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Florida vs. Missouri: Kickoff set for 7:30 p.m. on SEC Network

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The Gators will get their first taste of Faurot Field at night.

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Florida's second trip to the SEC's other Columbia to take on Missouri will culminate in a 7:30 p.m. Eastern kickoff at Faurot Field, the SEC announced Monday.

Florida last traveled to Missouri in October 2013 — also the last time the Gators were ranked — and took a 36-17 loss in a game that kicked off before noon local time. This will be Florida's first night game at Missouri ever.

It will also be the Gators' first night game in the Central Time Zone of the 2015 season. They last met a team at night in Central time when they traveled to Vanderbilt to take on the Commodores in a 7:30 p.m. kick on the SEC Network in 2014.

One might think that the addition of Texas A&M and Missouri to the SEC in 2012 would have produced more night games in the Central Time Zone for Florida, but it's actually not true: Vanderbilt's status as the only SEC East school on Central Time other than Missouri, an odd percentage of night games in the Florida-Vanderbilt rivalry, and LSU's preference for night games in Tiger Stadium have all helped the Gators play at least one night game in Central Time in nine of its last 10 seasons.

The exception to that trend was the 2013 season, in which Florida's meeting with Vanderbilt was in Gainesville and the Gators met LSU in a 3:30 p.m. Eastern tilt.