Missouri Tigers Football Schedule in 2014
The Missouri Tigers are ready to tear into the competition this season
as they hit the football field and face some of the top teams in the sport of college football. The Tiger shave a team brimming
with good players, and the coaching staff is looking to put their athletes in a position to succeed in 2014. The Tigers call
the SEC home, and it's arguably the top conference in college pigskins, so the road to the top of the standings is never an
easy one for the Tigers no matter the year. The Tigers played very well in 2013, notching 12 total wins on the season and
lost just a single conference matchup. That is an incredible feat in the SEC, and hopes are running high surrounding this
program yet again in 2014. The team is riding high after a strong string of spring practices leading up to the annual Black
and Gold Game. Freshman quarterback Marvin Zanders stole the show in that game thanks to an 80-yard touchdown run with just
15 seconds remaining in the game. The Tigers look confident heading toward the 2014 season, and they're going to need to be
to survive the gauntlet that is their home schedule this season.
The Tigers will have their work cut out for themselves
when they face the Georgia Bulldogs on October 11th. The Bulldogs have a good team that is looking to make their mark on the
SEC this season, and a win against the Tigers would certainly make a dent. However, this Missouri team is not ready to lay
down for a conference foe, so expect this game to have some real fireworks on the football field. With two big-time programs
going head to head in this one, expect to see the stands at Faurot Field packed to capacity.
Missouri will have another
big game on November 29th, which will actually be their final home game of the 2014 season. This contest will bring the Arkansas
Razorbacks to Columbia for what should be a great match between two SEC powerhouses. The Tigers would love to get a huge conference
win to close things out at home in front of their loyal fans. Be there in the stands for this massive game this season and
experience all that college football has to offer.
Missouri Tigers Football History
The Missouri Tigers,
one of the most prestigious football programs in the country, formed in 1890 as a member of the Western 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.
the 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
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 time zone, 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 traveled 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. There is nothing like 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
fan base and cheer on the Missouri Tigers.
Missouri Tigers Football Trivia
Who was the first head coach
to lead the Missouri Tigers football team to a conference championship?
The answer is H.O. Robinson, who did it in 1893.
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.