Snatching Victory in Shreveport
But, compared to two years ago, fewer MU fans saw today's victory in person. Instead, they packed into Columbia bars and restaurants rather than traveling to Shreveport.
This year, Mizzou only sold about 3,000 of its 12,000 tickets. So, the University of South Carolina sold some of them to its fans.
Tiger fans had different reasons for not making the trip this time.
"They wonder why they can't fill the stadiums," said Mark Harp. "Well gee, ticket prices, the average person can't pay that."
Added Benjamin Choi, "Well, two years ago, like I said, people were a lot more excited because Brad Smith was just a sophomore, and we had just beat Nebraska for the first time in 25 years. This year, people are just not as excited because we lost three of our last four games."
Two years ago, Missouri sold 8,000 tickets to its first Independence Bowl. But, fans who made this week's trip got their money's worth. More on the game later in sports.