After what can only be described as a disappointing season, the Oklahoma State Cowboys are set to face off against former Big 12 opponent no. 24 Missouri in the Autozone Liberty Bowl.
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The game will take place on New Year’s Eve at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in Memphis, Tennessee, and will kickoff at 2:45 PM ET.
At 6-6, Oklahoma State finished the season T-7th in the Big 12, and despite big wins over Boise State, Texas, and West Virginia, plus a narrow loss to Oklahoma, the Cowboys fell flat in a lot of conference play.
The Cowboys upset West Virginia to become bowl eligible in the second to last game of the season, and then failed to show up in Fort Worth against the TCU Horned Frogs, a trend which followed Oklahoma State from week to week throughout the regular season.
In four of Oklahoma State’s six losses, the Cowboys lost by a touchdown or less, and had they played at their full potential, they could arguably have finished the season with 10 wins.
The Missouri Tigers had a more successful season by winning their last four games to finish 8-4, including 4-4 in SEC play. As a part of their eight wins, they knocked off the then 11th-ranked Florida Gators on November 3rd in the Swamp.
This will be the 53rd matchup all-time between the two teams, and the Tigers own the series 29-23. The most recent game between Oklahoma State and Missouri was on January 3, 2014, in the Cotton Bowl, a 41-31 comeback victory by the Tigers.
Oklahoma State is 3-1 on the season as underdogs, and Missouri will undoubtedly be the favorite in this one, so perhaps the Cowboys will show up ready to play and finish off the season on a positive note.