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PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri wins 17-6 over Miami (Ohio)

Saturday, September 3, 2011 | 5:37 p.m. CDT; updated 7:50 p.m. CDT, Saturday, September 3, 2011
Senior wide receiver Wes Kemp cheers and sings with fans after the game against Miami (Ohio) at Faurot Field Saturday. The final score of the game was 17-6.

COLUMBIA — Under a blistering hot sun — temperatures crept into the high 90s — the Missouri Tigers beat the Miami (Ohio) RedHawks 17-6 in the opening game on Saturday.

Junior wide receiver T.J. Moe runs the ball during the game against Miami (Ohio) on Saturday at Faurot Field. Moe led the team in receiving last year.
MU defensive lineman Dominique Hamilton cools off under a cold towel and takes a swig from his Gatorade after a defensive series against the Miami (Ohio) RedHawks during the Tigers' home opener at Faurot Field on Saturday.
Shelby Catalano of Marching Mizzou adjusts the strap on her hat on Saturday at the football game against Miami (Ohio). High school band members from across the state joined Marching Mizzou in their halftime show in the annual tradition of Marching Mizzou High School Band Day.
MU quarterback James Franklin is tackled by Miami (Ohio) linebacker Mitch Krotz at the football game on Saturday on Faurot Field. More than 58,000 people attended the game.
Cheerleaders fly during the Mizzou v. Miami (Ohio) football game on Saturday. The Tigers won the first game of the season with a score of 17-6.
Missouri players reach for the ball on Saturday at the Missouri v. Miami (Ohio) football game. The first game of the season brought 58,313 fans to the stands in Faurot Field.
Defensive lineman Michael Sam chases after Miami (Ohio) quarterback Zac Dysert at the game on Saturday. The Tigers defeated the RedHawks 17-6.
Offensive Lineman Anthony Gatti walks into the locker room with Wide Receiver Bud Sasser after the Mizzou v. Miami (Ohio) game on Saturday. The Missouri Tigers won the game 17-6.
The Miami (Ohio) offensive line faces off against the Tigers' defensive line during the MU home opener on Faurot Field on Saturday. Fans and players alike endured a heat index of more than 100 degrees.
MU defensive coordinator Dave Steckel encourages his defensive team after stopping the Miami (Ohio) RedHawks during the Tigers' home opener at Faurot Field on Saturday. The Tigers won 17-6.
MU senior safety Kenji Jackson, left, celebrates with defensive lineman Brad Madison, right, after stopping a Miami (Ohio) drive during the Tigers' home opener at Faurot Field on Saturday.

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