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Vandy Surprises Mizzou, 19-15, Franklin Injured Again

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Vanderbilt came in to Faurot Field on Saturday night and handed Mizzou another SEC loss, 19-15. It was a nightmare night for the Tigers. Their special teams struggled with a safety given up on a punt and a botched extra point that would have tied the game in the fourth quarter.

Worse yet, Tigers starting quarterback James Franklin left in the first quarter with a strained left knee. Corbin Berkstresser came in for Franklin, but completed just 9 of 30 passes. He did throw an 85 yard TD pass to Buck Sasser, but failed late in the game on a 4th and 10 with an incomplete pass.

The loss drops the Tigers to 3-3 on the season and 0-3 in SEC play. Franklin sprained the medial collateral ligament in his left knee and will be out a few weeks according to Missouri Head Coach Gary Pinkel.