University of Missouri fans gather at the set of ESPN College GameDay prior to a game between the Oklahoma Sooners and the Missouri Tigers.

According to estimates, the University of Missouri set a record for attendance during ESPN’s College Game Day, with 18,000 fans cramming around the Columns to experience the pre-game experience in ESPN’s first ever trip to the campus for their Saturday morning show.

Hundreds of fans started camping out by the columns on the University of Missouri Campus this morning at 3 a.m. waiting through some heavy showers at times for the start of ESPN’s College Game Day. The atmosphere was electric this morning and everyone was waiting for the big moment when Lee Corso makes his selection.


Thousands of Mizzou fans await Lee Corso's pick for tonight's game

Back in 2007, when the Missouri Tigers were number one and taking on OU down in San Antonio for the Big 12 championship game, Corso picked Mizzou to beat the Sooners and head to New Orleans for the National championship, which didn’t happen.  So, what did he do this time around? 

He pulled out the old head fake! Corso grabbed a Mizzou football helmet and threw it down bouncing it off the desk and put on the little pony head chanting Oklahoma much to the dismay of the thousands of Tiger fans who were cheering just seconds before. 

Bill Pollock reports from Columbia on ESPN’s College Game Day