Missouri will close out its status as a member of the Big 12's football community by playing in the SEC's backyard, and in a bowl game that's historically featured the Tigers' new home conference. The game against North Carolina will be MU's first against an ACC opponent since 1999.
Among the key match-ups will be Mizzou's ability to run the ball against a stout UNC defense to free up quarterback James Frankin. The Tigers' leading rusher Henry Josey missed the last two games of the regular season and is expected to be out against the Tar Heels, who are 14th in the nation in rushing defense. Giovani Bernard has rushed for a Missouri freshman record of 1,220 yards and 13 touchdowns this season.
Date, time: Monday, December 26, 4 p.m. CT
Location: Independence Stadium, Shreveport, Louisiana
Radio: Mizzou Radio Network, KEEL 710 AM (Shreveport broadcast)