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Missouri State Bears Football
Missouri State Bears football
Missouri State Bears wordmark.png
First season1909
Head coachDave Steckel
4th season, 12-32 (.273)
StadiumRobert W. Plaster Stadium
(Capacity: 17,500)
LocationSpringfield, Missouri
NCAA divisionDivision I FCS
ConferenceMissouri Valley
Past conferencesIndependent (1909-1923)
Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (1924-1980)
Mid-Continent Conference (1981-1984)
All-time record
ColorsMaroon and White[1]
         
Websitemissouristatebears.com
For information on all Missouri State University sports, see Missouri State Bears

The Missouri State Bears football program is the intercollegiate American football team for the Missouri State University located in the U.S. state of Missouri. The team competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and are members of the Missouri Valley Football Conference. The school's first football team was fielded in 1909. The team plays its home games at the 17,500 seat Plaster Sports Complex. Dave Steckel has served as the head coach for the Bears since the 2015 season.

History

Classifications

  • 1958-1972: NCAA College Division
  • 1973-1981: NCAA Division II
  • 1982-present: NCAA Division I-AA/FCS

Conference memberships

Head coaches

  • Walter Langston (1 season, 4-2), 1909
  • Corliss Buchanan (2 seasons, 1-10), 1910-1911
  • Arthur W. Briggs (5 seasons, 76-54-11 ), 1912-1917, 1919-1933
  • Paul Andrews (1 seasons, 1-2), 1918
  • A.J. McDonald (4 seasons, 5-32-5), 1934-1937
  • Red Blair (7 seasons, 39-24-7), 1938-1946
  • Tommy O'Boyle (2 seasons, 16-4-1), 1947-1948
  • Fred Thomsen (4 seasons, 19-17-4), 1949-1952
  • Bill Dellastatious (2 seasons, 5-12), 1953-1954
  • Harold Stratton (1 season, 2-6-1), 1955
  • Aldo Sebben (5 seasons, 17-27-1), 1956-1960
  • Orville Pottenger (4 seasons, 24-12-2), 1961-1964
  • Jim Mentis (4 seasons, 20-21), 1965-1968
  • Don Cross (7 seasons, 23-45-3), 1969-1975
  • Rick Johanningmeier (10 seasons, 58-44-5), 1976-1985
  • Jesse Branch (9 seasons,55-44-1), 1986-1994
  • Del Miller (4 seasons, 21-23), 1995-1998
  • Randy Ball (7 seasons, 34-42), 1999-2005
  • Terry Allen (9 seasons, 37-64), 2006-2014
  • Dave Steckel (1 season, 1-10), 2015-present

Championships

Conference championship seasons

Missouri State has won 8 conference championships in two conferences.[2]

Year Conference Coach Overall Record Conference Record
1928+ Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association Arthur Briggs 7-1-1 3-0-1
1940 Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association Red Blair 10-0 5-0
1948+ Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association Tommy O'Boyle 9-2 4-1
1951 Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association Fred Thomsen 6-3-1 4-0-1
1963 Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association Orville Pottenger 9-1 5-0
1966 Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association Jim Mentis 8-3 5-0
1978 Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association Rich Johanningmeier 8-3 6-0
1989 Gateway Collegiate Athletic Conference Jesse Branch 12-1 9-0
1990+ Gateway Collegiate Athletic Conference Jesse Branch 8-3 6-2
Total Conference Championships: 8
+ Denotes co-champions

Postseason

FCS Playoffs

Season Eliminated
Round
Teams Defeated Lost to
1989 Quarterfinals Maine (38-35) Stephen F Austin (25-55)
1990 1st Round Idaho (35-41)

Bowl games

Season Bowl Champion Runner-Up
1948 Missouri-Kansas Bowl Emporia State 34 Missouri State 20
1963 Mineral Water Bowl Northern Illinois 21 Missouri State 14
1966 Mineral Water Bowl Adams State 14 Missouri State 8
1989 Pecan Bowl Stephen F. Austin 55 Missouri State 25

Note: The 1989 Pecan Bowl was the Midwest Regional Championship (FCS Playoff Quarterfinal).

Notable former players

Notable alumni include:

References

  1. ^ "Colors - Identity Standards - Missouri State University". February 5, 2015. Retrieved 2016.
  2. ^ "Missouri State Bears Year by Year Summary". Missouri State Bears. 2013. Retrieved .

External links


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