The Missouri Tigers were 1-5 through their first six games, making a bowl berth seem nearly impossible.

However, the Tigers never gave up hope and, with second-year head coach Barry Odom leading the way, battled their way back to finish the season with an incredible 7-5 record, winning six-straight games.

As you can see in the hype video below, the Tigers remember all the doubters at the start of the season and wanted to make it clear they’ve turned the page:

In the video, Odom says only one team has ever started 1-5 and won eight games in a season. At 7-5, the Tigers have the chance to become only the second team to accomplish that impressive feat.

Mizzou will travel to Houston to play former Big 12 foe Texas in the Texas Bowl on Wednesday, Dec. 27. It’s another winnable game for the Tigers, but it certainly won’t be easy.

It will be interesting to see if Mizzou can rise up to the challenge and earn the eighth win of its surprising season.