MU Finishes Football Season With Citrus Bowl Win
The 16th-ranked Missouri Tigers football team successfully ended its season Thursday afternoon in Orlando with a 33-17 Citrus Bowl win over 20th-ranked Minnesota.
Heading into the fourth quarter, it was a close game. The Tigers led, 19-17, but pulled away.
“You have to have a drive, a competitive drive in the fourth quarter,” said Mizzou coach Gary Pinkel. “It sounds really easy. It’s not easy. It’s the character of your team and your players, the leadership that you have.”
The Tigers finished the season with a record of 11-3 and with a bowl game victory for the second straight season.
Kansas State plays in the Alamo Bowl game Friday night in San Antonio. Kickoff is at 5:45 CT against UCLA.