The Missouri Tigers and the BYU Cougars have scheduled a two-game football series for 2015 and 2020, the two schools announced today.
The first game of the series will be played at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri on Nov. 14, 2015. Arrowhead Stadium, the home of the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs, has hosted several college football games, including five Big 12 Championship games.
On Nov. 7, 2020, Missouri will travel to face BYU at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo, Utah for the final game of the two-game series.
The 2015 game will be the second meeting between the two schools. BYU won the first matchup 21-17 in the 1983 Holiday Bowl in San Diego.
The addition of BYU completes the 2015 football schedule for the Missouri Tigers. Other non-conference games for Mizzou next season include vs. Southeast Missouri State (Sept. 5), at Arkansas State (Sept. 12), and vs. UConn (Sept. 19).
In 2020, Missouri is also scheduled to visit the Memphis Tigers on Oct. 3. Missouri needs two more non-conference games for that season, and one needs to be a Power Five opponent.
“We are very pleased to have this opportunity to bring Mizzou to Kansas City. Having a presence there is very important to us, and this game underscores our commitment to doing just that, as we indicated when we moved to the Southeastern Conference,” Missouri Director of Athletics Mike Alden said. “This is an exciting, high-profile game for our fans, and we’re looking forward to working with the Kansas City Chiefs and the KC Sports Commission. We know from past experiences that they will do an outstanding job of making this a special event for Tiger fans.”
BYU has again made a change to their 2015 schedule with the addition of Missouri. The Cougars were previously scheduled to play at UNLV on Nov. 14. That game will be moved to either 2016 or 2017.
“It’s a great opportunity and challenge for our football team to play such a fine school as Missouri,” said BYU director of athletics Tom Holmoe. “They are a new SEC school with a rich football tradition going back to the Big 12. It will also be exciting for our team to play at Arrowhead Stadium in a region of the country where we haven’t been in a while.”