Missouri State University has finalized its 2016 football schedule, head coach Dave “Stec” Steckel announced today. The 11-game slate will feature five home games, a visit from national champion North Dakota State and a trip to Big 12 power Kansas State.

Thu., Sept. 1 Southwestern (Kan.) College Springfield (Home Opener)
Sat., Sept. 10 Murray State University Murray, Ky.
Sat., Sept. 24 Kansas State University Manhattan, Kan.
Sat., Oct. 1 Indiana State University* Terre Haute, Ind.
Sat., Oct. 8 North Dakota State University* Springfield 
Sat., Oct. 15 Western Illinois University* Springfield  (Homecoming)
Sat., Oct. 22 University of Northern Iowa* Cedar Falls, Iowa
Sat., Oct. 29 Southern Illinois University* Springfield (Family Weekend)
Sat., Nov. 5 South Dakota State University* Brookings, S.D.
Sat., Nov. 12 Illinois State University* Normal, Ill.
Sat., Nov. 19 Youngstown State University* Springfield