The 2014 Missouri Tigers exceeded expectations by winning eleven games en-route to an SEC East division title and a Citrus Bowl victory over the Minnesota Golden Gophers. It was the second straight season that Missouri earn a trip to the SEC Championship game, but once again walked away empty-handed after losing to an SEC West power. This year, Missouri was upended by Alabama, 42-13. Prior to its loss in the SEC Championship game, Missouri won six straight games and went 7-1 overall in SEC play with its only loss coming against the Georgia Bulldogs. While most teams are led by strong play on offense, Missouri’s strength came from its defensive line. Led by defensive ends, Shane Ray and Markus Golden, Missouri had arguably the best pass rush in the SEC. Ray and Golden combined for 22.5 sacks as Ray won the SEC Defensive Player of the Year award. Ray, who is projected to be a Top-10 pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, will be a welcome addition for any NFL roster. Senior wide receiver, Bud Sasser also stepped up after being a relatively unknown player. Sasser led the team with 70 catches for 935 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Entering the 2015 season, Missouri will need to replace Ray, Golden, Sasser, and running back, Marcus Murphy. Quarterback Maty Mauk has had an inconsistent career, but will return for his junior year and is expected to once again lead the offense. Luckily for Mauk, the majority of Missouri’s offensive line will return. The one major loss that Missouri must overcome will be the departure of defensive coordinator, Dave Steckel. Steckel agreed to become Missouri State head coach after the season. None of Missouri’s SEC East foes present formidable rosters. Georgia is once again expected to field a top team, but lost running back, Todd Gurley to the 2015 NFL Draft. Expectations are high for the Missouri Tigers and another trip to the SEC Championship game is definitely possible.
The current average price for 2015 Missouri football tickets is $123.68 on the secondary market. An overview of Missouri’s 2015 football schedule, which features home games against Mississippi State and Florida, is presented below: