COLUMBIA, Mo. - A trip to Shreveport fits the Mizzou perfectly.
The Missouri Tigers (7-5, 5-4) will go into deep into Southeastern Conference country to play the North Carolina Tar Heels (7-4, 3-5) in the Advocare Independence Bowl Monday. It is the Tigers seventh straight bowl game under Head Coach Gary Pinkel.
"We are thankful to a lot of people to be in this position, we talked about eight bowls in nine years and seven in a row, it would not be wise to take going to bowl games for granted," said Pinkel. "This was a very difficult season and my players fought and battled to put us in this position."
Missouri ended its final season in the Big 12 Conference by winning three-straight games against Texas, Texas Tech and Kansas.
“We are still trying to tell the story of our season," said senior receiver Jerrell Jackson. "It was a roller coaster type of season, but we finished it strong."