COLUMBIA, Mo. – A few falls from now, Missouri will resume a long-standing football rivalry with an opponent across its western border.
They wear purple and silver.
The Tigers announced Thursday that it is scheduling a home-and-home series with former conference foe Kansas State in 2022 and 2023. According to the release, Missouri will play in Manhattan, Kan., on Sept. 10, 2022 and the Wildcats will visit Columbia on Sept. 16, 2023.
Missouri hasn’t played Kansas State since 2011, a contest the Wildcats won 24-17 in Manhattan. The Tigers lead the all-time series, which began in 1909 in the Missouri Valley Conference, 60-32-5.
The Wildcats and Tigers were conference foes for more than a century until Missouri left for the Southeastern Conference in 2012. They previously were members of the Missouri Valley Conference, Big Six, Big Seven, Big Eight and Big 12.
The matchup with Kansas State will be the second time Missouri matches up with a Big 12 foe since leaving for the SEC (it played West Virginia in 2016), but the first time it takes on a team it left behind in the Big 12.
The Tigers also have a non-conference game set at Middle Tennessee State in 2022. Missouri’s non-conference slate in 2023 now includes Kansas State, Middle Tennessee State and Memphis.