Mizzou, Florida Atlantic agree to three-game football series

Series begins in 2027, includes two home games
Florida Missouri Football
Posted at 1:37 PM, Apr 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-28 14:37:39-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Mizzou football will play an extra game in Florida ... during the 2031 season.

The Tigers announced a three-game series Tuesday with Florida Atlantic, which will begin during the 2027 season.

MU will play the Owls, who are currently a member of Conference USA, three times in a five-year span.

The series kicks off with an Oct. 2, 2027, game at Memorial Stadium in Columbia followed by a home-and-home slate during the 2030 and 2031 seasons.

Florida Atlantic will return to Columbia for an Oct. 12, 2030, game and Mizzou will play in Boca Raton, Florida, on Sept. 20, 2031.

The two teams have never played in football before.

Missouri, which replaced Barry Odom with former Appalachian State coach Eli Drinkwitz in December, have now completed their non-conference slates for the 2027 and 2030 seasons.

The Tigers also play Illinois State (Sept. 4), at San Diego State (Sept. 11) and versus Illinois (Sept. 18) during the 2027 season.

Three years later, Mizzou opens against Southeast Missouri State (Aug. 31), hosts Colorado (Sept. 7) and plays at North Texas (Sept. 14), where former Tigers Assistant Athletic Director Wren currently serves as athletic director.

Three of MU’s four non-conference games for 2031 are set. The Tigers host North Texas (Sept. 13) and play at Northern Illinois (Sept. 29) in addition to the Florida Atlantic trip.

Mizzou is scheduled to kick off the Drinkwitz era Sept. 5 against Central Arkansas at Memorial Stadium in Columbia.

Next fall, the Tigers also host Eastern Michigan (Sept. 26) and the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (Nov. 21), where another former Mizzou assistant athletic director, Bryan Maggard, currently serves as athletic director.

Missouri’s future schedules are set through the 2026 season.