2010 Missouri Tigers football
Missouri Tigers old logo.svg
Big 12 North Division co-champion
Insight Bowl, L 24–27 vs. Iowa
ConferenceBig 12 Conference
DivisionNorth Division
Ranking
CoachesNo. 18
APNo. 18
Record10–3 (6–2 Big 12)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorDavid Yost (2nd season)
Offensive schemeSpread
Defensive coordinatorDave Steckel (2nd season)
Base defense4–3
Home stadiumFaurot Field
(Capacity: 71,004)
Seasons
← 2009
2011 →
2010 Big 12 Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
Northern Division
No. 20 Nebraska xy   6 2     10 4  
No. 18 Missouri x   6 2     10 3  
Kansas State   3 5     7 6  
Iowa State   3 5     5 7  
Colorado   2 6     5 7  
Kansas   1 7     3 9  
Southern Division
No. 6 Oklahoma xy$   6 2     12 2  
No. 13 Oklahoma State x   6 2     11 2  
No. 19 Texas A&M x   6 2     9 4  
Baylor   4 4     7 6  
Texas Tech   3 5     8 5  
Texas   2 6     5 7  
Championship: Oklahoma 23, Nebraska 20
  • $ – BCS representative as conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2010 Missouri Tigers football team represented the University of Missouri in the 2010 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was coached by Gary Pinkel, who returned for his tenth season with Mizzou, and played their home games at Faurot Field at Memorial Stadium. The team began the season fresh off their fifth straight bowl appearance. The team hired a new public address announcer, Randy Moehlman.[1]

Michael Egnew (TE), was named to the 1st-Team All-American list. He became the third MU tight end to win that honor in the last four years. The previous two were Martin Rucker (2007) and Chase Coffman (2008). Egnew led all of the nation's tight ends with 83 receptions, and his 698 receiving yards was also second-most among all tight ends, with those figures coming against the nation's 9th-toughest schedule.[2] The Tigers finished the regular season with a 10-2 record and faced the Iowa Hawkeyes in the Insight Bowl, which they lost by a score of 27–24.

In early August 2010, the team voted their star running back Derrick Washington team captain. Washington had led the team in all rushing categories in each of the previous two seasons. However, just after being named captain, Washington was investigated for sexually assaulting his tutor, a female MU student, which led to a felony charge of deviate sexual assault and his suspension from the football team at the end of preseason camp. He dropped out of school shortly afterwards, and was eventually convicted of sexual assault a year later, serving 120 days of a 5-year sentence.[3][4]

Recruits

Key Losses:

All 23 listed players are verbal commits and are not binding until signing their National Letter of Intent during the National Signing Period February 3, 2010 – April 1, 2010.
All 23 signed on February 3.[5]

Schedule

2010-11 Schedule

The October 23 game against Oklahoma played host to ESPN's College GameDay, a first for the program, and drew a new record crowd of 18,000 for the show.[6]

Non-Conference season
DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 411:30 amvs. Illinois*FSNW 23–1358,060[7]
September 116:00 pmMcNeese State*FSN PPVW 50–655,582[8]
September 186:00 pmSan Diego State*
  • Faurot Field
  • Columbia, Missouri
FSN PPVW 27–2456,050[9]
September 251:00 pmMiami (OH)*
  • Faurot Field
  • Columbia, Missouri
W 51–1360,329[10]
Big 12 Regular Season
DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
October 96:00 pmColoradoNo. 24
  • Faurot Field
  • Columbia, Missouri
FSNW 26–062,965[11]
October 1611:00 amat Texas A&MNo. 21FSNW 30–983,453[12]
October 237:00 pmNo. 3 OklahomadaggerNo. 18
ABCW 36–2771,004[13]
October 302:30 pmat No. 14 NebraskaNo. 7ABC/ESPNL 17–3185,907[14]
November 67:00 pmat Texas TechNo. 14ABCL 17–2455,667[15]
November 1311:30 amKansas StateNo. 20
  • Faurot Field
  • Columbia, Missouri (Senior Day)
FSNW 38–2863,310[16]
November 206:00 pmat Iowa StateNo. 15FSNW 14–041,776[17]
November 2711:30 amvs. KansasNo. 15FSNW 35–755,788[18]
Post Season
DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
December 289:00 pmIowa*No. 14ESPNL 24–2753,453[19]
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll Poll released prior to game.
  • All times are in Central time

Roster

2010 Missouri Tigers roster(as of 8/30/10 MUTIGERS.com )

Wide Receivers

  • 2 L'Damian Washington
    Redshirt
    Freshman
  • 3 Gahn McGaffie – ''
    Redshirt
    Sophomore
  • 5 Rolandis Woodland –
    Redshirt
    Sophomore
  • 8 Wes Kemp – Junior
  • 9 Kerwin Stricker –
    Redshirt
    Freshman
  • 14 Jaleel Clark –
    Redshirt
    Freshman
  • 16 Brandon Gerau – Junior
  • 21 Bud Sasser – Freshman
  • 22 Joe Plevel –
    Redshirt
    Sophomore
  • 28 T. J. MoeSophomore
  • 29 Jerrell JacksonJunior
  • 33 Drew O'Connell – Freshman
  • 80 Terry Dennis – Junior
  • 81 Aaron Lewis -
    Redshirt
    Freshman
  • 85 Marcus LucasFreshman
  • 88 Jimmie Hunt – Freshman
  • 88 Forrest Shock – Senior

Offensive Line

  • 51 Steven Carberry – Freshman
  • 53 Travis Ruth –
    Redshirt
    Sophomore
  • 56 Robert Luce – Freshman
  • 60 Greg Drain – Freshman
  • 61 Max Copeland –
    Redshirt
    Freshman
  • 62 Tim BarnesSenior
  • 63 Mitch MorseFreshman
  • 66 Austin Wuebbels –
    Redshirt
    Junior
  • 67 Chris Freeman –
    Redshirt
    Freshman
  • 68 Justin Britt
    Redshirt
    Freshman
  • 69 Wilson Rigg – Freshman
  • 70 Marvin Norman –
    Redshirt
    Junior
  • 70 Anthony Gatti – Freshman
  • 71 Jayson Palmgren
    Redshirt
    Junior
  • 72 Elvis FisherJunior
  • 73 Mark Hill –
    Redshirt
    Freshman
  • 74 Kirk Lakebrink – Senior
  • 75 Jack Meiners – Sophomore
  • 76 Quinn Brown – Junior
  • 77 Dan Hoch – Junior
  • 78 Nick Demien –
    Redshirt
    Freshman
  • 79 Taylor Davis –
    Redshirt
    Sophomore

Tight Ends

  • 81 Eric Waters – Freshman
  • 82 Michael EgnewJunior
  • 86 Beau BrinkleyJunior
  • 87 Andrew Jones – Junior
  • 89 Matt Hoch – Freshman
 

Quarterbacks

  •   1 James FranklinFreshman
  •   7 Tyler Gabbert – Freshman
  • 11 Blaine GabbertJunior
  • 12 Jimmy Costello – Junior
  • 16 Ashton Glaser –
    Redshirt
    Freshman

Running (Tail) Backs

  •   4 Kendial LawrenceSophomore
  • 26 De'Vion Moore –
    Redshirt
    Junior
  • 35 Matt Davis – Senior
  • 38 Jared Culver
    Redshirt
    Sophomore
  • 40 Greg White – Freshman
  • 41 Henry JoseyFreshman
  • 43 Marcus Murphy – Freshman


Defensive Line

  •   3 Jacquies SmithJunior
  • 18 Marcus Malbrough –
    Redshirt
    Sophomore
  • 50 Diondre Ellis – Freshman
  • 51 Bryson Cofield – Freshman
  • 52 Michael Sam
    Redshirt
    Freshman
  • 55 Brayden Burnett –
    Redshirt
    Freshman
  • 57 Brad Madison –
    Redshirt
    Sophomore
  • 58 Brendan Donaldson – Junior
  • 59 Ben Eskelsen – Freshman
  • 85 Aldon Smith (End) –
    Redshirt
    Sophomore
  • 90 Dominique Hamilton – Junior
  • 91 Jimmy Burge –
    Redshirt
    Sophomore
  • 92 Corey Sudhoff –
    Redshirt
    Freshman
  • 93 Terrell Resonno –
    Redshirt
    Junior
  • 94 Marvin Foster –
    Redshirt
    Freshman
  • 96 Lucas Vincent – Freshman
  • 97 Kony EalyFreshman
  • 98 Bart Coslet – Senior
  • 99 George White –
    Redshirt
    Sophomore

Linebackers

  •   5 Josh Tatum –
    Redshirt
    Junior
  •   6 Andrew GachkarSenior
  • 10 Tavon Bolden – Freshman
  • 12 Darvin Ruise – Freshman
  • 15 Donovan Bonner – Sophomore
  • 25 Zaviar Gooden – ''
    Redshirt
    Sophomore
  • 32 Will Ebner – Junior
  • 33 Luke Lambert – Senior
  • 35 Jeff Gettys – Senior
  • 36 Jared Parham – Freshman
  • 47 Adam Burton –
    Redshirt
    Freshman
  • 48 Andrew Wilson –
    Redshirt
    Freshman
  • 54 Michael Brennan –
    Redshirt
    Freshman
 

Safety

  • 11 Jarrell Harrison – Senior
  • 34 Tony Randolph –
    Redshirt
    Freshman

Strong Safety

Free Safety

  • 10 Jasper Simmons – Senior[20]
  • 13 Kenji Jackson – Junior
  • 17 Matt White –
    Redshirt
    Freshman

Defensive Backs

  •   1 Kip Edwards –
    Redshirt
    Sophomore
  •   7 Munir Prince –
    Redshirt
    Senior
    †† [21]
  • 14 Daniel Easterly – Freshman
  • 19 Carl Gettis – Senior
  • 20 Kevin RutlandSenior
  • 21 Trey Hobson –
    Redshirt
    Junior
  • 22 Robert Steeples
    Redshirt
    Sophomore
  • 26 Xavier Smith – Freshman
  • 28 Randy Ponder – Sophomore
  • 31 E.J. GainesFreshman
  • 43 Tony Buhr – Senior
  • 45 Tyler Davis –
    Redshirt
    Freshman
  • 46 Tyler Holt – Freshman
  • 49 Braylon Webb – Freshman

Punters

  • 92 Christian Brinser – Freshman
  • 95 Grant Ressel –
    Redshirt
    Junior
  • 97 Trey Barrow –
    Redshirt
    Sophomore
  • 99 Matt Grabner – Senior

Kickers

  • 95 Grant Ressel –
    Redshirt
    Junior
  • 97 Trey Barrow –
    Redshirt
    Sophomore
† Suspended 9/27.
†† Knocked out in training camp drill. Retired.

Coaching staff

Name Position Years
at MU
Alma mater (Year)
Gary Pinkel[22] Head Coach 10 Kent State (1975)
David Yost[23] Assistant Head Coach
Offensive Coordinator
Quarterbacks, Recruiting Coordinator
10 Kent State (1992)
Dave Steckel[24] Linebackers, Defensive Coordinator 10 Kutztown (1982)
Barry Odom[24] Safeties 8 University of Missouri (1999)
Cornell Ford Cornerbacks 10 Toledo (1991)
Andy Hill[25] Receivers Coach
Wide Receivers, Tight Ends
15 University of Missouri (1985)
Brian Jones Running Backs 10 Connecticut (1981)
Craig Kuligowski Defensive Line 10 Toledo (1991)
Bruce Walker[25] Assistant Co-Offensive Line 10 Central Washington (1983)
Josh Henson[25] Assistant Co-Offensive Line 2 Oklahoma State (1998)
Dan Hopkins Director of Football Operations 4 University of Missouri (2004)
Nick Otterbacher Director of Football Recruiting 7 Toledo (2002)

Coaching staff from: "2010 Mizzou Football Roster - Coaches". CSTV.com. Archived from the original on January 1, 2008. Retrieved September 1, 2010.

Game Summaries

Illinois

@ St. Louis, Missouri

See also: 2010 Illinois Fighting Illini football team

1 2 3 4 Total
Illinois 3 10 0 0 13
Missouri 0 3 7 13 23

Blaine Gabbert's second-half TDs rally Mizzou as defense stops Illinois

McNeese State

See also: McNeese_State_University § Football

1 2 3 4 Total
McNeese State 0 0 0 6 6
Missouri 14 19 17 0 50

Powered by freshman RB Henry Josey, Missouri rolls to easy victory

San Diego State

See also: San Diego_State_Aztecs

1 2 3 4 Total
San Diego State 7 7 0 10 24
#25 Missouri 10 7 3 7 27


T.J. Moe's touchdown reception with 51 seconds left helps Tigers escape

Miami (OH)

See also: Miami RedHawks

1 2 3 4 Total
Miami (OH) 0 3 3 7 13
#24 Missouri 21 7 23 0 51


Seven players score TDs as unbeaten Mizzou trounces Miami (Ohio)

Colorado

See also: Colorado Buffaloes

1 2 3 4 Total
Colorado 0 0 0 0 0
#22/24 Missouri 5 14 0 7 26


#24 Missouri fights off sluggish O, Blaine Gabbert injury to best Colorado

@ Texas A&M

See also: Texas A&M Aggies

1 2 3 4 Total
#19/21 Missouri 6 10 14 0 30
Texas A&M 0 0 3 6 9


Missouri's defense stifles A&M as Blaine Gabbert tosses 3 TDs

Oklahoma

See also: Oklahoma Sooners

1 2 3 4 Total
#3/3 Oklahoma 7 7 7 6 27
#16/18 Missouri 7 10 3 16 36

No. 11 Missouri rides 16-point fourth past top-ranked Oklahoma

QB Blaine Gabbert won Big 12 honors, sharing co-offensive player-of-the-week. Gahn McGaffie was named the special teams player-of-the-week.

Gabbert finished 30 of 42 for 308 yards and a score. In the fourth quarter, he completed 8-of-9 passes for 95 yards and one touchdown.

McGaffie returned the opening kickoff 86 yards for a touchdown. It was the first kickoff return for a touchdown for Mizzou since Jeremy Maclin did it in 2008. It's the first time Mizzou has returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown since Roger Wehrli went 96 yards for a score against Iowa State in 1967.

It's the first time Gabbert has been named player-of-the-week this season.[26]

This is the first time Missouri has started 7-0 since 1960.

@ Nebraska

See also: Nebraska Cornhuskers

1 2 3 4 Total
#8/7 Missouri 0 7 10 0 17
#12/14 Nebraska 24 0 7 0 31

Roy Helu Jr. rushes for a school-record 307 yards; Nebraska QB Taylor Martinez hobbled


@ Texas Tech

See also: Texas Tech Red Raiders

1 2 3 4 Total
#14/14 Missouri 14 3 0 0 17
Texas Tech 3 7 14 0 24

Blaine Gabbert struggles as No. 12 Missouri comes up short


Kansas State

See also: Kansas State Wildcats

1 2 3 4 Total
Kansas State 0 14 0 14 28
#20/20 Missouri 7 14 10 7 38

Blaine Gabbert's 3 TDs, defensive plays give Mizzou edge over error-prone K-State

@ Iowa State

See also: Iowa State Cyclones

1 2 3 4 Total
#16/15 Missouri 7 0 0 7 14
Iowa State 0 0 0 0 0

#15 Mizzou uses fake punt to outlast Iowa State


Kansas

@ Kansas City, Missouri

See also: Kansas Jayhawks

1 2 3 4 Total
Kansas 0 0 7 0 7
#16/15 Missouri 14 7 7 7 35

Tigers hold Jayhawks to 141 yards of total offense in win

Gary Pinkel's 150th career win as a coach (77-48 at Missouri, 73-37-3 at Toledo).

Missouri has never played better defensively in a Big 12 game—and now the Tigers might never play another Big 12 game.

In a 35-7 victory over Kansas on Saturday, the Tigers (No. 14 BCS, No. 15 AP) held their archrivals to 141 yards, the fewest they've allowed a conference opponent in the Big 12's 15 seasons.

In the 119th meeting between these programs, Missouri evened the all-time series (according to the NCAA record book) at 55-55-9. The Tigers have won four of the last five. Missouri wrapped up a 10-win season for the fourth time in school history and third under coach Gary Pinkel.


Iowa (Insight Bowl)

@ Tempe, Arizona

See also: 2010 Iowa Hawkeyes football team and 2010 Insight Bowl

Marcus Coker runs for 219, Micah Hyde returns INT to fuel Iowa rally

1 2 3 4 Total
#14/14 Missouri 3 7 14 0 24
Iowa 7 10 3 7 27

Statistics

Statistics from: "Missouri Tigers - Cumulative Season Statistics 2010". CSTV.com. December 28, 2010. Archived from the original on January 1, 2011. Retrieved December 29, 2010.

Scores by quarter

(through December 28, 2010)

1 2 3 4 Total
Missouri 108 108 108 64 388
Opponents 51 58 44 56 209



Rankings

See also: 2010 NCAA Division I FBS football rankings

Ranking movments
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
RV = Received votes.
Week
PollPre1234567891011121314Final
APRVRVRVRVRV242118714201515151418
CoachesRVRV252423221916814201616141418
HarrisNot released19168152016161413Not released
BCSNot released116121715141212Not released

References

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  2. ^ Michael Egnew Named 1st-Team All-American: Becomes Third Mizzou Tight End in Four Years to Win Honors CBSSports.com December 9, 2010.
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