With a 2-0 record and two strong showings in front of Tiger fans at Faurot Field/Memorial Stadium, Head Coach Gary Pinkel and Mizzou Football hits the road for Big Ten Conference foe Indiana, a 7 p.m. CT kickoff on Saturday, Sept. 21. The game will air on the Big Ten Network from IU’s Memorial Stadium.
Mizzou had an off week after its most recent win, a 38-23 victory over Toledo (Sept. 7). Last season’s Tigers took care of business against Kentucky coming out of its 2012 off week, winning in strong fashion, 33-10.
The most recent action for Indiana saw the Hoosiers score a 42-10 result at home vs. Bowling Green on Saturday, Sept. 14.
Historically, reaching a pristine 3-0 mark has signaled good things to come for Mizzou, as three of the last four seasons in which the Tigers started 3-0 ended in conference divisional titles.
Mizzou’s last 3-0 start in 2010 was part of a remarkable 7-0 run to begin the season. The Tigers fi nished that campaign with a 10-3 record, Big 12 North Co-Championship and Insight Bowl appearance.
Of the Tigers’ six 3-0 starts during Pinkel’s tenure, three have included a nonconference road victory. Mizzou won at Ball State by a 35-7 score in 2003, won 27-17 at New Mexico in 2006 and won at current SEC counterpart Ole Miss by a score of 38-25 while members of the Big 12 Conference in 2007.
With a Tiger victory:
- Mizzou will start 3-0 for the third time in fi ve seasons, as well the seventh time in Coach Pinkel’s 13-season tenure at Mizzou.
- Start 3-0 for the fi rst time since the 2010 season, a campaign that brought Mizzou a Big 12 North Co- Championship and 10-3 record.
- Improve to 93-61 under Coach Pinkel, matching the Mizzou head coach with Dan Devine (1958-70) for No. 2 in school history (93 wins).
- Notch its third win all-time vs. Indiana, improving the all-time series to 3-6-2.