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2005 Missouri Tigers Football Preview

In this Big 12 individual team section you can find all the news for the 2005 Missouri Tigers. We have taken the time to preview the team and give you some info about the University of Missouri. You will be also be able to find the 2005 Missouri Tigers Football Schedule. We remind you that if you are contemplating betting College football don't forget to pick up our Expert College football predictions we offer to visitors. Like every football season when it comes to College football or NFL betting maddux sports has you one step ahead of the bookmaker.

Coach: Gary Pinkel (5th year at Missouri)
Team Name: Tigers
2004 Record: 5-6
2004 Big 12 Conference Record 3-5
2004 ATS Record: 3-7
Returning Starters: 10

The strength of the Tigers 2004 squad was the defense. They were the 2nd best in the Big 12 and were ranked 14th in the nation in total defense. This season the Missouri defense must replace 8 starters, including their top 2 tackles and their 2 best linebackers. A drop-off is anticipated and the offense will need to pick up the slack.

The Tigers offense is lead by standout quarterback Brad Smith. Smith and the Missouri offense took a step back in 2004, when Coach Pinkel decided to concentrate on truing Smith into more of a pocket passer. After disappointing results, this idea has been scrapped and the Tigers offense will now revolve around putting Smith on the run where he flourished the previous 2 years. This gives Smith options to run or pass to his gifted wide outs. The biggest improvement will have to come from the offensive line which struggled in the 2004 season.

Besides a meeting with Texas all of the other games on Missouri’s schedule are winnable, as all lines should be within 1 score either way. A bowl big is obtainable in this up for grabs North division.

Missouri Football Schedule

Date
Opponent
Home/Away
Sep 3
Arkansas St.
Home
Sep 10
New Mexico
Home
Sep 17
Troy
Home
Oct 1
Texas
Home
Oct 8
Oklahoma St.
Away
Oct 15
Iowa St.
Home
Oct 22
Nebraska
Home
Oct 29
Kansas
Away
Nov 5
Colorado
Away
Nov 12
Baylor
Home
Nov 19
Kansas St.
Away

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