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Monday, December 6, 2010

Missouri Earns Trip to Insight Bowl vs. Iowa Hawkeyes

Posted By on Mon, Dec 6, 2010 at 10:35 AM

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It's not as bad as it could've been.

Last week we speculated that the Missouri Tigers would get dissed in the bowl selection process despite the team's impressive 10-2 record. As it turns out, Mizzou didn't not receive an invitation from a name-brand bowl (ie. Cotton or Orange) but it did end up with a decent consolation prize -- even it it is a ".com" bowl.

The Tigers are headed to Tempe, Arizona, to face off against the 7-5 Iowa Hawkeyes in the Insight Bowl on December 28. The bowl pays the school more ($3.325 million) than it would have received playing the Holiday or Alamo bowls -- the two other places where Mizzou was most likely to land after Texas A&M got the invite to appear in the Cotton Bowl.

What's more, Missouri's invite has Nebraska Cornhusker fans pondering why they didn't get an invite to Insight despite beating the Tigers early this year.