1965 Missouri Tigers football
Sugar Bowl champion
Sugar Bowl, W 20–18 vs. Florida
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 6
APNo. 6
Record8–2–1 (6–1 Big 8)
Head coach
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1964
1966 →
1965 Big Eight Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 5 Nebraska $ 7 0 0 10 1 0
No. 6 Missouri 6 1 0 8 2 1
Colorado 4 2 1 6 2 2
Iowa State 3 3 1 5 4 1
Oklahoma 3 4 0 3 7 0
Oklahoma State 2 5 0 3 7 0
Kansas 2 5 0 2 8 0
Kansas State 0 7 0 0 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1965 Missouri Tigers football team was an American football team that represented the University of Missouri in the Big Eight Conference (Big 8) during the 1965 NCAA University Division football season. The team compiled an 8–2–1 record (6–1 against Big 8 opponents), finished in second place in the Big 8, defeated Florida in the 1966 Sugar Bowl, was ranked No. 6 in the final AP Poll, and outscored opponents by a combined total of 223 to 101. Dan Devine was the head coach for the eighth of 13 seasons.[1][2] The team played its home games at Memorial Stadium in Columbia, Missouri.

The team's statistical leaders included Charlie Brown with 937 rushing yards, Gary Lane with 544 passing yards, 994 yards of total offense, and 54 point scored, and Monroe Phelps with 207 receiving yards.[3]

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
September 18Kentucky*L 0–7
September 25at Oklahoma StateW 13–0
October 2at Minnesota*W 17–6
October 9Kansas State
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Columbia, MO
W 28–6
October 16UCLA*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Columbia, MO
T 14–14
October 23at Iowa StateW 23–7
October 30No. 3 Nebraska
L 14–16
November 6at ColoradoNo. 9W 20–7
November 13OklahomaNo. 9
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Columbia, MO (rivalry)
W 30–0
November 20at KansasNo. 8W 44–20
January 1vs. Florida*No. 6W 20–18
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Personnel

References

  1. ^ "1965 Missouri Tigers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 12, 2016.
  2. ^ "2016 Mizzou Football Media Guide" (PDF). University of Missouri. p. 158. Retrieved November 12, 2016.
  3. ^ "2014 Mizzou Football Records Book" (PDF). University of Missouri. pp. 26–27. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 28, 2018. Retrieved November 12, 2016.