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Franklin, Gabbert vie for Missouri's QB spot

By Associated Press

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Missouri fans are getting a glimpse of 2 contenders to replace likely first round NFL Draft pick Blaine Gabbert at quarterback.

Heading into the Tigers' spring game all eyes were on James Franklin and Tyler Gabbert.

After a windy Saturday in which both candidates struggled, it's clear that the battle is just getting started.

Franklin had the better day of the two, completing 13 of 21 passes for 116 yards and two touchdowns. But he was unable to move the offense for most of the afternoon.

Tyler Gabbert was unable to generate momentum from the start and finished 8 of 22 for just 48 yards and the game's only interception. In his first four possessions at the helm, two resulted in three and outs and two ended abruptly with turnovers.

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