View the story "Syracuse vs. Missouri Fan Reactions" on Storify] Syracuse vs. Missouri Fan Reactions The Missouri Tigers narrowly lost to the Syracuse Orange Saturday at Memorial Stadium, 31-27. The Tigers fell to 5-6 on the season and need to pull off an upset in their final game at Texas A&M to become bowl eligible. Here are some noteworthy tweets from Missouri fans over the course of the game.
Storified by Columbia Missourian · Sat, Nov 17 2012 19:24:56
Saturday's game wasn't just a pivotal matchup between two teams vying for bowl contention. It was also Missouri's senior night and annual blackout game.
Senior night at #MIZZOU http://pic.twitter.com/OJ939fE0Seth Newbold
Blackout games are my favorite. Combined with the dark of night, we're invincible. #cantseeuscoming #MIZChristine Johnston
Blackout game! #mizzou http://instagr.am/p/SJn8biIA6Z/Seth Gregory
The game started with a bang, as freshman receiver Dorial Green-Beckham took a screen pass 70 yards for a touchdown early in the first quarter.
In the time it took me to find ESPNU, DGB takes one to the house.Nick
Another weekly reminder that Dorial Green-Beckham is really good at the footballAnthony Del Fiacco
If you go by time on the clock, that's 3 DGB touchdowns in that last 3.5 minutes of game time #mizzouJason Reichert
Quarterback James Franklin started the game strong, completing all 7 of his pass attempts on the first two Missouri drives as the Tigers took a 14-3 lead and looked to be cruising to a victory.
That James Franklin guy can't play quarterback #MIZJustin Gibbs
@JFrankTank1 is in Heismen mode tonight.Nick Moczalla
Who are you? And what have you done with James Franklin?Alec Huhman
What happened at halftime in Tennessee? Because James Franklin has been unreal since then.Cam Phillips
I wish we could play Syracuse every week, this is fun. #MizzouMarshall Rader
The action didn't stop during halftime, as the U.S. Army Parachute Team dropped onto Faurot Field.
I'm going Instagram crazy tonight, but the Golden Knights at halftime were pretty cool! http://instagr.am/p/SJxmQGCLcv/Jenny Dewar
The army just dropped parachuters onto the field. Coolest Halftime Show Ever. #MizzouStacey Sobelman
Parachuters just came in from the sky...had fireworks lit...idk where they came from no sight of a plane #G #mizzou #football #halftimeiDREAM
After the strong first quarter start, the Missouri offense went quiet and the defense let the Orange back into the game, putting the Tigers' bowl hopes in jeopardy.
Mizzou stopped playing second quarter lowkey.Nichole Mucker
#Mizzou coaching staff's inability to adjust is beyond laughable at this point. #gamesdonechangedDerek Redel
And now pathetic coverage by the secondary. Johnny Football is going to sleepwalk to the Cotton Bowl next week. #MizzouKyle Hill
I'm all for the bend-don't-break defense, but this bend-bend-bend-bend-then finally break isn't working #MizzouJim Grundy
To bowl or not to bowl, that is the question. #MizzouNick Dwy
With the game tied at 17-17, backup quarterback Corbin Berkstresser replaced a banged-up Franklin. Berkstresser, who's struggled at times this season, led the Tigers on a 79-yard touchdown drive to take the lead — to the surprise of some Missouri fans.
Was about to have a heart attack because Berkstresser was in. But then he leads an awesome TD drive. #MizzouCara Kumari
I stand corrected, nice job berkstresser!Ben Sullivan
And then you go and totally redeem yourself #BerkstresserTyler Ott
I just have no understanding of Corbin Berkstresser's competence as a QBTed Miles
I could maybe get behind this Franklin-Berkstresser tag team. #MIZZvSYRTucker Moore
An Andrew Baggett field goal put the Tigers up three points with less than 2 minutes left to play, but an 81-yard Syracuse touchdown drive gave them a 31-27 lead, securing the game for the Orange and stunning Missouri fans.
That's #Mizzou football for you…Laura Muckey
Whatever, I'm not even gonna get mad, if you can't beat Syracuse you can't win a bowl game anyways #Mizzou #PatheticBrett Herbst
Mizzou football is a damn embarrassment. I hope they figure out how to be a respectable team next year.Chris Denman
3 games this year we should've won. I can't believe we lost this game. #MizzouBrandon Salmons
No that's okay, Mizzou. I don't want y'all to go to a bowl game this year either. Idiots.Matthew Cressionnie
You know what, we have an awesome basketball team. #MIZLiz Skretkowicz