1942 Missouri Tigers football team

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1942 Missouri Tigers football
Big Six champion
Conference Big Six Conference
1942 record 8–3–1 (4–0–1 Big 6)
Head coach Don Faurot (8th season)
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1941
1943 →
1942 Big 6 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Missouri $ 4 0 1     8 3 1
Oklahoma 3 1 1     3 5 2
Nebraska 3 2 0     3 7 0
Kansas State 2 3 0     3 8 0
Iowa State 1 4 0     3 6 0
Kansas 1 4 0     2 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1942 Missouri Tigers football team was an American football team that represented the University of Missouri in the Big Six Conference (Big 6) during the 1942 college football season. The team compiled an 8–3–1 record (4–0–1 against Big 6 opponents), won the Big 6 championship, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 288 to 107.[1][2] The team played its home games at Memorial Stadium in Columbia, Missouri.

The team's leading scorer was Bob Steuber with 121 points, a scoring title that remained a Missouri record for 65 years until Jeff Wolfert scored 130 points in 2007.[3]

During the 1942 season, Don Faurot was the head coach for the eighth of 19 seasons. In June 1943, after a younger brother was reported missing in action in the Battle of the Bismarck Sea, the 41-year-old Faurot joined the United States Navy where he was commissioned as a lieutenant. A total of four Faurot brothers served in the military during World War II.[4] Chauncey Simpson, who had been the school's head track coach and a backfield coach for the football team, was appointed to serve as "acting football coach" during Faurot's military service.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1942 Missouri Tigers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 10, 2016. 
  2. ^ "2016 Mizzou Football Media Guide" (PDF). University of Missouri. p. 158. Retrieved November 10, 2016. 
  3. ^ "2014 Mizzou Football Records Book" (PDF). University of Missouri. p. 26. Retrieved November 11, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Faurot Becomes Navy Lieutenant". Monitor-Index and Democrat. Moberly, Missouri. June 18, 1943. p. 6. 
  5. ^ "Chauncey Simpson Appointed New Missouri U. Football Coach". St. Louis Star-Times. July 19, 1943. p. 16.