Missouri to wear special jerseys for BYU game
It all started back in 2007 when Mizzou Football wore white jerseys and gold pants as QB Chase Daniel led No. 4 Mizzou to a 36-28 victory over No. 2 Kansas at Arrowhead Stadium.
That began a tradition that led to gold jerseys in 2008 and Nike Beast Mode uniforms in 2009.
With Mizzou returning to Arrowhead for the first time since 2011 this Saturday against BYU, the Tigers will once again don special Nike uniforms to continue the tradition.
Prior to the season, Mizzou Assistant Athletic Director for Equipment Don Barnes came up with a uniform concept that Mizzou had never worn: a white base jersey-pant combo with black numbers and an anthracite Tiger stripe overlay accompanied by a white helmet equipped with a chrome secondary Tiger logo and facemask.
The uniform combination will also feature gloves with the anthracite Tiger stripe pattern. Sticking with tradition, Barnes and the entire Football staff decided that Arrowhead would be the perfect place to unveil the new uniform combination.
Below is a look at the history of special uniforms worn at Arrowhead.
Mizzou Football will step out of SEC play for the final time during the 2015 regular season to play host to Brigham Young in a neutral site meeting at Arrowhead Stadium, home the National Football League's Kansas City Chiefs, Saturday at 6:30 p.m. on SEC Network.
Mizzou last played at Arrowhead in 2011, defeating archrival Kansas, 24-10, in the program's final year in the Big 12. Saturday will be Mizzou's first appearance at Arrowhead since joining the SEC. In all, Mizzou is 5-1 in games played at Arrowhead Stadium under head coach Gary Pinkel and Mizzou is 5-2 all-time at Arrowhead, which opened in 1972.
Saturday's game with BYU will be the second meeting ever between the two teams and the first in the regular season as the only other meeting came in the 1983 Holiday Bowl. BYU, quarterbacked by Pro Football Hall of Famer Steve Young, edged Mizzou on a TD in the final minute, winning 21-17.
Current Mizzou Associate Head Coach Andy Hill was a member of that year's team. A further breakdown of the game is located on page seven.
Mizzou is coming off of a loss to then #20-ranked Mississippi State last Thursday (Nov. 5), 31-13, in a rare Thursday Night game at Memorial Stadium.
Mizzou had been brilliant against the pass all season, but MSU QB Dak Prescott tossed for four TDs in the win.
Mizzou ran for a season-high 215 yards in the loss, highlighted by both Ish Witter and Tyler Hunt each breaking 80 yards.
Mizzou trailed at the half by just one at 14-13 after a 14-yard TD scamper by senior RB Russell Hansbrough, but Mississippi State shut Mizzou out in the second half and took advantage of big plays to put the game away.
As we move into the final three weeks of the season, it is time to start thinking about All-America and All-Conference accolades for senior LB Kentrell Brothers.
The Guthrie, Okla., native added 14 tackles to his ledger on Thursday, moving his season total to 117, the top mark in the nation.
He also added a forced fumble and a blocked punt, his third block of the season which is also a national-best.
He is 15 tackles ahead of the next-closest tackler in the nation and is 21 ahead of the next-closest SEC play (Auburn LB Johnathan Ford). Couple that with his 7.5 TFLs, 2.5 sacks and two interceptions, it's hard to argue that there is a better LB in the nation.
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