NCAA: Taking an Early Peek at Missouri's 2012 Football Schedule

Dan Irwin@irwinsportsCorrespondent IIFebruary 29, 2012

Missouri quarterback James Franklin will be looking to establish himself as a factor in SEC play.
Missouri quarterback James Franklin will be looking to establish himself as a factor in SEC play.Brett Deering/Getty Images

Missouri's 2012 football schedule is one game away from being finalized, but as we take a peek at what is done so far, we begin to gauge a decent perception of how the season will at least begin for the Tigers.

Although officially still members of the Big 12 Conference until July 1, SEC excitement has already swept over Columbia and spilled into Kansas City and St. Louis.

There's obviously some history to be had here, as many games were last played in the 60's and 70's, but in the case of Tennessee, it will be Mizzou's first-ever meeting with the major program.

Here is a look at the incomplete and unofficial schedule.


OPPONENT                                         LAST                   ALL-TIME VS
9/8 GEORGIA 14-0 Georgia (1960) 1-0 Georgia
9/15 ARIZONA STATE 30-37 Arizona State (2011)   3-3 Tied
9/22 @ South Carolina 38-31 Missouri (2005) 2-0 Missouri
9/29 @ Central Florida  --- First Meeting
10/6 VANDERBILT 12-8 Vanderbilt (1958) 2-1-1 Missouri
10/13 ALABAMA 38-20 Alabama (1978) 2-1 Missouri
10/20 - tba -  
10/27 KENTUCKY 6-12 Kentucky (1968) 2-1 Kentucky
11/3 @ Florida 20-18 Missouri (1966) 1-0 Missouri
11/10 @ Tennessee  --- First Meeting
11/17 - tba -    
11/24 @ Texas A&M 38-31 Missouri (2011) 7-5 Texas A&M
12/1 SEC Championship Game    

The obvious notes for Mizzou fans are the fact there isn't a home game in November—yet. The Missouri athletic department is still finalizing one last game to go into either of the open slots.

The obvious choice would be to schedule a home game near the end of the season. But at this point, with nothing public out about the progress being made, one has to think that anything is still possible.

Schedule courtesty of History courtesy