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Kickoff Time, Channel Set for Florida Gators vs. Missouri Tigers

The final details for Florida vs. Missouri have been ironed out.

Kickoff time has been set for noon ET when the Florida Gators (2-2) host the Missouri Tigers (2-2) on Oct. 8 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Fla., the SEC announced on Monday. The matchup will be aired on ESPNU. 

Missouri has been Florida's homecoming opponent every year that the Tigers have traveled to The Swamp since 2014, and that is no different in 2022. 

The circumstances are a bit different this year compared to when the Gators last hosted the Tigers, however. UF handled UM the last time the two met for Florida's homecoming. 41-17, a year removed from the Florida defeating Missouri 23-6 in Columbia, Mo.

This time, the Gators are looking to bounce back against the Tigers, as the 24-23 victory in Missouri's favor last season was the final nail in former Florida head coach Dan Mullen's proverbial coffin. He was fired the next day and replaced by Billy Napier.

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Napier's first Florida homecoming will feature seven Gator Greats and another two Letterwinners officially being named to the UF Athletic Hall of Fame on the Friday before the game: 

  • Jeff Demps (Men's Track & Field & Football)
  • Conor Dwyer (Men's Swimming)
  • Joe Haden (Football)
  • Michelle Moultrie (Softball)
  • Chandler Parsons (Men's Basketball)
  • Christian Taylor (Men's Track & Field)
  • Mike Zunino (Baseball)
  • Steve Beeland (Men's & Women's Tennis - Distinguished Letterwinner) 
  • Jeremy Foley (Former Athletics Director - Honorary Letterwinner). 

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