Despite protests and the threat of a football boycott earlier in the week, a game will be played in Columbia, Missouri this weekend between the BYU Cougars and the Missouri Tigers. The president of the university system, Timothy M. Wolfe, resigned from his position following much turmoil on Missouri’s campus stemming from administrative tensions.
Prior to Wolfe’s resignation, the university’s football team stated that they would refuse to play if Wolfe was not removed from his position. Head coach Gary Pinkel fully supported the decision, but he realizes that these tensions around the campus might affect the team heading into the game against BYU. Pinkel says that he will need the leaders of his team to help eliminate the distractions.
The Tigers hold a 4-5 record, and are on a four game losing streak. In contrast, the Cougars are 7-2 and are currently on a five game winning streak. Pinkel mentions that his team will have their hands full against BYU. Missouri’s starter will be Drew Lock, as their original starter Maty Mauk has been suspended for the rest of the season.
Kick-off is on Saturday at 7:30 PM.