1971 Missouri Tigers football
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
Record1–10 (0–7 Big 8)
Head coach
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1970
1972 →
1971 Big Eight Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 1 Nebraska $ 7 0 0 13 0 0
No. 2 Oklahoma 6 1 0 11 1 0
No. 3 Colorado 5 2 0 10 2 0
Iowa State 4 3 0 8 4 0
Kansas State 2 5 0 5 6 0
Oklahoma State 2 5 0 4 6 1
Kansas 2 5 0 4 7 0
Missouri 0 7 0 1 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1971 Missouri Tigers football team was an American football team that represented the University of Missouri as a memner of the Big Eight Conference (Big 8) during the 1971 NCAA University Division football season. Led by first-year head coach Al Onofrio, the Tigers compiled a 1–10 record (0–7 against Big 8 opponents), finished in last place in the Big 8, and were outscored by opponents 260 to 93. [1][2] The team played home games at Memorial Stadium in Columbia, Missouri.

Onofrio succeeded Dan Devine, who took the position of head coach and general manager for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). The 1–10 record set a new mark for futility at Mizzou, matched only by the 1985 team. The team's statistical leaders included Don Johnson with 360 rushing yards, Chuck Roper with 613 passing yards and 726 yards of total offense, John Henley with 247 receiving yards, and Greg Hill with 23 points scored.[3]

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 11No. 19 Stanford*L 0–19
September 18at Air Force*L 6–7
September 25SMU*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Columbia, MO
W 24–1249,200
October 2at Army*L 6–22
October 9No. 1 Nebraska
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Columbia, MO (rivalry)
L 0–3661,200
October 16Oklahoma State
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Columbia, MO
L 16–37
October 23at No. 11 ColoradoL 7–2745,129
October 30Kansas State
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Columbia, MO
L 12–2852,498
November 6No. 2 Oklahoma
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Columbia, MO (rivalry)
L 3–2055,098
November 13at Iowa StateL 17–4525,386
November 20at KansasL 2–743,464
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References

  1. ^ "1971 Missouri Tigers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 11, 2016.
  2. ^ "2016 Mizzou Football Media Guide" (PDF). University of Missouri. p. 158. Retrieved November 11, 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 11, 2016.