Missouri is guaranteed at least one game on CBS during the 2014 season after the network announced three game selections Tuesday, including the Tigers’ cross-division rivalry matchup against Arkansas.
The Razorbacks’ first trip to Columbia since 1906 has been moved to the Friday after Thanksgiving and kicks off at 1:30 p.m. in a nationally televised showdown.
It marks the first time since 1954 that Missouri, which went 12-2 last season and won the SEC East division, won’t play its Thanksgiving week game on a Saturday.
Sixty years ago, the Tigers played at Maryland on Thanksgiving, a 74-13 loss.
Missouri’s last non-Saturday home game during Thanksgiving week was a 20-6 victory against Kansas in 1950.
Missouri and Arkansas, who will play each other every season through at least 2025, have not met since the Tigers’ 38-7 romp in the Cotton Bowl at the end of the 2007 season.
During last season’s bounce-back campaign, Missouri didn’t play on CBS for an “SEC Game of the Week,” but the Tigers appeared on the network for the SEC Championship game.
CBS also announced that it will televise Georgia at South Carolina on Sept. 13 and Florida vs. Georgia on Nov. 1 along with doubleheaders on Oct. 11 and Nov. 8.
Those doubleheader matchups and the remaining SEC Games of the Week will be announced during the usual window of six to 12 days before a broadcast.
To reach Tod Palmer, call 816-234-4389 or send email to email@example.com. Follow him at twitter.com/todpalmer.