Missouri Tigers Football 2014 News and Updates
7/30/14 – We are one month out from the Missouri Tigers Football 2014 season, and anticipation is building higher than ever. After all, Missouri Football was just one game into their shot at the national title in 2013, taking the Eastern Division title, but meeting their match in the SEC Championship game. Buy Missouri Tigers Football tickets and join them from the very beginning with seats to the Aug. 30 opener. Watch confident sophomore Maty Mauk call the Week 1 game against the visiting South Dakota State Jackrabbits. Pay just $9 to get in at Faurot Field in Columbia and kick off the season right!
7/9/14 – Two Missouri Tigers Football players have been named to preseason watchlists. Defensive end Markus Golden was listed for the Chuck Bednarik Award a.k.a. Defensive Player of the Year, while Marcus Murphy is on watch for the Paul Hornung Award a.k.a. Most Versatile Player in the NCAAF. Last year, Golden racked up 13 tackles and 6.5 sacks despite backing up All-American-turned-pro Michael Sam. Murphy tallied 1425 all-purpose yards and averaged 6.6. yards per touch. Lock down your Missouri Tigers Football tickets and see which player—perhaps both—are awarded with these honors in 2014!
6/20/14 – Missouri Tigers Football practices excellence on and off the field, and the SEC is recognizing the program with the Sportsmanship Award. The accolade comes in respect to the team’s response to Michael Sam’s sexual orientation after he announced it during summer camp. The team upheld Sam’s wishes to keep the matter private in order to focus on football last fall, and not a member spoke a word, even at the height of media attention during the SEC Championship Game. Don’t forget about scholarly excellence! Mizzou’s athletic department is performing high-tech 3D mapping of every single Tigers football player before the season (and again after) in an effort to prevent injuries from happening. Get your Missouri Tigers tickets now and see this brilliant squad storm the gridiron!
5/28/14 – The defending SEC East champions will be back on the football field in less than 100 days! Looking to take the title again, the Tigers will be led by quarterback Maty Mauk who is protected by a solid offensive line. Following the loss of defensive standouts Michael Sam, Kony Ealy, and E.J. Gains, Missouri will look to mold their new talent into rising stars. The Tigers have a tough road schedule; but they also have four very winnable conference games at home: Georgia (avg. $172), Vanderbilt (avg. $92), Kentucky (avg. $87), and Arkansas (avg. $141). Georgia vs. Missouri tickets are the most expensive this season at Faurot Field while the home-opener against the South Dakota State Jackrabbits (avg. $60) are the cheapest. Rise up and experience the thrill of the fight with Missouri Tigers tickets in Columbia!
5/9/14 – The 2014 Missouri Tigers will take Faurot Field in exactly 113 days for the season opener against South Dakota State (avg. $81). Of the four SEC foes visiting Columbia this Fall, the most in-demand is Georgia (avg. $188), followed by the regular season finale against Arkansas (avg. $160), the Tigers non-division opponent that they will now face every year. The SEC members will continue to play eight conference games (6 against teams in their division, 2 versus the other division). Will Missouri and Kansas every play each other in football again? Let’s hope so! It has been two years since the former rivals faced off on the gridiron and it’s time for KU to accept Pinkel’s invitation.
2/6/14 - The Missouri Tigers pulled off a stellar season last year, with their #5 ranking achieved by a 12-2 record (7-1 SEC), and bouncing back from a loss in the SEC Championship Game to Auburn with a strong victory against Oklahoma State in the Cotton Bowl. A great overall improvement, after missing a bowl game the season prior. Most notable this offseason, are two Tigers, previously plagued with injuries: senior QB James Franklin (separated shoulder) and former leading Big 12 rusher Henry Josey (out for two full years with three surgeries), will be entering as optimistic NFL Draft picks. Bucking up from their losses, HC Gary Pinkel signed 28 players. Mizzou bolstered an already strong defensive (with DE Markus Golden returning), and worked to replace two starting linebackers with fresh newcomers Brandon Lee and Grant Jones. Offensively, the Tigers are returning three of last year’s top five receivers, flipped Tavon Ross from the Bulldogs and added six others to the position. Needing more depth at QB, Mizzou welcomes promising recruit Marvin Zanders. Fresh off a 12-win season, see what the Missouri Tigers can do this year!
11/20/13 – The eighth-ranked Missouri Tigers lead the SEC Eastern Division with two games left on their schedule. But, earning a trip to the Georgia Dome for the SEC Championship game won’t be easy. South Carolina owns the head-to-head, so a Tigers' loss in the coming weeks against either No. 24 Ole Miss or No. 12 Texas A&M would eliminate Missouri from the conversation if the Gamecocks can win out. The Conference newbies will get their senior captain back at quarterback against Ole Miss as James Franklin has been cleared to play after missing four games with a sprained shoulder to his throwing arm. Tickets to the season finale against Texas A&M range from $52 - $331.
8/20/13 - The Missouri Tigers football team found out first hand just how competitive the SEC Conference is. Mizzou went 2-6 against SEC opponents in their first season in the Southeastern Conference. It was a year damaged by injuries and the Tigers first since 2004 that they did not qualify for a bowl game.
The goal of 2013, stay healthy. Specifically James Franklin who has been named Missouri’s starting QB and played just nine games last year. Running back Henry Josey is back on the Missouri Tigers roster after sitting out last season with a knee injury. Mizzou should climb the East standings if they can avoid the injuries that plagued the squad last year.
Missouri Tigers Football 2014 News and Updates
The Missouri Tigers took flight right out of the starting gate last season and continued to shock the college football world with a near-flawless year. No one predicted the program would jettison to seven straight victories, including wins over SEC powerhouses Vanderbilt, Georgia and Florida to enter the postseason as the No. 5 team in the AP poll. The Tigers suffered crushing defeat in the conference championship game at the hands of Auburn, who out-dueled them in a 59-42 shootout. Mizzou scored a Cotton Bowl berth, and steam-rolled Oklahoma State to finish 12-2 on the year (7-1 SEC)—a program-best in the Gary Pinkel era.
In 2014, Missouri Football has lost a ton of their high-skilled players on roster, including OT Justin Britt, DE Kony Ealy CB E.J. Gaines, DE Michael Sam and more. Key returners include RB Russell Hansbrough, RB Marcus Murphy, SS Braylon Webb, C Evan Boehm, DL Markus Golden, PK Andrew Baggett—and, of course, quarterback Maty Mauk who has the opportunity to take his play to an elite level in his sophomore year.
The Tigers face decent opponents in nonconference play, with games against UCF (get-in for $19 on 9/13) and Indiana (get-in for $41 on 9/20). Their eight-straight SEC slate features a true test with a three-game stretch opposite top threats at South Carolina (get-in for $64 on 9/27), versus Georgia (get-in for $69 on 10/11) and at Florida (get-in for $26 on 10/18). Pinkel and Co. are out to prove that last year’s stellar season was no anomaly—but will they impress enough to score a bid to the inaugural College Football Playoffs? Get your Missouri Tigers Football tickets today and see for yourself!
The Tigers will play three ranked SEC foes at The Zou this year with Florida Gators, South Carolina Gamecocks, and Texas A&M Aggies traveling to Columbia in the most expensive games of the year at Faurot Field. The Tigers are looking for revenge as Missouri fell to all three teams last season going 14-7, 31-10, and 59-29 respectively on the road. Florida Gators vs. Missouri Tigers tickets are the most expensive averaging $155. The Tigers will play the Aggies in the final regular season game on November 30; Texas A&M Aggies vs. Missouri Tigers tickets are averaging $125. Last year, Missouri Tigers home tickets averaged $149 on the secondary market. 2013 tickets are averaging $100.