Thousands of Mizzou Football Tiger Fans spent a beautiful spring afternoon at this year??s Annual Black and Gold Game.
It??s been 141 days since the Tigers last stepped on Faurot Field in front of the fans for a game.
Ron White made the trip from Owensville to meet a group of his friends for football and tailgating.
The practice game gave Tiger Fans a chance to check out the team before the real competition begins later this summer.
Tiger Fan Ron White said, ??I??m optimistic. I know that we lost a lot of good players. We have a lot of back up players that are going to probably step up this year. If we can keep people healthy, i think we will have a good season.??
Tiger Fan Sam Bennett said, ??I??m optimistic as always. I??d like to see us win about 8 games this year. Hopefully, losing our wide receiver won??t hurt us too bad.??
Fans had a choice of spending $3 on a ticket for the game or donating 3 canned food items to the Food Bank of Central and Northeast Missouri.
Food bank officials collected more than 6,500 pounds of food during the game??s food drive.