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Football Press Conference – October 17, 2023

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COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri football head coach Eliah Drinkwitz met with the media on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2023, ahead of the Tigers’ matchup vs. South Carolina.

The No. 20 Tigers return home Saturday to continue Southeastern Conference play with a trophy game – the Mayor’s Cup – against east division rival South Carolina. Kickoff at a sold out Memorial Stadium/Faurot Field is set for 2:30 p.m. CT and the game will air on SEC Network and Tiger Radio Network.

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MU celebrates its 112th homecoming game on Saturday with the Tigers holding a 66-40-5 record all time. The homecoming parade will start the day off at 9 a.m. CT through the streets of Downtown Columbia. The Tigers (6-1, 2-1 SEC) are coming off a 38-21 win at Kentucky – their first win in Lexington since 2013. MU is bowl eligible for the 37th time in school history and fourth-straight year under Drinkwitz, who is one of two MU coaches in 133 years of football to lead their team to bowl games in each of their first four season (Warren Powers, 1978-81).

Reserved seats for upcoming football games against South Carolina and Tennessee are sold out, but for available group and single-game tickets for remaining home games call 1-800-CAT-PAWS or buy online. Hill Tickets for South Carolina (buy now), Tennessee (buy now) and Florida (buy now) are on sale for purchase today!

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This article is provided by University of Missouri Athletics