Confirmed #Mizzou vs. North Carolina in the Independence Bowl on Dec. 26th.
The Tigers finished with a 7-5 record during the regular season but finished strong by winning four of their last five games. The Tigers scored upset victories over then ranked Texas A&M and Texas this season. Quarterback James Franklin proved to be a dynamic threat for the Tigers offensively throwing for 20 touchdowns and running for 13 more this season.
The Tar Heels also finished with a 7-5 record and finished fourth in the ACC's coastal division. UNC nearly upset Virginia Tech on November 17 losing 24-21 but lost two of their last three games to end the season.