2019 Missouri Tigers football
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ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
DivisionEastern Division
Record6–6 (3–5 SEC)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorDerek Dooley (2nd season)
Offensive schemeSpread
Defensive coordinatorRyan Walters (2nd season as DC; 5th overall season)
Base defense4–3
Home stadiumFaurot Field
(Capacity: 65,000)
Seasons
← 2018
2020 →
2019 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
East Division
No. 4 Georgia x   7 1     12 2  
No. 6 Florida   6 2     11 2  
Tennessee   5 3     8 5  
Kentucky   3 5     8 5  
Missouri *   3 5     6 6  
South Carolina   3 5     4 8  
Vanderbilt   1 7     3 9  
West Division
No. 1 LSU x$#^   8 0     15 0  
No. 8 Alabama   6 2     11 2  
No. 14 Auburn   5 3     9 4  
Texas A&M   4 4     8 5  
Mississippi State   3 5     6 7  
Ole Miss   2 6     4 8  
Arkansas   0 8     2 10  
Championship: LSU 37, Georgia 10
  • ^ – College Football Playoff participant
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • * – ineligible for postseason due to NCAA sanctions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2019 Missouri Tigers football team represented the University of Missouri in the 2019 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. The Tigers were led by fourth-year head coach Barry Odom in his final season with the team.

On January 31, 2019, the Tigers received a postseason ban from the NCAA for the 2019 season due to academic misconduct and providing extra benefits.[1] The school also was placed on three years' probation and had scholarships reduced.[2] Missouri immediately appealed the decision,[3] but the appeal was denied.[4]

On November 30, 2019, a day after the Tigers' win against Arkansas, fourth-year head coach Barry Odom was fired. He finished at Missouri with a record of 25–25, going 13–19 in SEC play.

Previous season

The Mizzou Tigers finished the 2018 season 8–5, 4–4 in SEC play to finish in a tie for third place in the Eastern Division. They were invited to the Liberty Bowl where they lost to Oklahoma State.[5]

Offseason

Recruiting

Incoming

Name No. Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Prev. school
Kelly Bryant #7 QB 6'3" 225 2019 Calhoun Falls, South Carolina Clemson
Chris Daniels #13 DT 6'4" 314 2019 Euless, Texas Texas
Jonathan Nance #4 WR 6'0" 190 2019 Perkinston, Mississippi Arkansas
Shawn Robinson #3 QB 6'2" 225 2019 DeSoto, Texas TCU

NCAA investigation

On January 31, 2019, the NCAA gave the Tigers a postseason ban for the 2019 season. The Tigers' baseball and softball teams were also declared ineligible for postseason play. The NCAA found that a former University of Missouri tutor violated NCAA bylaws by completing coursework for 12 student athletes in football, baseball, and softball.[6] The tutor or any of the athletes involved in the investigation were not named in the NCAA's report. The tutor received a 10-year show-cause for her involvement in the penalties. The NCAA issued the following penalties:[7]

The penalties were upheld after an appeal by Missouri.[4]

Preseason

SEC media poll

The 2019 SEC Media Days were held July 15–18 in Birmingham, Alabama. In the preseason media poll, Missouri was projected to finish in third in the East Division.[8]

Media poll (East Division)
Predicted finish Team Votes (1st place)
1 Georgia 1789 (233)
2 Florida 1499 (21)
3 Missouri 1149 (3)
4 South Carolina 883 (1)
5 Tennessee 804 (1)
6 Kentucky 798 (1)
7 Vanderbilt 358

Preseason All-SEC teams

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

Spring game

The 2019 Tigers football spring game took place in Columbia, Missouri on April 13, 2019, at 3 p.m. CST with the Mizzou Black beating the Mizzou Gold 21–3. The leading rusher for the game was Larry Rountree III with 53 rushing yards and 1 touchdown. Kelly Bryant was the leading passer, completing 12 of 17 passes for 150 yards.

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
August 316:30 p.m.at Wyoming*CBSSNL 31–3728,037
September 711:00 a.m.West Virginia*ESPN2W 38–751,215
September 146:30 p.m.No. 19 (FCS) Southeast Missouri State*
  • Faurot Field
  • Columbia, MO
SECN Alt.W 50–056,620
September 213:00 p.m.South Carolina
  • Faurot Field
  • Columbia, MO
SECN Alt.W 34–1452,012
October 53:00 p.m.Troy*
  • Faurot Field
  • Columbia, MO
SECNW 42–1050,023
October 126:00 p.m.Ole Missdagger
  • Faurot Field
  • Columbia, MO
ESPN2W 38–2762,621
October 193:00 p.m.at VanderbiltNo. 22SECNL 14–2123,900
October 266:30 p.m.at KentuckySECNL 7–2948,446
November 96:30 p.m.at No. 6 GeorgiaESPNL 0–2792,746
November 1611:00 a.m.No. 11 Florida
  • Faurot Field
  • Columbia, MO
CBSL 6–2357,280
November 236:30 p.m.Tennessee
  • Faurot Field
  • Columbia, MO
SECNL 20–2449,348
November 291:30 p.m.at ArkansasCBSW 24–1433,961
Schedule Source:[9]

Roster

2019 Missouri Tigers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
RB 1 Tyler Badie So
QB/WR 2 Micah Wilson
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 Jr
QB 3 Shawn Robinson Jr
WR 4 Jonathan Nance Sr
QB 5 Taylor Powell
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 So
WR 6 Khmari Thompson
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 Fr
QB 7 Kelly Bryant Sr
WR 8 Justin Smith
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 Sr
WR 9 Jalen Knox So
WR 10 C.J. Boone Fr
WR 11 Barrett Banister
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 So
WR 12 Johnathon Johnson
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 Sr
WR 13 Kam Scott So
WR 14 Dominic Gicinto So
WR 17 Richaud Floyd
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 Sr
QB 18 Lindsey Scott
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 Jr
RB 20 Simi Bakare So
WR 21 Alex Ofodile
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 Sr
RB 28 Dawson Downing
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 Jr
WR 30 Carson McCarty So
RB 34 Larry Rountree III Jr
WR 36 Daniel Ellinger
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 Jr
RB 43 Jerney Jones
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 Jr
OL 50 Hyrin White
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 So
OL 52 Steven Hardy
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 Fr
OL 55 Trystan Colon-Castillo
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 Jr
OL 59 Case Cook
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 So
OL 61 Richard Taylor
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 Fr
OL 62 Thomas Grossman
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 Sr
OL 64 Bobby Lawrence
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 Fr
OL 66 Keion Willis So
OL 67 Jonah Dubinski
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 Sr
OL 70 Yasir Durant Sr
OL 72 Xavier Delgado
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 Fr
OL 73 Mike Ruth
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 Fr
OL 74 Angel Matute Jr
OL 75 Tre'Vour Wallace-Simms Sr
OL 76 Javon Foster
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 Fr
OL 79 Larry Borom
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 So
TE 80 Messiah Swinson
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 Fr
TE 81 Albert Okwuegbunam
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 Jr
TE 82 Daniel Parker So
TE 85 Zac Schachtner
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 Fr
WR 86 Tauskie Dove
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 Fr
WR 87 Cade Musser
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 Fr
TE 88 Logan Christopherson
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 So
TE 89 Brendan Scales
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 Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DL 1 Jordan Elliott
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 Jr
DB 2 DeMarkus Acy Sr
S 3 Ronnell Perkins
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 Jr
S 4 Jalani Williams Fr
DB 5 Chris Shearin Fr
DB 6 Darius Robinson Fr
DB 8 Jarvis Ware So
S 9 Tyree Gillespie Jr
DB 10 Terry Petry
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 So
S 11 Jordan Ulmer Jr
DB 12 Chris Mills
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 Fr
DL 13 Chris Daniels Jr
DB 14 Adam Sparks Jr
DL 15 Tarjan Jeffcoat So
LB 16 Gerald Nathan Jr.
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 Fr
S 18 Joshuah Bledsoe Jr
DB 20 Khall Oliver
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 Sr
DB 21 Christian Holmes
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 Jr
LB 22 Aubrey Miller Jr. Jr
DB 24 Ishmael Burdine Fr
LB 25 Jamal Brooks Jr
DL 28 Jatorian Hansford So
DL 29 Nate Anderson Sr
DB 30 Zion Sales
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 So
LB 32 Nick Bolton So
LB 33 Chad Bailey
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 Fr
DB 35 Mason Pack
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 Jr
LB 36 Joe Britton
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 So
LB 38 Byson Clayton
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 Fr
DL 39 Chris Turner Jr
LB 40 Cameron Wilkins So
LB 41 Chance May
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 So
DL 45 Franklin Agbasimere
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 Sr
LB 46 Jacob Trump
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 Sr
LB 47 Cale Garrett Sr
DL 52 Myles Eaddy
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 Jr
LB 53 Joe Hoy
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 Sr
DL 56 Antar Thompson
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 Jr
LB 57 Jairan Parker
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 So
DL 66 Keion Willis So
DL 78 Kobie Whiteside Jr
DL 88 Chris Williams
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 Jr
DL 90 Markell Utsey Jr
DL 93 Tre Williams Jr
DL 94 Tyrell Jacobs
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 Sr
DL 96 Cannon York
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 Fr
DL 97 Akial Byers Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 19 Tucker McCann Sr
LS 49 Jake Hoffman
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 Fr
LS 51 Drew Wise Jr
LS 86 James Workman Sr
K 90 Sean Koetting
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 So
P 91 Josh Dodge Fr
K 92 Matthew Jaeger
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 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/ Outside linebackers)
  • Vernon Hargreaves (Inside Linebackers)
  • Brad Davis (Offensive Line)
  • AJ Ofodile (Tight Ends)
  • Garrick McGee (Wide Receivers)
  • David Gibbs (Cornerbacks)

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

Roster
Last update: April 19, 2019

Game summaries

at Wyoming

See also: 2019 Wyoming Cowboys football team

1 2 3 4 Total
Tigers 14 3 0 14 31
Cowboys 0 27 7 3 37

West Virginia

See also: 2019 West Virginia Mountaineers football team

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

Southeast Missouri State

See also: 2019 Southeast Missouri State Redhawks football team

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 19 Redhawks 0 0 0 0 0
Tigers 27 10 10 3 50

South Carolina

See also: 2019 South Carolina Gamecocks football team

1 2 3 4 Total
Gamecocks 0 7 7 0 14
Tigers 7 10 14 3 34

Troy

See also: 2019 Troy Trojans football team

1 2 3 4 Total
Trojans 7 0 3 0 10
Tigers 21 21 0 0 42

Ole Miss

See also: 2019 Ole Miss Rebels football team

1 2 3 4 Total
Rebels 7 0 7 13 27
Tigers 3 9 23 3 38

at Vanderbilt

See also: 2019 Vanderbilt Commodores football team

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 22 Tigers 0 7 7 0 14
Commodores 0 14 0 7 21

at Kentucky

1 2 3 4 Total
Tigers 0 0 7 0 7
Wildcats 0 22 0 7 29

See also: 2019 Kentucky Wildcats football team

at Georgia

1 2 3 4 Total
Tigers 0 0 0 0 0
No. 6 Bulldogs 7 9 3 8 27

See also: 2019 Georgia Bulldogs football team

Florida

See also: 2019 Florida Gators football team

1 2 3 4 Total
No. 11 Florida 3 3 14 3 23
Missouri 0 3 3 0 6

Tennessee

See also: 2019 Tennessee Volunteers football team

Tennessee at Missouri
1 234Total
Tennessee 0 1770 24
Missouri 3 773 20
  • Date: November 23
  • Location: Columbia, Missouri
  • Game start: 7:39 pm EDT
  • Elapsed time: 3:25
  • Game attendance: 49,348
  • Game weather: Temperature: 39 °F (4 °C) • Wind: 8 mph (13 km/h)
  • Referee: Steve Marlowe
  • TV announcers (SECN): Dave Neal (play-by-play), D. J. Shockley (color) and Dawn Davenport (sidelines)
Sources:

at Arkansas

See also: 2019 Arkansas Razorbacks football team and Battle Line Rivalry

Game Twelve – Missouri Tigers (5–6) at Arkansas Razorbacks (2–9)
1 2 34Total
Tigers 0 10 7724
Razorbacks 7 0 7014

at War Memorial StadiumLittle Rock, Arkansas

  • Date: Friday, November 29, 2019
  • Game time: 1:30 p.m. CDT
  • Game weather: Cloudy • Temperature: 49 °F (9 °C) • Wind: E 6 mph
  • Game attendance: 33,961
  • Referee: John McDaid
  • TV announcers (CBS): Carter Blackburn (play-by-play), Aaron Taylor and Rick Neuheisel (color), John Schriffen (sideline)
  • Pregame line: Missouri –14½ • Odds to win: Missouri 82.5%
Game information
First Quarter
  • (6:49) ARK – Trey Knox 19 yard pass from Jack Lindsey, Connor Limpert kick (Drive: 5 plays, 38 yards, 1:48; Arkansas 7–0)
Second Quarter
  • (14:56) MIZ – Larry Rountree 5 yard rush, Tucker McCann kick (Drive: 14 plays, 75 yards, 6:53; Tied 7–7)
  • (5:08) MIZ – Tucker McCann 26 yard field goal (Drive: 8 plays, 48 yards, 3:05; Missouri 10–7)
Third Quarter
  • (13:34) ARK – Grayson Gunter 10 yard pass from Jack Lindsey, Connor Limpert kick (Drive: 3 plays, 26 yards, 1:21; Arkansas 14–10)
  • (7:00) MIZ – Tyler Badie 3 yard rush, Tucker McCann kick (Drive: 8 plays, 84 yards, 2:54; Missouri 17–14)
Fourth Quarter
  • (8:47) MIZ – Jonathan Nance 10 yard pass from Taylor Powell, Tucker McCann kick (Drive: 8 plays, 64 yards, 2:38; Missouri 24–14)
Statistics MIZ ARK
First downs 20 16
Total yards 329 242
Rushes–yards 47–144 31–165
Passing yards 185 77
Passing: Comp–Att–Int 15–23–1 11–31–0
Time of possession 31:30 29:30
Team Category Player Statistics
Missouri Passing Taylor Powell 8/14, 105 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
Rushing Larry Rountree 24 carries, 88 yards
Receiving Barre Banister 6 receptions, 60 yards
Arkansas Passing Jack Lindsey 10/26, 75 yards, 2 TD
Rushing Rakeem Boyd 21 carries, 95 yards
Receiving Mike Woods 2 receptions, 26 yards

Rankings

Further information: 2019 NCAA Division I FBS football rankings

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
— = Not ranked. RV = Received votes.
Week
PollPre123456789101112131415Final
APRVRVRVRV22RV
Coaches
CFPNot releasedNot released

Players drafted into the NFL

See also: 2020 NFL Draft

Round Pick Player Position NFL Club
3 88 Jordan Elliott DT Cleveland Browns
4 118 Albert Okwuegbunam TE Denver Broncos

References