The Missouri Tigers finished the 2018 regular season with an impressive 8-4 record, highlighted by four-straight wins to close out the year.

Now, they’ll head off to Memphis, where the Liberty Bowl showdown against Oklahoma State awaits the Tigers.

Senior DL Terry Beckner Jr., a former 5-star recruit from St. Louis, will likely be an early round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, so he had a big decision to make — play in the bowl game or sit out? According to Beckner, there was never a decision to be made:

Beckner bleeds Missouri black and gold, so it’s no surprise that he’ll be on the field with his teammates this bowl season.

This year, Beckner has 31 tackles (9.5 for a loss) and two sacks for a Tiger defense that greatly improved over the course of the season.