COLUMBIA, Mo. (Missouri Football App) -- The University of Missouri-Columbia is widely recognized as the birthplace of the homecoming football game tradition. On October 27, Mizzou will play Kentucky at 11:00 a.m. in the 101st Homecoming Celebration.
Typically, the game times chosen during the season reflect how good of a season the team is having. Mizzou is 3-4 overall and Kentucky is 1-6 and that usually doesn’t really level out to being considered a popular game.
Many students are upset over the scheduling time of the Homecoming game. Typically on game day, the traditional Homecoming parade takes place, which leads up into the football game. Now with the earlier start time, the parade may start earlier than usual.
Mizzou has a bye-week this Saturday and hopes to heal some injuries throughout the team. Starting quarterback junior James Franklin sat out Saturday against Alabama due to a sore knee. Offensive lineman Jack Meiners and Mitch Morse also sat out Saturday due to knee injuries as well.
With a healthier squad and better offensive play, Mizzou has a chance to get back to .500 at 4-4. If that does end up happening, it’d be Mizzou’s first win in the Southeastern Conference since joining this summer.