2018 Missouri Tigers football
Mizzou Athletics wordmark.svg
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionEastern Division
Record8–5 (4–4 SEC)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorDerek Dooley (1st season)
Offensive schemeSpread
Defensive coordinatorRyan Walters (1st season as DC; 4th overall season)
Base defense4-3
Home stadiumFaurot Field
(Capacity: 60,168)
Seasons
← 2017
2019 →
2018 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
East Division
No.Georgia x   7 1     11 3  
No. 12 Kentucky   5 3     10 3  
No.Florida   5 3     10 3  
South Carolina   4 4     7 6  
Missouri   4 4     8 5  
Vanderbilt   3 5     6 7  
Tennessee   2 6     5 7  
West Division
No. 2 Alabama x$^   8 0     14 1  
No. 16 Texas A&M   5 3     9 4  
No. 6 LSU   5 3     10 3  
Auburn   3 5     8 5  
Ole Miss   1 7     5 7  
Arkansas   0 8     2 10  
Mississippi State*   0 4     0 5  
Championship: Alabama 35, Georgia 28
  • ^ – College Football Playoff participant
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • * Mississippi State vacated four conference and eight total wins due to NCAA violations.[1]
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2018 Missouri Tigers football team represented the University of Missouri in the 2018 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Tigers played their home games at Faurot Field as members of the Eastern Division of the Southeastern Conference. They were led by third-year head coach Barry Odom.

Previous season

The Tigers finished the 2017 season 7–6, 4–4 in SEC play to finish in a tie for third place in the Eastern Division. They were invited to the Texas Bowl where they lost to Texas.

On November 24, quarterback Drew Lock broke the SEC passing record for touchdowns in a season with 43, in a 48–45 win over Arkansas.

Preseason

Award watch lists

Listed in the order that they were released

Award Player Position Year
Chuck Bednarik Award[2] Terry Beckner DT SR
Davey O'Brien Award[3] Drew Lock QB SR
Doak Walker Award[4] Damarea Crockett RB JR
Fred Biletnikoff Award[5] Emanuel Hall WR SR
John Mackey Award[6] Albert Okwuegbunam TE SO
Butkus Award[7] Terez Hall LB SO
Bronko Nagurski Trophy[8] Terry Beckner DT SR
Terez Hall LB SO
Outland Trophy[9] Paul Adams OL SR
Terry Beckner DT SR
Lou Groza Award[10] Tucker McCann K JR
Ray Guy Award[11] Corey Fatony P SR
Wuerffel Trophy[12] Corey Fatony P SR
Walter Camp Award[13] Drew Lock QB SR
Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award[14] Drew Lock QB SR
Manning Award[15] Drew Lock QB SR

SEC media poll

The SEC media poll was released on July 20, 2018 with the Tigers predicted to finish in fourth place in the East Division.[16]

Media poll (East)
Predicted finish Team Votes (1st place)
1 Georgia 1,977 (271)
2 South Carolina 1,535 (8)
3 Florida 1,441 (2)
4 Missouri 1,057
5 Kentucky 874 (1)
6 Tennessee 704 (1)
7 Vanderbilt 392

Preseason All-SEC teams

The Tigers had five players selected to the preseason all-SEC teams.

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 13:00 p.m.UT Martin*SECNW 51–1444,019
September 86:00 p.m.Wyoming*
  • Faurot Field
  • Columbia, MO
ESPNUW 40–1350,820
September 156:30 p.m.at Purdue*BTNW 40–3748,103
September 2211:00 a.m.No. 2 Georgia
  • Faurot Field
  • Columbia, MO
ESPNL 29–4358,284
October 611:00 a.m.at South CarolinaSECNL 35–3773,393
October 136:00 p.m.at No. 1 AlabamaESPNL 10–39101,821
October 203:00 p.m.Memphis*dagger
  • Faurot Field
  • Columbia, MO
SECNW 65–3352,917
October 273:00 p.m.No. 12 Kentucky
  • Faurot Field
  • Columbia, MO
SECNL 14–1553,397
November 33:00 p.m.at No. 13 FloridaSECNW 38–1780,017
November 1011:00 a.m.Vanderbilt
  • Faurot Field
  • Columbia, MO
SECNW 33–2848,342
November 172:30 p.m.at TennesseeCBSW 50–1788,224
November 231:30 p.m.Arkansas
CBSW 38–052,482
December 312:45 p.m.vs. Oklahoma State*No. 24ESPNL 33–3851,587
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

Roster

2018 Missouri Tigers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
WR 1 Khmari Thompson Fr
QB 2 Micah Wilson
Redshirt.svg
 So
QB 3 Drew Lock Sr
RB 4 Isaiah Miller
Redshirt.svg
 Fr
QB 5 Taylor Powell
Redshirt.svg
 Fr
RB 6 Tyler Badie Fr
WR 7 Nate Brown
Redshirt.svg
 Sr
WR 8 Justin Smith
Redshirt.svg
 Jr
WR 9 Jalen Knox Fr
TE 10 Alex Ofodile
Redshirt.svg
 Jr
TE 11 Kendall Blanton
Redshirt.svg
 Sr
WR 12 Johnathon Johnson
Redshirt.svg
 Jr
WR 13 Kam Scott Fr
WR 14 Dominic Gicinto Fr
RB 16 Damarea Crockett Jr
WR 17 Richaud Floyd
Redshirt.svg
 Jr
QB 18 Lindsey Scott
Redshirt.svg
 So
QB 19 Jack Lowary
Redshirt.svg
 Jr
RB 20 Simi Bakare Fr
RB 21 Dawson Downing
Redshirt.svg
 So
WR 24 Kentrell Barber
Redshirt.svg
 Fr
WR 30 Barrett Banister
Redshirt.svg
 Fr
RB 34 Larry Rountree III So
WR 36 Daniel Ellinger
Redshirt.svg
 So
RB 43 Jerney Jones
Redshirt.svg
 So
OL 50 Hyrin White
Redshirt.svg
 Fr
OL 54 Trystan Colon-Castillo
Redshirt.svg
 So
OL 56 Samson Bailey
Redshirt.svg
 Sr
OL 57 Alec Abeln
Redshirt.svg
 Sr
OL 59 Case Cook
Redshirt.svg
 Fr
OL 62 Thomas Grossman
Redshirt.svg
 Jr
OL 63 Cannon York Fr
OL 64 Bobby Lawrence Fr
OL 66 Keion Willis Fr
OL 67 Jonah Dubinski
Redshirt.svg
 Jr
OL 70 Yasir Durant Jr
OL 71 Kevin Pendleton
Redshirt.svg
 Sr
OL 72 Xavier Delgado Fr
OL 73 Mike Ruth Fr
OL 75 Tre'Vour Wallace-Simms Jr
OL 76 Javon Foster Fr
OL 77 Paul Adams
Redshirt.svg
 Sr
OL 79 Larry Borom Fr
TE 80 Messiah Swinson Fr
TE 81 Albert Okwuegbunam
Redshirt.svg
 So
WR 82 Harry Ballard III
Redshirt.svg
 So
WR 84 Emanuel Hall Sr
TE 85 Zac Schachtner Fr
WR 86 Tauskie Dove Jr
WR 87 Cade Musser Fr
TE 88 Logan Christopherson
Redshirt.svg
 Fr
TE 89 Brendan Scales
Redshirt.svg
 So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DB 1 Tyrone Collins Fr
DB 2 DeMarkus Acy Jr
S 3 Ronnell Perkins
Redshirt.svg
 Jr
LB 4 Brandon Lee
Redshirt.svg
 Sr
DL 5 Terry Beckner Sr
LB 6 Tavon Ross
Redshirt.svg
 Sr
S 7 Cam Hilton Sr
DB 8 Jarvis Ware Fr
S 9 Tyree Gillespie So
DB 10 Terry Petry
Redshirt.svg
 Fr
S 11 Jordan Ulmer So
DL 13 Rashad Brandon Sr
DB 14 Adam Sparks So
S 15 Dominic Nelson
Redshirt.svg
 Sr
LB 16 Gerald Nathan Jr. Fr
DB 17 Chris Mills Fr
S 18 Joshuah Bledsoe So
DB 20 Khall Oliver
Redshirt.svg
 Jr
DB 21 Christian Holmes
Redshirt.svg
 So
LB 22 Aubrey Miller Jr. So
LB 24 Terez Hall Sr
LB 25 Jamal Brooks So
DL 28 Jatorian Hansford Fr
DL 29 Nate Anderson Sr
DB 30 Zion Sales
Redshirt.svg
 Fr
DB 31 Finis Stribling IV
Redshirt.svg
 Sr
LB 32 Nick Bolton Fr
LB 33 Chad Bailey Fr
DB 35 Mason Pack
Redshirt.svg
 So
LB 38 Byson Clayton Fr
DL 39 Chris Turner So
LB 40 Cameron Wilkins Fr
LB 41 Chance May
Redshirt.svg
 Fr
DL 45 Franklin Agbasimere
Redshirt.svg
 Jr
LB 46 Jacob Trump
Redshirt.svg
 Jr
LB 47 Cale Garrett Jr
LB 48 Roderick Winters
Redshirt.svg
 Sr
DL 51 Daniel Parker Fr
LB 53 Joe Hoy
Redshirt.svg
 Jr
LB 54 Joe Britton
Redshirt.svg
 Fr
DL 56 Antar Thompson
Redshirt.svg
 So
LB 57 Jairan Parker
Redshirt.svg
 Fr
LB 58 Noah Robinson Sr
DL 63 Cannon York Fr
DL 78 Kobie Whiteside So
DL 88 Chris Williams
Redshirt.svg
 So
DL 90 Markell Utsey Jr
DL 92 Macauley Keevins
Redshirt.svg
 So
DL 93 Tre Williams
Redshirt.svg
 So
DL 94 Tyrell Jacobs
Redshirt.svg
 Jr
DL 95 Jordan Elliott
Redshirt.svg
 So
DL 97 Akial Byers So
DL 98 Myles Eaddy
Redshirt.svg
 So
DL 99 Walter Palmore Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 19 Tucker McCann Jr
P 26 Corey Fatony Sr
LS 49 Jake Hoffman Fr
LS 51 Drew Wise So
K 90 Sean Koetting
Redshirt.svg
 Fr
P 91 Josh Dodge Fr
K 92 Matthew Jaeger Fr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Brick Haley (Senior Associate Head Coach / Defensive Line)
  • Andy Hill (Associate Head Coach / Special Teams Coordinator)
  • Cornell Ford (Assistant Head Coach / Running Backs)
  • Derek Dooley (Offensive Coordinator / Quarterbacks)
  • Ryan Walters (Defensive Coordinator / Secondary)
  • Joe Jon Finley (Tight Ends)
  • Brian Odom (Outside Linebackers)
  • Vernon Hargreaves (Inside Linebackers)
  • Brad Davis (Offensive Line)
  • AJ Ofodile (Wide Receivers)
  • Mark Ouimet (Director of Football Operations)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured
    Injured
  • Redshirt
    Redshirt

Roster
Last update: September 1, 2018

Game summaries

UT Martin

1 2 3 4 Total
Skyhawks 0 7 7 0 14
Tigers 14 24 10 3 51

See also: 2018 UT Martin Skyhawks football team

Wyoming

1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 0 0 10 3 13
Tigers 3 13 14 10 40

See also: 2018 Wyoming Cowboys football team

at Purdue

1 2 3 4 Total
Tigers 13 14 10 3 40
Boilermakers 7 17 3 10 37

See also: 2018 Purdue Boilermakers football team

Georgia

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 2 Bulldogs 7 13 13 10 43
Tigers 7 0 15 7 29

See also: 2018 Georgia Bulldogs football team

at South Carolina

See also: 2018 South Carolina Gamecocks football team

Missouri Tigers at South Carolina Gamecocks – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Missouri 14 9 01235
South Carolina 7 7 17637

at Williams–Brice StadiumColumbia, South Carolina

  • Date: October 6, 2018
  • Game time: 12:00 PM
  • Game weather: Temperature: 86° F • Wind: ESE 2 mph • Weather: Partly cloudy
  • Game attendance: 73,393
  • Referee: David Smith
  • TV announcers (SECN): Taylor Zarzour (play-by-play), Matt Stinchcomb (color), Kris Budden (sideline)
  • [17]
Game information

at Alabama

1 2 3 4 Total
Tigers 10 0 0 0 10
No. 1 Crimson Tide 13 17 2 7 39

See also: 2018 Alabama Crimson Tide football team

Memphis

1 2 3 4 Total
MEM Tigers 3 17 7 6 33
Tigers 21 27 14 3 65

See also: 2018 Memphis Tigers football team

Kentucky

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 12 Wildcats 3 0 0 12 15
Tigers 0 14 0 0 14

See also: 2018 Kentucky Wildcats football team

at Florida

1 2 3 4 Total
Tigers 7 14 14 3 38
No. 13 Gators 3 7 7 0 17

See also: 2018 Florida Gators football team

Vanderbilt

1 2 3 4 Total
Commodores 14 7 7 0 28
Tigers 7 6 13 7 33

See also: 2018 Vanderbilt Commodores football team

at Tennessee

1 2 3 4 Total
Tigers 6 20 14 10 50
Volunteers 0 10 7 0 17

See also: 2018 Tennessee Volunteers football team

Arkansas

1 2 3 4 Total
Razorbacks 0 0 0 0 0
Tigers 7 21 10 0 38

See also: 2018 Arkansas Razorbacks football team and Battle Line Rivalry

vs. Oklahoma State (Liberty Bowl)

1 2 3 4 Total
Cowboys 7 7 21 3 38
No. 24 Tigers 3 13 3 14 33

See also: 2018 Oklahoma State Cowboys football team and 2018 Liberty Bowl

Rankings

Further information: 2018 NCAA Division I FBS football rankings

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
— = Not ranked. RV = Received votes.
Week
PollPre1234567891011121314Final
APRVRVRVRVRV24
CoachesRVRVRVRVRVRVRVRVRVRV
CFPNot released2423Not released

Players drafted into the NFL

See also: 2019 NFL Draft

Round Pick Player Position NFL Club
2 42 Drew Lock QB Denver Broncos
7 215 Terry Beckner DT Tampa Bay Buccaneers

References

  1. ^ Journal, Logan Lowery Daily. "MSU fires Moorhead after two seasons". Daily Journal. All eight of Moorhead's victories in 2018 had to be vacated after 10 football players were reprimanded by the NCAA for academic misconduct involving a former part-time tutor and an online chemistry class.
  2. ^ "2018 Bednarik Award Watch List". July 16, 2018. Archived from the original on July 16, 2018. Retrieved July 16, 2018.
  3. ^ "Davey O'Brien Award Watch List includes 26 players". July 17, 2018. Retrieved July 17, 2018.
  4. ^ "2018 Doak Walker Award Candidates". July 18, 2018. Retrieved July 18, 2018.
  5. ^ "2018 Biletnikoff Award Watch List". July 19, 2018. Retrieved July 19, 2018.
  6. ^ "2018 John Mackey Award Preseason Watch List Released" (PDF). July 20, 2018. Retrieved July 20, 2018.
  7. ^ "Butkus Award - 2018 Collegiate Watchlist". The Butkus Award. July 23, 2018. Retrieved July 23, 2018.
  8. ^ "2018 Bronko Nagurski Trophy Preseason Watch List". July 24, 2018. Retrieved July 24, 2018.
  9. ^ "22018 OUTLAND TROPHY WATCH LIST UNVEILED". July 24, 2018. Retrieved July 24, 2018.
  10. ^ "Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award Announces 2018 Preseason Watch List". July 25, 2018. Archived from the original on August 17, 2009. Retrieved July 25, 2018.
  11. ^ "Ray Guy Award preseason watch list unveiled". July 25, 2018. Retrieved July 25, 2018.
  12. ^ "Wuerffel Trophy Unveils 2018 Watch List". July 26, 2018. Archived from the original on July 26, 2018. Retrieved July 26, 2018.
  13. ^ Carbone, Al (July 27, 2018). "Walter Camp Football Foundation Announces 2018 Player of the Year Preseason "Watch List"". Retrieved July 30, 2018.
  14. ^ "Watch List for 2018 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award ® Presented by A. O. Smith Announced". August 14, 2018. Retrieved August 17, 2018.
  15. ^ "Manning Award: See which quarterbacks made the preseason watch list for 2018". August 16, 2018. Retrieved August 17, 2018.
  16. ^ "Media predicts Alabama to win 2018 SEC Championship".
  17. ^ "Missouri vs South Carolina box score". October 6, 2018. Retrieved October 7, 2018.