The SEC still dominated the top-10, with championship runner-up Auburn at No. 2, South Carolina at No. 3, Missouri fifth and Alabama No. 7.
The game, which annually features some of college football's best players, will kick off at 4 p.m. Jan. 18 and will be televised on the NFL Network.
Kony Ealy is leaving. Markus Golden says he's staying. Missouri will need to replace 13 starters in 2014, but the 12-win team has raised the standard around the program.
After three-and-a-half quarters of inconsistency from some unlikely sources, the Missouri Tigers leaned on Michael Sam and Henry Josey to win a tightly contested Cotton Bowl against Oklahoma State.
A touchdown from Henry Josey and a sack from Michael Sam were the plays that sealed Gary Pinkel's 102nd win as coach at Missouril. He had passed Don Faurot for No. 1 on the school's all-time wins list.
Missouri players and coaches reacted on Twitter after their Cotton Bowl win over Oklahoma State, with selfies of trophy kisses and a little dance from coach Gary Pinkel. For more football team updates, follow this Twitter list.
From a 5-0 record in non-conference play to a pair of road wins in two of the SEC's toughest environments, Missouri made an improbable run at an SEC Championship in 2013. Here's a game-by-game account of Missouri's 2013 season.
While the old Cotton Bowl stands just 20 miles west, more of a historic monument with hardly a soul around, Cowboys Stadium has already become a spectacle for the 2014 AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic between Missouri and Oklahoma State.
The Mizzou Alumni Association hosted a pre-game tailgate Friday at the Arlington Convention Center. The Missourian collected scenes from the event and caught up with some of the fans.
We collected score updates, social posts and links from Missourian staff and others during the Cotton Bowl.
Missouri has several Cotton Bowl memories, but where do they fit in with the rest of the game's signature moments?
To welcome Missouri fans traveling to Texas for the Cotton Bowl, the Dallas-Fort Worth chapter of the Mizzou Alumni Association organized a four-bar block party in Uptown Dallas. Missourian reporter Andrew Gibson caught up with fans there.
For the past few months, we've wondered if Missouri guard Max Copeland was being serious in his rants about government conspiracies, Halloween and his teammates. But in the final installment of Copeland's Cranium, he leaves the jokes at the door.
For much of the game, Gary Pinkel dealt with quarterback issues. But in the end, none of that mattered. Henry Josey scored three times, and Michael Sam forced a fumble that led to a 73-yard touchdown return that sealed Missouri's Cotton Bowl victory.
Missouri's offensive coordinator has been the catalyst for the team's offensive turnaround in 2013. On Friday, Henson will play his alma matter in the Cotton Bowl in arguably the biggest test of the season.
The Missouri defense had a great year until Auburn ran over it in the SEC Championship game. Now, defensive coordinator Dave Steckel and his "Misfit Toys" are preparing for Oklahoma State.
The Missouri Tigers find themselves in familiar territory this week as the team prepares to face Oklahoma State in the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic on Friday.
Ahead of Missouri's impending Cotton Bowl game against former Big 12 foe Oklahoma State, we asked fans what celebrities they think embody each conference.
What Franklin will carry with him is the time spent on the sidelines and in the training room, the lows of a career that took more turns than any quarterback in the Gary Pinkel era. Those will be Franklin’s sharpest memories.
Clint Chelf served as inspiration for his teammates and exemplified the impact that a committed, selfless player can have to his team's success.