Missouri vs. Syracuse: Tigers try for bowl eligibility

Joe Robbins

One last non-conference games remains for the Missouri Tigers as they look for their sixth win.

Two teams looking for bowl eligibility meet in Colombia, Mo., Saturday when the Missouri Tigers host the Syracuse Orange.

The Tigers (5-5) get a much-needed breather away from the Southeastern Conference. Mizzou has struggled to a 2-5 conference record its first season in the league after leaving the Big 12. They're 3-0 outside of the SEC this season, news not welcome to the ears of Orange fans. A game with fellow Big 12 exile Texas A&M looms after this week, perhaps making Saturday the Tigers' best shot at gaining bowl eligibility.

Syracuse (also 5-5) sits higher in the Big East than the Tigers do in the SEC with a 4-2 conference record, perhaps adding to their chances at a bowl. But either team would need that elusive sixth win before getting a chance at a bowl, and they'll both seek that goal Saturday.

Saturday's game between Missouri and Syracuse kicks off at 6 p.m. CT and will be televised by ESPNU.

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