COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- It's been a tough couple of weeks for Blaine Gabbert, but the Missouri quarterback insists he's fine. And he says support from the Tigers' coaching staff has not wavered.
Gabbert had a career-worst 95 yards passing last week in a 24-17 loss at Texas Tech, the Tigers' second straight setback after a 7-0 start. He said his performance had nothing to do with the previous game, when he was sacked six times and appeared rattled at Nebraska.
Gabbert on Tuesday blamed the media for wanting him benched in favor of freshman James Franklin.
Missouri's once prolific offense is sinking fast, managing just 17 points the last two games. It is seventh in the Big 12 in total offense at 407.8 yards per game.
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