James Franklin still Pinkel's choice

Updated: September 27, 2012, 10:53 AM ET
Associated Press

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Don't ask Missouri coach Gary Pinkel if he has a quarterback controversy.

Pinkel affirmed his support for James Franklin on Wednesday after the quarterback threw for only 92 yards in a 31-10 loss at No. 6 South Carolina over the weekend. Missouri gained 255 yards overall, its lowest output since 2009.

"Generally, any time you look at an offense, especially our offense, if we're struggling, you're going to point at the quarterback," Pinkel said. "We understand that. ...

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