Mizzou football gets another night game on the schedule when it plays Georgia on Saturday, Nov. 9, in Athens.
The Week 11 schedule came out Monday, and the SEC announced Mizzou football will play Georgia in prime time.
Mizzou heads to Georgia in two weeks to take on the Bulldogs, and the game will be at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9 on ESPN. It is one of seven games that weekend for the SEC, so it gets the No. 2 slot for the weekend.
We already found out earlier this month that Alabama and LSU will be the CBS game at 2:30 p.m. that weekend. That matchup appears to be between the No. 1 and 2 teams if everything holds steady next weekend. Meanwhile, No. 8 Georgia plays No. 6 Florida this weekend while the Tigers are on a bye. It’s possible Georgia will be a top-5 team when the two teams meet Between the Hedges on Nov. 9.
Despite Mizzou dropping back-to-back games against Vanderbilt and Kentucky, two of the bottom SEC teams this year, the Tigers have a shot at winning the SEC East, so the Mizzou-Georgia game will be the second-best game for that weekend. Regardless of the outcome of the Bulldogs-Gators, Mizzou will be right behind Georgia when the two teams play. A win for the Tigers would put them ahead of the Bulldogs with a Florida team the following weekend. Another win there puts Mizzou atop the SEC East.
Nobody really wants to hear that right now, because it seems highly unlikely the Tigers pull off consecutive wins against top-10 teams, but it is possible. It’s about as likely as the Tigers losing two games in a row to the Commodores and the Wildcats, right?