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Mizzou football’s Battle Line Rivalry with Arkansas moved to Friday again

Mizzou's Barry Odom breaks down his incoming freshmen

Missouri football coach Barry Odom discussed the need for freshmen to play next year and what a proposed new rule regarding redshirts would mean for the Tigers.
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Missouri football coach Barry Odom discussed the need for freshmen to play next year and what a proposed new rule regarding redshirts would mean for the Tigers.

For the fourth straight season, Missouri football’s regular-season finale against Arkansas has been moved to the Friday after Thanksgiving and will air on CBS, the network announced Tuesday.

The fourth annual Battle Line Rivalry game is set for 1:30 p.m. Nov. 24 at Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville, Ark.

The Tigers are 2-1 since the rivalry was established in 2014, edging the Razorbacks 21-14 in the inaugural game to capture a second consecutive SEC East championship.

Mizzou lost the 2015 game at Arkansas 28-3 in former coach Gary Pinkel’s final game on the sideline.

Last year, the Tigers scored 21 unanswered points in erasing a 17-point halftime deficit during a 28-24 victory in Barry Odom’s debut season.

Mizzou leads the all-time series 5-3, including a 38-7 win in the 2008 Cotton Bowl and a 2-1 mark as conference rivals.

CBS also announced that Brad Nessler will be the new lead college football play-by-play announcer, replacing Verne Lundquist after his retirement.

He’ll be joined by Gary Danielson and sideline reporter Allie LaForce.

Other SEC on CBS games announced Tuesday include TCU at Arkansas (Sept. 9), Florida at Tennessee (Sept. 16) and Georgia vs. Florida (Oct. 28 in Tallahassee, Fla.).

The SEC Championship Game will air at 3 p.m. on Dec. 2 at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

CBS also will air doubleheaders on Nov. 4, 11 and 18 along with the Army vs. Navy Game (Dec. 9) and the Sun Bowl (Dec. 29), which pits a Pac-12 team against an ACC team.

Tod Palmer: 816-234-4389, @todpalmer

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