Mizzou football will play a game in Kansas City again.
Division I college football is going back to Kansas City, and it’s going to be a good one.
There was plenty of speculation about this game being moved to Kansas City recently. This same game, known as the Battle Line Rivalry, will be played in Little Rock this season when Arkansas hosts it. So next season, the game moves west of Columbia when the Tigers host.
The Tigers have played in Kansas City eight times since 2000, including their most recent time — a 20-16 win over BYU in 2015.
Missouri and Arkansas meet up in Week 12 regularly, and again it will be set then. The game has occurred on the Friday after Thanksgiving for the past five years and will be played Friday, Nov. 29 this season. It is expected to continue that pattern next year, which will be Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. But as of now, the game is set for the following Saturday but is subject to change.
Mizzou is 7-3 all time against Arkansas, and since joining the SEC, the Tigers are 4-1 against the Razorbacks. At Arrowhead Stadium, the Tigers are 6-2, with four wins over Kansas, the victory over BYU and a 2005 win over Arkansas State. Mizzou lost in the 2008 Big 12 Championship game to Oklahoma and also fell once to Kansas during their five-game stretch between 2007 and 2011.
The Tigers beat the Jayhawks in 2007 when both teams were ranked in the top 5. Kansas came from behind to top the Tigers in 2008, but Mizzou won three in a row to close out the rivalry.
This probably won’t be the last time Mizzou football heads to Kansas City, either.
According to the press release, Mizzou is negotiating a game during the 2021-2024 seasons to play a Power 5 team at Arrowhead.
Playing at Arrowhead always is exciting. The games have been entertaining for the most part, and adding a rivalry game there only makes it better. Kudos to Mizzou and the Chiefs for getting this deal done.