Franklin takes blame for Missouri’s struggles

Missouri quarterback James Franklin hits the ground during Saturday’s game against Oklahoma State at Faurot Field.

Missouri quarterback James Franklin hits the ground during Saturday’s game against Oklahoma State at Faurot Field. Photo by The Associated Press.

It’s rare to see Missouri quarterback James Franklin without a smile.

But as Franklin was peppered with questions earlier this week about Missouri’s struggles, the always mild-mannered quarterback was a little less chipper than normal.

The Tigers have stumbled to a 3-4 record, and fair or not, the sophomore has put the blame squarely on his own shoulders.

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“I just feel like I let them down and that’s something I don’t want to do,” Franklin said. “We worked hard all summer and in the offseason and in ....

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