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). Since 2012, Missouri has been a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) and is currently aligned in its Eastern Division. Home games are played at Faurot Field ("The Zou") in Columbia, Missouri.
Missouri's football program dates back to 1890, 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, 5 division titles, and has 2 national championship selections recognized by the NCAA. Entering the 2017 season, Missouri's all-time record is 671–556–52 (.545).
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). Pinkel's record with Mizzou after his final game on November 27, 2015, is 118–73 (.618).
- Independent (1890–1892)
- Western Interstate University Football Association (1892–1897)
- Independent (1898–1906)
- Big Eight Conference (1907–1995)
- MVIAA 1907–1964, unofficially called Big Six 1928–1947, Big Seven 1947–1957 and Big Eight 1957–1963
- Big 12 Conference (1996–2011)
- Southeastern Conference (2012–present)
The Missouri Tigers have 15 conference championships and 5 conference division titles.
|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.
Missouri has won 15 conference championships
|Year||Conference||Coach||Overall Record||Conference Record|
|1909||Big Eight||William Roper||7–0–1||4–0–1|
|1913||Big Eight||Chester Brewer||7–1||4–0|
|1919||Big Eight||John F. Miller||5–1–2||4–0–1|
|1924||Big Eight||Gwinn Henry||7–2||5–1|
|1925||Big Eight||Gwinn Henry||6–1–1||5–1|
|1927||Big Eight||Gwinn Henry||7–2||5–1|
|1939||Big Eight||Don Faurot||8–2||5–0|
|1941||Big Eight||Don Faurot||8–2||5–0|
|1942||Big Eight||Don Faurot||8–3–1||4–0–1|
|1945||Big Eight||Chauncey Simpson||6–4||5–0|
|1960^||Big Eight||Dan Devine||11–0||7–0|
|1969†||Big Eight||Dan Devine||9–2||6–1|
^ 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.
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.
|2007†||Big 12 North||Oklahoma||L 17–38|
|2008†||Big 12 North||Oklahoma||L 21–62|
|2010†||Big 12 North||N/A lost tiebreaker to Nebraska|
|2013||SEC East||Auburn||L 42–59|
|2014||SEC East||Alabama||L 13–42|
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.
Missouri's entire bowl history is shown in the table below.
|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|
Missouri leads the series Arkansas 7–3 through the 2018 season.
Missouri leads the series with Kansas 56–55–9 through the 2017 season.
Missouri leads the series with Illinois 17–7 through the 2017 season.
Missouri leads the series with Iowa State 61–34–9 through the 2017 season.
Nebraska leads the series 65–36–3 through the 2017 season.
Oklahoma leads the series 67–24–5 through the 2017 season.
All-time record vs. SEC teams
- 2017 Source:
|Mississippi State||2||1||0||.667||Lost 1||1981||2015|
|Ole Miss||6||1||0||.857||Won 5||1973||2013|
|South Carolina||4||5||0||.444||Lost 3||1979||2018|
|Texas A&M||7||8||0||.467||Won 2||1957||2014|
Current coaching staff
|Barry Odom||Head Coach|
|Andy Hill||Associate Head Coach / Wide Receivers Coach|
|Brian Odom||Outside Linebackers Coach|
|Cornell Ford||Running Backs Coach|
|Ryan Walters||Defensive Coordinator / Safeties Coach|
|Brick Haley||Defensive Line Coach|
|Mark Ouimet||Director of Football Operations|
- Amos Alonzo Stagg Award – For Contributions to Football
- Don Faurot – 1964
- Walter Camp Coach of the Year Award
- Warren Powers – 1978
- Mosi Tatupu Award – Best Special Teams Player
- Brock Olivo – 1997
- John Mackey Award – Best Tight End
- Chase Coffman – 2008
Missouri has 36 first-team All-American selections as of 2017, 13 of whom were consensus selections.:121–126
† Consensus selection
Missouri has retired six jersey numbers representing seven players as of 2017.:119–120
|23||Johnny Roland||HB||1962, 1964–65|
Hall of Fame
College Football Hall of Fame
Missouri has 11 inductees into the College Football Hall of Fame. 
Pro Football Hall of Fame
Two Missouri players have been enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame:
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 2004.
- See 1911 Kansas vs. Missouri football game
The NCAA as well as Jeopardy! and Trivial Pursuit 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.
Missouri plays the other six SEC East opponents once per season.
|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|
Missouri plays Arkansas as a permanent non-division opponent annually and rotates around the West division among the other six schools.
|vs Arkansas||at Arkansas||vs Arkansas||at Arkansas||vs Arkansas||at Arkansas|
|at Mississippi State||vs Texas A&M||at Auburn||vs LSU||at Ole Miss||vs Alabama|
|vs Eastern Michigan
|at Boston College
|at Middle Tennessee
|vs Middle Tennessee
|vs Boston College
Sep 24 (at Kansas City, MO)
|at Miami (Ohio)
|vs San Diego State
|at San Diego State|
|vs North Texas
|at Kansas State
|vs Murray State
|vs North Dakota
|at San Diego State
|vs San Diego State
|vs Central Arkansas
|vs Central Michigan
|vs South Dakota
|vs Kansas State
|vs Southeast Missouri
|vs New Mexico State
|vs Southeast Missouri
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