COLUMBIA, Mo. (MUTigers.com) - The 2013 Southeastern Conference football schedule has been finalized, and the University of Missouri will play host to powers Florida (Oct. 19), South Carolina (Oct. 26), Tennessee (Nov. 2) and Texas A&M (Nov. 30) in Columbia in Mizzou's second season in the league.
The Tigers will travel to Vanderbilt (Oct. 5), Georgia (Oct. 12) and Kentucky (Nov. 9), and will also play at Ole Miss (Nov. 23) to round out the 2013 conference road schedule.
Mizzou has finalized three of its four non-conference contests for 2013, and the Tigers will kick off the 2013 season by hosting Murray State (Aug. 31), followed by a home game with Toledo (Sept. 7). The third non-conference contest will see Mizzou travel to Bloomington, Ind., to take on the Indiana Hoosiers on Sept. 21st. Information on the final non-conference game will be released when details are finalized, but it could fall on any of the three current open dates (Sept. 14, Sept. 28 or Nov. 16).
The 2013 schedule is considered a "bridge" schedule and not based on any other previous or future scheduling formats. The SEC Athletics Directors will convene in Spring 2013 to begin formulating schedules for the 2014 season and beyond.