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Tigers head to Alamo Bowl

Posted on Dec. 7, 2008 by Karen Pojmann

Story by Ryan Gavin

It’s official: Mizzou will go to San Antonio to play in the Alamo Bowl.

Announced Sunday afternoon, the Dec. 29 game will feature the No. 25 Tigers (9-4) against the No. 22 Northwestern Wildcats (9-3) of the Big 10 Conference.

Although the Tigers played at the Alamodome for the 2007 Big 12 Championship, Mizzou has never played in the Alamo Bowl (hosted at the same site) before in the game’s 15-year history. The 2009 game will mark the Tigers’ fourth consecutive bowl trip and fifth in the past six years. Northwestern played in the 2000 Alamo Bowl against Nebraska but lost 66-17.

Tickets for the game are available for purchase Monday at 9 a.m. Fans can purchase tickets online, by phone at 1-800-CAT-PAWS (884-PAWS in Columbia) or by visiting the Mizzou Arena Ticket Office.

The athletic department expects a rush for tickets early Monday morning, so fans are encouraged to get their tickets via A seating section will be created exclusively for MU students. Students should visit on Tuesday for information and ordering instructions.

Fans interested in travel packages to the bowl game location through the Mizzou Alumni Association are encouraged to visit or call 888-MIZZOU-1.

For more information on San Antonio and events going on around the Alamo Bowl, visit the Web site.

comment icon Comments (4)

  • Missouri is a great team; they really smoked Nebraska. They kind of lost momentum towards the end of the season. It will be interesting to see how they compete in the bowl game.

    Nebraska Football | Dec. 8, 2008

  • I think the Tigers will beat Northwestern. Nevertheless it still is a good season. There is no shame in losing to Kansas and Oklahoma the last two weeks, as they are also real good football teams. I don’t think the Big 10 is that good a conference this year.

    Brian | Dec. 9, 2008

  • I don’t think they could have picked a better match-up. Northwestern has lost to only one sub-par team (Indiana) and two very good teams (Penn State and Michigan State). Missouri also has lost to one sub-par team (Kansas) and has three losses to very top-tier teams(Texas, Oklahoma State and Oklahoma). Only one difference: Northwestern has many many very close wins, and Mizzou’s had a higher margin of victory. Still, this should be a very good game! Go Mizzou!

    Corn | Dec.15, 2008

  • Let’s not forget that many of MU’s away wins were at homecoming games. Mizzou is a slightly better team, and Northwestern has the momentum and will to win a bowl game. This is going to be a great match-up. Not even the experts can agree on a clear winner.

    19900 | Dec.17, 2008

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