Mizzou and Middle Tennessee State have agreed to a three-year football series, beginning with the 2016 season. The announcement was made by Blue Raiders Athletics. The series will pick back up in 2022 in Murfreesboro, TN., before coming back to Columbia in 2023.
In the school’s only previous meeting in Columbia on Sept. 20, 2003, the 23rd ranked Tigers got past Middle Tennessee, 41-40, in overtime. It was the Tigers’ first time being nationally ranked under Gary Pinkel. At the time, Pinkel pinned the near loss on himself.
“Obviously, I didn’t do a very good job. Obviously, we didn’t play as well as I wanted to.”
Middle Tennessee athletic director Chris Massaro is happy to have Mizzou on their schedule.
“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 Massaro. “We have been fortunate to attract several quality teams to our campus, and Missouri is certainly another one of those.”
Mizzou Athletics announced on Wednesday that its allotment of 2015 football student season tickets are officially sold out. The announcement comes 11 days before Mizzou opens the 2015 campaign against Southeast Missouri State at Memorial Stadium on September 5 at 3:00 p.m. 2015 marks the fourth time in the last five seasons and the second consecutive year that Mizzou has sold out its student ticket allotment.
“We have one of the best student sections in the country here at Mizzou,” Director of Athletics Mack Rhoades said. “Their energy and vocal support plays a huge role in enhancing the GameDay environment at The Zou. We appreciate the passion of our students and are thrilled to announce the student ticket allotment has sold out for the 2015 season.”