The Missouri Tigers have added the Idaho Vandals to their 2017 football schedule, Missouri announced today.
Missouri will host Idaho at Faurot Field in Columbia on Oct. 21, 2017. The game will be the third matchup between the two schools on the gridiron. Mizzou leads the series 2-0 after wins in 1958 and 1963.
“Our thanks to the Idaho administration and football staff, we’re very pleased to work together to get this game scheduled,” said Executive Associate Athletic Director Bryan Maggard. “We appreciate their efforts and are glad to be able to close out the schedule for the 2017 season,” he said.
The addition of Idaho completes the non-conference schedule for Missouri in 2017. The Tigers are also scheduled to host Missouri State (Sept. 2) and Purdue (Sept. 16) and travel to UConn (Sept. 23).
In conference play, Missouri will host Auburn, Florida, South Carolina and Tennessee and will travel to face Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky and Vanderbilt.
Idaho has also tentatively completed their 2017 non-conference schedule. In addition to the game at Missouri, Idaho will host UNLV (Sept. 9) and travel to Western Michigan (Sept. 23) and Nevada (Sept. 30).
The Vandals were previously slated to visit Florida in 2017 to make up for their 2014 game that was halted and declared a “no contest” due to bad weather. Per The Spokesman-Review, Idaho will now travel to Gainesville in a season to be determined.