The Big 12 football conference announced Monday they would be scheduling a season of nine conference games and one non-conference game.
A press release from the conference says they hope to play the non-conference game before the start of league play.
“We believe this change provides the best opportunity going forward,” Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said in a statement. “However, we will undoubtedly need to be flexible as we progress through the season in order to combat the challenges that lie ahead.”
Missouri State is in the best situation to have that non-conference game with Oklahoma.
The non-conference game is a home game, which rules out Oklahoma’s game at Army, and their other scheduled home game with Tennessee was cancelled because of the SEC’s decision to go conference only with their schedule.
The game is important to the school’s athletic budget, with the school earning a $600,000 guarantee from Oklahoma for the game.