Sparse crowd gathers at Memorial Stadium before Missouri's home finale

Saturday, November 17, 2012 | 7:00 p.m. CST; updated 7:08 p.m. CST, Saturday, November 17, 2012

COLUMBIA — A few hours before Missouri’s final home game against Syracuse on Saturday, a steady stream of football fans descended down Stadium Boulevard toward Memorial Stadium. Dressed mostly in black, the group looked like it could have been headed to a funeral instead of a football game.