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      Missouri football will play Purdue starting in 2017

      The University of Missouri and Purdue University have agreed to a two-game home-and-home series in football, as announced today by both schools.

      The series will begin in Columbia in 2017, when the Boilermakers visit Memorial Stadium/Faurot Field on September 16th.

      It will mark Purdueâ??s first visit to Columbia since the 1956 season, when Purdue claimed a 16-7 road victory in what would be Coach Don Faurotâ??s last season on the Tiger sideline

      The very next year will see Mizzou return the game at West Lafayette, Ind. on September 15,2018. It will be Mizzouâ??s first trip there since the 1954 season, when Purdue claimed a 31-0 win over the Tigers.

      The two schools have played eight times previously, with Purdue holding a 6-2 series lead.

      The last time they played was back in 1980, when Purdue took a 28-25 in the Liberty Bowl played in Memphis, Tenn.

      For more information go to www.mutigers.com

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