COLUMBIA, Mo. (Missouri Football App) -- You don’t need to be a psychic to predict that James Franklin will win Saturday when Mizzou plays Vanderbilt. The only question is, which James Franklin?
Mizzou’s junior starting quarterback James Franklin will lead the Missouri offense against the Vanderbilt Commodores who are coached by James Franklin.
While these two football figures share the same name, they are unrelated. For people unable to attend the game, figuring out which James Franklin the TV/radio announcers are talking about shouldn’t be too hard.
According to the Vanderbilt athletics website, when asked about the shared name, head coach James Franklin said, "I was sitting with the family on Saturday watching the game and my daughters kept coming up to me and saying, 'Daddy, is this Vanderbilt? Why do they keep saying James Franklin?' "
James Franklin from Vanderbilt brings a football team to Columbia, Missouri following a bye-week. The Commodores are 1-3 overall and 0-2 in the Southeastern Conference.
Mizzou looks for their first ever win in the SEC on Saturday at 2:30.