2011 Independence Bowl, Missouri Vs. UNC: 'SEC' Chants Fill Shreveport Air

The Big 12 gave Mizzou a goodbye trip to Shreveport, where the Tar Heels proved an entirely unworthy foe.

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Missouri Vs. UNC Final Score, Independence Bowl 2011: Tigers Storm Shreveport

Quick, close your eyes and guess which team is losing its interim head coach after this game. Actually, you'll need to read the following in order to make an informed decision. OK, so, one team in the 2011 Independence Bowl ran for seven yards per carry throughout its 44 attempts, while the other couldn't break two.

The Missouri Tigers will enter the SEC with a 41-24 win over an ACC team, which is quite the SEC thing to do. The North Carolina Tar Heels have the talent to stand with just about anybody in the country, but Mizzou played with far more interest in the game's outcome.

Quarterback James Franklin finished with 142 yards passing and 132 through the air, along with a pair of touchdowns. Kendial Lawrence tacked on 99 rushing yards, various Tigers caught a pass or two, and Mizzou's defense limited everybody but Bryn Renner to 36 yards on the day.

Larry Fedora inherits a talented team that's clearly in need of direction, or at least not playing in Shreveport anymore.

For more on the 2011 Independence Bowl, visit Missouri blog Rock M Nation and UNC blog Carolina March. Stay tuned to SB Nation's college football news hub throughout bowl season and beyond.


UNC's Dwight Jones Reinstated For Independence Bowl

Senior wide receiver Dwight Jones was ruled ineligible just a day ago, but will be allowed to suit up for North Carolina in the Independence Bowl.


Independence Bowl 2011: Missouri, North Carolina Set For Surprise Matchup

The first bowl shakeup of the 2011 season was the Virginia Tech Hokies' surprise reported selection to the Sugar Bowl. Here's another sign it might be true: the Missouri Tigers and North Carolina Tar Heels will reportedly play, which would send UNC to a bowl one bid higher than the game to which it had been projected.

Eric Blumberg@BlumbergOTB Confirmed #Mizzou vs. North Carolina in the Independence Bowl on Dec. 26th.    

The Independence Bowl started in 1976 (hence the name) is played annually in Shreveport, Louisiana and usually features a school from the Mountain West Conference versus a school from the ACC with the Sun Belt waiting in the wings just in case.

This year's game will take place Monday, December 26 at 8:00 p.m. and be televised on ESPN where Rob Stone, Danny Kanell & Allison Williams will broadcast.

Ole Miss is the current leader in game appearances with five while Louisiana Tech has appeared in four. Last year, Air Force topped Georgia Tech 14-7.

Game date, time: 8:00 pm ET, Monday, December 26

Location: Independence Stadium, Shreveport, Louisiana

TV channel: ESPN

2010 winner and loser: Air Force 14 - Georgia Tech 7

For more on each bowl game as it’s announced, stay tuned to SB Nation’s 2011 college football bowl game bids coverage. And visit our many college football blogs.

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