University of Missouri

Missouri Tigers football vs. SEMO Redhawks: Kickoff time, TV, line, things to know

DeMarkus Acy on MU’s win over West Virginia

Missouri cornerback DeMarkus Acy talks about the Tigers performance against Westminister Virginia.
Up Next
Missouri cornerback DeMarkus Acy talks about the Tigers performance against Westminister Virginia.

The details

Kickoff: 6:30 p.m. Saturday

Where: Memorial Stadium, Columbia, Missouri

TV: SEC Network alternate

Radio: KMBZ (98.1 FM)

The line: Missouri by 33

Five things to know:

  1. SEMO is coming off a decent season: The Redhawks went 9-4 in 2018 and won a game in the FCS playoffs before getting bounced by No. 2 seed Weber State. The Redhawks are currently ranked No. 12 in the FCS poll. That doesn’t change anything. MU should still win comfortably.

  2. There’s a familiar face on the Redhawks sideline: Former MU punter Corey Fatony is currently a graduate assistant for the Redhawks. Fatony had a few NFL tryouts after finishing his career at MU in 2018, but was unable to catch on.

  3. Barry Odom said after Saturday’s game that Kelly Bryant was fine: Bryant came out when the game was put away. Bryant was overheated and there was speculation that he sustained a concussion. Odom said Bryant was fine. Missouri’s media day is Tuesday and Odom will likely give another update then.

  4. Missouri last played SEMO in 2015: MU won its season opener over the Redhawks 34-3 in a game that became known for starting the buzz around Drew Lock. Lock threw his first career touchdown pass, a 78-yard score to a wide-open Tyler Hunt.

  5. Attendance will be interesting: Missouri drew about 51,000 to its game against West Virginia, which is 7,000 more than the 2018 season opener against Tennessee-Martin. The loss to Wyoming and 11 a.m. kickoff time didn’t help. Odom said on Saturday he wants to see the SEMO game sold out, which will be a tall task. If MU gets between 50,000-55,000 for the Redhawks game, there should be optimism of a near-full stadium when South Carolina visits next week.

Don't have a KC Star subscription? Help support our sports coverage

If you already subscribe to The Star, thanks for your support. If not, our digital sports-only subscription is just $30 per year. It's your ticket to everything sports in Kansas City ... and beyond, and supports our award-winning coverage.

Related stories from Kansas City Star

Alex Schiffer has been covering the Missouri Tigers for The Star since October 2017. He came in second place for magazine-length feature writing by the U.S. Basketball Writer’s Association in 2018 and graduated from Mizzou in 2017.