Mizzou Football Has First Practice For Independence Bowl

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COLUMBIA - This morning Mizzou football had its first practice in preparation for the Independence Bowl on December 26th against North Carolina.

This will be Missouri's seventh straight bowl game; however, the Tigers are eager for a win having lost the two previous bowl games against Navy two years ago and Iowa last year.

"Of course you want to get a bowl championship, you know I haven't gotten one since I've been here, so it's definitely some added motivation, and we'll have some time to prepare for it and we'll be ready," said Missouri Junior wide receiver T.J. Moe.

"I think it means a lot, you know because we want to get a bowl game. We want to get a win. You know the last two years we didn't get one so I think we definitely want to win. Everybody, it's on their mind, it's on my mind," said Missouri senior defensive lineman Dominique Hamilton.

"For us it's just mostly about the bowl experience wherever you want to be. You want to be in different places every year. My freshman year I went to the Texas Bowl. We were down in Houston, and last year the Insight Bowl, we were in Tempe. And now I get to go down to Louisiana, we'll be in Shreveport for the Independence Bowl. So it's really just about the experience for us. I think it will be good," said T.J. Moe.