1. Alabama Crimson Tide
Missouri didn’t initially have to play Alabama, but the revamped schedule meant they had to add some much tougher opponents to their 2020 slate.
Not only do the Tigers have to play Alabama, they have to open the season against the Crimson Tide on September 26th, which is surely going to lead to an 0-1 start for Missouri. Fortunately this game is in Columbia, which is about the only positive there is, as Alabama is going to destroy MU.
These two have faced each other three times since Missouri joined the SEC and none of those games have been close. The most recent time came in 2018 where the Crimson Tide ran roughshod over MU and won it 39-10.
Prior to that, the last time they had seen each other was in the SEC Championship Game where Alabama blew out the Tigers by a score of 42-13.
Eliah Drinkwitz’s first game as the head coach of Mizzou football team is coming against the most dominant team in all of college football over the last decade. Poor guy.
The Missouri Tigers get to play football in 2020, but they’ve been “gifted” with an incredibly difficult schedule. They start the year off against the freaking Alabama Crimson Tide and then play the defending National Champion LSU Tigers two weeks later.
They also face Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, and Tennessee, who could easily steamroll over this team. Throw in that the Tigers get a few wild card match-ups against Mississippi State and South Carolina, and it’s very possible that Mizzou might only be able to notch two wins in this shortened season.
Hopefully it’s safe to continue on with a season this fall and maybe Eliah Drinkwitz and the Missouri Tigers will surprise us.