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2010 Missouri Tigers football team

The 2010 Missouri Tigers football team represented the University of Missouri in the 2010 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was coached by Gary Pinkel, who returned for his tenth season with Mizzou, and played their home games at Faurot Field at Memorial Stadium. The team began the season fresh off their fifth straight bowl appearance. The team hired a new public address announcer, Randy Moehlman.[1]

2010 Missouri Tigers football
Missouri Tigers old logo.svg
Big 12 North Division co-champion
Insight Bowl, L 24–27 vs. Iowa
ConferenceBig 12 Conference
DivisionNorth Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 18
APNo. 18
2010 record10–3 (6–2 Big 12)
Head coachGary Pinkel (10th season)
Offensive coordinatorDavid Yost (2nd season)
Offensive schemeSpread
Defensive coordinatorDave Steckel (2nd season)
Base defense4–3
Home stadiumFaurot Field
(Capacity: 71,004)
Seasons
← 2009
2011 →
2010 Big 12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Northern Division
No. 20 Nebraska xy   6 2         10 4  
No. 18 Missouri x   6 2         10 3  
Kansas State   3 5         7 6  
Iowa State   3 5         5 7  
Colorado   2 6         5 7  
Kansas   1 7         3 9  
Southern Division
No. 6 Oklahoma xy$   6 2         12 2  
No. 13 Oklahoma State x   6 2         11 2  
No. 19 Texas A&M x   6 2         9 4  
Baylor   4 4         7 6  
Texas Tech   3 5         8 5  
Texas   2 6         5 7  
Championship: Oklahoma 23, Nebraska 20
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

Michael Egnew (TE), was named to the 1st-Team All-American list. He became the third MU tight end to win that honor in the last four years. The previous two were Martin Rucker (2007) and Chase Coffman (2008). Egnew led all of the nation's tight ends with 83 receptions, and his 698 receiving yards was also second-most among all tight ends, with those figures coming against the nation's 9th-toughest schedule.[2] The Tigers finished the regular season with a 10-2 record and faced the Iowa Hawkeyes in the Insight Bowl, which they lost by a score of 27–24.

In early August 2010, the team voted their star running back Derrick Washington team captain. Washington had led the team in all rushing categories in each of the previous two seasons. However, just after being named captain, Washington was investigated for sexually assaulting his tutor, a female MU student, which led to a felony charge of deviate sexual assault and his suspension from the football team at the end of preseason camp. He dropped out of school shortly afterwards, and was eventually convicted of sexual assault a year later, serving 120 days of a 5-year sentence.[3][4]

Contents

RecruitsEdit

Key Losses:

All 23 listed players are verbal commits and are not binding until signing their National Letter of Intent during the National Signing Period February 3, 2010 – April 1, 2010.
All 23 signed on February 3.[5]

ScheduleEdit

2010-11 Schedule

The October 23 game against Oklahoma played host to ESPN's College GameDay, a first for the program, and drew a new record crowd of 18,000 for the show.[6]

DateOpponentSiteResult

RosterEdit

2010 Missouri Tigers roster(as of 8/30/10 MUTIGERS.com )

Wide Receivers

  • 2 L'Damian Washington  Freshman
  • 3 Gahn McGaffie – ''  Sophomore
  • 5 Rolandis Woodland –   Sophomore
  • 8 Wes Kemp – Junior
  • 9 Kerwin Stricker –   Freshman
  • 14 Jaleel Clark –   Freshman
  • 16 Brandon Gerau – Junior
  • 21 Bud Sasser – Freshman
  • 22 Joe Plevel –   Sophomore
  • 28 T. J. MoeSophomore
  • 29 Jerrell JacksonJunior
  • 33 Drew O'Connell – Freshman
  • 80 Terry Dennis – Junior
  • 85 Marcus LucasFreshman
  • 88 Jimmie Hunt – Freshman
  • 88 Forrest Shock – Senior

Offensive Line

  • 51 Steven Carberry – Freshman
  • 53 Travis Ruth –   Sophomore
  • 56 Robert Luce – Freshman
  • 60 Greg Drain – Freshman
  • 61 Max Copeland –   Freshman
  • 62 Tim BarnesSenior
  • 63 Mitch MorseFreshman
  • 66 Austin Wuebbels –   Junior
  • 67 Chris Freeman –   Freshman
  • 68 Justin Britt  Freshman
  • 69 Wilson Rigg – Freshman
  • 70 Marvin Norman –   Junior
  • 70 Anthony Gatti – Freshman
  • 71 Jayson Palmgren  Junior
  • 72 Elvis FisherJunior
  • 73 Mark Hill –   Freshman
  • 74 Kirk Lakebrink – Senior
  • 75 Jack Meiners – Sophomore
  • 76 Quinn Brown – Junior
  • 77 Dan Hoch – Junior
  • 78 Nick Demien –   Freshman
  • 79 Taylor Davis –   Sophomore

Tight Ends

  • 81 Eric Waters – Freshman
  • 82 Michael EgnewJunior
  • 86 Beau BrinkleyJunior
  • 87 Andrew Jones – Junior
  • 89 Matt Hoch – Freshman
 

Quarterbacks

  •   1 James FranklinFreshman
  •   7 Tyler Gabbert – Freshman
  • 11 Blaine GabbertJunior
  • 12 Jimmy Costello – Junior
  • 16 Ashton Glaser –   Freshman

Running (Tail) Backs


Defensive Line

  •   3 Jacquies SmithJunior
  • 18 Marcus Malbrough –   Sophomore
  • 50 Diondre Ellis – Freshman
  • 51 Bryson Cofield – Freshman
  • 52 Michael Sam Freshman
  • 55 Brayden Burnett –  Freshman
  • 57 Brad Madison –   Sophomore
  • 58 Brendan Donaldson – Junior
  • 59 Ben Eskelsen – Freshman
  • 85 Aldon Smith (End) –   Sophomore
  • 90 Dominique Hamilton – Junior
  • 91 Jimmy Burge –   Sophomore
  • 92 Corey Sudhoff –   Freshman
  • 93 Terrell Resonno –   Junior
  • 94 Marvin Foster –   Freshman
  • 96 Lucas Vincent – Freshman
  • 97 Kony EalyFreshman
  • 98 Bart Coslet – Senior
  • 99 George White –   Sophomore

Linebackers

  •   5 Josh Tatum –   Junior
  •   6 Andrew GachkarSenior
  • 10 Tavon Bolden – Freshman
  • 12 Darvin Ruise – Freshman
  • 15 Donovan Bonner – Sophomore
  • 25 Zaviar Gooden – ''  Sophomore
  • 32 Will Ebner – Junior
  • 33 Luke Lambert – Senior
  • 35 Jeff Gettys – Senior
  • 36 Jared Parham – Freshman
  • 47 Adam Burton –   Freshman
  • 48 Andrew Wilson –   Freshman
  • 54 Michael Brennan –   Freshman
 

Safety

  • 11 Jarrell Harrison – Senior
  • 34 Tony Randolph –   Freshman

Strong Safety

Free Safety

  • 10 Jasper Simmons – Senior[7]
  • 13 Kenji Jackson – Junior
  • 17 Matt White –   Freshman

Defensive Backs

  •   1 Kip Edwards  Sophomore
  •   7 Munir Prince –   Senior †† [8]
  • 14 Daniel Easterly – Freshman
  • 19 Carl Gettis – Senior
  • 20 Kevin RutlandSenior
  • 21 Trey Hobson –   Junior
  • 22 Robert Steeples  Sophomore
  • 26 Xavier Smith – Freshman
  • 28 Randy Ponder – Sophomore
  • 31 E.J. GainesFreshman
  • 43 Tony Buhr – Senior
  • 45 Tyler Davis –   Freshman
  • 46 Tyler Holt – Freshman
  • 49 Braylon Webb – Freshman

Punters

  • 92 Christian Brinser – Freshman
  • 95 Grant Ressel –   Junior
  • 97 Trey Barrow –   Sophomore
  • 99 Matt Grabner – Senior

Kickers

  • 95 Grant Ressel –   Junior
  • 97 Trey Barrow –   Sophomore
† Suspended 9/27.
†† Knocked out in training camp drill. Retired.

Coaching staffEdit

Name Position Years
at MU
Alma mater (Year)
Gary Pinkel[9] Head Coach 10 Kent State (1975)
David Yost[10] Assistant Head Coach
Offensive Coordinator
Quarterbacks, Recruiting Coordinator
10 Kent State (1992)
Dave Steckel[11] Linebackers, Defensive Coordinator 10 Kutztown (1982)
Barry Odom[11] Safeties 8 University of Missouri (1999)
Cornell Ford Cornerbacks 10 Toledo (1991)
Andy Hill[12] Receivers Coach
Wide Receivers, Tight Ends
15 University of Missouri (1985)
Brian Jones Running Backs 10 Connecticut (1981)
Craig Kuligowski Defensive Line 10 Toledo (1991)
Bruce Walker[12] Assistant Co-Offensive Line 10 Central Washington (1983)
Josh Henson[12] Assistant Co-Offensive Line 2 Oklahoma State (1998)
Dan Hopkins Director of Football Operations 4 University of Missouri (2004)
Nick Otterbacher Director of Football Recruiting 7 Toledo (2002)

Coaching staff from: "2010 Mizzou Football Roster - Coaches". CSTV.com. Retrieved September 1, 2010.

Game SummariesEdit

IllinoisEdit

@ St. Louis, Missouri

1 2 3 4 Total
Illinois 3 10 0 0 13
Missouri 0 3 7 13 23

Blaine Gabbert's second-half TDs rally Mizzou as defense stops Illinois

McNeese StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
McNeese State 0 0 0 6 6
Missouri 14 19 17 0 50

Powered by freshman RB Henry Josey, Missouri rolls to easy victory

San Diego StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
San Diego State 7 7 0 10 24
#25 Missouri 10 7 3 7 27


T.J. Moe's touchdown reception with 51 seconds left helps Tigers escape

Miami (OH)Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Miami (OH) 0 3 3 7 13
#24 Missouri 21 7 23 0 51


Seven players score TDs as unbeaten Mizzou trounces Miami (Ohio)

ColoradoEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Colorado 0 0 0 0 0
#22/24 Missouri 5 14 0 7 26


#24 Missouri fights off sluggish O, Blaine Gabbert injury to best Colorado

@ Texas A&MEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#19/21 Missouri 6 10 14 0 30
Texas A&M 0 0 3 6 9


Missouri's defense stifles A&M as Blaine Gabbert tosses 3 TDs

OklahomaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#3/3 Oklahoma 7 7 7 6 27
#16/18 Missouri 7 10 3 16 36

No. 11 Missouri rides 16-point fourth past top-ranked Oklahoma

QB Blaine Gabbert won Big 12 honors, sharing co-offensive player-of-the-week. Gahn McGaffie was named the special teams player-of-the-week.

Gabbert finished 30 of 42 for 308 yards and a score. In the fourth quarter, he completed 8-of-9 passes for 95 yards and one touchdown.

McGaffie returned the opening kickoff 86 yards for a touchdown. It was the first kickoff return for a touchdown for Mizzou since Jeremy Maclin did it in 2008. It's the first time Mizzou has returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown since Roger Wehrli went 96 yards for a score against Iowa State in 1967.

It's the first time Gabbert has been named player-of-the-week this season.[13]

This is the first time Missouri has started 7-0 since 1960.

@ NebraskaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#8/7 Missouri 0 7 10 0 17
#12/14 Nebraska 24 0 7 0 31

Roy Helu Jr. rushes for a school-record 307 yards; Nebraska QB Taylor Martinez hobbled


@ Texas TechEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#14/14 Missouri 14 3 0 0 17
Texas Tech 3 7 14 0 24

Blaine Gabbert struggles as No. 12 Missouri comes up short


Kansas StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Kansas State 0 14 0 14 28
#20/20 Missouri 7 14 10 7 38

Blaine Gabbert's 3 TDs, defensive plays give Mizzou edge over error-prone K-State

@ Iowa StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
#16/15 Missouri 7 0 0 7 14
Iowa State 0 0 0 0 0

#15 Mizzou uses fake punt to outlast Iowa State


KansasEdit

@ Kansas City, Missouri

1 2 3 4 Total
Kansas 0 0 7 0 7
#16/15 Missouri 14 7 7 7 35

Tigers hold Jayhawks to 141 yards of total offense in win

Gary Pinkel's 150th career win as a coach (77-48 at Missouri, 73-37-3 at Toledo).

Missouri has never played better defensively in a Big 12 game—and now the Tigers might never play another Big 12 game.

In a 35-7 victory over Kansas on Saturday, the Tigers (No. 14 BCS, No. 15 AP) held their archrivals to 141 yards, the fewest they've allowed a conference opponent in the Big 12's 15 seasons.

In the 119th meeting between these programs, Missouri evened the all-time series (according to the NCAA record book) at 55-55-9. The Tigers have won four of the last five. Missouri wrapped up a 10-win season for the fourth time in school history and third under coach Gary Pinkel.


Iowa (Insight Bowl)Edit

@ Tempe, Arizona

Marcus Coker runs for 219, Micah Hyde returns INT to fuel Iowa rally

1 2 3 4 Total
#14/14 Missouri 3 7 14 0 24
Iowa 7 10 3 7 27

StatisticsEdit

Statistics from: "Missouri Tigers - Cumulative Season Statistics 2010". CSTV.com. December 28, 2010. Archived from the original on January 1, 2011. Retrieved December 29, 2010.

Scores by quarterEdit

(through December 28, 2010)

1 2 3 4 Total
Missouri 108 108 108 64 388
Opponents 51 58 44 56 209



RankingsEdit

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Final 
AP RV RV RV RV RV 24 21 18 7 14 20 15 15 15 14 18 
Coaches RV RV 25 24 23 22 19 16 8 14 20 16 16 14 14 18 
Harris Not released 19 16 8 15 20 16 16 14 13 Not released 
BCS Not released 11 6 12 17 15 14 12 12 Not released

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Mizzou Names Randy Moehlman New Public Address Announcer: Moehlman, a Missouri alumnus, joins the Tigers for the 2010 football season August 28, 2010.
  2. ^ Michael Egnew Named 1st-Team All-American: Becomes Third Mizzou Tight End in Four Years to Win Honors CBSSports.com December 9, 2010.
  3. ^ Matter, David (August 21, 2014). "Derrick Washington disputes allegations uncovered by ESPN". St, Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved 25 August 2014.
  4. ^ Palmer, Tod (August 21, 2014). "ESPN reports new allegations against former MU running back Derrick Washington". Kansas City Star. Retrieved 25 August 2014.
  5. ^ "Missouri Football Recruiting 2010". ESPN. February 3, 2010. Archived from the original on February 9, 2010. Retrieved February 4, 2010.
  6. ^ Caesar, Dan (October 24, 2010). "GameDay sets record at Mizzou". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved October 24, 2010.
  7. ^ Gregorian, Vahe (September 27, 2010). "Mizzou suspends Jasper Simmons". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved September 27, 2010.
  8. ^ Gregorian, Vahe (September 27, 2010). "Prince's Mizzou career over". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved September 27, 2010.
  9. ^ Gary Pinkel bio
  10. ^ Yost Tabbed To Take Over As Offensive Coordinator, December 12, 2008.
  11. ^ a b "Football Coaching Staff Re-Alignment Announced: Steckel Is New Defensive Coordinator, Odom Takes Over Safeties". March 10, 2009. Archived from the original on August 1, 2009. Retrieved May 3, 2009.
  12. ^ a b c Josh Henson Joins Football Coaching Staff: Henson will serve as Co-Offensive Line Coach, February 10, 2009
  13. ^ Timmermann, Tom (October 25, 2010). "Gabbert, McGaffie win Big 12 honors". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved October 25, 2010.