PHOTO GALLERY: Missouri fans relax in fall sun before Syracuse game

Saturday, November 17, 2012 | 5:05 p.m. CST; updated 9:39 p.m. CST, Saturday, November 17, 2012
Randy Thomas wears a Gary Pinkel mask and has his picture taken by Christian Thebeau while tailgating Saturday afternoon before the Missouri football team played Syracuse.

COLUMBIA — Missouri fans took advantage of the warm weather and relaxed outside before the Tigers' game against Syracuse on Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium. Syracuse fans were much harder to find, though.

Ron Fletcher plays catch with friends before Missouri's game against Syracuse on Saturday at Memorial Stadium. (Photo by BENJAMIN HOSTE/Missourian)

Kansas City high school freshman Cade Horsman, 14, sports Missouri-colored sneakers and Superman socks while tailgating Saturday. (Photo by BENJAMIN HOSTE/Missourian)


Fulton High School senior Heidi Downey pets Truman, a 1-and-a-half-year-old Great Dane, during tailgating before Missouri's game against Syracuse on Saturday. (Photo by BENJAMIN HOSTE/Missourian)


Shaun Oglesby, left, Dan Hoehn and Jason Toler high-five during a game of Jenga while tailgating Saturday afternoon in Lot X before the Missouri-Syracuse game. (Photo by ALLI INGLEBRIGHT/Missourian).

Kalina Hoehn pulls a piece of wood during a game of Jenga while tailgating before the Missouri versus Syracuse game on Saturday afternoon. (Photo by ALLI INGLEBRIGHT/Missourian).

Brothers Gavin, 2, left, and Brody Reynolds, 5, play with a power drill and firewood in their father's pickup truck while tailgating on Saturday. The drill did not have a drill bit in it, only a screwdriver head. (Photo by BENJAMIN HOSTE/Missourian).


A Pearl bass drum waits for its player as the Marching Mizzou percussion section warm-up before Missouri's game against Syracuse on Saturday. (Photo by BENJAMIN HOSTE/Missourian).

CJ McGaffie, the older brother of Missouri football player Gahn McGaffie, participates in Tiger Walk on Saturday before the game. (STUART PALLEY/Missourian)

The Golden Girls raise their pompoms at Tiger Walk before Missouri played Syracuse on Saturday. (STUART PALLEY/Missourian)

Missouri lineman Elvis Fisher lifts up Mya, his 5-year-old sister, during Tiger Walk on Saturday. (STUART PALLEY/Missourian)

The Missouri football team greets fans before the Syracuse game on Saturday.(STUART PALLEY/Missourian)

The silhouettes of tailgating tents near Memorial Stadium are seen against the setting sun just before the Missouri-Syracuse game on Saturday. (YI-CHIN LEE/Missourian)

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