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PHOTO GALLERY: Fans tailgate before Missouri-Central Florida game

Saturday, September 29, 2012 | 11:19 a.m. CDT; updated 6:05 p.m. CDT, Saturday, October 13, 2012

ORLANDO, Fla. — Tigers and Knights fans gathered to tailgate Saturday on the University of Central Florida campus before the Missouri-Central Florida football game.

Tony Ebert, left, and son Stefan Ebert work to raise a University of Missouri Tigers flag Saturday at the University of Central Florida tailgate on Memorial Mall. Stefan Ebert graduated from the MU in 2003 and studied journalism. Ebert currently lives in the Miami area and drove up to watch the game against the Knights.

Shelby Ross, right, throws a football to Brett Schulman on Saturday morning in the center of Memorial Mall at the University of Central Florida. Memorial Mall is the main area for tailgating at Central Florida and is on campus near Bright House Networks Stadium.

Nelson Arenas, left, drives a cooler scooter Saturday on Memorial Mall for the University of Central Florida tailgate with Crissy Keeth as a passenger. Memorial Mall is a grassy area near Bright House Networks Stadium where Central Florida students tailgate and grill before home football games.

Dan Adams rides around on a UCF scooter/cooler at the Memorial Mall tailgate Saturday morning at the University of Central Florida. Adams claimed the scooter can travel up to 20 mph.

Zac Lewis, left, and David Casey get ready for the game Saturday morning at a Days Inn in Orlando, Fla. Casey and Lewis are Missouri fans and say they attended Fort Osage High School with Missouri player E.J. Gaines.

David Detwiler carries a knight in armor statue Saturday from his RV to his outdoor patio area set up near Bright House Networks Stadium at University of Central Florida. Detwiler graduated from the University of Central Florida in 1981.

A cake decorated in University of Central Florida colors adorns a table beneath a tailgate tent Saturday morning on Memorial Mall.

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