October 23, 2010
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.
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.
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.
Aaron Hobson, 22, was shot and killed Saturday in Columbia.
Abhi Sivasailam is a guest columnist for the Missourian.
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 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.
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.
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.
Oklahoma fans Molly and Rob Price immersed themselves in a sea of black and gold on Saturday morning for ESPN's "College GameDay." The Prices said they experienced some loud boos when they first got onto the Francis Quadrangle, but Molly said that Mizzou fans generally have been friendly. The Missouri Tigers play the Oklahoma Sooners at 7 p.m. Saturday in a Big 12 matchup.
MU fans pose while they wait in line to get to the Francis Quadrangle for ESPN's "College GameDay" broadcast Saturday morning. The line wrapped around Jesse Hall and extended down Conley Ave. Some students and fans who wanted to be part of the show's audience arrived Friday evening and camped out for the spot in line.
MU fans run onto Francis Quadrangle early Saturday morning for ESPN's "College GameDay." Fans were able to get free ponchos, black and gold beaded necklaces, drinks and face paint once they passed through the gate.
From left to right, sophomores Tyler Bailey, Nick Balzer and Steve Preocanin hand out free MU ponchos to ESPN's "College GameDay" attendees. Many students said the goal is to have more than 15,800 fans at Gameday, so they can beat a record currently held by Nebraska.