COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri star defensive end Aldon Smith plans to play, returning from a month-long absence following a broken fibula. Rumors of an ankle injury holding Oklahoma receiver Ryan Broyles out of tonight's game proved false. He was working during warm-ups and appeared to be moving well.
The rain has -- for now -- held off.
The Tigers and Sooners look ready to go.
Missouri is breaking out the gold pants and black jerseys for this one, a combination rarely used, but one the Tigers broke out for a win that launched one of the best seasons in school history. Playing in a nationally televised game against Nebraska in 2007, the Tigers rolled to a 41-6 win and eventually ended up ranked No. 1 for part of that season.
With another "Gold Rush" underway at Faurot Field like it had on that night, the Missouri fans are looking to capture some of that mojo, or perhaps more accurately, "Moe-Jo," a GameDay sign seen Saturday with a nod to star receiver T.J. Moe, who leads the team in receptions.