For Marching Mizzou, football Saturdays mean a 9- or 10-hours of work that start with a mini-show in the Hearnes Center parking lot for tailgaters.
The Tigers beat San Diego State 27-24 Saturday. The game-winning score came on the last play.
The mood outside the San Diego State locker room after the game was painfully solemn, with coaches and players heading to the team bus shaking their heads in a silent procession.
Saturday was busy for the MU cheer team, Marching Mizzou and fans.
Aldon Smith's physical abilities have always made him stand out. His desire to excel as an athlete helped him learn how to harness those abilities and mold himself into one of the country’s most outstanding defensive linemen.
Since moving into his own place two summers ago, Blaine Gabbert developed a passion for cooking.
San Diego State's defensive strategy, called the 3-3-5, uses three linebackers instead of four. This leaves an extra player to go where needed. Missouri coach Gary Pinkel said playing San Diego State will be "a challenge."
Sophomore wide receiver T.J. Moe says his experience at Missouri has showed him that dogged performance at practice yields substantial results.
Zavier Gooden is tasked with replacing one of the best linebackers at Missouri in Sean Weatherspoon, but so far Gooden has been integral to the Tigers' success on defense.
Missouri tight end Michael Egnew is second on the team with 16 receptions, but seven of them have gone for 5 yards or less. The Tigers are hoping to see him break some tackles for bigger gains.
The Aztecs' complicated defense and high-scoring offense will pose a challenge to the Tigers, coach Gary Pinkel said.
Less than two weeks before his arraignment for felony charges, former MU tailback Derrick Washington was arrested on suspicion of domestic assault.
On Saturday night, Missouri’s backup quarterback James Franklin saw his first minutes of playing time at the collegiate level. Although Franklin’s play was more of a controlled effort to not run up the score than a breakout performance, the freshman said that it felt good to get in the game and show himself that he could play at a new level.
Missouri football, led by Blaine Gabbert and Henry Josey, scored on its first four possessions and held McNeese State scoreless for the contest's first 48 minutes and 24 seconds in its 50-6 victory Saturday.
Missouri was led by quarterback Blaine Gabbert, who completed his first 15 passes, and tailback Henry Josey, who scored three times on his first four carries, to a 50-6 victory.
Vast sections of The Jungle, MU's new student-only tailgating spot, were unoccupied in the hours before Saturday's home football game against McNeese State.
Missouri's second-, third- and fourth-string tailbacks not only stepped up, they also provided the force behind Missouri’s offense during Saturday's 50-6 victory against McNeese State.
Lake Charles, La., natives Bob Alleman and Ron Broussard made the 14-hour drive to Columbia to watch their McNeese State Cowboys play against Missouri. Alleman hasn't missed a game since 2009.
For the six Missouri football players who make up the Kentucky Boulevard Boys, the rap group is sometimes a serious music venture, sometimes an off-field recreation and sometimes an elaborate inside joke. But most of the time, the group is all three at one time.
Missouri offensive coordinator Dave Yost said he asked his fellow coaches at halftime of the Tigers' game against Illinois for their four favorite running plays from the first half. Yost said those four plays became the new, simplified running gameplan for the second half.