PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri football fans prepare for Alabama game

Saturday, October 13, 2012 | 5:57 p.m. CDT; updated 9:01 p.m. CDT, Saturday, October 13, 2012
Marching Mizzou and Tigers fans gather Saturday for the Tiger Walk before Missouri's game against Alabama at Memorial Stadium.

COLUMBIA — Fans gathered outside Memorial Stadium and for tailgate parties Saturday before the Missouri Tigers faced the Alabama Crimson Tide.

Missouri coach Gary Pinkel arrives Saturday at Memorial Stadium for the Tigers' football game against Alabama. (Photo: Stuart Palley/Missourian)

Missouri fans show their spirit at the Tiger Walk before the game against the Alabama Crimson Tide on Saturday. (Photo: Stuart Palley/Missourian)

Alabama coach Nick Saban arrives for the game. (Photo: Stuart Palley/Missourian)

Truman stands over the Missouri Tiger logo at the Tiger Walk before the game Saturday against Alabama. (Photo: Stuart Palley/Missourian)

The back of Alabama fan Cindy Burrage's car is decorated with Crimson Tide paraphernalia for the game Saturday at Memorial Stadium. (Photo: Stuart Palley/Missourian)

Alabama fans line up outside Memorial Stadium before the Crimson Tide's game against the Missouri Tigers. (Photo: Emma Kessinger/Missourian)

Wings and bacon-wrapped asparagus cook on the grill Saturday at Andy Lamanna's tailgate outside Memorial Stadium. (Photo: Stuart Palley/Missourian)

Brian Hancock hands out rally towels to fans in Lot X from the Wellness Resource Center on Saturday before the Missouri-Alabama football game. (Photo: Kile Brewer/Missourian)

Missouri and Alabama fans mingle at an Alabama-themed tailgate outside Memorial Stadium on Saturday morning. The tailgate was hosted by the Evans family, who live in Jefferson City but are loyal Alabama Crimson Tide fans. (Photo: Marysa Greenawalt/Missourian)

Alabama fans set up food and beverages at a tailgatenear Memorial Stadium on Saturday. (Photo: Marysa Greenawalt/Missourian)

Judy Naught holds a bag of "Tiger Poop" toffeeshe gave her friend Rosie Evans, an Alabama fan, as a joke. Naught and her husband Rick joined the Evans family at their Alabama-themed tailgate before the Missouri Tigers played the Alabama Crimson Tide at Memorial Stadium on Saturday. (Photo: Marysa Greenawalt/Missourian)


Alabama fans gather for a tailgate party hosted by the University of Alabama's NationalAlumni Association on MU's Lowry Mall on Saturday afternoon. (Photo: Marysa Greenawalt/Missourian)

University Catering at MU supplies an assortment of food and beverages, including banana pudding bars, for Alabama fans at a tailgate hosted by the Alabama's NationalAlumni Association on MU's Lowry Mall on Saturday. (Photo: Marysa Greenawalt/Missourian)

Joy, left, and Eric West traveled from Huntsville, Ala.,to watch the Alabama Crimson Tide play the Missouri Tigers at Memorial Stadium on Saturday. The Wests are celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary at the game and wore custom T-shirts in honor of the occasion. (Photo: Marysa Greenawalt/Missourian)

Dixon White, right, from Springfield, Ala., poses for a portrait Saturday before the Missouri vs. Alabama game. He predicted the final score to be 35-0 in favor of Alabama. (Photo: Naveen Mahadevan/Missourian)

Elise LeRiche, 7, from Kansas City, watches football fans going toMemorial Stadium to watch the Missouri vs. Alabama game. Elise was accompanied by her father, mother and younger brother. (Photo: Naveen Mahadevan/Missourian)

Dennis Herron, an MU freshman, poses for a portrait Saturday afternoon in front of Stankowski Field before the Missouri vs. Alabama game. Herron bought his morph suit from Spirit Halloween for $35. (Photo: Naveen Mahadevan/Missourian)

Doug Hallmon, left, and his son Corey Hallmon, far right, retort to a Missouri fan before the game. Doug Hallmon is originally from Birmingham, Ala., but now lives in Independence, Mo. (Photo: Naveen Mahadevan/Missourian)

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