The Missouri Tigers and the UConn Huskies have scheduled a home-and-home football series for 2015 and 2017, both schools announced today.
Missouri will host the first game of the series at Faurot Field in Columbia on Sept. 19, 2015. The Tigers will then return the trip to Rentschler Field in East Hartford two seasons later on Sept. 23, 2017.
“We are very excited about playing a football series against Missouri as we continue to build a competitive non-conference schedule for our team and an exciting one for our loyal fans,” said UConn Director of Athletics Warde Manuel. “Our future football schedules have a number of games from various leagues around the country and I am happy to add Missouri and the Southeastern Conference to those contests.”
The 2015 contest will be the first ever meeting between the two schools.
“We’re really pleased to be able to reach an agreement to schedule UCONN,” said Mizzou Executive Associate Athletic Director Bryan Maggard, who oversees football scheduling. “It’s fun to bring new opponents into Columbia for our fans, and this is a program that’s had a high level of success in the past decade. One of the most challenging aspects of conference realignment has involved football scheduling, and reconstructing things after we moved to the SEC. We’re getting really close to having 2015 taken care of and being able to move on to future schedules, so that’s very exciting,” he said.
UConn also announced today that they will host Maine on Sept. 3, 2016 and will face UMass in a home-and-home series on Sept. 10, 2016 at Gillette Stadium and Sept. 2, 2017 at Rentschler Field.
These additions complete the non-conference schedules for the Huskies in 2015 and 2017. UConn needs one more game in 2016.
Missouri now needs only one additional non-conference opponent in 2015 and two in 2017. The Tigers currently have no games announced for the 2016 season.