Missouri’s postseason projections continue to land the team in a bowl game played earlier in December and hosted by sponsors that you might not have heard of. Saturday’s 21-3 loss to Florida didn’t help anything, with a few pundits dropping the Tigers to the Birmingham Bowl or the Independence Bowl.
It’s not Doomsday yet.
There’s no need to hit the panic button with Mizzou sitting at four wins with several opportunities to pick up a few more to become bowl eligible. But, if you’re expecting a Cotton Bowl invitation, you’ll likely be waiting for a bit.
Here is what the bowl projections look like for Mizzou after Week 6.
- CBSSports.com (Jerry Palm): Birmingham Bowl (Birmingham, Ala.)– Missouri vs. Cincinnati
- CollegeFootballNews.com (Pete Fiutak): Belk Bowl (Charlotte, N.C.)– Missouri vs. North Carolina
- CollegeSportsMadness.com: Texas Bowl (Houston)– Missouri vs. Texas Tech
- ESPN (Greg Ostendorf): Texas Bowl (no opponent listed)
- ESPN (Mark Schlabach): Music City Bowl (Nashville, Tenn.)– Missouri vs. Virginia Tech
- ESPN (Brett McMurphy): Liberty Bowl (Memphis, Tenn.)– Missouri vs. Kansas State
- SBNation.com (Jason Kirk): Independence Bowl (Shreveport, La.)– Missouri vs. Oklahoma State
- SportingNews.com (Bill Bender): Music City Bowl– Missouri vs. Northwestern
With Steve Spurrier's retirement, Gary Pinkel (190 wins) trails only Virginia Tech's Frank Beamer (276) among active coaches.
— David Morrison (@DavidCMorrison) October 13, 2015