Missouri Tigers Football Schedule
The future looks bright for the Missouri Tigers and college football fans in
Columbia could not be more excited. Coming off of an inspiring 2013 season which saw the Tigers go 7-1 in the SEC ans 12-2
overall including a first place finish in the SEC East, a tough loss to Auburn in the SEC Championship Game, and a season
ending 41-31 victory over Oklahoma State in the AT&T Cotton Bowl, the Missouri Tigers are poised to take that next step
on their way to an SEC Championship and hopefully a spot in the first ever college football playoffs. Faurot Field is always
filled with some of the best fans in college football and you will want to be there from the start of what could be one of
the greatest Missouri Tigers football seasons of all time.
The home season gets underway on August 30th with a game
against the South Dakota State Jackrabbits. This game will not only be a chance to get the first look at the 2014 Missouri
Tigers football squad but also a celebration of all that the Tigers accomplished in 2013. The home opener is always one of
the most exciting games of the season and this year it should be extra special so be sure to lock up your tickets immediately.
On October 11th SEC rivals the Georgia Bulldogs come to Faurot Field looking to knock off the Tigers. This could be one of
the toughest home games for the Tigers all season and they will need all of the fan support they can get during this one.
Big things are in store for the Missouri Tigers during the 2014 season so be sure to make it our to Faurot Field this year
to be a part of all of the excitement.
Missouri Tigers Football History
The Missouri Tigers, one of the
most prestigious football programs in the country, formed in 1890 as a member of theWestern Interstate University Football
Association(WIUFA). Along with Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas, the teams that made up the WIUFA competed against each other regionally.
in 1907, they joined in the newly formed Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association, which would become the Big
8 Conference. In 1996, the Big 8 Conference merged with the Southwest Conference to become today's Big 12 Conference. In 2012,
the Missouri Tigers moved conferences once again, now a member of the feared Southeast Conference, or SEC.
length of this long and storied football program, the Missouri Tigers have appeared in 29 bowl games since their first in
1924, winning 13. The Tigers have won 2 non consensus National Championships, in 1960 and 2007. Some of the biggest names
in Tigers history include legendary college and NFL tight end Kellen Winslow, an All American in 1978, and Roger Wehrli, the
star cornerback for the Tigers from 1965-1969. Wehrli would later be a 7 time Pro Bowler and inducted into the NFL Hall of
Missouri Tigers Football Fans
Every team will boast that their fans are the best, the loudest and
the most dedicated. When you attend a game at the storied Faurot Field in Columbia, Missouri, you will walk away thinking
that Tigers fans might truly be the best, loudest and most dedicated. At every home game (except the last of the year) the
fans arrive at Faurot Field dressed in gold, a sign of solidarity behind their Tigers. The air is electric as 70,000 fans
stand in support of a group of athletes ready to battle. Before each game, the stadium blares Guns N' Roses' classic "Welcome
To the Jungle", as fans stand together, making sure that the fans and players alike are pumped up for kick off. Today is a
great time to be a Tiger fan. With their move to the SEC, arguably the toughest conference in the country, the Tigers play
against the best talent and teams in the country and every game can make or break their season. The Tigers fans are hoping
to make the end of the year trip to Atlanta to cheer their Tigers on in the SEC Championship, where the winner just might
play for National Championship. After being ranked in the Top 10 in the BCS standing for most of the 2013 season and appearing
in the SEC Championship Game there has never been a better time to be a Missouri Tigers fan.
For those who may not be well versed in all of the ins and outs of the college football rulebook or may
not watch every game on television, regardless of timezone, then not to fear. College football is one of the most beloved
sports in the country, uniting cities, states, students and alumni in a common goal- to support their student athletes. Though
college football is a billion dollar business with TV rights and bowl game rights, the game still comes down to the pride
and hard work of a group of men that represent a university and the town it presides in. The Missouri Tigers were named after
a group of heroic citizens during the Civil War, who fought off groups of bandits who travelled during the war to raid and
maraud towns. These brave Columbia citizens protected the town and inspired the school to name their mascot after their bravery.
These days, the Tigers head into the toughest conference in the country, where more than half of the teams are ranked in the
Top 25. If the Tigers win the next three games of the regular season, then this underdog program will have done the unthinkable.
The Tigers can represent the state of Missouri in the SEC Conference Championship game.
is hard to describe the atmosphere at Faurot Field in Columbia, Missouri on gameday. The fans, 70,000 strong, stand together
in gold attire, uniting the fans behind their Tigers. 35,000 fans will scream "MIZ!!" and the other 35,000 replaying "ZOU!!",
the sound rising far above the stadium. Missouri fans have proven to be some of the best tailgaters in the country, with every
home game being the biggest party in town. Don't miss the chance to be a part of this legendary fanbase and cheer on the Missouri