Fans tailgate before Missouri-Texas A&M game

Saturday, November 30, 2013 | 5:35 p.m. CST; updated 5:37 p.m. CST, Sunday, December 1, 2013

COLUMBIA — Many MU students were presumably still out of town Saturday, but you'd never know it looking at the swath of tailgaters blanketing campus before the Missouri-Texas A&M kickoff. Parents, alumni and students knew plenty was at stake for the Tigers, including a berth in the Southeastern Conference Championship game and a chance to avenge the beat down the Aggies handed them last season in College Station, Texas.