Costly turnovers and mistakes in key moments haunted the Tigers in the postseason loss.
The Tigers will travel to Houston to play Texas for the first time since November 2011 on Dec. 27.
Larry Rountree III and Ish Witter combined for 166 yards on the ground to power the Tigers past the Gators on Saturday.
Coach Barry Odom said his team has a lot to work on but that wins will eventually come.
Six quarters of play have gone by since Missouri last scored a touchdown.
The Tigers were lifeless in the 35-3 blowout at the hands of the Boilermakers.
Head coach Barry Odom took over Cross’ play-calling duties on defense last season after defensive struggles.
Despite a rough defensive showing in the season opener against Missouri State, Barry Odom remained calm.
The Tigers racked up over 800 yards of total offense in the victory.
A greater sense of comfort for head football coach Barry Odom has provided the Tigers with a boost ahead of the 2017 season.
25 players signed national letters of intent to play for the Tigers on Wednesday.
Sports editor Eli Lederman and lead football writer Nick Kelly give live updates on the latest Mizzou commits
John Gibson: “I feel like we’re ready to set the tone for next year and leave the legacy for the seniors.”
Football writers Tyler Kraft and Nick Kelly preview the West Virginia game.
Fortunately for the O-line, Memphis graduate transfer and Rock Bridge High School alum Michael Stannard’s name appeared on the roster Thursday.
“How Missouri does over the next two seasons will play a factor.”
Josh Heupel on Ish Witter: “I think he, maybe as much as anybody, has transformed his body.”
Missouri football takes the field for its annual Black and Gold Game on Saturday.
Five players signed from Missouri and Illinois; two from Arkansas, Georgia and Texas; and one from Alabama, California, Kansas and Oklahoma.
Take a look a Twitter's reaction to Maty Mauk's removal from the Missouri football program.