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PHOTO GALLERY: Tigers take Illini in Arch Rivalry Game

Saturday, September 5, 2009 | 11:33 p.m. CDT; updated 3:37 p.m. CDT, Monday, September 7, 2009
The Tigers celebrate on the field after beating the Illinois Fighting Illini 37-9.

Showing strong defense, the Tigers defeated the University of Illinois Fighting Illini 37-9 on Saturday in St. Louis' Edward Jones Dome. The Tigers took home the Arch Rivalry trophy for the third year in a row.

Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert evades being tackled by Illinois' defensive back Travon Bellamy during the first half of Saturday's game.
Illinois defensive back Bo Flowers tackles Missouri tailback Derrick Washington during the second half of the Arch Rivalry game on Saturday in St. Louis.
Illinois quarterback Juice Williams is wrapped up by Missouri defensive lineman Aldon Smith.
Tigers wide receiver Wes Kemp, No. 8, narrowly misses catching a touchdown pass past Illinois' Tavon Wilson, No. 3, at the start of the second half of the Arch Rivalry game.
Dan Jarvis of Bridgeton cheers for the Tigers during the first quarter of Saturday's Arch Rivalry game against the Illinois Fighting Illini at the Edward Jones Dome.
Six-year-old Liam Hampton of Springfield shouts the "M-I-Z" cheer during a rally in the alumni association area outside the Edward Jones Dome before the Missouri-Illinois game today. Athletics director Mike Alden, Sen. Kit Bond, R-Mo., and Gov. Jay Nixon helped lead the cheers to fire up fans' spirits before the game.

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