No. 10. — 2014
No. 24 Missouri 38, No. 10 FCS South Dakota State 18
Mizzou was supposed to win this one pretty easily, and that the Tigers did.
Missouri jumped out to a 21-7 lead after the first quarter behind a pair of Darius White touchdowns from quarterback Matt Mauk. Marcus Murphy scored on a 100-yard kickoff when South Dakota State got within 3.
The Tigers held off a stingy Jackrabbits team that would make it to the playoffs later that year in the FCS division. Missouri would go on to take a second SEC East crown and finish No. 14 in the Associated Press Top 25 poll.
No. 9 — 2013
Missouri 58, Murray State 14
This one wasn’t that good, but what it started was one of the greatest single seasons in Mizzou football history.
The Tigers dominated Murray State from start to finish, and showed the talent they had on the team was going to scare the rest of the league as they ran through the SEC. Coming off a 5-7 season, Missouri began the 2013 season 7-0 and didn’t lose a game in regulation until the SEC championship. James Franklin threw for 318 yards in this win.
Missouri ended the year No. 5 in the nation.
No. 8 — 2005
Missouri 44, Arkansas State 7
To begin the season, Missouri played against Arkansas State in a game at Arrowhead Stadium for the first time in school history.
The Tigers dominated, and have since played eight games at Arrowhead, with a ninth on the way next year when Missouri hosts Arkansas. This was the final opener for senior QB Brad Smith, had had 317 yards passing and another 95 yard rushing.
Missouri stormed out to a 37-0 lead midway through the third quarter. Playing at Arrowhead was a great setting for the Tigers.