COLUMBIA – The University of Missouri has accepted an invitation for its football team to play in the 2018 AutoZone Liberty Bowl.The 60th playing of the Liberty Bowl will pit the 8-4 and 23rd-ranked (College Football Playoff) Tigers against the Oklahoma State Cowboys (6-6) onDec. 31 in Memphis. Kickoff is set for 2:45 p.m. (central time) with the game broadcast on ESPN.
Missouri comes into bowl season having won its last four games and five of its last six to finish the regular season with an 8-4 record.
This will be Missouri’s second consecutive bowl appearance after going to the Texas Bowl last season\
This will be Missouri’s third trip to the Liberty Bowl. They defeated LSU 20-15 in the 1978 classic and lost to Purdue 28-25 in 1980.
Missouri coach Barry Odom was the defensive coordinator for Memphis from 2012 to 2014.
The Tigers last played Oklahoma State, a former Big 12 opponent, in the 2014 Cotton Bowl, a 41-31 win for Missouri.
Missouri is allotted 8,000 tickets for the game. Tickets are priced at $85 and $95 and can by purchased online at www.mutigers.com/tickets or can be purchased by calling the MU Athletic Ticket Office (1-800-CAT-PAWS) or in person at the Mizzou Arena box office from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
To hear the press conference announcing Mizzou would go to the Liberty Bowl, click on the audio player: