Mizzou Football Headed to the Houston Bowl, Will Face the Texas Longhorns
Dec 04 2017 by Kathy Alvarado
Mizzou's football team will face the Texas Longhorns in the Texas Bowl on December 27, the school announced on Sunday.
Texas: The Longhorns are making their first bowl appearance since 2014, when they lost 31-7 to Arkansas in the Texas Bowl. The Texas Bowl will be played at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.
For the first time under coachBarry Odom - the Mizzou Tigers are heading to a bowl game. "We are excited about playing in Houston, an area which we recruit, and look forward to Mizzou fans turning out to cheer on the Tigers against Texas".
Series history • Texas leads 17-6; last meeting, Mizzou won 17-5 in 2011. Texas beat Mizzou 40-27 in the 1946 Cotton Bowl.
A release says Mizzou is allotted 8,000 tickets for the Texas Bowl.
Mizzou, 7-5 on the season and winners of six-straight, will face former Big 12 Conference opponent Texas (6-6) when the nationally televised (ESPN) Texas Bowl kicks off. Missouri's margin of victory was 30 points during its winning streak, and the school is trying to become the second in history (Rutgers, 2008) to win eight games after starting the season 1-5.
Mizzou last appeared in the Texas Bowl back in 2009.