Missouri Tiger head football coach, Gary Pinkel, announced that the Missouri Tigers are headed to the Texas Bowl in Houston on December 31st to play Navy. Watch Pinkel, Danario Alexander and Sean Weatherspoon as they comment on the bowl selection.
The plus side to the Tigers playing in this bowl game as opposed to the Insight Bowl in Tempe, AZ. is it affords Mizzou the opportunity to play their fourth bowl game in Texas, a state that is heavily recruited by Missouri.
The downside is the fact Mizzou was passed for Iowa State means the Tigers will take a $500,000 hit in the pocket book because the Texas Bowl payout is not as good as the Insight Bowl. This will be the first game between these two teams since the 1961 Orange Bowl. It will be a game of two different styles of offense. Missouri and the spread offense will take on Navy’s wishbone attack. The Tigers have scored over 30 points in the last five game. The Midshipmen ranks 3rd in the nation in rushing and 119th in passing. Listen to Gary Pinkel’s opening comments.
For Missouri senior linebacker Sean Weatherspoon, he was saying all the right things. He said they have to go into this bowl with the right mindset and go for their 9th win of the year. Spoon grew up in Jasper, TX which is just a three hour drive from Houston, so he expects a lot of friends and family to be at the game to see him play his final game as a Tiger.