After rumors surfaced about Corbin Berkstresser practicing with first team offense, and the point spread for the Missouri vs. Arizona State game changed all of a sudden on Friday in Las Vegas, I asked a source close to the Mizzou football program if there was any truth to the rumors.
In a text message received at 3:30pm Friday, source told me that Berkstresser starting over James Franklin was “what it looks like for now, Franklin’s injury isn’t too serious.” When asked if it was Franklin’s shoulder that was the reason for him not starting, source responded via text and said Franklin’s shoulder was “hurting and that it was irritated a little in last week’s game [against Georgia]” and that Mizzou would see how Franklin felt on Saturday to determine his overall status.
At 6:00pm, after asking the chances of Franklin playing at all tomorrow, source (again, through text) responded and said that Franklin’s status was “a game time decision but it doesn’t look promising.”
This morning at around 11am I asked the same source if there was any update. Source said Franklin’s status was still a game time decision.
Missouri and Arizona State kick off at 6pm central time at Faurot Field.