Missouri Football: A Look At The Latest Bowl Screenings For Mizzou
The Missouri Tigers Go Bowling! The only questions are when, where and What lawn bowling ?
Well, Mizzou had his chance on Friday against the Arkansas Razorbacks to improve their bowl situation, but ultimately failed to cause surprise on the road against a ranked opponent – which was pretty much the expected result. In a 34-17 loss, the Tigers finished the regular season 6-6.
That 0.500 record seems disappointing, but for a rebuilding schedule that hasn’t actually played in a bowl game since 2018, any bowl game is progress for this team – especially with the way they started this season.
Finishing fourth in the SEC East ahead of bowl-eligible South Carolina and Florida, including head-to-head wins over them – this could potentially put the Tigers in a respectable bowl game against another Power Five opponent. after Christmas. So, would you think.
This isn’t always the case though, as pÃ©tanque games are usually more about money and raffles. With a record 13 of the 14 eligible SEC teams, the outcome might not be too favorable for Mizzou.
However, Missouri were scheduled to play in the Music City Bowl against Iowa last season even with a .500 record before COVID was canceled – so could this be a potential landing point for the Tigers?
Well, let’s take a look at some projections:
Saturday in the south: First Responders Bowl vs. Tulsa
Athlon Sports: Liberty Bowl vs. West Virginia
247Sport: Liberty Bowl vs. West Virginia
Action network: Liberty Bowl vs. Texas Tech
College football news: Quick Lane Bowl v Kent State
($$) Athleticism : Quick Lane Bowl vs. Western Michigan
Sports illustrated: Liberty Bowl vs. West Virginia
United States today: First Responder vs. Texas Tech
Sports news: Military Bowl vs. Wyoming
(We’ll keep you posted if more screenings arrive during the week.).
What i would really like to see: Liberty or Texas Bowl against State of Iowa. It would be a renewed and fun, regional bowl game with the Big 12 rivalry, featuring two young stars in the head coach ranks between Eli Drinkwitz and Matt Campbell. Plus, it would be a clash between two of the Doak Walker Award finalists Breece Hall versus Tyler Badie if they both play. And the Mevis brothers would clash. Make it happen!
Of these screenings, the Quick Lane (3) and Liberty Bowl (4) are the most popular choices. I would say the Liberty Bowl makes the most sense here because Memphis is a pretty great place. It was also the last bowl game Missouri played, and Tiger’s fan base had a pretty good turnout despite the loss to Oklahoma State.
Meanwhile, the Quick Lane Bowl in Detroit would be played on a Monday at 11:00 CST against a MAC team, which just isn’t going to generate too much excitement. I understand there aren’t any Big Ten teams available, but it seems like such an odd choice for Missouri, who have faced a MAC team earlier in their season.
To potentially secure a better bowling spot, Missouri should hope that Georgia and Alabama both qualify for the college football playoffs, with Ole Miss like the other SEC team securing a New Years spot at the Six Bowl. It would appear to be the best of times.
Look, we can’t be extremely picky about the bowl game Missouri gets with a 6-6 record – and Mizzou will take any bowl game he can get – but we’ll officially know where the Tigers are. run Sunday.
With a win in their bowl game, the Tigers would claim their first winning season since 2018 and their first bowl victory since New Year’s Day 2015 in the Citrus Bowl against Minnesota. This is the most important thing.
Whatever happens, just enjoy bowl season – it’s definitely a better time when Mizzou is involved.