Missouri will host the first game of the series at Faurot Field in Columbia on Sept. 28, 2013. Arkansas State will host the second and final game at Liberty Bank Stadium in Jonesboro on Sept. 12, 2015.
Missouri and Arkansas State have played twice, once in Columbia, MO (2004) and once in Kansas City, MO (2005). The Tigers won both games 52-20 and 44-17, respectively.
The addition of Arkansas State completes Missouri’s 2013 football schedule. The Tigers were the last remaining SEC team that needed a non-conference opponent.
Missouri opens the 2013 season at home vs. Murray State on Aug. 31 followed by Toledo on Sept. 7. The Tigers then hit the road to face Indiana on Sept. 21 before returning home to play Arkansas State.
In SEC play, Mizzou hosts Florida, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas A&M and travels to Georgia, Kentucky, Ole Miss, and Vanderbilt.
“We’re very pleased to finish out our 2013 schedule with a quality opponent such as Arkansas State,” said Missouri Executive Associate Director of Athletics Bryan Maggard. “Due to recent changes in the Sun Belt Conference, we were able to secure this game, and we appreciate the efforts of Arkansas State’s administration in making this happen,” he said.
Missouri is the fifth and final game for Arkansas State’s 2013 non-conference schedule. The Red Wolves open the season at home against Arkansas-Pine Bluff (Aug. 31) before traveling to face Auburn (Sept. 7), Memphis (Sept. 21), and Missouri. ASU’s final non-conference game is at home on Oct. 12 against Idaho.