Big 12 bowl rules cost Missouri

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - The Big 12 Conference's postseason selection process has Missouri again wondering how it lost out to a team with a worse regular-season record.

The conference allows its bowl game partners to select any eligible team, regardless of win-loss records or head-to-head results.

That means 6-6 Iowa State advanced to the Insight Bowl in Tempe, Ariz., while 8-4 Missouri heads to the Texas Bowl in Houston. Missouri beat Iowa State 34-21 on Nov. 21.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that attempts by Missouri officials to lobby the Insight Bowl and the conference were unsuccessful. Chancellor Brady Deaton was among those seeking a better bid for the school.

Information from: Columbia Daily Tribune,

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