Injuries and fundamental errors have contributed to struggles for a unit that returned 10 players from a season ago.
Representatives from athletics, parking services, the MU Police Department and others met last week to discuss what to do about the spot off Providence Road. The decision was made to delay Reactor Field's opening until 2:30 p.m. Saturday, three hours before MU kicks off against Colorado for Homecoming. Donor lots will open for tailgating at the usual 8 a.m., and Maryland Avenue Garage will open at noon.
Reactor Field will not be open to tailgating until 2:30 p.m. Saturday because of recent "inappropriate behavior," athletic director Mike Alden said in an open letter to fans posted on the athletic department's Web site on Tuesday.
The Buffaloes rank near the bottom of the Big 12 in almost every offensive category.
On Monday, Missouri players and coaches exuded a narrow focus. They said they are determined to rebound starting Saturday night against Colorado in Columbia and avert the football program's first three-game losing streak since 2006.
This week, former Oklahoma assistants Mark Mangino and Mike Leach are set to face each other. Mangino as the coach of Kansas and Leach as the coach of Texas Tech.
After dropping eight spots last week, Missouri fell five spots to No. 16 in both polls after Saturday's loss to Texas. The Tigers' punishment was less harsh in the initial BCS rankings, which debuted with Missouri at No. 15
One team played like the No. 1 team in the country, and the other looked lucky to ever be named No. 11. One quarterback brought more Heisman cred to his name. The other was completely shut down and disheartened in Texas.
The first two drives of the game tell the story of Missouri's 56-31 loss in Austin, TX. The Longhorns take it to the end zone in 12 plays with 6 first downs. The Tigers go three and out.
Missouri tight end Chase Coffman had 12 catches for 140 on Saturday night at Texas, yet he would have traded in every last one of his receptions for a chance to improve on the Tigers' 0-11 record against No. 1 teams.
Come next week, the Washington State flag will have followed ESPN's "College Gameday" crew to their next location, like it has done for the past five years.
When top quarterback recruit Ryan Perrilloux changed his mind and committed to LSU instead of Texas, the Longhorns made a late run at Chase Daniel. Missouri quarterbacks coach David Yost doesn't like to think what might have happened if Daniel went to Texas.
If the MU football team's mission is to get to the national championship game, the mission could be over before it starts if the Tigers aren’t able to go down to Austin, Texas and defeat the top-ranked Longhorns.
Missouri has 28 players traveling to play at the school that rejected them as recruits coming out of high school
Coach Mack Brown and his team face the most daunting Big 12 Conference stretch of anyone this season, but a spotless record three weeks from now would solidify Texas as a national-title favorite.
Missouri wide receiver Danario Alexander has a legendary vertical jump that helps him beat cornerbacks on his way to the endzone.
With a game at No. 1 Texas next on Missouri's schedule, the Tigers aren't looking back at Saturday's disappointing loss to Oklahoma State.
Football visitors remark on kindness of Missouri fans during Saturday's game.
The Oklahoma State coach turns his eyes to his clipboard when the Cowboys' defense in on the field.
MU moves on after a disappointing home loss to Oklahoma State on Saturday. The Tigers don't have much time to sulk.
Instead of No. 1, Missouri got No. 11. After a 28-23 loss to No. 17 Oklahoma State on Saturday night at Memorial Stadium, the Tigers tumbled eight spots in the Associated Press poll released Sunday.