It's looking like Arizona State might get a reprieve at quarterback for the second straight week. After Illinois quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase was not able to go in the decisive Sun Devils victory last week, Missouri Tigers signal-caller James Franklin might be out this week as well.
Here were the current reports.
In response to rumors, Mizzou source tells me Missouri plans on starting Corbin Berkstresser at QB tomorrow vs. ASU, Franklin questionable.— Ashley Zavala (@ZavalaA) September 14, 2012
Missouri has declined comment on speculation that backup quarterback Corbin Berkstresser will replace injured starter James Franklin tomorrow against Arizona State. In an email to the Tribune, MU team spokesman Chad Moller said the team will not confirm any speculation unless there's substantive news to report.
If Franklin is unable to go, Corbin Berkstresser will start at quarterback on Saturday against the Sun Devils. Berkstresser completed all five passes in relief of Franklin in a rout of Southeastern Louisiana, and had to spell Franklin for a few plays against Georgia when the starter's helmet popped off.
Franklin played very well against Arizona State last year, completing over 60% of his passes, throwing for over 300 yards, and piling up two touchdowns in an overtime loss in Tempe.