COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri quarterback James Franklin says he doesn't get the urge to rear back and heave a pass just so he can watch his Megatron-sized receivers go up, up and up to bring the ball down.
"No sir, I like to throw an accurate pass," Franklin says. But he allows himself a smile at the thought.
"It's comforting to know that if I throw a jump ball, more times than not, they'll come up with the ball," he says.
Indeed, size makes a difference on Missouri's receiving corps. The Tigers' three leading receivers could make many a front line in basketball: 6-foot-6 Dorial Green-Beckham, 6-5 Marcus Lucas and 6-4 L'Damian Washington.
Green-Beckham and Lucas topped the team with 55 receptions each, including a team-best 12 for touchdowns by Green-Beckham. Washington, slowed much of the second half of the season with turf toe, finished with a team-high 853 receiving yards and 47 catches, 10 for TDs.
The trio certainly has caught the attention of Oklahoma State, which faces Missouri ...