MU Football

Missouri football's backup tailbacks dominate

Missouri's second-, third- and fourth-string tailbacks not only stepped up, they also provided the force behind Missouri’s offense during Saturday's 50-6 victory against McNeese State.

McNeese State fan hasn't missed a game since retiring

Lake Charles, La., natives Bob Alleman and Ron Broussard made the 14-hour drive to Columbia to watch their McNeese State Cowboys play against Missouri. Alleman hasn't missed a game since 2009.

TIGER KICKOFF: Missouri football players lay down hits, raps

For the six Missouri football players who make up the Kentucky Boulevard Boys, the rap group is sometimes a serious music venture, sometimes an off-field recreation and sometimes an elaborate inside joke. But most of the time, the group is all three at one time.


TIGER KICKOFF: Simplified offense leads to second-half success for Missouri running backs

Missouri offensive coordinator Dave Yost said he asked his fellow coaches at halftime of the Tigers' game against Illinois for their four favorite running plays from the first half. Yost said those four plays became the new, simplified running gameplan for the second half.

Freshman tailback marks first game with Missouri football team

Missouri freshman tailback Henry Josey was told the night before the season's first game he might get a chance to play. He said he spent a lot of time thinking and reflecting once the possibility of playing became real.

MU third-string quarterback arrested on traffic warrant, released on bond

Reports say Missouri third-string quarterback Ashton Glaser was arrested Thursday for missing a court date for a speeding charge.

Tight ends Egnew and Jones offer different things to Missouri football team

Although Michael Egnew and Andrew Jones share a position, their physical strengths are anything but similar. Instead of fitting into a physical prototype, the two tight ends embrace their different body types, and the two fill the wide range of needs for the Tigers.



MU football team uses four defensive ends to add pressure

The Missouri football team showed a new defensive look against Illinois that had two players lined up out of position.

Missouri's Aldon Smith named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week

Aldon Smith, a sophomore defensive end on the Missouri football team, had 10 tackles, three tackles for loss and two sacks in Missouri's 23-13 win over Illinois on Saturday.

Freshman finds linebacker a better fit on Missouri football team

Darvin Ruise is new to the linebacker position after spending his high school years as a quarterback and safety. Co-offensive line coach Josh Henson recruited Ruise as a safety, but Ruise spent the winter and spring bulking up to the point that he’d simply outgrown his former position

Missouri's Aldon Smith recognized for defensive effort against Illinois

The Tigers' defensive end was named the defensive player of the week by The Walter Camp Football Foundation.

T.J. Moe steps up for Missouri football team

In his first start for the Missouri football team, T.J. Moe, a sophomore, was the standout wide receiver in Missouri’s 23-13 win against Illinois. He caught 13 receptions for 101 yards and scored the team’s first touchdown of the day.

Missouri football seizes second-half momentum against Illinois

Coach Pinkel tells his playmakers at the break that they have to step up and gets more offense from Gabbert and his wide receivers.

Gettis' interception helps Missouri football secure first win

Carl Gettis' one-handed interception in the fourth quarter securely placed all the momentum on Missouri's side and helped lead the team to a 23-13 victory over Illinois.

TIGER KICKOFF: Goodbye Illinois?

“The easy thing to say is that Illinois doesn’t want to get beat anymore.” — Missouri sports historian Michael Atchison on the end of the Arch Rivalry series.

UPDATE: Derrick Washington permanently suspended from MU football team

The Tigers running back was charged with deviate sexual assault on Monday. He will keep his athletic scholarship as long as he remains enrolled at MU.

Lawrence and other Missouri tailbacks move to fill Washington's place

After Derrick Washington’s suspension last Thursday, Kendial Lawrence, the sophomore tailback, moved from second on the depth chart to first string. He and the other three backup tailbacks are ready to step up in Washington’s absence.

Scary moments after MU football player knocked unconscious

MU junior receiver Wes Kemp said he couldn't help being affected when Munir Prince, a senior cornerback and longtime friend of Kemp, was knocked unconscious during a punt return in last Thursday’s scrimmage.

Football tickets to MU homecoming go on sale Wednesday

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Pinkel discusses Missouri football team's disciplinary problems

Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel said Monday he feels responsible for the disciplinary problems his team is facing, but thinks the program has a good system for dealing with such difficulties.