Missouri Tigers football

The Missouri Tigers football program represents the University of Missouri (often referred to as Mizzou) in college football and competes in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

Missouri Tigers football
2021 Missouri Tigers football team
Mizzou Athletics wordmark.svg
First season1890
Athletic directorJim Sterk
Head coachEliah Drinkwitz
2nd season, 5–5 (.500)
StadiumFaurot Field at Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 71,168)
FieldFaurot Field
Field surfaceFieldTurf
LocationColumbia, Missouri
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionEastern
Past conferencesBig Eight (1907–1995)
Big 12 (1996–2011)
All-time record690–571–52 (.545)
Bowl record15–18 (.455)
Unclaimed national titles2 (1960, 2007)
Conference titles15
(3 WIUFA, 12 Big Eight)
Division titles5
Big 12 North:
2007, 2008, 2010
SEC East:
2013, 2014
RivalriesArkansas (rivalry)
Kansas (rivalry)
Illinois (rivalry)
Iowa State (rivalry)
Nebraska (rivalry)
Oklahoma (rivalry)
Consensus All-Americans13
Current uniform
Missouri tigers football unif.png
ColorsOld Gold and Black[1]
         
Fight songEvery True Son, Fight Tiger
MascotTruman the Tiger
Marching bandMarching Mizzou
OutfitterNike
Websitemutigers.com

Missouri's football program dates back to 1891, and has appeared in 33 bowl games (including 10 major bowl appearances: 4 Orange Bowls, 3 Cotton Bowls, 2 Sugar Bowls, and 1 Fiesta Bowl). Missouri has won 15 conference titles, 4 division titles, and has 2 national championship selections recognized by the NCAA.[2] Entering the 2020 season, Missouri's all-time record is 690–571–52 (.545).

Since 2012, Missouri has been a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC)[3] and competes in the Eastern Division. Home games are played at Faurot Field ("The Zou") in Columbia, Missouri.

The team was coached by Gary Pinkel (2001–2015), who has the highest winning percentage of any coach in Missouri football history (setting that mark with his 102nd win at the AT&T Cotton Bowl on January 3, 2014).[4] Pinkel's record with Mizzou after his final game on November 27, 2015, is 118–73 (.618).

HistoryEdit

Conference affiliationsEdit

ChampionshipsEdit

The Missouri Tigers have 15 conference championships and 5 conference division titles.[5]

National championshipsEdit

The Tigers were selected as national champions by NCAA-designated major selectors in both the 1960 and 2007 seasons.[6][7][8][9] Neither championship is claimed by the school.

Season Coach Selectors Record
1960 Dan Devine Poling System 11–0†
2007 Gary Pinkel Anderson & Hester 12–2

† The 1960 record was officially recorded as 10–1, but was later changed to 11–0 due to Kansas' subsequent forfeit.[10]

Conference championshipsEdit

Missouri has won 15 conference championships

Year Conference Coach Overall Record Conference Record
1893† WIUFA H.O. Robinson 4–3 2–1
1894† 4–3 2–1
1895† C.D. Bliss 7–1 2–1
1909 Big Eight William Roper 7–0–1 4–0–1
1913 Chester Brewer 7–1 4–0
1919 John F. Miller 5–1–2 4–0–1
1924 Gwinn Henry 7–2 5–1
1925 6–1–1 5–1
1927 7–2 5–1
1939 Don Faurot 8–2 5–0
1941 8–2 5–0
1942 8–3–1 4–0–1
1945 Chauncey Simpson 6–4 5–0
1960 Dan Devine 11–0 7–0
1969 9–2 6–1

† Co-champions
‡ The 1960 Big Eight title was retroactively awarded after a loss to Kansas was reversed due to Kansas' use of a player who was later ruled to be ineligible.[11][12]

Division championshipsEdit

The Tigers were previously members of the Big 12 North division between its inception in 1996 and the dissolution of conference divisions within the Big 12 in 2011. The Tigers joined the SEC as members of the SEC East starting in 2012. Missouri has won 5 division championships.

Season Division Opponent CG Result
2007 Big 12 North Oklahoma L 17–38
2008 Oklahoma L 21–62
2010 N/A lost tiebreaker to Nebraska
2013 SEC East Auburn L 42–59
2014 Alabama L 13–42

† Co-champion

Bowl gamesEdit

Missouri has appeared in 33 bowl games, including 10 major bowl appearances: 4 Orange Bowls, 3 Cotton Bowls, 2 Sugar Bowls, and 1 Fiesta Bowl, with an all-time bowl record of 15–18.[13]

Missouri's entire bowl history is shown in the table below.[14]

Season Coach Bowl Opponent Result
1924 Gwinn Henry Los Angeles Christmas Festival USC L 7–20
1939 Don Faurot Orange Bowl Georgia Tech L 7–21
1941 Don Faurot Sugar Bowl Fordham L 0–2
1945 Chauncey Simpson Cotton Bowl Classic Texas L 27–40
1948 Don Faurot Gator Bowl Clemson L 23–24
1949 Don Faurot Gator Bowl Maryland L 7–20
1959 Dan Devine Orange Bowl Georgia L 0–14
1960 Dan Devine Orange Bowl Navy W 21–14
1962 Dan Devine Bluebonnet Bowl Georgia Tech W 14–10
1965 Dan Devine Sugar Bowl Florida W 20–18
1968 Dan Devine Gator Bowl Alabama W 35–10
1969 Dan Devine Orange Bowl Penn State L 3–10
1972 Al Onofrio Fiesta Bowl Arizona State L 35–49
1973 Al Onofrio Sun Bowl Auburn W 34–17
1978 Warren Powers Liberty Bowl LSU W 20–15
1979 Warren Powers Hall of Fame Classic South Carolina W 24–14
1980 Warren Powers Liberty Bowl Purdue L 25–28
1981 Warren Powers Tangerine Bowl Southern Miss W 19–17
1983 Warren Powers Holiday Bowl BYU L 17–21
1997 Larry Smith Holiday Bowl Colorado State L 24–35
1998 Larry Smith Insight.com Bowl West Virginia W 34–31
2003 Gary Pinkel Independence Bowl Arkansas L 14–27
2005 Gary Pinkel Independence Bowl South Carolina W 38–31
2006 Gary Pinkel Sun Bowl Oregon State L 38–39
2007 Gary Pinkel Cotton Bowl Classic Arkansas W 38–7
2008 Gary Pinkel Alamo Bowl Northwestern W 30–23OT
2009 Gary Pinkel Texas Bowl Navy L 13–35
2010 Gary Pinkel Insight Bowl Iowa L 24–27
2011 Gary Pinkel Independence Bowl North Carolina W 41–24
2013 Gary Pinkel Cotton Bowl Classic Oklahoma State W 41–31
2014 Gary Pinkel Citrus Bowl Minnesota W 33–17
2017 Barry Odom Texas Bowl Texas L 33–16
2018 Barry Odom Liberty Bowl Oklahoma State L 33–38

RivalriesEdit

ArkansasEdit

Missouri leads the series Arkansas 9-3 through the 2020 season.[15]

KansasEdit

Missouri leads the series with Kansas 57–54–9 through the 2020 season.[16]

IllinoisEdit

Missouri leads the series with Illinois 17–7 through the 2020 season.[17]

Iowa StateEdit

Missouri leads the series with Iowa State 61–34–9 through the 2020 season.[18]

NebraskaEdit

Nebraska leads the series 65–36–3 through the 2020 season.[19]

OklahomaEdit

Oklahoma leads the series 67–24–5 through the 2020 season.[20]

Award winnersEdit

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

Player accomplishmentsEdit

All-AmericansEdit

Missouri has 36 first-team All-American selections as of 2017, 13 of whom were consensus selections.[21]:121–126

† Consensus selection

Retired numbersEdit

Missouri has retired six jersey numbers representing seven players as of 2017.[21]:119–120

No. Name Position Career
23 Johnny Roland HB 1962, 1964–65
Roger Wehrli CB 1966–68
27 Brock Olivo RB 1994–97
37 Bob Steuber E/HB 1940–43
42 Darold Jenkins C 1939–41
44 Paul Christman HB 1938–40
83 Kellen Winslow TE 1975–78

Hall of FameEdit

College Football Hall of FameEdit

Missouri has 11 inductees into the College Football Hall of Fame.[22]

Player Position Induction
Paul Christman QB 1956
Don Faurot Coach 1961
Bob Steuber HB 1971
Jim Phelan Coach 1973
Ed Travis T 1974
Darold Jenkins C 1976
Frank Broyles Coach 1983
Dan Devine Coach 1985
Johnny Roland HB 1998
Kellen Winslow TE 2002
Roger Wehrli CB 2003

Pro Football Hall of FameEdit

Two Missouri players have been enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame:[23]

Player Position Induction
Kellen Winslow TE 1995
Roger Wehrli CB 2007

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 2014.[24]

HomecomingEdit

See 1911 Kansas vs. Missouri football game

The NCAA[25] as well as Jeopardy! and Trivial Pursuit[26] recognize the University of Missouri as the birthplace of Homecoming, an event which became a national tradition in college football. The history of the University of Missouri Homecoming can be traced back to the 1911 Kansas vs. Missouri football game, when the Missouri Tigers faced off against the Kansas Jayhawks in the first installment of the Border War rivalry series.[27][28]

Future opponentsEdit

Intra-division opponentsEdit

Missouri plays the other six SEC East opponents once per season.[29]

Even Numbered Years Odd Number Years
at Tennessee vs Tennessee
vs Georgia at Georgia
at Florida vs Florida
vs Vanderbilt at Vanderbilt
at South Carolina vs South Carolina
vs Kentucky at Kentucky

Non-division opponentsEdit

Missouri plays Arkansas as a permanent non-division opponent annually and rotates around the West division among the other six schools.[30]

2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
at Arkansas vs Arkansas at Arkansas vs Arkansas at Arkansas
vs Texas A&M at Auburn vs LSU at Ole Miss vs Alabama

Non-conference opponentsEdit

Announced schedules as of January 4, 2021.[31][32]

2021 2022 2023 2024 2025 2026 2027 2028 2029 2030 2031 2032
Central Michigan
Sep 4
at Middle Tennessee
Sep 3
South Dakota
Sep 2
Murray State
Aug 31
North Dakota
Aug 30
Arkansas–Pine Bluff
Sep 5
Illinois State
Sep 4
San Diego State
Sep 2
Missouri State
Sep 1
Southeast Missouri
Aug 31
Kansas

Sep 6

Northern Illinois
Sep 4
Southeast Missouri
Sep 18
at Kansas State
Sep 10
Middle Tennessee
Sep 9
Buffalo
Sep 7
Kansas

Sep 6

at Kansas

Sep 12

at San Diego State
Sep 11
Southeast Missouri
Sep 9
Illinois
Sep 15
Colorado
Sep 7
North Texas
Sep 13
at Kansas

Sep 18

at Boston College
Sep 25
Abilene Christian
Sep 17
Kansas State
Sep 16
Boston College
Sep 14
at Miami (Ohio)
Sep 13
at Illinois
Sep 26
Illinois
Sep 18
at Illinois
Sep 16
at Northern Illinois
Sep 29
at North Texas
Sep 14
at Florida Atlantic
Sept 20
at Illinois
Sep 18
North Texas
Oct 9
New Mexico State
Nov 5
at Memphis
Sep 23
at UMass
Oct 12
at Colorado
Sep 20
Troy
Nov 21
Florida Atlantic
Oct 2
Northern Illinois
Sep 30
Army

Oct 13

Florida Atlantic
Oct 12
San Diego State

TBA

at San Diego State
Oct 2
UMass
Oct 18

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ College football national championships in NCAA Division I FBS#Yearly national championship selections from major selectors NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision Records
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