COLUMBIA -- A rough weekend for the Missouri Tigers. Not only did Mizzou lose to Vanderbilt 19-15, the team also lost starting quarterback James Frankin to a knee injury.
Head coach Gary Pinkel met with press on Monday afternoon and had this to say of the situation: "I really feel bad for James, you know, because James was.. that first quarter he was in, it looked like the James that we saw last year, at the end of last year. And I feel really bad, because he's been through a lot. So, disappointed for him, but we've got to have better continuity."
Franklin sprained his left MCL on a run during the TIgers' second drive of the game. He would not return, and has already been ruled out for this week's game against #1 Alabama.
Freshman Corbin Berkstresser, who led the Tigers to a win over Arizona State this season, is preparing to take the field as a starter on Saturday. "Definitely the underdog mentality is what I like, and a lot of people don't expect it, so whenever you prove somebody wrong it's really satisfying, not just to yourself, but also to a lot of people that don't believe in us."
You can watch Mizzou take on the Crimson Tide from Faurot Field, broadcast nationally on CBS this Saturday at 2:30pm CT.