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Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Mizzou Finish Season As Champions

With one day left in the college football regular season, the Missouri Tigers were ranked number one in the nation. With a victory over Oklahoma in the Big XII championship, they'd have been headed to the national championship game in New Orleans on January 7. As we all know, Missouri got thumped by the Sooners, then were denied a BCS at-large bid when the Orange Bowl opted for the Kansas Jayhawks.

But despite being denied a shot at the national championship and even a BCS bid, Missouri managed to win a championship to end the 2007 season ... the CFBN Challenge Cup championship, that is. Arkansas defeated LSU at the end of the season, wresting the coveted prize from Baton Rouge, but with Mizzou's rout of the Razorbacks the Challenge Cup is Columbia-bound. With the victory, Missouri has now held the Challenge Cup four times, with the last title coming in 1936.

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