The Missouri Tigers will open their season a strong favorite over Southeastern Louisiana of the Southland Conference. Mizzou will be seeking a big win in their first ever game as a member of the Southeastern Conference and facing the Lions, who went 3-8 last season and are rebuilding, should give them a great shot -- Missouri has never lost to an FCS school.
Duel threat QB James Franklin will try to continue the strong season he put together in 2011 for the Tigers, leading an offense that has the potential to be one of the most exciting in the SEC. Nobody that the Lions have on either side of the ball can compare to the explosiveness of Franklin, and anything less than a huge win for Missouri in the game will be a disappointment.
Game Time: 6:07 p.m. CT at Faurot Field
TV: ESPN3, Pay-Per-View networks in Missouri as well as spill-over areas
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