This season has been a largely forgettable one for the Missouri Tigers -- or one they'd like to forget. After years of double digit wins, this season has found a Tigers team struggling to stay at or above .500 and becoming eligible for the bowl season far later in the year than anyone would like. Their leading rusher (and the Big 12's as well) Henry Josey was lost for the season just last week. Gary Pinkel was arrested for driving while intoxicated and consequently suspended for a game. It's just been that kind of year.
But the team has surged as of late including a come from behind win yesterday over the Texas Tech Red Raiders that featured James Franklin accounting for four touchdowns. And now that they're bowl eligible, the Tigers are predicted to play the Louisville Cardinals in the Pinstripe Bowl. The Cardinals also just became bowl eligible after beating Connecticut on Saturday in a season that has looked eerily similar to the Missouri Tigers. They're now 6-5 and have shown themselves capable of the big win against a team like West Virginia. Yet they've also lost to FIU and Marshall.
The Pinstripe Bowl is going to be be played on December 30.