According to this report by The Kansas City Star, an Orange Bowl representative who attended the Border War game between Missouri and Kansas gave the Tigers hope that they might be selected to play in the Orange Bowl as an at-large team.
It would be the 50th anniversary of the Tigers' win in the 1960 Orange Bowl, a game in which Mizzou beat Navy.
In order to earn an at-large BCS berth, a team must be ranked at least 14th in the BCS standings. Right now, the Tigers are ranked 12th.
So, if the Tigers earned an unlikely berth to the Orange Bowl, which teams would be left out? Who would they face in the bowl? And who would be in the other BCS bowls?
Let's take a look now at some BCS Bowl Projections.