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Missouri defensive back Ennis Rakestraw Jr. covers a play against Florida during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020, in Gainesville, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

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COLUMBIA, Mo. - It's a sun-drenched day at Memorial Stadium, where Mizzou (1-1) hosts Southeast Missouri (0-2) at 11 a.m. on SEC Network+.

A couple injury notes for the Tigers: Right guard Case Cook will snap his streak of 22 consecutive starts and will miss today's game with an undisclosed injury. MU could go with Connor Wood, Luke Griffin or EJ Ndomo-Ogar to replace the senior captain along the line.

Cornerback Ennis Rakestraw Jr. will miss his first career game, also out with an undisclosed injury that sidelined him for good late in last week's loss at Kentucky. The sophomore started every game last year and both games this season. Rakestraw's injury could give Akayleb Evans his first start for the Tigers. 

If you're at today's game you'll notice Marching Mizzou isn't on hand. Gov. Mike Parson asked the band to play at today's bicentennial parade in Jefferson City despite the conflict with the football game, a request that did not go over well with leaders at Mizzou and MU supports in Jeff City politics, according to multiple sources. Hickman High School's marching band is filling in for the MU band. 

Dave Matter

@dave_Matter on Twitter

dmatter@post-dispatch.com

This article originally ran on stltoday.com.

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