STORRS, Conn. (September 18, 2014) -- The University of Connecticut and the University of Missouri will play a two-game football series in 2015 and '17. The first game will be on September 19, 2015 at Faurot Field in Columbia, Missouri while the second game will be September 23, 2017 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford.
The Tigers have been a member of the Southeastern Conference since 2012 and have played in bowl games in nine of the past 11 years, including a win over Oklahoma State in last year's Cotton Bowl Classic. Head coach Gary Pinkel is currently in his third season at the school in 2014.
"We are very excited about playing a football series against Missouri as we continue to build a competitive non-conference schedule for our team and an exciting one for our loyal fans," said UConn Director of Athletics Warde Manuel. "Our future football schedules have a number of games from various leagues around the country and I am happy to add Missouri and the Southeastern Conference to those contests."
UConn has a 2-2 record against current teams in the Southeastern Conference with a win over South Carolina in the 2010 Papajohns.com Bowl and a 1-2 all-time series mark vs. Vanderbilt, including a win in 2010.
The Missouri series completes UConn's non-conference scheduling for both 2015 and 2017. UConn will also play at series with Massachusetts on September 10, 2016 as the Huskies make their Gillette Stadium debut in Foxborough and on September 2, 2017 at Rentschler Field.
UConn will also play FCS opponent Maine on September 3, 2016.
Here is a summary of all future UConn non-conference football games under contract:
2015: September 5, Villanova; September 12, Army; September 19, at Missouri; October 2, at BYU.
2016: September 3, Maine; September 10, at UMass (Foxborough, Mass.); September 17, Virginia.
2017: September 2, UMass; September 9, Holy Cross; September 16, at Virginia; September 23, Missouri.
2018: September 8, at Boise State.
2019: September 7, Illinois; September 21, at Indiana.
2020: September 12, at Illinois; September 26, Indiana.
UConn and Tennessee have a two-game home-and-home series under contract with dates to be determined.