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Baylor is out, Missouri is in for the dawn of the Sonny Cumbie era of Louisiana Tech football.
Louisiana Tech will open at Missouri when the season kicks off Sept. 3 after cancelling the remainder of its three-game series with Baylor, the school announced in a news release Tuesday.
Louisiana Tech's upcoming nonconference schedule also includes a home game against Stephen F. Austin (Sept. 10) and road games to Clemson (Sept. 17) and South Alabama (Sept. 24) next season.
"We want to do everything we can to schedule six home games every year moving forward. Our philosophy will be to schedule one Power Five, two Group of Fives and one FCS each year," said athletics director Eric Wood. "We realize that next year we will only have five home games, but we will have six starting in 2023. Our plan is to try to make that the standard every season."
Tech was supposed to open in Waco, Texas, against the Bears before the cancellation of the series. The Bulldogs were supposed to open to 2020 season at Baylor before the game was canceled because of the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Louisiana Tech is coming of a 3-9 season that resulted in coach Skip Holtz being fired. Cumbie, the Texas Tech offensive coordinator, was hired to replace Holtz on Nov. 30,
Louisiana Tech is still looking for a replacement home game for the 2023 season, according to the news release. .
The nonconference schedule for 23 includes road games at AMU (Sept. 2, 2023) and Nebraska (Sept. 23, 2023) and a home game against Northwestern State (Sept. 9).
This article originally appeared on Monroe News-Star: Louisiana Tech football adds Missouri, drops Baylor on 2022 schedule