For the second straight week, Mizzou football will play under the lights in Columbia.
With the quarterback competition settled and Brady Cook set to lead the offense this season, the Tigers face Middle Tennessee on Saturday on Faurot Field.
A win would give Mizzou its first 2-0 start to a season since 2018, which spans the entirety of coach Eli Drinkwitz’s time at the helm and the final year of Barry Odom’s tenure.
The Blue Raiders are coming off a 56-7 defeat at the hands of Alabama. Coach Rick Stockstill’s team finished last season 8-5 with a win over San Diego State in the Hawai’i Bowl.
The last time Mizzou and MTSU faced off, the Blue Raiders left Columbia with a surprise 51-45 win during the Tigers’ homecoming game in 2016.
Here’s everything you need to know about this year’s game, including the time, TV and streaming information and betting odds:
Where to watch Mizzou vs. Middle Tennessee State
TV: SEC Network+
Stream: Fubo (free trial); ESPN+
Betting odds: Mizzou -20.5
Mizzou vs. Middle Tennessee State will air on SEC Network+ and is available to stream via ESPN+. FuboTV also will stream the game and offers a free trial.
Mark Neely will provide the play-by-play, and Barrett Brooks is the analyst in the booth.
Missouri vs. MTSU start time
Date: Saturday, Sept. 9
Time: 6 p.m. Central
Missouri opens the season with back-to-back games on home turf, the second coming after a nine-day break due to the Thursday night opener. The Tigers will play a third straight home game when Kansas State visits Sept. 16.
The Tigers defeated South Dakota 35-10 to open the season.
Missouri’s full 2023 schedule
Thursday, Aug. 31
W, 35-10 vs. South Dakota (1-0)
Saturday, Sept. 9
vs. Middle Tennessee State
Saturday, Sept. 16
vs. Kansas State
Saturday, Sept. 23
vs. Memphis in St. Louis
Saturday, Sept. 30
Saturday, Oct. 7
Saturday, Oct. 14
Saturday, Oct. 21
vs. South Carolina
Saturday, Nov. 4
Saturday, Nov. 11
Saturday, Nov. 18
Friday, Nov. 24
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