The Missouri Tigers have added the UCF Knights to their 2012 football schedule, UCF announced this afternoon.
Missouri will travel to face UCF at Bright House Networks Stadium in Orlando on Sept. 29, 2012. The game will be the first ever meeting between the two schools.
UCF fills a hole in Missouri’s schedule created when the Tigers left the Big 12 to join the SEC. There is no word yet whether UCF will return the game to Columbia in a future season.
Missouri now has three open dates remaining on their 2012 football schedule: Sept. 1 (season opener), Oct. 20 and Nov. 17. One of those dates will be Missouri’s off week, probably Oct. 20.
The Tigers were previously slated to host Southern Illinois on Sept. 8, but their SEC opener vs. Georgia now occupies that date. The game remains on SIU’s 2012 schedule, but could be canceled because they have no open dates that match Missouri.
Missouri’s other non-conference game was supposed to be at Miami (OH). Interestingly, the RedHawks website now lists their 4th and final non-conference game as TBA, meaning it may have been canceled already.