Missouri Tigers Football 2014 News and Updates
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.
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.