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Missouri Tigers football
AmericanFootball current event.svg.png Current season
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First season 1890
Athletic director Mike Alden
Head coach Gary Pinkel
Home stadium Faurot Field
Stadium capacity 71,004
Stadium surface FieldTurf
Location Columbia, Missouri
Conference Big 12 (SEC beginning July 1, 2012)
All-time record 629–520–52
Postseason bowl record 13–16–0
Claimed national titles 0
Conference titles 15 (12 Big Eight)
Division titles 3 (Big 12 North)
Heisman winners 0
Consensus All-Americans 11[1]
Current uniform
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Colors Black and MU Gold            
Fight song "Fight Tiger"
Mascot Truman the Tiger
Marching band Marching Mizzou
Rivals Kansas Jayhawks
Iowa State
Nebraska Cornhuskers
Illinois Fighting Illini
Oklahoma Sooners
Website mutigers.com

The Missouri Tigers football team represents the University of Missouri in the sport of American football. The Tigers compete in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and have been members of the Big 12 Conference since the conference's inception in 1996. The university and its sports teams will join the Southeastern Conference (SEC) in July 2012. The team plays home games at Faurot Field, also known as "The Zou", in Columbia, Missouri.


PLAYERS COACHES SCORES IMAGES SEASONS

As of 2011, the Tigers have competed in the most overtime college football games, totalling 14.[2]

Conference affiliationsEdit

Source

ChampionshipsEdit

The Missouri Tigers have 15 conference championships and 3 conference division titles.[4]

Conference championships (15)Edit

<TR> <td style="background:Black;">Year</TD> <td style="background:BLACK;"><b>Overall Record</TD> <td style="background:BLACK;"><b>Conference Record</TD> <td style="background:BLACK;"><b>Coach</TD> <td style="background:BLACK;"><b>Conference</TD> </TR>
1893* 4-3-0 2-1-0 H.O. Robinson Western Interstate University Football Association
1894* 4-3-0 2-1-0 H.O. Robinson Western Interstate University Football Association
1895* 7-1-0 2-1-0 C.D. Bliss Western Interstate University Football Association
1909 7-2-1 4-0-1 William Roper MVIAA
1913* 7-1-0 4-0-0 Chester Brewer MVIAA
1919 5-1-2 4-0-1 John F. Miller MVIAA
1924 7-2-0 5-1-0 Gwinn Henry MVIAA
1925 6-1-1 5-1-0 Gwinn Henry MVIAA
1927 7-2-0 5-1-0 Gwinn Henry MVIAA
1939 8-2-0 5-0-0 Don Faurot MVIAA
1941 8-2-0 5-0-0 Don Faurot MVIAA
1942 8-3-1 4-0-1 Don Faurot MVIAA
1945 6-4-0 5-0-0 Chauncey Simpson MVIAA
1960** 11-0-0 7-0-0 Dan Devine MVIAA
1969* 9-2-0 6-1-0 Dan Devine Big Eight

Divisional championships (3)Edit

<TR> <td style="background:Black;"><b>Year</TD> <td style="background:BLACK;"><b>Overall Record</TD> <td style="background:BLACK;"><b>Conference Record</TD> <td style="background:BLACK;"><b>Coach</TD> <td style="background:BLACK;"><b>Conference</TD> </TR>
2007* 12-2 7-1 Gary Pinkel Big 12
2008* 10-4 5-3 Gary Pinkel Big 12
2010* 10-3 6-2 Gary Pinkel Big 12

(*) Indicates a co-championship (Tie for first) .
(**) The 1960 championship was retroactively awarded, after a loss to Kansas was reversed due to Kansas' use of a player later ruled to be ineligible.

Bowl appearances (29)Edit

The Tigers have a 13-16 Bowl Record.[5] They have appeared in the Orange Bowl, Sugar Bowl, Fiesta Bowl, Cotton Bowl Classic, Gator Bowl, Sun Bowl, Tangerine Bowl (now known as the Capital One Bowl), Holiday Bowl, Liberty Bowl, Independence Bowl, Alamo Bowl, Insight Bowl, Texas Bowl, All-American Bowl and the Bluebonnet Bowl.

<TR> <td style="background:Black;"><b>Season</TD> <td style="background:BLACK;"><b>Bowl</TD> <td style="background:BLACK;"><b>Opponent</TD> <td style="background:BLACK;"><b>Result</TD> </TR>
1924 Los Angeles Christmas Festival 1924 Southern California Trojans football team L 7-20
1939 1940 Orange Bowl 1939 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team L 7-21
1941 1942 Sugar Bowl 1942 Fordham Rams football team L 0-2
1945 1946 Cotton Bowl Classic 1945 Texas Longhorns football team L 27-40
1948 1949 Gator Bowl 1948 Clemson Tigers football team L 23-24
1949 1950 Gator Bowl 1949 Maryland Terrapins football team L 7-20
1959 1960 Orange Bowl 1959 Georgia Bulldogs football team L 0-14
1960 1961 Orange Bowl 1960 Navy Midshipmen football team W 21-14
1962 1962 Bluebonnet Bowl 1962 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team W 14-10
1965 1966 Sugar Bowl 1965 Florida Gators football team W 20-18
1968 1968 Gator Bowl 1968 Alabama Crimson Tide football team W 35-10
1969 1970 Orange Bowl 1969 Penn State Nittany Lions football team L 3-10
1972 1972 Fiesta Bowl 1972 Arizona State Sun Devils football team L 35-49
1973 1973 Sun Bowl 1973 Auburn Tigers football team W 34-17
1978 1978 Liberty Bowl 1978 Louisiana State Tigers football team W 20-15
1979 1979 All-American Bowl 1979 South Carolina Gamecocks football team W 24-14
1980 1980 Liberty Bowl 1980 Purdue Boilermakers football team L 25-28
1981 1981 Tangerine Bowl 1981 Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles football team W 19-17
1983 1983 Holiday Bowl 1983 BYU Cougars football team L 17-21
1997 1997 Holiday Bowl 1997 Colorado State Rams football team L 24-35
1998 1998 Insight.com Bowl 1998 West Virginia Mountaineers football team W 34-31
2003 2003 Independence Bowl 2003 Arkansas Razorbacks football team L 14-27
2005 2005 Independence Bowl 2005 South Carolina Gamecocks football team W 38-31
2006 2006 Sun Bowl 2006 Oregon State Beavers football team L 38-39
2007 2008 Cotton Bowl Classic 2007 Arkansas Razorbacks football team W 38-7
2008 2008 Alamo Bowl 2008 Northwestern Wildcats football team W 30-23 (OT)
2009 2009 Texas Bowl 2009 Navy Midshipmen football team L 13-35
2010 2010 Insight Bowl 2010 Iowa Hawkeyes football team L 24-27
2011 2011 Independence Bowl 2011 North Carolina Tar Heels football team W 41-24

Year-by-year record since 1950Edit

Year Record Coach
1950 4-5-1 Don Faurot
1951 3-7-0 Don Faurot
1952 3-7-0 Don Faurot
1953 6-4-0 Don Faurot
1954 4-5-1 Don Faurot
1955 1-9-0 Don Faurot
1956 4-5-1 Don Faurot
1957 5-4-1 Frank Broyles
1958 5-4-1 Dan Devine
1959 6-5-0 Dan Devine
1960 11-0-01 Dan Devine
1961 7-2-1 Dan Devine
1962 8-1-2 Dan Devine
1963 7-3-0 Dan Devine
1964 6-3-1 Dan Devine
1965 8-2-1 Dan Devine
1966 6-3-1 Dan Devine
1967 7-3-0 Dan Devine
1968 8-3-0 Dan Devine
1969 9-2-0 Dan Devine
1970 5-6-0 Dan Devine
1971 1-10-0 Al Onofrio
1972 7-5-0 Al Onofrio
1973 8-4-0 Al Onofrio
1974 7-4-0 Al Onofrio
1975 6-5-0 Al Onofrio
1976 6-5-0 Al Onofrio
1977 4-7-0 Al Onofrio
1978 8-4-0 Warren Powers
1979 7-5-0 Warren Powers
1980 8-4-0 Warren Powers
1981 8-4-0 Warren Powers
1982 5-4-2 Warren Powers
1983 7-5-0 Warren Powers
1984 3-7-1 Warren Powers
1985 1-10-0 Woody Widenhofer
1986 3-8-0 Woody Widenhofer
1987 5-6-0 Woody Widenhofer
1988 3-7-1 Woody Widenhofer
1989 2-9-0 Bob Stull
1990 4-7-0 Bob Stull
1991 3-7-1 Bob Stull
1992 3-8-0 Bob Stull
1993 3-7-1 Bob Stull
1994 3-8-1 Larry Smith
1995 3-8-0 Larry Smith
1996 5-6-0 Larry Smith
1997 7-5-0 Larry Smith
1998 8-4-0 Larry Smith
1999 4-7-0 Larry Smith
2000 3-8-0 Larry Smith
2001 4-7-0 Gary Pinkel
2002 5-7-0 Gary Pinkel
2003 8-5-0 Gary Pinkel
2004 5-6-0 Gary Pinkel
2005 7-5-0 Gary Pinkel
2006 8-5-0 Gary Pinkel
2007 12-2-0 Gary Pinkel
2008 10-4-0 Gary Pinkel
2009 8-5-0 Gary Pinkel
2010 10-3-0 Gary Pinkel
2011 8-5-0 Gary Pinkel

TOTAL 353-225-18 (.610 from 1950; incl. 8-5-0 through Dec. 26, 2011)
TOTAL 630-520-52 (.547 from 1890; incl. 8-5-0 through Dec. 26, 2011)


11960 team lost to Kansas but was later awarded win by default due to an ineligible Kansas player, (Bert Coan).[6]

Current coaching staffEdit

Name Position
Gary Pinkel Head Coach
Dave Steckel Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers Coach
David Yost Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach
Cornell Ford Cornerbacks Coach
Josh Henson Offensive Line Coach
Andy Hill Wide Receivers Coach
Brian Jones Running Backs Coach
Craig Kuligowski Defensive Line Coach
Alex Grinch Safeties Coach
Bruce Walker Offensive Line Coach

Award winnersEdit

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

Player accomplishmentsEdit

All-AmericansEdit

Retired jerseysEdit

Missouri players in the NFLEdit

PresentEdit

FormerEdit

Warren Seitz

College Football Hall of FameEdit

Missouri boasts 12 inductees into the College Football Hall of Fame:

Pro Football Hall of FameEdit

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

NicknameEdit

The nickname "Tigers," given to Mizzou's athletic teams, traces its origin to the Civil War period. At that time, plundering guerilla bands habitually raided small towns, and Columbia people constantly feared an attack. Such organizations as temporary "home guards" and vigilance companies banded together to fight off any possible forays.

The town's preparedness discouraged any guerilla activity and the protecting organization began to disband in 1854. However, it was rumored that a guerilla band, led by the notorious Bill Anderson, intended to sack the town. Quickly organized was an armed guard of Columbia citizens, who built a blockhouse and fortified the old courthouse in the center of town. This company was called "The Missouri Tigers."

The marauders never came. The reputation of the intrepid "Tigers" presumably traveled abroad, and Anderson's gang detoured around Columbia.

Soon after Missouri's first football team was organized in 1890, the athletic committee adopted the nickname "Tiger" in official recognition of those Civil War defenders. [9]

MascotEdit

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.

HomecomingEdit

See 1911 Kansas vs. Missouri football game
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The NCAA, as well as Jeopardy! and Trivial Pursuit, all recognize Missouri as the school that invented and hosted the first Homecoming in 1911, an event that has developed into a national ritual.[10][11][12][13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "NCAA Football Award Winners" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. 2010. pp. 12–17. Retrieved September 6, 2010.
  2. Ubben, David (November 4, 2011). "Big 12 did you know: Week 10". ESPN.com. http://espn.go.com/blog/big12/post/_/id/37950/big-12-did-you-know-week-10. Retrieved November 5, 2011.
  3. "Missouri Tigers' move to SEC official, but Big 12 hurdles remain - ESPN". Espn.go.com. 2011-11-07. http://espn.go.com/college-sports/story/_/id/7199062/missouri-tigers-move-sec-official-big-12-hurdles-remain. Retrieved 2011-12-05.
  4. "Missouri Composite Championship Listing". http://cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/div_ia/big12/missouri/championships.php.
  5. "Missouri Bowl History". http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/div_ia/big12/missouri/bowl_history.php.
  6. Pieringer, Dan. "(6) Missouri vs. Kansas St.". STATS. Yahoo! Sports featuring rivals.com. http://sports.yahoo.com/ncaaf/preview?gid=200711170021. Retrieved 2007-11-17.
  7. 7.0 7.1 SI.com's 2009 All-Americans
  8. MU's Egnew is AP first-team All-American AP-St. Louis Post-Dispatch Dec. 15, 2010
  9. "Missouri Tigers Football History - College Football". Collegefootballhistory.com. http://www.collegefootballhistory.com/missouri/history.htm. Retrieved 2011-12-05.
  10. "U celebrates Homecoming Week 2004 : UMNews : University of Minnesota". .umn.edu. http://www1.umn.edu/news/features/2004/UR_25536_REGION1.html. Retrieved 2011-12-05.
  11. "The History of Homecoming". Active.com. http://www.active.com/football/Articles/The_History_of_Homecoming.htm. Retrieved 2011-12-05.
  12. By Chrös Mcdougall And Blaine Grider. "Tradition’s beginnings mysterious". Columbia Missourian. http://www.columbiamissourian.com/stories/2006/10/20/traditions-beginnings-mysterious/. Retrieved 2011-12-05.
  13. Director of Digital Media, Eric J Eckert; eric.eckert@yorknewstimes.com (2011-09-23). "> Archives > Editorials > Vincent's Views". York News-Times. http://www.yorknewstimes.com/articles/2011/09/23/editorials/doc4e7c08259fabd268415990.txt. Retrieved 2011-12-05.

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