Berkstresser gains experience under center for Missouri

COLUMBIA, Mo. — For every bad turn, somewhere there is a silver lining.

For the Missouri football team, the bad turn was when starting quarterback James Franklin injured his shoulder during practice in March. The silver lining was the work backup quarterback Corbin Berkstresser got during the final weeks of spring practice with the first-team offense.

That work culminated Saturday as the Tigers hosted the annual Black and Gold Game at Faurot Field.

“I think he was parallel to both players last year in Franklin and Tyler Gabbert,” Missouri coach Gary Pinkel said about Berkstresser’s spring. “I think his performance was very similar or maybe even better in some aspects.”

Franklin had shoulder surgery last month and is out until ....

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