SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Missouri will face North Carolina in the
Independence Bowl on Dec. 26.
North Carolina is playing in its fourth bowl game in a row - the
program's longest such streak since a seven-year stretch from
1992-98. The Tar Heels finished the season with a 7-5 record,
including a 3-5 mark in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
North Carolina won five of its first six games before losing
four of the past six.
Missouri is playing in its seventh-consecutive bowl game, which
is a program record. The Tigers have a 7-5 record this season,
including a 5-4 mark in the Big 12.
Missouri and North Carolina will be playing in football for only
the third time. The Tigers won the previous two meetings in 1973