1942 Missouri Tigers football
Big Six champion
ConferenceBig Six Conference
1942 record8–3–1 (4–0–1 Big 6)
Head coach
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1941
1943 →
1942 Big Six Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Missouri $ 4 0 1 8 3 1
Oklahoma 3 1 1 3 5 2
Nebraska 3 2 0 3 7 0
Kansas State 2 3 0 3 8 0
Iowa State 1 4 0 3 6 0
Kansas 1 4 0 2 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1942 Missouri Tigers football team was an American football team that represented the University of Missouri in the Big Six Conference (Big 6) during the 1942 college football season. The team compiled an 8–3–1 record (4–0–1 against Big 6 opponents), won the Big 6 championship, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 288 to 107.[1][2] The team played its home games at Memorial Stadium in Columbia, Missouri.

The team's leading scorer was Bob Steuber with 121 points, a scoring title that remained a Missouri record for 65 years until Jeff Wolfert scored 130 points in 2007.[3]

During the 1942 season, Don Faurot was the head coach for the eighth of 19 seasons. In June 1943, after a younger brother was reported missing in action in the Battle of the Bismarck Sea, the 41-year-old Faurot joined the United States Navy where he was commissioned as a lieutenant. A total of four Faurot brothers served in the military during World War II.[4] Chauncey Simpson, who had been the school's head track coach and a backfield coach for the football team, was appointed to serve as "acting football coach" during Faurot's military service.[5]

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 19vs. Fort Riley*St. Joseph, MOW 31–0
September 26Saint Louis*W 38–7
October 3Colorado*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Columbia, MO
W 26–13
October 10at Wisconsin*L 9–17
October 17at Kansas StateW 46–2
October 24Iowa State
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Columbia, MO
W 45–6
October 31Great Lakes Navy*L 0–17
November 7at NebraskaW 26–6
November 14at OklahomaT 6–6
November 21at Fordham*L 12–20
November 26Kansas
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Columbia, MO
W 42–13
December 5Iowa Pre-Flight*W 7–0
  • *Non-conference game

References

  1. ^ "1942 Missouri Tigers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 10, 2016.
  2. ^ "2014 Mizzou Football Records Book" (PDF). University of Missouri. p. 40. Retrieved March 23, 2019.
  3. ^ 2014 Mizzou Football Records Book, p. 26.
  4. ^ "Faurot Becomes Navy Lieutenant". Monitor-Index and Democrat. Moberly, Missouri. June 18, 1943. p. 6.
  5. ^ "Chauncey Simpson Appointed New Missouri U. Football Coach". St. Louis Star-Times. July 19, 1943. p. 16.