Missouri football is promising a great 2018-2019 season, and here are the details. 

The team

Missouri is scheduled to play some of the best teams in the SEC, which either fills you with excitement or dread. Overhe last few years, the Tigers have had some disappointing records. But after pulling it together at the end of last season, the team is ready for a new year. The ESPN football power index is predicting the Tigers to be a seven-win team, like it was last year.

The Tigers’ offense will be returning in full force, but with a plan to slow down plays. New offensive coordinator Derek Dooley said he will be aiming for a more controlled attack plan for the offense. The Tigers have had a historically good offense, but the defense is where it falls apart usually.The fast-paced offense didn’t leave much rest for the defense, but with the new, slower offensive plan the defense should get more of a break to recover and perform.

This will be Drew Lock’s last year as a Tiger. After playing with the idea of going pro at the end of last year, Lock will be returning for his senior season as quarterback.

New talent promises to take over where stars like J’Mon Moore and Ish Witter left vacancies.

The schedule

• Sept. 1 vs. UT Martin; 3 p.m., Memorial Stadium, Faurot Field, Columbia

TV: SEC Network Alternate

• Sept. 8 vs. Wyoming; 6 p.m., Memorial Stadium, Faurot Field, Columbia

TV: ESPN2 / ESPNU

• Sept. 15 vs. Purdue; 6:30 p.m., West Lafayette, Indiana

TV: Big Ten Network

• Sept. 22 vs. Georgia; TBA, Memorial Stadium, Faurot Field, Columbia

• Oct. 6 vs. South Carolina; TBA, Columbia, South Carolina 

• Oct. 13 vs. Alabama; TBA, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 

• Oct. 20 vs. Memphis (Homecoming); TBA, Memorial Stadium, Faurot Field, Columbia 

• Oct. 27 vs. Kentucky; TBA, Memorial Stadium, Faurot Field, Columbia 

• Nov. 3 vs. Florida; TBA, Gainesville, Florida 

• Nov. 10 vs. Vanderbilt; TBA, Memorial Stadium, Faurot Field, Columbia 

• Nov. 17 vs. Tennessee; TBA, Knoxville, Tennessee

•  Nov. 23 vs. Arkansas; 1:30 p.m., Memorial Stadium, Faurot Field, Columbia 

TV: CBS  

Game Day festivities

The 2018 season is promising to be a great year for football, so here is how to get the most out of game days.

  • Be sure to deck out in black and gold.
  • Don’t forget all bags need to be clear to get them into the stadium.
  • Student season tickets are on sale and the student section is huge, with plenty of space to move around in.
  • Tailgating is arguably one of the most important parts of the football experience at MU. The best place for this is the four-block walk from the corner of Rollins Street and Tiger Avenue to Tiger Avenue and Stadium Boulevard. This is right next to Greek Town and full of parking lots and fields for tailgating.
  • Don’t forget to bring water, because summer in Missouri is hot, and bring jackets and blankets for the late-fall games where you are likely to freeze without them.
  • And last but not least, don’t forget KEYS FOR THIRD DOWN!

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