Missouri Tigers Football Tickets
Before South Carolina's shocking upset of the 5th ranked
Missouri Tigers, SEC purists have been barking about the possibility of a non southern team winning the Southeast Conference
this year. The Gamecocks defeated the Tigers in double overtime after Missouri missed a 24 yard field goal. All hope is not
lost for the Tigers SEC title bid, though, since they still only have one in conference loss. Upcoming match ups will determine
if all this fuss is even a possibility.
Every upcoming game is key for the Tigers in their quest to win the SEC East,
so the battle with the Tennessee Vols is next on their radars when the Vols visit Farout Field on November 2. The Vols are
currently 5th in the SEC East and coming off a blow out loss to the reigning champs the Alabama Crimson Tide, but the Tigers
are not going to overlook the Vols, who stunned the #21 ranked South Carolina Gamecocks on October 19.
The biggest game
remaining on the Missouri Tigers' schedule is their November 30 matchup against 12th ranked Texas A&M and their Heisman
Trophy winning quarterback Johnny Manziel. All Missouri needs to do is win their remaining three games to make it to Atlanta
for the SEC Championship game and a berth to a BCS bowl game, but Manziel will be standing in their way, who is in the middle
of another brilliant season. This is a matchup that college football fans will definitely not want to miss, with a trip to
the SEC Championship game hanging in the balance.
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.
Over 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 Fame.
As a Fan
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. Ranked in the Top 10
in the BCS standing for most of the season, 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