Mizzou Football 2016 Schedule Finalized

 The Southeastern Conference finalized schedules for league members for the 2016 football season.  The Missouri Tigers will face a 12-game schedule with one bye week next year, in a slate which features seven home games and five road contests.

The season will get underway on the road, as Mizzou will travel to Morgantown, W.V., to face the West Virginia Mountaineers.  It will mark the first time since 1996 that Mizzou has opened its season with a true road game.  After a Sept. 10 home opener against Eastern Michigan, the Tigers will close out the month with home games against Georgia (Sept. 17) and Delaware State (Sept. 24).

A pair of games in challenging road environments will await Mizzou once the calendar flips to October.  It starts with an SEC road opener at LSU on Oct. 1st as Mizzou will make its first-ever appearance at Death Valley, in a game that will mark only the second all-time meeting between MU and LSU (Mizzou won a 20-15 decision in the 1978 Liberty Bowl).  Following an open date on Oct. 8, the Tigers will hit the road again for an Oct. 15 game at Florida.  October closes with a pair of home games, including Homecoming on Oct. 22nd against Middle Tennessee and an Oct. 29 visit to Faurot Field by Kentucky.

The final month of the season will see the Tigers alternate home and away games, and the stretch run will begin with a Nov. 5 game at South Carolina, followed by a Nov. 12 home contest with Vanderbilt.  After a Nov. 19 game at Tennessee, the Tigers will close the 2016 regular season with cross-division rival Arkansas on Nov. 26.  Times and television information for all games will not be finalized until a later date.

For more information on the Mizzou Football program, please visit the online home for the Tigers, at www.mutigers.com, or follow along on Twitter at @MizzouFootball.


Sept. 3                    at West Virginia

Sept. 10                 EASTERN MICHIGAN

Sept. 17                 GEORGIA

Sept. 24                 DELAWARE STATE

Oct. 1                     at LSU

Oct. 8                     Open date

Oct. 15                   at Florida

Oct. 22                   MIDDLE TENNESSEE

Oct. 29                   KENTUCKY

Nov. 5                     at South Carolina

Nov. 12                  VANDERBILT

Nov. 19                  at Tennessee

Nov. 26                  ARKANSAS