Missouri State seeks turnaround in 2016

(STATS) - Missouri State will look to rebound in coach Dave Steckel's second season, playing five home games as part of an 11-game schedule announced Tuesday.

The Tigers finished 1-10, beating only a non-Division I team, and in last place in the Missouri Valley Football Conference in Steckel's first season.

They hope to get off to a strong start on Sept. 1 when NAIA member Southwestern College pays a visit to Robert W. Plaster Stadium.

Within the MVFC schedule, Missouri State will host five-time reigning FCS champion North Dakota State (Oct. 8), Western Illinois (Oct. 15), Southern Illinois (Oct. 29) and Youngstown State (Nov. 19).

2016 Missouri State Schedule

Sept. 1, Southwestern College

Sept. 10, at Murray State

Sept. 24, at Kansas State

Oct. 1, at Indiana State*

Oct. 8, North Dakota State*

Oct. 15, Western Illinois*

Oct. 22, at Northern Iowa*

Oct. 29, Southern Illinois*

Nov. 5, at South Dakota State*

Nov. 12, at Illinois State*

Nov. 19, Youngstown State*

* - Missouri Valley Football Conference game

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