No TV watching on Jan. 1 for Missouri

DALLAS (AP) _ Last New Year's Day, Missouri players were on
their couches gorging on the action and recovering from a
last-second Sun Bowl loss a few days earlier.
The seventh-ranked Tigers are part of the extravaganza this
year, with Tuesday's leadoff-man matchup against number-25 Arkansas
the school's first New Year's Day appearance in 38 years.
Missouri's last major bowl appearance was the Orange in 1970, a
10-3 loss to Penn State to wrap up a 9-2 season, and though it's
the fourth postseason trip in five years for the Tigers it's only
the sixth since 1983. They've played in the Cotton Bowl only once,
in 1946.
At 11-2, Missouri is seeking its first-ever 12-win season. The
Razorbacks are 8-4.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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