October 23, 2010
With the score tied at 7, MU fans cheer on the Tiger football team during the first quarter of the Homecoming game against Oklahoma.
Sophomore defensive end Aldon Smith runs the ball downfield after intercepting a pass in the first quarter against Oklahoma on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
The day began early for many Missouri fans. Francis Quadrangle opened at 3:30 a.m. for people wanting to get in the best possible position for the ESPN "College GameDay" broadcast from in front of the Columns.
Senior safety Jarrell Harrison dives to tackle Oklahoma wide receiver Ryan Boyles during the 1st quarter of the Homecoming game on Saturday at Faurot Field.
Junior quarterback Blaine Gabbert runs the ball during the first quarter against Oklahoma.
Missouri linebacker Will Ebner celebrates a tackle in the second quarter of Saturday's game against Oklahoma.
Junior wide receiver Jerrell Jackson tries to stay up as he is tackled by two Oklahoma defenders during the second half on Saturday.
Senior safety Jasper Simmons raises his hands to pump up the crowd as the Tigers take the field before the game Saturday.
Missouri wide receiver Jerrell Jackson muscles through a pair of Oklahoma defenders for extra yards after a third quarter reception.
Homecoming fans showed up at ESPN's College GameDay by the thousands. On their way out, a few of them stopped for a quick portrait on Francis Quadrangle with Missourian photographers Clint Alwahab and Mallory Benedict.
Rob and Joy Millard, parents of Oklahoma freshman fullback Trey Millard, pose in front their house during their tailgating party at their Columbia home before the Missouri's game against Oklahoma on Saturday. Rob Millard said that he had probably been to more tailgates than games in the past, but now that his son plays for the Sooners he goes to Oklahoma for every game.
MU fans pulled out all the stops to be noticed at ESPN's College GameDay broadcast. Fans began arriving at MU's Francis Quadrangle around 10 p.m. Friday night. The crowd, which prevailed through the rainy night, grew to an estimated 18,000 by show time.
Amanda Moreland, 21, and Ryan Williams, 21, hug after participating in an M-I-Z cheer while tailgating before the MU Homecoming game Saturday.
With a tiger tail tucked into the back of his shorts, Mike Sokolaski serves a plate of food to tailgaters before the MU vs. Oklahoma football game Saturday.
With multiple car accidents in the area, the police presence seemed ubiquitous near Faurot Field prior to the homecoming game Saturday night.
Madison Cunnignham, 8, climbs a tree near her family's tailgate outside Faurot Field before the MU vs. Oklahoma game.
The Homecoming Parade on Saturday makes its way down Sixth Street.
MU defensive lineman Brayden Burnett high-fives fans during the team's "Tiger Walk" from the Missouri Athletic Training Complex to Faurot Field before the MU Homecoming game.
ESPN's 'Gameday' came to MU Saturday morning and was met by 18,000 fans who filled Francis Quadrangle, cheered loudly and brought homemade signs.
The MU Homecoming parade on Saturday began at the intersection of Rollins Street and Maryland Avenue and ran to Sixth Street. The parade's start time was pushed back to noon from the traditional 8 a.m. to accommodate the broadcast of ESPN's College GameDay on the Francis Quadrangle.