'Little Joe' marks a score against Vanderbilt

October 25, 2012 | 5:37 p.m. CDT
"Little Joe" marks a score by Missouri at the football game against Vanderbilt on Oct. 5. The use of a cannon at Missouri home games started in 1895 after a home game against Nebraska. The cannon tradition became a part of Missouri football culture after a home game against Nebraska in 1895, when ROTC cadets fired cannons for every point scored.

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