Originally posted on Fox Sports Kansas City
By BEN FREDERICKSON  |  Last updated 9/9/13
This is the James Franklin Mizzou fans remember. Through two games, the senior quarterback has cruised. So far, one interception -- an incredibly off-target pass that slipped from Franklin's grip and landed in the hands of a Toledo defender Saturday -- has been the only major flaw. "He's a very talented guy," Pinkel said after the Tigers (2-0) beat Toledo 38-23. "We all know that. Shoot, remember his sophomore year? What a heck of a sophomore year he had for being a first-year starter. It's great to see him play the way he's been playing." Franklin has completed 42 of 63 passes (66.7 percent) for 530 yards and four touchdowns. His passer rating (155.1) is currently higher than it has ever been at a season's end. And he has already run 23 times for 121 yards -- one yard less than his 2012 rushing total. So far, so good. The key will be to keep it up, especially in Southeastern Conference play. COPELAND CONCERN Something serious to monitor through Mizzou's bye week will be the s...
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