1945 Missouri Tigers Football Team
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1945 Missouri Tigers Football Team
1945 Missouri Tigers football
Big Six champion
ConferenceBig Six Conference
1945 record6-4 (5-0 Big 6)
Head coachChauncey Simpson (3rd season)
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1944
1946 →
1945 Big 6 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Missouri $ 5 0 0     6 4 0
Oklahoma 4 1 0     5 5 0
Iowa State 2 2 1     4 3 1
Nebraska 2 3 0     4 5 0
Kansas 1 3 1     4 5 1
Kansas State 0 5 0     1 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1945 Missouri Tigers football team was an American football team that represented the University of Missouri in the Big Six Conference (Big 6) during the 1945 college football season. The team compiled a 6-4 record (5-0 against Big 6 opponents), won the Big 6 championship, lost to Texas in the 1946 Cotton Bowl Classic, and was outscored by all opponents by a combined total of 174 to 170. Chauncey Simpson was the head coach for the third of three seasons.[1][2] The team played its home games at Memorial Stadium in Columbia, Missouri.

The team's leading scorers were Loyd Brinkman and Robert Hopkins, each with 30 points.[3]

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 22at Minnesota*L 0-34
September 29Ohio State*L 6-47
October 6at SMU*W 10-7
October 13at Iowa StateW 13-7
October 20Kansas State
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Columbia, MO
W 41-7
October 27Nebraska
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Columbia, MO
W 19-0
November 3at Michigan State*L 7-14
November 17 No. 14 Oklahoma
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Columbia, MO
W 14-6
November 24vs. KansasNo. 16Kansas City, MOW 33-12
January 1, 1946vs. No. 10 TexasL 27-4046,000[4]
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References

  1. ^ "1944 Missouri Tigers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2016.
  2. ^ "2016 Mizzou Football Media Guide" (PDF). University of Missouri. p. 158. Retrieved 2016.
  3. ^ "2014 Mizzou Football Records Book" (PDF). University of Missouri. p. 26. Retrieved 2016.
  4. ^ Bob Broeg (January 2, 1946). "Missouri Shows Texas Some Football but Longhorns Win, 40-27". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. p. 4B – via Newspapers.com.

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