|Missouri Tigers football|
|Athletic director||Desiree Reed-Francois|
|Head coach||Eliah Drinkwitz |
2nd season, 6-5 (.545)
|Stadium||Faurot Field at Memorial Stadium|
|Field surface||AstroTurf RootZone 3D3|
|Past conferences||Big Eight (1907-1995)|
Big 12 (1996-2011)
|Bowl record||15–18 (.455)|
|Unclaimed national titles||2 (1960, 2007)|
(3 WIUFA, 12 Big Eight)
Big 12 North:
2007, 2008, 2010
Iowa State (rivalry)
|Colors||Old gold and black|
|Fight song||Every True Son, Fight Tiger|
|Mascot||Truman the Tiger|
|Marching band||Marching Mizzou|
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'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, 4 division titles, and has 2 national championship selections recognized by the NCAA. Entering the 2021 season, Missouri's all-time record is 695-576-52 (.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).
The Missouri Tigers have 15 conference championships and 5 conference division titles.
|Season||Coach||Selectors||Record||Final AP||Final Coaches|
|1960||Dan Devine||Poling System||11-0+||No. 5||No. 4|
|2007||Gary Pinkel||Anderson & Hester||12-2||No. 4||No. 5|
+ 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|
|1919||John F. Miller||5-1-2||4-0-1|
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|
|2010+||N/A lost tiebreaker to Nebraska|
|2013||SEC East||Auburn||L 42-59|
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 16-33|
|2018||Barry Odom||Liberty Bowl||Oklahoma State||L 33-38|
|2020||Eli Drinkwitz||Music City Bowl||Iowa||cancelled|
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Missouri has 36 first-team All-American selections as of 2017, 13 of whom were consensus selections.
+ Consensus selection
|23||Johnny Roland||HB||1962, 1964-65|
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.
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.
|at Arkansas||vs Arkansas||at Arkansas||vs Arkansas||at Arkansas|
|vs Texas A&M||at Auburn||vs LSU||at Ole Miss||vs Alabama|
|at Middle Tennessee
|San Diego State
|at Kansas State
|at Miami (Ohio)
|at San Diego State
|at Boston College
|at Northern Illinois
|at North Texas
|New Mexico State
|at Florida Atlantic