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MU football to open the season with three night games

By TEREZ A. PAYLOR
The Kansas City Star

Missouri will be playing its first Southeastern Conference game at night.

The school announced Monday that the football team, which opens its tenure in the SEC on Sept. 8 vs. Georgia, will host the Bulldogs at 6:45 p.m. at Memorial Stadium. The game will be televised on ESPN2, as will Missouri’s Sept. 15 game against Arizona State, which will start at 6 p.m. at Memorial Stadium.

The school also announced its Sept. 1 season opener against Southeastern Louisiana will begin at 6 p.m. and be televised via pay-per-view.

Here's a look at MU's updated schedule (all times and TV are TBA unless listed):
Sept. 1, SE Louisiana, 6 p.m, PPV
Sept. 8 Georgia 6:45 p.m. ESPN2
Sept. 15 Arizona State 6 P.M. ESPN2
Sept. 22 at South Carolina 
Sept. 29 at Central Florida 
Oct. 6 Vanderbilt 
Oct. 13 Alabama 
Oct. 27 Kentucky
Nov. 3 at Florida
Nov. 10 at Tennessee
Nov. 17 Syracuse
Nov. 24 at Texas A&M

*Senior Zaviar Gooden is one 51 collegiate linebackers from across the country to be named to the Butkus Award's preseason watch list on Monday.

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