Missouri football is heading back again to a bowl activity.
The Tigers will be enjoying Iowa in this year’s TransPerfect Songs City Bowl on Dec. 30 at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee. This will be Missouri’s 34th application physical appearance in a bowl video game and its 1st in the Songs Metropolis Bowl.
The information was very first documented by PowerMizzou, and functioning back Larry Rountree III afterwards tweeted he’ll be actively playing in the bowl. Both faculties and the bowl have nonetheless to make an formal announcement.
The past time the Tigers played in a bowl video game was on New Year’s Eve in 2018 in Memphis, Tennessee, the place they lost 38-33 to Oklahoma in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl. Missouri was bowl-suitable in 2019 but did not participate in a bowl match for the reason that of sanctions handed down by the NCAA at the season’s conclude.
This marks the 2nd time the Tigers will engage in Iowa in a bowl video game. They previous saw the Hawkeyes in the 2010 Perception Bowl, wherever Iowa gained 27-24. This 12 months, Iowa is 6-2 with wins versus Wisconsin, Penn Condition and Minnesota.
Missouri is 15-18 all time in its bowl appearances, with its previous gain in a bowl game courting back again to a 33-17 victory in excess of Minnesota in the 2015 Citrus Bowl.
Teams usually have to qualify for a bowl game with at the very least six wins, but — with shortened seasons — the NCAA dropped all postseason needs for bowl online games this season, like a acquire minimum amount.
On Tuesday, Missouri mentor Eliah Drinkwitz mentioned the Tigers would be accepting a bid and taking part in in a bowl match this year.
“It can be an awesome opportunity for our group to get a chance to go on this journey alongside one another and perform another recreation,” Drinkwitz stated. “It is an great possibility for Mizzou. We didn’t get to go to a bowl sport final 12 months, and so for us to have that existence on national tv. We are going to be in a great sport because of the kind of period we had. It really is a reward.”
On Saturday, Drinkwitz’s inaugural normal season at Missouri wrapped up with a 51-32 highway decline to a two-acquire Mississippi State crew.
Drinkwitz’s to start with calendar year in Columbia began with back again-to-back again losses, to No. 1 Alabama and a then-ranked Tennessee group. However, Missouri picked up its very first gain in Week 3 with an upset of defending nationwide champion LSU. The Tigers proceeded to acquire four of their next 5 online games, which include a get against Kentucky for the very first time in 6 seasons and stroll-off win against rival Arkansas. Missouri shut out the year with a reduction to No. 9 Georgia and, of class, Mississippi Point out.
Nissan Stadium will be at 20% potential for the recreation, which is about 14,000 seats. Each Missouri and Iowa will be issued a small total of tickets for families of players and coaches. In an electronic mail despatched Sunday, Missouri Athletics mentioned that mainly because of COVID-19 protocols, tickets can only be ordered directly nevertheless the Songs City Bowl. Tickets can be procured below.
The recreation will kick off at 3 p.m. CST on ESPN.