1979 Missouri Tigers football team
The 1979 Missouri Tigers football team was an American football team that represented the University of Missouri in the Big Eight Conference (Big 8) during the 1979 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team compiled a 7–5 record (3–4 against Big 8 opponents), finished in fourth place in the Big 8, and was outscored by opponents by a combined total of 260 to 166. Warren Powers was the head coach for the second of seven seasons. The team played its home games at Faurot Field in Columbia, Missouri.
|1979 Missouri Tigers football|
|Conference||Big Eight Conference|
|1979 record||7–5 (3–4 Big 8)|
|Head coach||Warren Powers (2nd season)|
|Home stadium||Faurot Field|
|1979 Big 8 football standings|
|No. 3 Oklahoma $||7||–||0||–||0||11||–||1||–||0|
|No. 9 Nebraska||6||–||1||–||0||10||–||2||–||0|
Rankings from AP Poll
The team's statistical leaders included James Wilder with 645 rushing yards, Phil Bradley with 1,448 passing yards and 1,764 yards of total offense, Andy Gibler with 316 receiving yards, and Gerry Ellis with 54 points scored.
|September 8||San Diego State*||No. 12||W 45–15|
|September 15||at Illinois*||No. 11||W 14–6|
|September 22||at Ole Miss*||No. 9||W 33–7|
|September 29||No. 4 Texas*||No. 5||L 0–21|
|October 13||Oklahoma State||No. 15||L 13–14|
|October 20||at Colorado||W 13–7|
|October 27||Kansas State||L 3–19|
|November 3||No. 2 Nebraska||L 20–23|
|November 10||at Iowa State||W 18–9|
|November 17||No. 7 Oklahoma||L 22–24|
|November 24||at Kansas||W 55–7|
|December 29||vs. No. 16 South Carolina*||W 24–14|
- PK Jeff Brockhaus
- "1979 Missouri Tigers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 12, 2016.
- "2016 Mizzou Football Media Guide" (PDF). University of Missouri. p. 158. Retrieved November 12, 2016.
- "2014 Mizzou Football Records Book" (PDF). University of Missouri. pp. 26–27. Retrieved November 12, 2016.