Mizzou football has a revamped schedule. Let’s rank their 2020 opponents from least intimidating to most intimidating.
The Missouri Tigers are looking like they’ll still get to play football this fall due to the SEC not postponing fall sports like the Big Ten and PAC-12 did. That means first year head coach Eliah Drinkwitz will get the opportunity to show what he can do at the next level of college football, as he looks to turn Mizzou football into a powerhouse.
Non-conference games are no longer occurring in the SEC, however, meaning not only do the Tigers have to play a really tough schedule, but they got a tough draw. Their schedule is pretty brutal now with the redone schedule, which will consist of ten games against all SEC opponents.
So, with that said, let’s rank MU’s 2020 opponents, starting with the “easiest” game.
10. Arkansas Razorbacks
Missouri and Arkansas was supposed to be a big rivalry when the Tigers came to the SEC, but that hasn’t been the case at all, as neither team has lived up to their billing. At least in Mizzou’s defense, they’ve made it to a few SEC title games. What has Arkansas done in the last decade?
Sam Pittman took over the reins at Arkansas after yet another head coach failed to get the program back to relevancy. It’s always tough for a first year head coach to really cement himself, but it’s going to be even tougher during a pandemic and with a really difficult schedule.
It’s very possible that by the time the Tigers host Arkansas on November 28th in the second to last game of the year, that the Razorbacks are winless and desperately hoping not to finish the year at 0-10.
While Arkansas could get a win against the Tigers, it’s doubtful. This game being in Columbia helps MU out even more and they should be able to secure a victory against the Razorbacks.