Pinkel: Berkstresser has to get better

Pinkel: Berkstresser has to get better

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Missouri Tigers kicker Andrew Baggett watches his 28-yard field goal go through the uprights for three points in the first quarter against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Faurot Field in Columbia, Missouri on October 6, 2012. UPI/Bill Greenblatt

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Missouri Football App

Posted on October 9, 2012 at 3:44 PM

Updated Sunday, Oct 27 at 8:41 PM

(Missouri Football App) – Tiger fans calling for Corbin Berkstresser to take the reins of the offense got their wish Saturday, but it came at a high cost in an injury to starting quarterback James Franklin.

Franklin sprained his knee on a nifty 23-yard run early in the game and spent the back half of the game in street clothes watching from the sidelines.

Corbin Berkstresser got the call to replace Franklin. Despite having the Vandy defense in his face and on his back for most of the game he did manage two scoring drives. "It's a difficult situation to be in. He's a young player. It's not easy. He'll learn from it and get better,” said head coach Gary Pinkel. Berkstresser finished the night 9-30 for 189 yards and one touchdown.

"Throwing a redshirt freshman out there is tough. He did some good things and certainly has to improve," said Pinkel

 

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