Red-Hot Tigers Face Off Against Texas in Texas Bowl

Hank Noah 23Sports

The Missouri Tigers football team began their season with a resounding win over Missouri State. Mizzou routed the Bears, beating the 72-43. After that, the Tigers lost five games in a row. Four of those games were SEC matchups. Things were not looking good for MU at this point. Defensive coordinator Demontie Cross was fired a day after the Tigers lost to South Carolina, and head coach Barry Odom was on the hot seat.

The week before homecoming, the Tigers were completely destroyed by the Georgia Bulldogs 53-28. MU sat at a 1-5 record (0-4 in SEC play) on the season and needed to change something around fast. The Tigers had six days to recuperate after the Georgia loss and prepare for a homecoming battle against Idaho.

Although MU had a losing record, Tiger’s fans came out in the thousands to come support their team. The total attendance at the game was over 47 thousand. MU started scoring right out of the gate and led Idaho by a score of 34-7 at the end of the first quarter. The Tigers rode this great start the rest of the game and ended up taking the win over Idaho 68-21. Drew Lock threw for 467 pass yards on the game.

After this Idaho win, MU went on a winning tear. They beat Connecticut 52-12, Florida 45-16, Tennessee 50-17, Vanderbilt 45-17, and Arkansas 48-45. Mizzou finished their regular season on a six-game win streak after starting 1-5.

Now, the red-hot Tigers will face off against the Texas Longhorns in the Texas Bowl. Will MU continue their win streak, or will Texas use their homefield advantage to their advantage? Find out on Wednesday at 8 PM central time.