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Missouri Football Week 13 Bowl Projections: Where Things Stand Heading Into the Final Weekend of the Regular Season

Missouri is on the cusp of a 10-win regular season and an NY6 bowl appearance. Beat Arkansas.

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The Missouri Tigers (9-2, 5-2 SEC) are one win away from their fifth 10-win regular season in program history and securing a New Year’s Six Bowl bid. All this team has to do is take care of business against the Arkansas Razorbacks.

At worst? Missouri has at the very least clinched a New Year’s Day bowl game in Florida (either the Citrus or ReliaQuest) one would assume. Though, this Mizzou team has their eyes on the NY6.

What would a NY6 bowl appearance mean for Missouri?

It’s a phenomenal step toward those championship aspirations that we have,” Mizzou Athletics Director Desiree Reed-Francois told Brendan Wiese and Ben Frederickson on The Big 550 KTRS’ James Carlton Mizzou Football Game Plan Show.

Mizzou stays put at No. 9 in the latest College Football Playoff rankings released on Tuesday night — despite their close 33-31 win over Florida.

Mizzou is currently ahead of Penn State (11th) and Ole Miss (12th) in the rankings. Ole Miss plays Mississippi State on Thursday and Penn State plays Michigan State on Friday — so even if the Nittany Lions and Rebels both win, it would be tough to envision them jumping Missouri if the Tigers beat the Razorbacks.

If Missouri is able to take care of business against Arkansas on Friday as 7.5-point favorites, most bowl projections have the Tigers heading to the Cotton or Peach.

Win and they’re in.


CBS Sports: Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl vs Penn State (Dec. 30 in Atlanta) 11:00 a.m. CST on ESPN

ESPN’s Mark Schlabach and Kyle Bonagura: Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl vs Tulane (Dec. 30 in Atlanta) 11:00 a.m. CST on ESPN

Action Network’s Brett McMurphy: Goodyear Cotton Bowl vs Texas (Dec. 29 in Arlington) 7:00 p.m. CST on ESPN

247Sports: Goodyear Cotton Bowl vs Texas (Dec. 29 in Arlington) 7:00 p.m. CST on ESPN

“Missouri saved its New Year’s Six bid with a comeback win over Florida in the closing seconds. Another win for the Tigers keeps them ahead of Ole Miss in the selection committee’s rankings.”

FoxSports: Vrbo Fiesta Bowl vs Washington (Jan. 1 in Glendale): 12:00 p.m. CST on ESPN

Saturday Down South: Goodyear Cotton Bowl vs Oregon (Dec. 29 in Arlington) 7:00 p.m. CST on ESPN

Sporting News: Goodyear Cotton Bowl vs Texas (Dec. 29 in Arlington) 7:00 p.m. CST on ESPN

USA Today: Goodyear Cotton Bowl vs Texas (Dec. 29 in Arlington) 7:00 p.m. CST on ESPN

Athlon Sports: Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl vs Penn State (Dec. 30 in Atlanta) 11:00 a.m. CST on ESPN

College Football News: Goodyear Cotton Bowl vs Tulane (Dec. 29 in Arlington) 7:00 p.m. CST on ESPN

College Football Network: Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl vs Oregon (Dec. 30 in Atlanta) 11:00 a.m. CST on ESPN

Total count: Peach (5), Cotton (6), Fiesta (1)

Poll

Assuming Cotton or Peach, what would you want for Mizzou?

This poll is closed

  • 43%
    Cotton
    (304 votes)
  • 56%
    Peach
    (392 votes)
696 votes total Vote Now