Minus Pinkel, Tigers Seek Bowl Eligibility

8 years 7 months 2 weeks ago Saturday, November 19 2011 Nov 19, 2011 Saturday, November 19, 2011 2:32:00 PM CST November 19, 2011 in Tiger Talk
Source: AP

COLUMBIA (AP) -- Missouri will have to beat Texas Tech today without coach Gary Pinkel, suspended for one game after getting arrested on suspicion of drunken driving.

Pinkel offered a public apology after getting pulled over following a post-practice dinner with friends Wednesday night. He pleaded guilty Friday and received a suspended sentence that keeps him out of jail.

Where he won't be is on the sideline with the Tigers. Missouri (5-5, 3-4) needs to win one of its last two regular season games to be bowl eligible and is coming off perhaps its best game of the year, a 17-5 upset of then No. 21 Texas. The Red Raiders (5-5, 2-5) also needs a win to become eligible for a bowl game.

 

 

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