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Vanderbilt vs. Missouri: Tigers fall short without Franklin

After losing their starting QB in the first half, Missouri couldn't quite generate enough offense as they lost 19-15 to the Commodores on Saturday.

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Mizzou falls to 0-3 in SEC play

After losing to Vanderbilt on Saturday, the Missouri Tigers find themselves 0-3 in SEC play.

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James Franklin declared out against Alabama

The Missouri Tigers will face the vaunted Alabama Crimson Tide next Saturday without their starting quarterback James Franklin.

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Missouri injuries mount in 19-15 loss to Vandy

Missouri fell to 0-3 in SEC play this season with a 19-15 loss to visiting Vanderbilt. Even worse, Tigers quarterback James Franklin injured his knee in the game and did not return.

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Missouri vs. Vanderbilt final: Tigers lose 19-15

The Missouri Tigers entered Saturday's game against the Vanderbilt Commodores looking for their first conference win as a member of the SEC, but instead the homestanding Tigers ended up with an injury to their starting quarterback and a 19-15 loss to the visiting Commodores.

For the most part, the game between the two conference foes was a low-scoring affair. Missouri could blame that on the injury to quarterback James Franklin, who injured his knee early in the game and was unable to return.

Things changed, however, in the fourth quarter, as the two teams combined for 16 points. Tigers' freshman quarterback Corbin Berkstresser, who was replacing Franklin, struggled mightily before finding his groove late in the game. On the day, the freshman completed just 9 of his 30 passes for 189 yards and one touchdown.

The Commodores capitalized on their opportunities, largely thanks to running back Zac Stacy, who scored Vanderbilt's only two touchdowns and took 29 carries for 72 yards.

Box Score Hero: Tigers running back Kendial Lawrence took 21 carries for 92 yards, good for a 4.4 yards-per-carry average.

Rankings Ramifications: Both teams were unranked and neither are expected to be ranked following Saturday's game. Vanderbilt is still just 2-3 on the season.

But Did They Cover? Missouri, 7-point favorites, were unable to cover the spread, meaning the Commodores did.

For More On This Game: For more on Mizzou football, visit Missouri blog Rock M Nation, plus SEC blog Team Speed Kills, SB Nation Kansas City and SB Nation St. Louis. For more on Vandy football, visit Vanderbilt blog Anchor Of Gold, plus SEC blog Team Speed Kills.

Next Week's Schedule: Vanderbilt will head home to prepare for a matchup against the Florida Gators, while Missouri will stay at home and wait for the Alabama Crimson Tide to come into town.

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This story was originally published on SB Nation.com.

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James Franklin injury: Missouri QB out with sprain

The Missouri Tigers are in search for their first conference win and fourth victory on the season, but the team will need to do it without starting quarterback James Franklin, who suffered a left knee injury during Saturday's game against the Vanderbilt Commodores in the first quarter.

The 6-foot-2 Franklin will not be able to return to the game, according to Blair Kerkhoff of the Kansas City Star. Before suffering the injury, the junior quarterback completed five of his nine passes for 56 yards through the air, but was also able to pick up 23 yards on the ground

In replace of Franklin, the Tigers turned to freshman quarterback Corbin Berkstresser. Since replacing Franklin, Berkstresser has completed just four of his thirteen pass attempts for 29 yards.

The loss of Franklin will greatly hurt the Tigers in the short-term, as the team continues to battle for their first conference win, but also in the long term considering the team's other option is a freshman quarterback.

This story was originally published on SB Nation.com.

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Missouri is a 7.5-point favorite over Vanderbilt

Missouri hosts Vanderbilt on Saturday and the Tigres are a 7.5-point home favorite.

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Richardson a monster, and both coaches know it

Both James Franklin and Gary Pinkel know that Sheldon Richardson can single-handedly change a game.

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Is Gary Pinkel's job safe? Taking stock of Mizzou

Where have the Tigers been and where are they going? Brian McGannon takes a look at Mizzou football through five games

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DGB, 4 other Mizzou players suspended 1 game

Dorial Green-Beckham and four other Missouri players were suspended one game for Wednesday's marijuana incident. In addition to the Beckham and the other two players arrested for possession, two other members of the team were present but not arrested.

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How much will DGB's loss hurt the Tigers?

The arrest and suspension of Dorial Green-Beckham from the Missouri Tigers football team should not hurt them too much in the end against Vanderbilt.

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Dorial Green-Beckham arrested for pot possession

Missouri Tigers freshman wide receiver Dorial Green-Beckham and two teammates were arrested Wednesday on marijuana possession charges, according to report.

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Ebner healthy, productive for Tigers

Will Ebner is healthy and playing well for Mizzou, and his coach has noticed.

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Missouri's Franklin draws praise

Mizzou looking to Franklin to notch first SEC win

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