September 22, 2012; Columbia, SC, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks quarterback Connor Shaw (14) rushes for a big gain against the Missouri Tigers in the first quarter at Williams-Brice Stadium. The run was called back due to penalty. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Blake-US PRESSWIRE

Missouri Vs. South Carolina: Tigers Blown Out 31-10

Missouri's first SEC road game was a disaster, as the Gamecocks dominated them for all four quarters in a game that was never really close.

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James Franklin Injury: Mizzou QB Remains Game-Time Decision Against South Carolina

Missouri Tigers quarterback James Franklin remains a game-time decision Saturday as the Tigers play their first SEC road game against the No. 7 South Carolina Gamecocks.

Franklin missed last week's 24-20 win over the Arizona State Sun Devils with shoulder inflammation, and the Associated Press reported earlier this week that Franklin said he was feeling pretty good about his status for Saturday, giving himself a 9 on a one-to-10 scale of health.

Backup quarterback Corbin Berkstresser filled in for Franklin against the Sun Devils. He threw for 198 yards and an interception, and he also rushed for 25 yards and a touchdown.

South Carolina is facing a quarterback decision of its own. First-stringer Connor Shaw has been cleared to play, and head coach Steve Spurrier told the AP on Friday he'd play, but one hit could knock him out. Shaw was injured in the Gamecocks' season opener against the Vanderbilt Commodores on Aug. 30 and missed the next week's game against the East Carolina Pirates. Shaw played the following week against the UAB Blazers, but a hard hit just before halftime sidelined him for the rest of the game.

Backup quarterback Dylan Thompson is 26 of 50 for 507 yards, five touchdowns and no interceptions.

The Tigers kick off against South Carolina on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. CT on CBS.

For more on the Missouri Tigers, visit Rock M Nation. Head to Garnet And Black Attackfor more South Carolina commentary. SB Nation's college football hub has all you need from across the country.

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Elvis Fisher Injury: Starting Offensive Lineman Out With Knee Injury

The Missouri Tigers will be down veteran offensive lineman Elvis Fisher, who did not travel with the team as they head on the road to take on the South Carolina Gamecocks. Fisher injured his right MCL against the Georgia Bulldogs, and initially was said to be out indefinitely.

However, surgery was not required to repair his knee, so it was thought Fisher could possibly be back within a month with this South Carolina game as a possible target date.

Fisher took to twitter to announce that he was not going to be in the lineup:

It is not unusual for a player to not travel due to an injury, but with Fisher being a team captain, it is a bit odd that he did not at least go along with the rest of the team.

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