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1948 Missouri Tigers football team

The 1948 Missouri Tigers football team was an American football team that represented the University of Missouri in the Big Seven Conference (Big 7) during the 1948 college football season. The team compiled an 8–3 record (5–1 against Big 7 opponents), finished in second place in the Big 7, lost to Clemson in the 1949 Gator Bowl, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 331 to 161. Don Faurot was the head coach for the 11th of 19 seasons.[1][2] The team played its home games at Memorial Stadium in Columbia, Missouri.

1948 Missouri Tigers football
Gator Bowl, L 23–24 vs. Clemson
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
1948 record8–3 (5–1 Big 7)
Head coachDon Faurot (11th season)
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1947
1949 →
1948 Big 7 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 5 Oklahoma $ 5 0 0     10 1 0
Missouri 5 1 0     8 3 0
Kansas 4 2 0     7 3 0
Colorado 2 3 0     3 6 0
Iowa State 2 4 0     4 6 0
Nebraska 2 4 0     2 8 0
Kansas State 0 6 0     1 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The team's statistical leaders included Dick Braznell with 484 rushing yards, Bus Entsminger with 633 passing yards, 1,084 yards of total offense, and 54 points scored, and Mel Sheehan with 346 receiving yards.[3]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 25at Ohio State*L 7–21
October 1at Saint Louis*St. Louis, MOW 60–7
October 9 No. 4 SMUW 20–14
October 16at NavyNo. 12Baltimore, MDW 35–14
October 23Iowa StateNo. 9
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Columbia, MO
W 49–7
October 30at Kansas StateNo. 8W 49–7
November 6at No. 15 OklahomaNo. 9L 7–41
November 13ColoradoNo. 20
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Columbia, MO
W 27–13
November 20at NebraskaW 33–6
November 25Kansas
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Columbia, MO
W 21–7
January 1, 1949vs. No. 11 Clemson*L 23–2436,000[4]
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1948 Missouri Tigers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 11, 2016.
  2. ^ "2016 Mizzou Football Media Guide" (PDF). University of Missouri. p. 158. Retrieved November 11, 2016.
  3. ^ "2014 Mizzou Football Records Book" (PDF). University of Missouri. pp. 26–27. Retrieved November 11, 2016.
  4. ^ "Clemson Overcomes Missouri by 24-23". Daily News (New York City). January 2, 1949. p. 87 – via Newspapers.com.