Missouri Tigers Football: Syracuse Will Be Final Home Game in 2012

Dan IrwinCorrespondent IIMarch 2, 2012

Missouri football now has one of its most exciting football schedules ever.
Missouri football now has one of its most exciting football schedules ever.

As announced this morning by the University department of athletics, the final home game now finalized on the 2012 Missouri football schedule will be against the Syracuse Orangemen on Saturday, November 17th.

This series will not be a traditional home-and-away set, just a one-year contract so Mizzou can fill the gap and meet requirements of playing non-conference opponents.

Missouri will now play Syracuse in addition to Southeastern Louisiana and Central Florida on its non-conference slate, which will be more spread out; a difference from what Tiger fans are used to.

Missouri is 0-2 all-time against the Orangemen, dropping both ends of a home-and-away set in 1986 and 1987.

This will mark the first time Missouri has played a team from the Big East since playing against West Virginia in the 1998 Insight.com Bowl in Tuscon.

Missouri fans are already excited for the 2012 season, playing host to defending SEC East champion Georgia to open the SEC conference season.

After games against South Carolina and Central Florida, Mizzou will return home to face Vanderbilt, Alabama and Kentucky before beginning a November on the road, as far as the SEC is concerned.

Now, though, Missouri fans will have a home game in November, rather than having senior day against Kentucky on October 27.

Missouri will open the season at home against the Southeastern Louisiana Lions on Saturday, September 1st.