Believe it or not, Mizzou could still make a bowl

Believe it or not, Mizzou could still make a bowl

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COLUMBIA , MO - SEPTEMBER 8: James Franklin #1 of the Missouri Tigers drops back to pass against the Georgia Bulldogs in the first quarter at Memorial Stadium on September 8, 2012 in Columbia, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

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by Kyle Tons/ Missouri Football App

KMOV.com

Posted on October 16, 2012 at 7:13 PM

Updated Thursday, Oct 17 at 11:50 AM

COLUMBIA, Mo. (Missouri Football App) -- Despite their current record, the Missouri Tigers football team is still mathematically able to play in a postseason bowl game.  The minimum amount of wins for a bowl game is typically six and Mizzou currently has three with five games remaining.

Their record doesn’t show it, but Mizzou sits at 3-4 overall and with strong play after the bye-week, have a chance to make a bowl game.

Mizzou is currently in a bye-week with no football game Saturday.  Up next, Mizzou plays Kentucky for the traditional Homecoming game on October 27.  After Homecoming, the Tigers travel to Florida then Tennessee.  The last home game of the year is against Syracuse and then the finale against Texas A&M in College Station, Texas.

The Tigers have struggled as of late after losing back-to-back games against Vanderbilt and Alabama.  The combination of injuries to the offensive line and quarterback, inconsistent offensive production and a spotty defense are some reasons why many critics do not believe Mizzou will finish with enough wins to make a bowl game.

At most, Mizzou could end up 8-4 but the window for error continues to shrink with the team’s past two losses.

Mizzou defeated North Carolina last year in the AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl 41-24.  Within the last 10 seasons, Mizzou’s played in eight bowl games and have four victories from those games.

If Mizzou wants to play in a bowl game this season, they need to come out strong in front of the Homecoming crowd at Faurot Field to play against Kentucky.

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