For the sixth consecutive season, Mizzou Football will play its annual rival Arkansas on the Friday following Thanksgiving on CBS. The Battle Line Rivalry will kick off at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 29, in Little Rock.
Mizzou and Arkansas began playing the annual rivalry game on the Friday before Thanksgiving during the 2014 season, which was the second of back-to-back SEC East titles for Missouri. The Tigers won that game, 21-14, and are 4-1 against the Razorbacks since the annual series shifted to the Friday following Thanksgiving. Mizzou won last year’s meeting in dominant fashion, shutting out the Razorbacks, 38-0, at Memorial Stadium. Mizzou and Arkansas have met 10 times in the all-time series history, with Arkansas holding a slight 6-4 advantage. Mizzou, however, has won the last three meetings as head coach Barry Odom has never lost to Arkansas.
For just the second time in the series history, the game will be played in Little Rock rather than in Arkansas’ David W. Reynolds Stadium in Fayetteville. Mizzou and Arkansas last played in Little Rock during the 1963 season, a 7-6 Mizzou win.