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Missouri Tigers football
AmericanFootball current event.svg 2017 Missouri Tigers
NCAA-Mizzou-Primary Logo NCAA-SEC-Missouri-Main Helmet-732px
First season 1890
Athletic director Mike Alden
Head coach Barry Odom
1st year, 0–0–0 ()
Home stadium Faurot Field
Stadium capacity 71,168
Stadium surface FieldTurf
Location Columbia, Missouri
Conference Southeastern Conference
All-time history
Template:Missouri Tigers football history
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 Template:American college football All-Americans
Current uniform
Big12-Uniform-Mizzou
Colors Black, Anthricite, MU Gold, and White

                             

Fight song "Fight Tiger"
Mascot Truman the Tiger
Marching band Marching Mizzou
Rivals Arkansas Razorbacks
Kansas Jayhawks
Iowa State Cyclones
Nebraska Cornhuskers
Illinois Fighting Illini
Oklahoma Sooners
Website mutigers.com

The Missouri Tigers are a new member of the NCAA FBS Southeastern Conference, having previously been a member of the Big 12 Conference. The university and its sports teams officially joined the SEC on July 1, 2012. The Tigers play their home games at Faurot Field in Columbia, Missouri and are currently coached by Gary Pinkel.

As of 2011, the Tigers have competed in the most overtime college football games, totalling 14.[1]

Conference affiliationsEdit

Source

ChampionshipsEdit

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

Conference championships (15)Edit

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

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.[4] 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.

1924 Los Angeles Christmas Festival USC L 7-20
1939 1940 Orange Bowl Georgia Tech L 7-21
1941 1942 Sugar Bowl Fordham L 0-2
1945 1946 Cotton Bowl Classic Texas L 27-40
1948 1949 Gator Bowl Clemson L 23-24
1949 1950 Gator Bowl Maryland L 7-20
1959 1960 Orange Bowl Georgia L 0-14
1960 1961 Orange Bowl Navy W 21-14
1962 1962 Bluebonnet Bowl Georgia Tech W 14-10
1965 1966 Sugar Bowl Florida W 20-18
1968 1968 Gator Bowl Alabama W 35-10
1969 1970 Orange Bowl Penn State L 3-10
1972 1972 Fiesta Bowl Arizona State L 35-49
1973 1973 Sun Bowl Auburn W 34-17
1978 1978 Liberty Bowl LSU W 20-15
1979 1979 All-American Bowl South Carolina W 24-14
1980 1980 Liberty Bowl Purdue L 25-28
1981 1981 Tangerine Bowl Southern Miss W 19-17
1983 1983 Holiday Bowl BYU L 17-21
1997 1997 Holiday Bowl Colorado State L 24-35
1998 1998 Insight.com Bowl West Virginia W 34-31
2003 2003 Independence Bowl Arkansas L 14-27
2005 2005 Independence Bowl South Carolina W 38-31
2006 2006 Sun Bowl Oregon State L 38-39
2007 2008 Cotton Bowl Classic Arkansas W 38-7
2008 2008 Alamo Bowl Northwestern W 30-23 (OT)
2009 2009 Texas Bowl Navy L 13-35
2010 2010 Insight Bowl Iowa L 24-27
2011 2011 Independence Bowl North Carolina W 41-24

Year-by-year record since 1950Edit

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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 Larry Smith
1997 7-5 Larry Smith
1998 8-4 Larry Smith
1999 4-7 Larry Smith
2000 3-8 Larry Smith
2001 4-7 Gary Pinkel
2002 5-7 Gary Pinkel
2003 8-5 Gary Pinkel
2004 5-6 Gary Pinkel
2005 7-5 Gary Pinkel
2006 8-5 Gary Pinkel
2007 12-2 Gary Pinkel
2008 10-4 Gary Pinkel
2009 8-5 Gary Pinkel
2010 10-3 Gary Pinkel
2011 8-5 Gary Pinkel
2012 5-7 Gary Pinkel
2013 12-2 Gary Pinkel
2014 3-1 Gary Pinkel
2015 5-7 Gary Pinkel
2016 0-0 Barry Odom
2017 0-0 Barry Odom

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).[5]

Current coaching staffEdit

Name Position
Barry Odom Head Coach
Andy Hill Associate Head Coach
Wide Receivers
Josh Heupel Offensive Coordinator
Quarterbacks
DeMontie Cross Defensive Coordinator
Linebackers
Cornell Ford Assistant Head Coach
Running Backs
Joe Jon Finley Tight Ends
Glen Elarbee Offensive Line
Jackie Shipp Defensive Line
Greg Brown Cornerbacks
Ryan Walters Co-Defensive Coordinator
Safeties

Award winnersEdit

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

Player accomplishmentsEdit

All-AmericansEdit

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Retired jerseysEdit

Missouri players in the NFLEdit

PresentEdit

FormerEdit

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. [8]

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
File:Homecoming1911.jpg

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.[9][10][11][12]

Notable AlumniEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Ubben, David (November 4, 2011). Big 12 did you know: Week 10. ESPN.com. Retrieved on November 5, 2011.
  2. Missouri Tigers' move to SEC official, but Big 12 hurdles remain - ESPN. Espn.go.com (2011-11-07). Retrieved on 2011-12-05.
  3. Missouri Composite Championship Listing.
  4. Missouri Bowl History.
  5. Pieringer, Dan. (6) Missouri vs. Kansas St.. STATS. Yahoo! Sports featuring rivals.com. Retrieved on 2007-11-17.
  6. 6.0 6.1 SI.com's 2009 All-Americans
  7. MU's Egnew is AP first-team All-American AP-St. Louis Post-Dispatch Dec. 15, 2010
  8. Missouri Tigers Football History - College Football. Collegefootballhistory.com. Retrieved on 2011-12-05.
  9. U celebrates Homecoming Week 2004 : UMNews : University of Minnesota. .umn.edu. Retrieved on 2011-12-05.
  10. The History of Homecoming. Active.com. Retrieved on 2011-12-05.
  11. By Chrös Mcdougall And Blaine Grider. Tradition’s beginnings mysterious. Columbia Missourian. Retrieved on 2011-12-05.
  12. Director of Digital Media, Eric J Eckert; eric.eckert@yorknewstimes.com (2011-09-23). > Archives > Editorials > Vincent's Views. York News-Times. Retrieved on 2011-12-05.

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