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Mizzou football announces new 2022 opener

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)

The Mizzou football team has a new opponent for its Week 1 matchup to start the 2022 season. The Tigers will now host Louisiana Tech on Saturday, Sept. 3 at Faurot Field.

MU was originally scheduled to play at Middle Tennessee.

“I’m grateful to our administration and everyone involved in bringing a seventh home game to Faurot Field next season,” head coach Eli said in a release. “Gameday brings a fun energy to our city and our fans. We look forward to hosting Coach Cumbie and the Bulldogs in September.”

Middle Tennessee is still scheduled to play at Faurot Field in 2023.

With the addition to the schedule, MU will now have seven home games. This will be the first time Mizzou and Louisiana Tech have every played each other on the gridiron.

"We worked hard to ensure a seventh home game," Mizzou AD Desiree Reed-Francois said in a release. "It's important to our football program, fans and local economy to have a full slate of games at Faurot Field. We look forward to welcoming Louisiana Tech to Columbia for the first time as part of a competitive home schedule which features 2021 National Champion Georgia, Kentucky, Arkansas and Vanderbilt."

Here's a link to the Tigers full 2022 schedule.

Also on Tuesday - MU confirmed tight end Niko Hea is no longer on the roster after medically retiring.

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Andrew Kauffman

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