112
September 16* 7:00 PM at New Mexico University StadiumAlbuquerque, NM The Mtn. W 27-17   27,806
September 23* 1:00 PM Ohio Faurot Field • Columbia, MO W 31-6   50,098
September 30 11:30 AM Colorado #25 Faurot Field • Columbia, MO FSN W 28-13   57,824
October 7 6:00 PM at Texas Tech #23 Jones SBC StadiumLubbock, TX TBS W 38-21   49,050
October 14 2:30 PM at Texas A&M #19 Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX ABC L 19-25   71,136
October 21† 1:00 PM Kansas State #24 Faurot Field • Columbia, MO W 41-21   64,657
October 28 11:00 AM #19 Oklahoma #23 Faurot Field • Columbia, MO (Tiger-Sooner Peace Pipe) ABC L 10-26   62,045
November 4 11:00 AM at Nebraska Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE (Rivalry) ABC L 20-34   85,197
November 11 1:00 PM at Iowa State Jack Trice StadiumAmes, IA (Battle for the Telephone Trophy) L 16-21   39,631
November 25 11:00 AM Kansas Faurot Field • Columbia, MO (Border War) ABC W 42-17   55,614
December 29* 12:00 PM vs. #24 Oregon State Sun Bowl StadiumEl Paso, TX (Sun Bowl) CBS L 38-39   48,732
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

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