MU receiver Jerrell Jackson vs. Oklahoma [Photo]

Missouri wide receiver Jerrell Jackson muscles through a pair of Oklahoma defenders for extra yards after a third quarter reception.

SLIDESHOW: Tigers fans strike a pose [Slideshow]

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.

Columbia's Rob and Joy Millard support their son, Trey, a freshman at Oklahoma [Photo]

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.

SLIDESHOW: Rainy night doesn't keep Tigers from GameDay [Slideshow]

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.

Excitment of tailgating [Photo]

Amanda Moreland, 21, and Ryan Williams, 21, hug after participating in an M-I-Z cheer while tailgating before the MU Homecoming game Saturday.

Tiger-tailed tailgater [Photo]

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.

Police monitor homecoming [Photo]

With multiple car accidents in the area, the police presence seemed ubiquitous near Faurot Field prior to the homecoming game Saturday night.

Tailgate tree climbing [Photo]

Madison Cunnignham, 8, climbs a tree near her family's tailgate outside Faurot Field before the MU vs. Oklahoma game.

Parade winds down Sixth [Photo]

The Homecoming Parade on Saturday makes its way down Sixth Street.

'Tiger Walk' high-fives [Photo]

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.

The crowd's view of ESPN 'Gameday' [Slideshow]

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.

SLIDESHOW: Scenes from the MU Homecoming parade [Slideshow]

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.

VIDEO: MU Homecoming parade [Video]

The 2010 MU Homecoming parade started at noon Saturday. The parade started at Cornell Hall, went into downtown Columbia and ended at the intersection of Sixth and Elm streets. An audience gathered alongside the road to watch the parade.

Aaron Hobson [Photo]

Aaron Hobson, 22, was shot and killed Saturday in Columbia.

Scenes from the quad at Homecoming [Video]

ESPN's College Gameday took over University of Missouri's Francis Quadrangle Saturday morning. An estimated 18,000 fans attended, many of them were on the quad before sunrise.

Abhi Sivasailam [Photo]

Abhi Sivasailam is a guest columnist for the Missourian.

An aerial view of Francis Quadrangle [Photo]

A sea of black and gold Mizzou fans fills half of Francis Quadrangle at MU for the broadcast of ESPN's "College GameDay" on Homecoming. The quad opened to eager fans at 3:30 a.m. Saturday.

Frenzied fans at Francis Quadrangle [Photo]

Frenzied fans cheer in front of an ESPN camera during Saturday morning's broadcast of "College GameDay" on Francis Quadrangle. MU fans were hoping to beat a record held by Nebraska for crowd attendance.

MU fans on the Columns [Photo]

Some MU fans secured spots on the MU Columns on the Francis Quadrangle early Saturday morning so they could be seen by the cameras for ESPN's "College GameDay." This is "GameDay's" first visit to Mizzou on the school's 99th Homecoming.

Signs of support for the home team [Photo]

MU fans run onto the Francis Quadrangle early Saturday morning with their signs in hand. Some fans started lining up for ESPN's first "College GameDay" broadcast at MU as early as 6 p.m. Friday. The Missouri Tigers play the Oklahoma Sooners in a homecoming game matchup on Faurot Field.