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Arch Rivalry 2009
Photographer: Darrell Hoemann
SPLIT LOYALTIES: Two St. Louis couple displayed their divided allegiance before Saturday's game. Left to right: Bobby DeMoulin, Emily Lewis, Ali Valero and Mark Reeder
Illinois running back Mikel Leshoure moves past Missouri's Hardy Ricks in the second quarter Saturday.
Even the elevators: You can choose a team floor in the parking garage near the America's Center in St. Louis.
ILLINI ZONE: A special area for Illini fans was set up across from the dome.
Fans from the Quad Cities and Moline tailgate in a parking garage before the Illinois/Missouri game Saturday.
Fans from Tuscola, including the Hilgendorf and Bean families, tailgate in a parking garage before the Illinois/Missouri game Saturday.
Illinois quarterback Juice Williams (7) lets the ball go after a sack in the second quarter of Saturday's game. Missouri raced to a 16-3 lead at halftime as Juice struggled.
Photographer: Robert K. O'Daniell
Ron Zook greets Illinois wide receiver Arrelious Benn during pregame warmups Saturday in rainy St. Louis. Fortunately, the game against Missouri is being played indoors.
Illinois quarterback Juice Williams warms up before Saturday's game against Missouri.
Illinois punter Anthony Santella (87) is roughed by Missouri in the first half of Saturday's game. Missouri led 16-3 at halftime.
Illinois linebacker Martez Wilson comes on the field for pregame warmups Saturday.
The Illini's A.J. Jenkins watches as a pass get through for an interception by Missouri's Hardy Ricks on Saturday.
Missouri receiver Wes Kemp (8) runs for a touchdown in the first quarter Saturday.
Illinois fans had plenty to cheer about ... during pregame warmups. After that it was all Missouri, the Tigers winning 37-9 on Saturday.
Illinois freshman Justin Green runs into a Missouri defender in the first quarter.
Illinois cornerback Dere Hicks tracks down Danario Alexander (81) in the second half of Saturday's game in St. Louis, won by Missouri 37-9.
Illinois quarterback Juice Williams hits the deck on a failed fourth-down attempt late in the second quarter Saturday.
Illinois running back Mikel Leshoure goes up the middle for a second-half gain Saturday.
Illinois cornerback Travon Bellamy (31) tackles Missouri receiver Jerrell Jackson in the first half.
Illinois quarterback Juice Williams tries to avoid Missouri defensive end Aldon Smith in the second half.
Arrelious Benn returns the opening kickoff. The Illinois receiver would later leave with a sprained ankle. He might miss next week's game against Illinois State.
Missouri's Jacquie Smith gets his hands on the ball before Illinois quarterback Juice Williams moves out of reach in the second half.
Illinois coach Ron Zook gives his team the business.
Illinois cornerback Travon Bellamy closes in on Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert in the second half.
Missouri wide receiver Wes Kemp (8) reaches for a pass in the second half.
Illinois receiver Jeff Cumberland is stripped for a second-half turnover during Saturday's 37-9 loss to Missouri.
Illinois linebackers Martez Wilson (2) and Ian Thomas (38) tackle Missouri's Derrick Washington (24) in the second half.
Many Illinois fans hit the exit during the fourth quarter of Saturday's game.
Ron Zook leaves the field after the 37-9 loss.
Illinois quarterback Juice Williams shakes hands with Missouri players after Saturday's game.
Illinois players head to the locker room after Saturday's game.
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