September 1, 2011
Missouri quarterback James Franklin stretches during practice last month in Columbia. Franklin will get his first career start Saturday when Missouri hosts Miami (Ohio).
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COLUMBIA — When asked what he was looking forward to most this Saturday, Missouri quarterback James Franklin answered without hesitation. His first career touchdown pass? The roar of the crowd? The first time he gets knocked to the ground and gets right back up? Not so much. He just wants to play.