Missouri will play North Carolina in Independence Bowl

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

and 1976.