COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) Missouri freshman quarterback Corbin Berkstresser had five minutes to process how he was going to realize a lifelong dream.
Idolizing Corby Jones, the Tigers' signal caller in the late 1990s, Berkstresser grew up running options and throwing to his cousins in his suburban Kansas City backyard. Last Saturday, in only his third collegiate game, Berkstresser learned he would be following in Jones' footsteps by leading Missouri out onto the field as a starter.
"Yeah, got my heart going a little bit," he said. "Definitely, whether it's five minutes before the game of five days before the game, it's going to get your heart going. I thought it was probably the greatest experience of my life, because everything slowed down. It's like a dream."
It took two plays for Berkstresser to crash back into reality - and the ground - as 295-pound Arizona State nose tackle Jaxon Hood sacked him for a 3-yard loss.
"After that first big ...