MU Football

Missouri football's Marcus Murphy a 'smooth' superstar

As a senior at DeSoto High School in Texas, Marcus Murphy could have scored more touchdowns. Instead, Tigers' return specialists gave up downs for one of his teammates.


HOMECOMING: Oh, the places MU alumni go

The Missourian is collecting a roll call of where MU alumni are now. Take a look at the responses and share your own.


TIGER KICKOFF: Lorenzo Williams finds footing as football coach

Former Missouri defensive lineman Lorenzo Williams is best known for his sack that resulted in a Tiger victory against Kansas in the 2007 Border Showdown. After brief stints in the NFL and as an arcade owner, he couldn't bear to be away from his favorite sport.

TIGER KICKOFF: Tommy Saunders reinventing the ab wheel

You may remember Saunders as the Tigers’ scrappy receiver who came to Missouri as a walk-on in 2004 and eventually worked his way into the starting lineup. Today, Saunders is a fitness entrepreneur who believes he’s finally poised for his big breakthroughafter re-imagining the ab wheel.

TIGER KICKOFF: The past never far for 1960 Missouri football All-American Danny LaRose

Danny LaRose never could have imagined the success he experienced as a football player at Missouri from 1958-1960. Now, living in a cabin in Michigan, he thinks back to those days and the short time he got to spend with his mother.

TIGER KICKOFF: Ref from '5th Down Game' has moved on

In 1990, Missouri was burned by an officiating gaffe that allowed Colorado a fifth down. Referee J.C. Louderback isn't pleased that he allowed the extra play to happen, but he's not letting it haunt him.

Missouri football's Darvin Ruise turns defense into offense

Darvin Ruise's interception Saturday against Florida at The Swamp, just 50 miles from his high school, inspired memories of the linebacker at his former position — an option quarterback.

TIGER KICKOFF: 10 things you didn't know about Vanderbilt

From hot chicken to a horse-chasing basset hound, here are 10 things you didn't know about Vanderbilt and Nashville.

TIGER KICKOFF: For Michael Scherer and brothers, fewer Pop-Tarts, more sports

There was a "great Pop-Tarts fight" on the day Missouri middle linebacker Michael Scherer was born. There were very few Pop-Tarts allowed thereafter.

SEC teams not done knocking each other off

No. 9 Georgia (4-1 in SEC games) sits in the East drivers seat but Missouri (2-1) and surprising Kentucky (2-2) also are in the mix going into the second half of the season.

TIGER KICKOFF: Fast Five, Vandy version

Four veteran players tackled a batch of homecoming-related questions.

Maty Mauk off the mark yet again

Maty Mauk and the Missouri offense did little to help Missouri achieve its win over Florida on Saturday.

Looking ahead: Missouri football prepares for struggling Vanderbilt team

The Commodores (2-5) are winless in the Southeastern Conference. Missouri is coming off a dominant performance against Florida but has much to improve offensively. 

Missouri football recap: What we learned from Missouri's victory at Florida

While the game raised many questions about Florida, Missouri leaves Gainesville with a rekindled defense and place near the top of its division. The Tigers moved to 5-2 overall and 2-1 in the Southeastern Conference. 

SEC is first conference to take 4 of 5 spots atop AP football poll

Mississippi State stayed No. 1 after a weekend off. The Atlantic Coast Conference's Florida State held its ground at No. 2 after beating then-No. 5 Notre Dame 31-27.

Murphy, defense are all Missouri needs at Florida

Marcus Murphy was a one-man show for the Tigers. He accounted for 224 all-purpose yards in the Tigers' 42-13 stomping of the Gators.

Missouri football greats Phil Snowden, Russ Sloan reunite in Florida

Quarterback Phil Snowden and his favorite pass-catcher Russ Sloan shared some stories before the Tigers kicked off with the Gators in Gainesville. 

Missouri football's defense props up offense against Gators

It was another night where Missouri’s offense struggled, but luckily the defense was there to bail it out. The Tigers had just 119 yards of total offense. Quarterback Maty Mauk threw for just 20 yards. But it didn’t matter.

Missouri football gets back on track with 42-13 win at Florida

The win puts the Tigers (5-2, 2-1 in the Southeastern Conference) back in the thick of the SEC East division race. Florida suffered its third conference loss. 

Missouri football: 4 notes about the Florida Gators

If you look at Missouri's and Florida's numbers, you’ll see two statistically comparable teams. But the Gators may have an edge in a couple of areas. Going into Saturday’s game, here are some things to watch.