Missouri has finalized its 2012 football schedule by adding Syracuse to a home game on November 17. That closed out the one, non-conference hole the Tigers had. This also marks the first time since 1987 that Mizzou will have seven home games. The Tigers will open the season Sept. 1st against Southeastern Louisiana, followed by non-conference games against Arizona State at home (Sept. 15th) and at Central Florida (Sept. 29th). The game against Syracuse is a one-year arrangement, while Central Florida will return a game in Columbia on Sept. 13, 2014.
Sept. 8th wlll be Mizzou’s first SEC home game against the defending SEC East Division champion Georgia Bulldogs come to Faurot Field/Memorial Stadium. Other SEC home games include, Vanderbilt (Oct. 6th), defending BCS champion Alabama (Oct. 13th), and Kentucky (Oct. 27th – Homecoming). Conference road games are set at South Carolina on Sept. 22nd, followed by road games in three of the final four games of the season – at Florida (Nov. 3rd), at Tennessee (Nov. 10th) and at Texas A&M (Nov. 24th). In a scheduling oddity, Mizzou’s game at A&M will mark the third straight season the Tigers have played in College Station, Texas.