Arizona State will play Missouri in 2011-2012

Arizona State and Missouri will play a home-and-home football series in 2011-2012, the schools announced Friday.

Missouri will visit the Sun Devils on Sept. 10, 2011, and the Sun Devils will return the favor on Sept. 15, 2012 in Columbia.

“We are excited to announce this quality home/home matchup of Pacific-10 Conference and Big 12 institutions,” ASU athletic director Lisa Love said in a statement. “We believe this will be a magnificent series for our fans, alumni and our football team. We have had preliminary discussions with our television partners about this series and we are excited about those possibilities as well. Missouri is a very nice addition to our future schedules, which already include Notre Dame, LSU, Wisconsin, Colorado, and Illinois.”

ASU and Missouri have met five times. The Tigers hold a 3-2 advantage, winning 9-0 in Columbia in 1974 and 15-0 in Tempe in 1977. The Sun Devils defeated Missouri 49-35 in the 1972 Fiesta Bowl and 19-3 in Tempe in 1983. They lost to Missouri 30-9 in Columbia in 1990.

The addition of the Missouri game completes the 2012 schedule. The 2011 slate needs one contest to be finalized.

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