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2011 Missouri Tigers football team

The 2011 Missouri Tigers football team represented the University of Missouri in the 2011 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was coached by Gary Pinkel, who returned for his 11th season, and played their home games at Faurot Field at Memorial Stadium. It was the Tigers' final season in the Big 12 Conference as they departed for the Southeastern Conference in 2012. They finished the season 8–5, 5–4 in Big 12 play to finish in fifth place. They were invited to the Independence Bowl where they defeated North Carolina 41–24.

2011 Missouri Tigers football
Missouri Tigers old logo.svg
Independence Bowl champion
ConferenceBig 12 Conference
2011 record8–5 (5–4 Big 12)
Head coachGary Pinkel (11th season)
Offensive coordinatorDavid Yost (3rd season)
Offensive schemeSpread
Defensive coordinatorDave Steckel (3rd season)
Base defense4–3
CaptainMichael Egnew
CaptainElvis Fisher
CaptainKenji Jackson
CaptainJacquies Smith
Home stadiumFaurot Field
(Capacity: 71,004)
Seasons
← 2010
2012 →
2011 Big 12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 3 Oklahoma State $   8 1         12 1  
No. 15 Kansas State   7 2         10 3  
No. 13 Baylor   6 3         10 3  
No. 16 Oklahoma   6 3         10 3  
Missouri   5 4         8 5  
Texas   4 5         8 5  
Texas A&M   4 5         7 6  
Iowa State   3 6         6 7  
Texas Tech   2 7         5 7  
Kansas   0 9         2 10  
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The NCAA has recognized Missouri's football program for ranking in the top 10% of the country for Academic Progress Rate for the 2011–12 academic year, MU's final year as members of the Big 12.[1]

Contents

RecruitsEdit

Key Losses:

QB Blaine Gabbert chose to forgo his senior year eligibility and enter the NFL draft in 2011.[2]

Four days after Gabbert declared for the NFL draft, DE Aldon Smith (sophomore) also declared.[3]

DT Sheldon Richardson, a 6' 4" defensive tackle[4] originally from St. Louis, signed a Letter of Intent to play for the Tigers in 2011. He was ranked as the #1 DT prospect in the nation from many recruiting analysts, and a 5* rating (out of 5). He also was ranked as the #1 player at any position in the State of Missouri. He originally signed with Mizzou in February 2009, but had to go to junior college (College of the Sequoias, in Visalia, California) to improve his grades; played DT for them in the past two years.[5] He was also rated the #3 junior college prospect by Rivals.com.[6] He also can play offensive tight end as well as defensive tackle.[7][8]

Michael Boddie, Gerrand Johnson, and Wesley Leftwich signed LOI prior to Feb. 3 and enrolled in classes this Spring semester. 'More Info'

All 17 recruits signed their National Letter of Intent during the National Signing Period (February 3, 2011 – April 1, 2011).

The recruits signed by February 2.[9]

Fully one-half (9) of the 17 recruits are from Texas, and four were in Missouri; two of those four were from St. Louis. The Mizzou class consists of four offensive linemen, four defensive backs, three linebackers, two wide receivers, two defensive tackles, a defensive end, and a quarterback. Richardson is the only junior college transfer.

[10]

A capsule look at Mizzou's signees here.[11]

ScheduleEdit

2011 Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 311:00 AMMiami (OH)*No. 21FSNW 17–658,313[12]
September 99:30 PMat Arizona State*No. 21ESPNL 30–37 OT70,236[13]
September 176:00 PMWestern Illinois*
  • Faurot Field
  • Columbia, Missouri
FSN PPVW 69–063,420
September 247:00 PMat No. 1 OklahomaFXL 28–3885,547
October 82:30 PMat No. 20 Kansas StateABC/ESPN3L 17–2448,435
October 151:00 PMIowa State 
W 52–1771,004
October 2211:00 AMNo. 6 Oklahoma State
  • Faurot Field
  • Columbia, Missouri
FXL 24–4564,202[14]
October 2911:00 AMat No. 16 Texas A&MFXW 38–31 OT86,934
November 56:00 PMat BaylorFSNL 39–4240,194
November 1211:00 AMNo. 21 Texas
  • Faurot Field
  • Columbia, Missouri
FXW 17–561,323
November 192:30 PMTexas Tech
  • Faurot Field
  • Columbia, Missouri
ABC/ESPN3W 31–2754,309
November 262:30 PMvs. KansasFSNW 24–1047,059[15]
December 264:00 PMvs. North Carolina*ESPN2W 41–2441,728
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll Poll released prior to game
  • All times are in Central time

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 21 21 RV RV RV NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR RV RV RV 
Coaches 21 19 RV RV NR NR NR NR NR RV NR RV RV RV RV RV 
Harris Not released NR RV NR NR NR RV RV RV RV Not released 
BCS Not released NR NR NR NR NR NR 25 NR Not released

Regular seasonEdit

Miami (OH)Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Miami (OH) 0 0 6 0 6
Missouri 7 3 0 7 17

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@ Arizona StateEdit

1 2 3 4OT Total
Missouri 3 7 6 140 30
Arizona State 7 9 7 77 37

Western IllinoisEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Western Illinois 0 0 0 0 0
Missouri 21 21 10 17 69

@ OklahomaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Missouri 14 0 0 14 28
Oklahoma 10 14 7 7 38

@ Kansas StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Missouri 0 3 0 14 17
Kansas State 10 0 7 7 24

Iowa StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Iowa State 3 7 0 7 17
Missouri 21 10 14 7 52

Oklahoma StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Oklahoma State 14 10 14 7 45
Missouri 3 14 0 7 24

@ Texas A&MEdit

1 2 3 4OT Total
Missouri 14 3 0 147 38
Texas A&M 7 21 0 30 31

@ BaylorEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Missouri 7 7 0 25 39
Baylor 0 13 15 14 42

TexasEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Texas 3 0 2 0 5
Missouri 0 14 3 0 17

Texas TechEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Texas Tech 14 3 10 0 27
Missouri 0 10 7 14 31

vs. Kansas (in Kansas City)Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Kansas 0 10 0 0 10
Missouri 0 3 14 7 24

vs. North Carolina (2011 AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl)Edit

1 2 3 4 Total
Missouri 14 17 7 3 41
North Carolina 7 3 7 7 24

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Matter, Dave (June 7, 2013). "Mizzou Football Recognized for High APR". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Archived from the original on July 6, 2013. Retrieved June 21, 2013.
  2. ^ Laymance, Reid (January 3, 2011). "Blaine Gabbert Entering 2011 Draft". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved January 3, 2011.
  3. ^ Laymance, Reid (January 7, 2011). "Mizzou's Aldon Smith Heading to NFL Early". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved January 7, 2011.
  4. ^ "Sheldon Richardson 2011 Football Recruiting Profile". ESPN. Retrieved December 15, 2010.
  5. ^ "Richardson is a Tiger!". Scout. December 15, 2010. Retrieved December 15, 2010.
  6. ^ Laymance, Reid (December 15, 2010). "Sheldon Richardson Signs with Mizzou". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved December 15, 2010.
  7. ^ Video on YouTube COS Sheldon Richardson #34 Mid-Season Highlights] (November 13, 2009)
  8. ^ Video on YouTube Gateway Tech High School Sheldon Richardson Football Highlights 2008] (August 30, 2009)
  9. ^ "Football Announces 2011 Recruiting Class: Tigers Sign 17 Standouts To Latest Group". CBSSports.com. February 2, 2011.
  10. ^ Laymance, Reid (February 3, 2011). "Missouri continues trend of recruiting heavily in Texas". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved February 3, 2011.
  11. ^ Laymance, Reid (February 2, 2011). "Capsule look at Mizzou's football signees". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved February 2, 2011.
  12. ^ "Miami (OH) RedHawks vs. Missouri Tigers Box Score". ESPN. September 3, 2011. Retrieved September 10, 2011.
  13. ^ "Missouri Tigers vs. Arizona State Sun Devils Box Score". ESPN. September 9, 2011. Retrieved September 10, 2011.
  14. ^ "Oklahoma State Cowboys vs. Missouri Tigers Box Score". ESPN. October 22, 2011.
  15. ^ "Missouri Tigers vs. Kansas Jayhawks Box Score". ESPN. November 26, 2011. Retrieved November 26, 2011.
  16. ^ "Franklin Leads Mizzou Past Miami (OH), 17–6". University of Missouri Department of Athletics. September 3, 2011. Retrieved October 20, 2011.