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Mizzou Starts Stretch Run With Ole Miss

 
 

Nov. 18, 2013


Game 11: BCS No. 8 Mizzou Tigers (9-1, 5-1)
at No. 24 Ole Miss Rebels (7-3, 3-3)

Nov. 23, 2013 - Vaught-Hemingway Stadium - Oxford, Miss.

TRACK THE TIGERS

KICKOFF: 6:45 p.m. CT

STADIUM: Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, opened in 1915. Capacity 60,580. FieldTurf surface.

SERIES HISTORY: Mizzou leads the all-time series, 5-1, with recent wins over Ole Miss at home in 2006 (43-7) and in Oxford in 2007 (38-25).

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MIZZOU STARTs STRETCH RUN WITH KEY GAME AT OLE MISS

  • The No. 8/8 Mizzou Tiger football team (9-1 overall, 5-1 in Southeastern Conference play) enters the final stretch run of what's been one of the top turnaround seasons in all of college football in 2013, and they have designs on an SEC East Division title. The task is clear, win each of their last two games, and the Tigers would represent the East Division in the 2013 SEC Championship Game in Atlanta, Ga., on Dec. 7. That's easier said than done, with Mizzou heading to Oxford, Miss., on Saturday where Mizzou will take on the No. 24/RV Ole Miss Rebels (7-3, 3-3) for a 6:45 p.m. CT kickoff set for an ESPN national telecast...
  • Mizzou, ranked No. 8 in both the latest Associated Press and USA Today Coaches poll, and No. 8 in the BCS standings, is coming off a bye week which followed a 48-17 win at Kentucky on Nov. 9. The Tigers have won two-straight since suffering their only defeat of the 2013 season, a heartbreaking 27-24 double-overtime home loss to South Carolina (Oct. 26). Mizzou is a perfect 4-0 on the road this season, with wins at Indiana (45-28 on Sept. 21), at Vanderbilt (51-28 on Oct. 5), and at then-No. 7 Georgia (41-26 on Oct. 12) prior to the win at Kentucky...
  • The win at Kentucky marked Mizzou's fourth nine-win season in head coach Gary Pinkel's 13-season tenure, with only six such seasons existing in the Tigers' record books…
  • The UK victory was highlighted by record-breaking or matching performances, with sophomore WR Dorial Green-Beckham breaking the school record for touchdown catches in a game with his four scoring grabs. On the throwing end of those scores was redshirt freshman QB Maty Mauk, who matched the school record for TD tosses with five. The feat was accomplished four times by former Mizzou QB and current Kansas City Chief Chase Daniel…

MORE ON TIGERS AND REBELS

  • Ole Miss is coming off a 51-21 home win over Troy last Saturday, and the Rebels have won their last four games, including an impressive 27-24 win over then-No. 6 LSU (Oct. 19 in Oxford), since they dropped three straight games at No. 1 Alabama, at Auburn and at home to then-No. 9 Texas A&M in consecutive weeks. Saturday's game against Mizzou will wrap up a rare six-game homestand for the Rebels...
  • The Tigers and Rebels have played just one common opponent thus far in 2013, with both schools winning at Vanderbilt earlier this season. Ole Miss began its season with a 39-35 win in Nashville on Aug. 29th, while the Tigers took home a 51-28 win in Music City on Oct. 5...

BCS RAdar engaged

  • Mizzou was placed at No. 8 in the latest Bowl Championship Series rankings (Nov. 17), marking the first time since the final five BCS polls of 2007 (6, 5, 4, 1, 6) that the Tigers were ranked in the poll's Top 10 for five-straight weeks…
  • The Tigers have appeared in the initial five editions of the BCS poll for the first time since the 2010 season, when Mizzou was ranked 11th (Oct. 17), sixth (Oct. 24), 12th (Oct. 31), 17th (Nov. 7) and 15th (Nov. 14)…
  • In the 16-year history of the BCS, Mizzou has appeared in every single weekly poll three times (2007, 2008, 2010)…

THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE

  • It took one of the receiving performances of the college football season to break a five-way logjam for most touchdown catches in a game at Mizzou, and sophomore WR Dorial Green-Beckham was up to the task in the 48-17 win at Kentucky on Nov. 9. His four TD catches, on a school record-matching five-TD pass game from redshirt freshman QB Maty Mauk, set the Mizzou all-time best…
  • Green-Beckham used his speed, size and athleticism to make the difference against the Wildcats' defensive secondary, winning jump balls in the end zone from all four TD passes from Mauk (8 yards, 7 yards, 22 yards, 7 yards). His outing, seven catches for 100 yards, goes down as his second career 100-yard receiving game...
  • The previous school record of three touchdown grabs had been accomplished five prior times in school history, with the most recent instance in 2009 (Danario Alexander vs. Kansas State)...
  • Green-Beckham's previous career-best was two touchdown catches in a game, which he accomplished twice, earlier this season vs. Arkansas State (4 rec., 95 yards, 2 TD), and last season at Tennessee in the thrilling 51-48 4OT win (2 rec., 35 yards, 2 TD)...
  • Green-Beckham is one of just three receivers in the Bowl Championship Subdivision that has recorded four touchdown catches in a game, with Fresno State's Davante Adams (vs. UNLV, Oct. 19) and Texas A&M's Mike Evans (vs. Auburn, Oct. 19) also matching the feat...

10 WINS ARE SPECIAL AT MIZZOU

  • A win at Ole Miss on Saturday would give Mizzou the fifth 10-win season in program history, with four of those seasons coming under the guidance of head coach Gary Pinkel…
  • The Tigers posted 10-win campaigns in 2007 (12-2), 2008 (10-4) and 2010 (10-3), all seasons that saw Pinkel's squad claim conference divisional titles…
  • Interestingly enough, all three of the 10th wins in those seasons came outside the confines of Memorial Stadium/Faurot Field. The No. 6 -ranked Tigers got to 10-1 in 2007 with a 49-32 win at Kansas State. Mizzou claimed win No. 10 in 2008 with the 30-23 OT win over No. 22 Northwestern in the Alamo Bowl. In 2010, Pinkel's group blasted Kansas at Arrowhead Stadium in the final game of the regular season by a score of 35-7 to get to 10-2…
  • The first 10-win season in Missouri's program history was under legendary head coach Dan Devine, whose 1960 squad went a perfect 11-0, including a 21-14 win over fourth-ranked Navy in the Orange Bowl…

FRANKLIN DELIVERS

  • Senior QB James Franklin has been given the green light to return to action for Mizzou this Saturday at Ole Miss, marking the return of one the Tigers' co-captains to the lineup…
  • Franklin led Mizzou to a 28-10 halftime lead at No. 7 Georgia (Oct. 12) and finished the game completing 18-of-27 passes for 170 yards and one score. Franklin also rushed for his third TD of 2013. The signal caller was knocked of the contest midway through the fourth quarter with a shoulder injury. The injury has kept Franklin out until now…
  • Franklin threw four touchdown passes for the second time in his career in the 51-28 win at Vanderbilt (Oct. 5), matching his four-TD performance in the 51-48 4OT win at Tennessee last season. It was additionally the seventh time in his career he has thrown for at least three scores…
  • Franklin finished the game against the Commodores completing 19-of-28 passes for 278 yards, the four scores and zero interceptions. The outing featured 341 yards of total offense for Franklin, as he also ran for 63 yards on 12 attempts…
  • He recored 14 passing TDs and 3 rushing TDs through six games in 2013, compared to 2012 totals of 10 passing TDs and zero rushing TDs...
  • Through six games, Franklin had Mizzou's offense ranked 12th in the NCAA in total offense (515.7 ypg), 8th nationally in scoring offense (45.7 ppg) and 10th nationally in 3rd-down conversion rate (51.0%)...
  • Franklin amassed a career-best 404 yards of total offense as he led the Tigers to a convincing 45-28 road win at Indiana (Sept. 21). He finished the night 32-of-47 passing for a career-high 343 yards, two touchdowns (7 yards, 14 yards) and two interceptions, while also rushing for 61 yards and one touchdown (1 yard) on 13 carries (4.7 avg.)...

WATCH OUT FOR SAM

  • Mizzou's All-American hopeful DE Michael Sam enters Saturday's game at Ole Miss leading the SEC and ranking tied for sixth in the nation in QB sacks (10.0 total). He also leads the league in TFLs (1.6 per game/16.0 total), ranking tied for fifth nationally...
  • The high-motor Tiger has found himself routinely double and triple-teamed in Mizzou's latest wins, a 31-3 win vs. Tennessee (Nov. 2) and a 48-17 at Kentucky (Nov. 9). Sam's teammates have fed on the distracted offensive lines from UT and UK, totaling 9.0 sacks in those wins…
  • Sam provided another huge game to help key Mizzou's 36-17 win over No. 22 Florida (Oct. 19). He tallied 3.0 sacks on the day (22 yards in loss), and added four tackles in all, to go with one other QB hurry...
  • The Tiger was named SEC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance against the Gators, marking the second-straight week a Mizzou player brought home the honor (Kentrell Brothers, at Georgia). The recognition was Sam's third weekly conference honor of the season…
  • Sam's outing vs. Florida was his third multi-sack game of 2013. He also had 3.0 sacks in wins over Arkansas State and Vanderbilt earlier in 2013. Sam has pushed his career sack total to 19.5, fourth all-time at Mizzou...
  • Sam also has a knack for finding the ball any way possible, as he picked up a Georgia fumble and returned it 21 yards to break the game open. The touchdown return was his second career score…
  • The 3.0-sack stat line has only been accomplished across the FBS 29 times, with Sam having three of those outings to his credit, along with one for teammate, junior DE Kony Ealy…
  • Sam is 2.0 sacks away from becoming Mizzou's all-time single-season leader, with former Tiger Aldon Smith's 11.5 sacks in 2009 currently standing as the top mark…

WE FORGOT TO WARN YOU ABOUT EALY

  • On one side of Mizzou's starting defensive line is senior DE and postseason awards candidate Michael Sam, a well established fact. The opposiste side is nearly equally as imposing with junior DE Kony Ealy, who made his presence widely known in Mizzou's 48-17 win at Kentucky (Nov. 9) with a 3.0-sack game among six tackles…
  • Ealy's 6.5 sacks thus far in 2013 ranks fourth in the SEC, and with Sam at the top of conference with his 10.0, Mizzou makes up two of the league's Top 5 in sacks…
  • Keeping opposing quarterbacks on their toes has been one of the finer points of Ealy's game this season, as he leads Mizzou in QB hurries with 13 to his credit…
  • Ealy additionally impacts opposing offenses when the ball is in the air. His five pass breakups currently leads the team, and he also made one of the most athletic plays for a defensive lineman in this season of college football. Ealy leapt to deflect an Indiana pass attempt in 2Q action of 45-28 win and came away with an interception instead. The 6-5, 275-pound Tiger took the football back 49 yards for his first career pick and touchdown…

MAUK THROUGH THE AIR AND ON THE GROUND

  • The excellent play of redshirt freshman QB Maty Mauk in relief of injured senior QB and co-captain James Franklin continued in the 48-17 win at Kentucky (Nov. 9), with Mauk etching his name into Mizzou's record books with a five passing touchdown performance…
  • Mauk's outing tied Mizzou's school record for touchdown passes in a game, a mark only matched by the Tigers' all-time leader in passing and current NFL QB Chase Daniel (who accomplished the feat four times in his Mizzou career)...
  • He finished the game with 203 yards passing (17-for-28, 60.7 pct.), 5 touchdowns (zero interceptions), and also tacking on 24 rushing yards...
  • Four of the five TD passes went to sophomore WR Dorial Green-Beckham from distances of 8 yards, 7 yards, 22 yards and 7 yards, with a TD toss to junior TB Henry Josey (6 yards) following Mauk's first 7-yard pass to Green-Beckham...
  • Mauk is 3-1 as a starter in Franklin's absence. He became the first Mizzou QB since 2011 (James Franklin vs. North Carolina) to throw and rush for 100 yards in a game with his performance vs. Tennessee (Nov. 2). He ended the night with 163 yards passing and 3 touchdowns (zero interceptions) while he ran for a career-high 114 yards on 13 carries (an 8.8 avg. per attempt)...
  • His TD passes came from 9 yards, 26 yards and 40 yards to three different receivers, and he did not take a sack on the night. Mizzou attempted only five passes in the second half, as the Tiger lead was 31-3 midway through the third quarter...
  • Mauk also came in to get a "save" at Georgia in the fourth quarter of Mizzou's 41-26 win (Oct. 12), when he replaced the injured Franklin and extended the Tigers' tenuous 28-26 lead at the time...
  • Mauk received his third Freshman Player of the Week recognition from the SEC for his strong play against the Wildcats. The Mizzou underclassman also brought home the honor after the Tigers' wins over Florida (Oct. 19) and Tennessee (Nov. 2)…

JOSEY DOES HIS THING

  • Junior TB Henry Josey topped 100 yards for the third time this season and 10th time in his career with 113 yards (11 att.) in the 48-17 win at Kentucky (Nov. 9), powered by the third-longest rush in Missouri's program history. Josey put the game in Lexington on ice with an 86-yard touchdown scamper with 10:00 left in the 4Q, setting the final score…
  • Josey ran for a season-high 136 yards in the win vs. No. 22 Florida (Oct. 19). He averaged 7.6 yards per carry against a stout Gator defense which came into the game ranked 4th in the nation in rush defense, allowing an average of only 83.3 yards on the ground per game...
  • This all, of course, comes after it took 659 days for Josey to make his big return to start the 2013 season. He rushed for 113 yards on just 13 carries (8.7 avg.) and one touchdown in Mizzou's season-opening, 58-14 victory over Murray State…
  • Josey was awarded with a game ball by Mizzou Head Coach Gary Pinkel in the locker room after the Murray State game, and that was the first time ever in Pinkel's 35-year coaching career that he had ever awarded a game ball to an individual...
  • Josey had a productive night vs. Tennessee (Nov. 2), as he rushed for 74 yards on a career-high 16 carries (4.6 avg.). That total increased his career rushing yardage mark to 2,252, moving him into the MU Top 10 career rushing yardage list. Josey enters the Ole Miss game ranked No. 8 on the chart, and is 168 yards behind No. 7 on the list (Corby Jones - 2,533 yards from 1995-98)...
  • Josey also enters Saturday's game ranked 10th in the SEC in rushing (76.0 avg.), and 16th in scoring (6.6 ppg)...

INTERCEPTIONS? MIZZOU HAS THOSE

  • Mizzou's steady stream of interceptions finally came to a hold for the 48-17 win at Kentucky, but the Tigers' 17 total interceptions in 2013 is the best mark in the SEC and ranks tied for seventh nationally…
  • Missouri recorded three interceptions for three-straight games to start the 2013 season, building a solid base for the 17 the defense has collected. The Tigers have more than doubled last season's total of just seven INTs…
  • Eleven different Tigers have combined for the 17 total interceptions, with senior CB E.J. Gaines leading with four pickoffs. Gaines is also Mizzou's active career interceptions leader with seven…
  • Gaines' 0.5 per-game INT average is the top SEC mark and ranks 10th nationally…
  • Mizzou's 17 interceptions in 10 games has put them in the neighborhood of the Tigers' all-time season-best in the category. Mizzou's 1980 team snatched 23 interceptions to fuel them to an 8-4 record and Liberty Bowl berth…

SACK SUCCESS A STORY FOR TIGERS

  • Mizzou now has 31.0 QB sacks in its last seven games, and that's been a welcome sight, as the Tigers had totaled only 3.0 combined sacks in its first three outings (with all three coming in the opener against Murray State)...
  • Mizzou's 34.0 sacks total over its 10 games in 2013 ranks No. 1 in the country. The Tigers' average of 3.4 QB sacks per game is the top mark in the SEC heading into Saturday's action at Ole Miss, and it ranks Mizzou third nationally…
  • The Tigers notched 7.0 sacks for the second time this season in its 48-17 win at Kentucky (Nov. 9). Ths sack spree was also a major factor in Mizzou's big win at Vanderbilt (Oct. 5). Mizzou's front four got pressure all night long, and the Tigers ended the game with 7.0 sacks in all - with all of them coming from the line…
  • The 7.0 sacks in both the UK and VU wins are the most by Mizzou since they recorded 7.0 in a 30-9 win at Texas A&M on Oct. 16, 2010 against Aggie QB Ryan Tannehill...
  • Individually, senior DE Michael Sam now ranks first in the SEC, and tied for second in the nation, with his 10.0 sacks (1.0 sacks-per-game average). Sam is also the league's top-ranked performer in tackles-for-loss (16.0) currently, with an average of 1.6 per game, which also ranks him sixth nationally...

DEFENSIVE LINE IS MIZZOU DEFENSE'S ENGINE

  • Mizzou's defensive line added to the Tigers' SEC-leading sack total with 6.0 more coming in the 48-17 win at Kentucky (Nov. 9). Junior DE Kony Ealy had the latest 3.0-sack game for the Tigers, with juniors Markus Golden and Matt Hoch getting 1.0, along with sophomore DE Shane Ray. Mizzou brings a total season sack total of 34.0 into the Ole Miss game…
  • The Tigers' defensive linemen have been making plays all season, with 32.0 of Mizzou's total 34.0 sacks going to their credit. The same is true for total tackles-for-loss, with the D-line recording 57.5 of the 79.0 total…

MIZZOU'S DEFENSE LOOKS TO CONTINUE STREAK OF THIEVERY

  • Mizzou's nation-leading stealing steak was extended to 40 games by an outstanding play by senior LB Andrew Wilson on what was first a positive play for Kentucky in the Tigers' 48-17 win (Nov. 9). A Kentucky 40-yard pass completion was hunted down by Wilson, who stripped the Wildcat. The fumble was recovered by junior LB Darvin Ruise and Mizzou took over at 7:39 3Q…
  • The last time Mizzou didn't record a takeaway was Oct. 30, 2010 at Nebraska (a 31-17 loss)...
  • The Tigers were plus-3 in turnover margin in the win over Tennessee (Nov. 2), with senior CB E.J. Gaines' second quarter INT of Tennessee QB Joshua Dobbs starting Mizzou off. Additional takeaways came from a pickoff by junior safety Braylon Webb and forced fumble by junior LB Darvin Ruise (recovery by senior safety Matt White)…
  • Turnovers came the Tigers' way in the 36-17 win vs. No. 22 Florida (Oct. 19), with freshman CB Aarion Penton intercepting a pass in 1Q action. The Tigers struck again when sophomore DE Shane Ray blew through the Gator o-line to sack QB Tyler Murphy, stripping the ball for his second-straight game with a sack/strip. The ball was recovered at the Florida 7-yard line by DL Harold Brantley at 7:09 4Q…
  • Mizzou forced four Georgia turnovers which proved crucial to the Tigers' 41-26 win (Oct. 12). The first was a 2nd-quarter sack/fumble by Ray that fellow DE Michael Sam picked up and raced 21 yards untouched for a TD that made it 28-10 Tigers with 5:46 left in the half…
  • Mizzou's defense now has 17 interceptions through 10 games (after recording only 7 INTs in 12 games in 2012), and the Tigers are tied for fourth-most in the nation. Mizzou is +14 on the year entering Saturday's game against Ole Miss - 25 takeaways, 11 turnovers lost). The Tigers' 1.4 margin/game ranks fourth in the nation…

A WHOLE LOT OF RUSHING GOING ON

  • Mizzou rushed for 339 yards in the win over Tennessee (Nov. 2), the most since rushing for 358 in the season-opener against Murray State. Besides QB Maty Mauk's previously mentioned 114 yards, the Tigers were fueled by their many options at tailback. Junior Henry Josey rushed for 74 yards, with sophomore Russell Hansbrough (61), junior TB Marcus Murphy (44), redshirt freshman Morgan Steward (32) and junior Greg White (11) getting involved…
  • The 339-yard total marked the most rushing yards by a Mizzou team in a conference game since putting 376 rushing yards up against Iowa State on Nov. 29, 2003…
  • The road-grading performance from Mizzou's offensive line was recognized by the SEC following the UT win, with senior LT Justin Britt earning Offensive Lineman Player of the Week status from the league…
  • The highest conference rushing accumulation for a Pinkel-led squad came just weeks earlier in the 2003 season when the Tigers rolled to 469 yards (and eight rushing touchdowns) in a 62-31 win over Texas Tech on Oct. 25, 2003…
  • Of particular note, Mizzou is 13-2 under Pinkel when it rushes for 250 yards or more in conference action. The results thin out to a pristine 10-0 when the Tigers toe or go beyond the "277-yard threshold"…
  • Mizzou has topped 200 yards rushing 37 times in conference action with Pinkel at the helm. Four of those instances (245 at Vanderbilt, 205 vs. Florida, 339 vs. Tennessee, 223 at Kentucky) have occurred this season…

STREAK OF THIEVERY SUPPLEMENTED BY SURE-HANDED TIGERS

  • Mizzou's 31-3 win over Tennessee (Nov. 2) marked the third time this season, and third time in SEC play, that the Tigers gave zero turnovers to its opponent. The Tigers enter Saturday's game at Ole Miss ranked tied for fourth in the NCAA (first in the SEC) in turnover margin, at +1.4 per game…
  • Head coach Gary Pinkel's squad also allowed zero takeaways to Vanderbilt on Oct. 5 (W, 51-28) and at No. 7 Georgia on Oct. 12 (W, 41-26)…
  • Mizzou's 11 turnovers lost (five INTs, six fumbles) this season ranks tied for 18th nationally and third in the SEC…
  • Mizzou has been plus-3 in TO margin in a whopping seven of 10 games in 2013...

CAN'T CATCH WASHINGTON

  • Senior WR L'Damian Washington has emerged as one of the top receiving targets in the SEC. The Shreveport, La., native is tied for second in the league with 9 TD catches through 10 games, and his average per catch (18.89) and yards per game (75.6) rank sixth and eighth in the conference, respectively…
  • The tall Tiger (6'4") is blasting away his previous season highs with his current 36 catches for 680 yards and nine scores. He previous best in catches and yards was 25 for 443 yards last season, and he accounted for a previous-best three TD snags as a sophomore in 2011…
  • According to Mizzou historian Tom Orf, Washington's 9 career touchdown catches of 20-plus yards ranks fourth in school history behind Tiger greats Danario Alexander (14), Jeremy Maclin (13) and Mel Gray (11)…

MAUK PERFORMS ADMIRABLY AGAINST THE GATORS

  • Thrown into the fire as he made his first-ever collegiate start subbing for injured senior captain James Franklin, redshirt freshman QB Maty Mauk threw for 295 yards and a touchdown (with one interception), while also adding a rushing touchdown to seal the game in the fourth quarter, as he led the Tigers to a 36-17 win over No. 22 Florida (Oct. 19)...
  • Mauk led the Tiger offense to a 500-yard and 36-point day against the vaunted Florida defense, which came into last Saturday's game ranked 3rd in the NCAA in total defense (allowing 235.3 yards per game coming in) and 4th in the NCAA in scoring defense (allowing just 13.0 points per game coming in)...
  • Florida entered the game toting the nation's No. 3-ranked pass defense (152.0 yards per game) and the nation's No. 2-ranked pass efficiency defense...
  • Mauk was named SEC Freshman Player of the Week for his outstanding play against the Gators…
  • It took the redshirt freshman all of two plays, a 41-yard pass to L'Damian Washington and a 20-yard pass to Bud Sasser (TD), to put the Tigers in front 7-0 just 22 seconds into the contest...
  • Mauk finished the game throwing for 295 yards vs. Florida, the most the Gators have allowed in a game all season. The 295 yards by Mauk are the most ever by a Tiger freshman in his debut start and the fourth highest total by a freshman, just behind: Tony Scardino vs. OU (1952)- 365 yards; Brad Smith vs. Bowling Green (2002) - 334 yards and Phil Johnson vs. KU (1990) - 306 yards. Mauk's 295 yards passing were by far the most against Florida in 2013. The previous high was 164 by Arkansas…
  • It marked the first time Florida gave up 500 yards in an SEC game since 2007 against Kentucky. The 36 points scored by Mizzou snapped a string of 13 consecutive games in which Florida held an SEC opponent to 20 points or fewer...

Gary Pinkel IS EIGHTH-WINNINGEST ACTIVE FBS COACH

  • With his 172 career wins in 23 seasons as a head coach, Mizzou's Gary Pinkel is ranked eighth among active FBS coaches. Pinkel has a career record of 172-99-3 all-time (63.3%), including a 73-37-3 record (64.6%) in 10 years at Toledo (1991-2000) and 99-62 (61.5%) in 13 years at Mizzou...
MIZZOU COACHING WINS LEADERS
Coach Wins # Seasons (Years) Record Pct. # Bowls
Don Faurot 101 19 (1935-42, 46-56) 101-79-10 .558 4
Gary Pinkel 99 13 (2001-Present) 99-62 .615 8*
Dan Devine 93 13 (1958-70) 93-37-7 .704 6
Warren Powers 46 7 (1978-84) 46-33-3 .580 5
* Mizzou has qualified for a 9th bowl game in Pinkel's tenure

PINKEL HAS SECOND-MOST WINS IN MIZZOU HISTORY

  • Mizzou Head Coach Gary Pinkel is in his 13th season at MU (23rd overall as a head coach) and touts a career record of 172-99-3 (63.3%)….
  • Pinkel, who has led MU to a combined record of 77-37 (67.5%) in the past 9 seasons, and to bowl games in 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011, has a 13-season record in Columbia of 99-62 (61.5%). Dating back to the 2005 Independence Bowl win over Steve Spurrier and South Carolina, Pinkel has gone 70-32 in his last 102 games overall (68.6%). MU's win in the 2008 opener against Illinois gave Pinkel his 50th MU win, and he now ranks second on the coaching wins list at MU, with 98. The win over Kansas in 2010 was the 150th of his career…
  • Pinkel is in a select group of Mizzou coaches that includes College Football Hall of Famers Don Faurot and Dan Devine, as well as Warren Powers, to be the only coaches to have an MU record of above .500 (with at least one full season coached) dating all the way back to 1935. Here's a quick look at the top winning coaches in MU history…
  • In 2007, Pinkel guided the Tigers from unranked in the pre-season to a team which won a school-record 12 games and a final ranking of #4 in the Associated Press Top-25. Mizzou ascended to #1 in the BCS rankings following the regular season, and stood just one half away from playing in the BCS National Championship Game (before Oklahoma pulled away from a halftime tie to win the Big 12 title game). For his efforts in 2007, Pinkel was a finalist for several national coach of the year awards, including the Robinson, Bryant and Munger awards. He was also named the National Coach of the Year by FieldTurf in 2007, and his 8 bowl games is an MU record…
  • Pinkel has directed Mizzou to 8 winning seasons (8-5 in 2003, 7-5 in 2005, 8-5 in 2006, 12-2 in 2007, 10-4 in 2008, 8-5 in 2009, 10-3 in 2010 and 8-5 in 2011), with those representing 8 of MU's 10 winning campaigns dating back to the 1983 season…
  • The Big 12 North Division titles won by Mizzou in 2007, 2008 and 2010 represent the only football conference titles of any kind Mizzou has won since 1969 - the last time it claimed a share of the old Big Eight Conference crown. In April of 2011, Pinkel agreed to a two-year contract extension, meaning he'll patrol the Tiger sidelines through the 2017 season.

FIRST ROAD TOP-10 WIN SINCE 1981

  • Mizzou fell behind at No. 7 Georgia (Oct. 12) by a 7-0 score, but rallied to score 28 of the next 31 points in the first half, outscoring the Bulldogs 28-3 to take a commanding 28-10 lead into halftime. Georgia found its groove in the third quarter and ultimately pulled to within 28-26 early in the fourth quarter, but the Tigers dug in and answered with two touchdowns to pull away for the big win - Mizzou's first on the road against a top-10 opponent since a 14-3 win in 1981 at No. 9 Mississippi State...
  • Mizzou got the win despite losing a pair of captains and award candidate players in senior QB James Franklin and senior CB E.J. Gaines to injuries. Gaines was lost for the day early in the second quarter with a quad injury, and Franklin (2nd in the SEC in total offense coming into the game) was lost midway through the 4th quarter with a shoulder injury. Redshirt freshman QB Maty Mauk came in and led the Tigers to touchdowns on two of three possessions to help secure the win...
  • The win also broke Georgia's 15-game home winning streak at Sanford Stadium...

WITH A TIGER VICTORY, MIZZOU WILL…

  • Secure its fourth 10-win season in the last seven seasons (also the fourth in head coach Gary Pinkel's 13-year tenure at Mizzou).
  • Improve to 100-62 under Coach Pinkel, moving the Tiger coach within one victory of matching Mizzou's all-time winningest coach, Don Faurot, who won 101 games (1935-42, 46-56).
  • Win three consecutive games as a Top 10 team for first time since 2008, in wins over Nevada (Sept. 13, 69-17), Buffalo (Sept. 20, 42-21) and at Nebraska (Oct. 4, 52-17).
  • Improve to 6-1 all-time vs. Ole Miss.

SERIES HISTORY - Mizzou vs. OLE MISS

  • Saturday's Mizzou-Ole Miss game is the seventh all-time meeting between the two programs, with the Tigers holding a 5-1 advantage over the Rebels…
  • Mizzou won two recent matchups with Ole Miss, first in Columbia in 2006 by a score of 34-7, then the following year in Oxford, 38-25…
  • The Tigers have won five-straight against the Rebels dating back to 1978. The two schools met four times during the 1970s, alternating between Columbia and Jackson, Miss. Mizzou won 17-0 in 1973 before dropping a 1974 away contest, 10-0…
  • Mizzou won a lopsided 45-14 game in 1978, along with a 33-7 win in 1979 in Jackson…
Mizzou OLE MISS
RUSHING Att. Yds. Avg. TD Avg/G
Josey 125 760 6.1 10 76.0
Hansbrough 83 544 6.6 4 54.4
Murphy 63 485 7.7 7 48.5
RUSHING Att. Yds. Avg. TD Avg/G
Scott 64 488 7.6 2 69.7
Mathers 68 429 6.3 2 47.7
Walton 76 391 5.1 6 39.1

PASSING

Com.-Att.

Pct.

Yds.

TD-Int.

Avg./G

Rating

Franklin 132-195 67.7 1577 14-3 225.3 156.24
Mauk 62-120 51.7 951 10-2 95.1 142.40
PASSING Com.-Att. Pct. Yds. TD-Int. Avg./G
Wallace 209-323 64.7 2664 17-5 266.4
Brunetti 20-35 57.1 286 6-0 31.8
RECEIVING Rec. Yds. Avg. TD Avg./G
Lucas 46 531 11.5 2 53.1
Green-Beckham 40 579 14.5 9 57.9
Washington 36 680 18.9 9 68.0
Hunt 18 223 12.4 1 22.3
RECEIVING Rec. Yds. Avg. TD Avg./G
Moncrief 44 686 15.6 5 68.6
Logan 36 497 13.8 3 49.7
Treadwell 53 477 9.0 5 47.7
Sanders 13 275 21.2 1 39.3
DEFENSE S-Ast. Total TFL Sack Int. PBU FF-FR
Wilson 36-38 74 3.0 0.0 0-0 2 0-1
Webb 45-22 67 1.0 0.0 2-9 5 0-0
Gaines 34-12 46 3.0 0.0 4-15 2 0-0
DEFENSE S-Ast. Total TFL Sack Int. PBU FF-FR
Bryant 41-21 62 9.0 2.0 0-0 1 2-0
Prewitt 38-16 54 3.0 0.0 4-18 6 2-0
Connor 28-21 49 3.0 1.0 1-0 4 0-0