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MSU hosts sparsely-attended football watch party for Saturday's game against Oklahoma

The Missouri State Bears and Oklahoma Sooners kicked off the 2020 college football season on Saturday, Sept. 12.

Saturday’s game signified a new beginning for both teams. Former Louisville Cardinals coach Bobby Petrino debuted as the Bears head coach last night. It was also the debut of the Sooners’ new starting quarterback, Spencer Rattler. The Bears lost 48-0.

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, changes had to be made to the season opener. For Missouri State, this was the first sporting event since the initial shutdown back in March. While organizing the game, it was decided that it would be televised pay-per-view only for a price of $55.