For the second year in a row, Missouri’s season opener will be on a Thursday night.
The SEC announced in a press release on Thursday, that the Tigers will host South Dakota at 7 p.m. CT on the SEC Network on Aug 31. A game that was originally scheduled for Sept. 2.
“A primetime game under the lights of Faurot Field is an awesome way to open the season,” Football Head Coach Eli Drinkwitz said. “We appreciate our administration, the SEC and South Dakota for accommodating the date change. We believe this allows our student section and the best fans in the country to show out loud and proud and lead into Labor Day weekend in Missouri the right way!”
Last season, Missouri hosted Louisiana Tech for its season opener and the Tigers started off their 2022 campaign with a 52-24 win.
“We are grateful to have another tremendous opportunity to start the Labor Day weekend off with a primetime football game on the SEC Network,” Director of Athletics Desire? Reed-Francois. “We listened to our fans after last year’s season opener and wanted to create another memorable experience to open the 2023 season. Our student section and the crowd set the tone that night and built a season-long, home-field advantage. We look forward to welcoming everyone home to Columbia on August 31 inside Faurot Field.”
Also, the Battle Line Rivalry game in week 13 on Black Friday (Nov. 24) against Arkansas will be at 3 p.m. CT on CBS.
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