The Missouri Tigers and the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders have scheduled a three-game football series for 2016, 2022, and 2023, MTSU announced today.
In the first game of the series, Missouri will host Middle Tennessee at Faurot Field in Columbia on Oct. 22, 2016. The game will be the second meeting between the two schools following Mizzou’s 41-40 win back in 2003.
Missouri will travel to face Middle Tennessee at Johnny “Red” Floyd Stadium in Murfreesboro on Sept. 17, 2022. In the third and final game of the series, the Tigers will host the Blue Raiders on Sept. 9, 2023.
The Tigers have also announced a home game vs. Delaware State on Sept. 24, 2016, which completes their non-conference schedule for that season. Mizzou opens the season at West Virginia on Sept. 3 and then hosts Eastern Michigan a week later on Sept. 10.
The Mizzou-MTSU matchup in 2022 and 2023 is the first announced non-conference game for both schools for both seasons.
Middle Tennessee also now has three non-conference games set for 2016 with the addition of Missouri. The Blue Raiders are also slated to visit local rival Vanderbilt on Sept. 10 and Bowling Green on Sept. 17.
“We are excited about this series because it gives our fans a chance to see Middle Tennessee compete against a quality non-league opponent from a Power 5 conference,” said Middle Tennessee Director of Athletics Chris Massaro. “We have been fortunate to attract several quality teams to our campus, and Missouri is certainly another one of those.”