Tigers hit the road to take on Sun Devils tonight

Missouri lineman Austin Wuebbels congratulates quarterback James Franklin after Franklin scored a first-quarter touchdown last Saturday against Miami of Ohio at Faurot Field.

Missouri lineman Austin Wuebbels congratulates quarterback James Franklin after Franklin scored a first-quarter touchdown last Saturday against Miami of Ohio at Faurot Field. Photo by The Associated Press.

After a less than impressive offensive performance in Saturday’s 17-6 win against Miami, most of the attention was turned to first-year starting quarterback James Franklin.

But Missouri coach Gary Pinkel was worried less about Franklin’s performance and more about his team’s lack of execution at times.

It’s execution, he said, that has to be better today as the Tigers (1-0, No. 21 AP) travel to the desert for a 9:30 p.m. kickoff (ESPN-TV) against Arizona State.

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