2014 Missouri State Bears football team

The 2014 Missouri State Bears football team represented Missouri State University in the 2014 NCAA Division I FCS football season. They were led by ninth-year head coach Terry Allen and played their home games at the Plaster Sports Complex. They were a member of the Missouri Valley Football Conference. They finished the season 4–8, 1–7 in MVFC play to finish in ninth place.

2014 Missouri State Bears football
Missouri State Bears wordmark.png
ConferenceMissouri Valley Football Conference
2014 record4–8 (1–7 MVFC)
Head coachTerry Allen (9th season)
Offensive coordinatorRob Christophel
Defensive coordinatorD.J. Vokolek
Home stadiumPlaster Sports Complex
(Capacity: 17,500)[1]
Seasons
← 2013
2015 →
2014 Missouri Valley Football Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 1 North Dakota St. +^   7 1         15 1  
No. 2 Illinois State +^   7 1         13 2  
No. 10 Northern Iowa ^   6 2         9 5  
No. 12 South Dakota St. ^   5 3         9 5  
No. 19 Indiana State ^   4 4         8 6  
No. 22 Youngstown State   4 4         7 5  
Southern Illinois   3 5         6 6  
Western Illinois   3 5         5 7  
Missouri State   1 7         4 8  
South Dakota   0 8         2 10  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll

Head coach Terry Allen retired from coaching following the last game of the season.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 286:00 PMat Northwestern State*W 34–279,284
September 62:30 PMat Oklahoma State*FSNL 23–4051,562
September 136:00 PMNorth Dakota*MC-22W 38–018,386
September 206:00 PMat Central Arkansas*W 33–3110,027
October 42:00 PMNo. 18 Youngstown State
  • Plaster Sports Complex
  • Springfield, MO
MC-22L 7–1412,218
October 116:00 PMat No. 19 South Dakota StateL 28–3211,348
October 182:00 PMSouth Dakota 
  • Plaster Sports Complex
  • Springfield, MO
ESPN3W 31–1215,537
October 256:00 PMat No. 9 Illinois StateL 7–2110,164
November 112:00 PMat No. 19 Indiana StateL 18–204,799
November 82:00 PMSouthern Illinois
  • Plaster Sports Complex
  • Springfield, MO
BAAL 22–327,586
November 152:00 PMNo. 4 North Dakota State
  • Plaster Sports Complex
  • Springfield, MO
MC-22L 10–454,597
November 224:00 PMat No. 11 Northern IowaL 24–3810,298

Ranking movementsEdit

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. т = Tied with team above or below. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Final 
Sports Network RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV NR NR NR 
Coaches RV RV RV RV 24 23 RV RV RV RV NR NR NR NR NR

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "ROBERT W. PLASTER STADIUM". Missouri State University Athletics. Retrieved November 18, 2014.
  2. ^ Scranton, Lyndal; Herzog, Stephen; Booher, Kary (November 23, 2014). "MSU's Terry Allen: "I'm done being a head coach"". Springfield News-Leader. Archived from the original on November 24, 2014. Retrieved November 24, 2014.