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Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer
Illinois and Missouri will play a four-game, home-and-home series from 2026 through 2029. The lllini and Tigers last meet in 2010 in St. Louis, which hosted their previous six meetings. Illinois will host games in 2026 and 2028, and Missouri will host in 2027 and 2029. Missouri holds a 17-7 edge in the all-time series.
Not surprisingly, Alabama didn't have any trouble against Mercer and remains atop the standings heading into a tilt with Auburn.
Perspective on Mizzou's remarkable turnaround
The Tigers started 1-5, with those losses coming by an average of 23.6 points. But they've blown teams out of the water over their last five games, posting the best per-game point differential (plus-35.4) in FBS over that span by a wide margin (Alabama, plus-28.8).
Drew Lock threw three touchdown passes and Missouri won its fifth straight game to become bowl eligible with its sixth victory, a 45-17 rout of Vanderbilt on Saturday night.
Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer
Kansas State and Missouri have agreed to a home-and-home in 2022 and 2023, a source told ESPN.com. The Tigers will go to Manhattan in 2022, and K-State will return the trip to Columbia the following year. Conference rivals for decades before Missouri left for the SEC, the Tigers have a 60-32-5 edge in the all-time series. K-State, however, won 13 in a row from 1993-2005.
Missouri athletic director Jim Sterk tells Bernie Miklasz that the football team believed in their ability to work together and turn the season around, which they've done.
With some SEC outfits taking a nonconference breather, we turn our attention to Mizzou, aiming to win a fifth straight and book a postseason trip.
Auburn jumped up thanks to its impressive win over then-No. 1 Georgia, but a familiar team remains atop the SEC rankings.
Mizzou never rushes better than against Vols
Missouri ran for 433 yards in Saturday's win over Tennessee, its most in an SEC game since joining the conference in 2012. The top three SEC rushing performances for the Tigers have all come against the Volunteers. (ESPN Stats & Info)
Ish Witter gashed Tennessee's defense for 216 yards rushing as Missouri cruised to a 50-17 victory on Saturday night.