Missouri football, Week 12 depth chart notes: Franklin still starting (duh), Singleton questionable

Scott Halleran

To no one's surprise, James Franklin is once again listed as Missouri's starting quarterback as the Tigers prepare to host Texas A&M on Saturday night.

This week's game notes are out (PDF). Here are some notes on the depth chart.

  • You'll never guess who the starting quarterback is going to be: Eddie Printz! Just kidding! It's exactly who you think it is.

  • Duron Singleton is listed as questionable with a hip injury. He missed the trip to Ole Miss last week, and it appears we won't know much about his status until Saturday. (More often than not in 2013, however, "questionable" has meant "Yeah, he probably isn't going to play.")

  • We've still got two sets of "OR" starters -- Michael Sam and Shane Ray at defensive end and Harold Brantley and Lucas Vincent at nose guard.

  • That's pretty much it.

Other tidbits from the game notes:

  • Eighteen seniors will be making their final appearances in uniform at Faurot Field: Donovan Bonner, Michael Brennan, Justin Britt, Brayden Burnett, Jaleel Clark, Max Copeland, Tyler Davis, James Franklin, E.J. Gaines, Marcus Lucas, Denzel Martin, Kyle Peasel, Randy Ponder, Michael Sam, L'Damian Washington, Eric Waters, Matt White, and Andrew Wilson. Also: Marvin Foster (not in uniform).

  • Missouri has clinched a share of its fourth division title in seven years, though obviously the Tigers need to win one more to make their third conference title game (and first in the SEC). Mizzou has also clinched its fourth 10-win season in that same amount of time.

  • A win on Saturday would give Gary Pinkel a 101-62 record at Mizzou, tying him for the most all-time wins at the school with Don Faurot. It would also give Mizzou its third 11-win season, second under Pinkel, and its fourth win over a ranked (at the time of the game) team.

  • Johnny Manziel will be the first reigning Heisman winner to play on Faurot Field since Oklahoma's Billy Sims did it in 1979. Now that's a tidbit!

  • With 260 rushing yards against Ole Miss, the 2013 team now has two of the top 13 rushing performances of the Pinkel era. Mizzou's 339 yards against Tennessee comes in fourth on the list. The three games ahead of it all came in 2003.

  • Total career starts for Missouri's projected starting offensive line: 109. Gettin' up there.

  • If Mizzou wins and reaches the SEC title game, that extra game could allow James Franklin to reach fourth on Mizzou's all-time passing yardage list. He's fifth at 6,252 yards; Blaine Gabbert's fourth at 6,822 yards. He could get 570 yards in two games, but three's more likely.

  • Henry Josey is up to eighth on Mizzou's all-time rushing yardage list.
    5. Darrell Wallace (2,607)
    6. Tony Temple (2,552)
    7. Corby Jones (2,533)
    8. Henry Josey (2,460)

    He's also just a couple of scores from moving into fourth on Mizzou's rushing touchdowns list.
    4. Derrick Washington (28)
    4. Devin West (28)
    6. Brock Olivo (27)
    7. Henry Josey (26)
    7. Bob Steuber (26)

  • Andrew Wilson's 18 tackles away from catching Lynn Evans on the all-time Mizzou tackles list.
    10. Jason Simpson (331)
    11. Brock Christopher (329)
    12. Erik McMillan (323)
    12. Jay "Andrew's Dad" Wilson (323)
    14. Adrian Jones (319)
    15. Lynn Evans (316)
    16. Andrew Wilson (298)

  • Michael Sam is one tackle for loss from reaching Mizzou's all-time top 10 and four from reaching the top 5.
    4. Stryker Sulak (38)
    4. C.J. Mosley (38)
    6. Dedrick Harrington (36.5)
    7. Rick Lyle (36)
    8. Xzavie Jackson (35.5)
    9. Antwaun Bynum (35)
    9. Jamonte Robinson (35)
    11. Michael Sam (34)

    He's still just 1.5 sacks away from tying the all-time single-season record.
    1. Aldon Smith 2009 (11.5)
    2. Justin Smith 2000 (11)
    3. Stryker Sulak 2008 (10.5)
    4. Michael Sam 2013 (10)
    4. Antwaun Bynum 2002 (10)

    He's also pretty close to fourth on the single-season TFLs list:
    4. Aldon Smith 2009 (19)
    4. Antwaun Bynum 2002 (19)
    6. Sean Weatherspoon 2008 (18.5)
    7. Jeff Gaylord 1981 (18)
    7. Sean Doyle 2000 (18)
    7. J.J. Doak 1972 (18)
    10. Michael Sam 2013 (17)
    10. Brian Smith 2005 (17)
    10. Dan Bogard 1971 (17)

Missouri and Texas A&M kick off at 6:45 p.m. CT on ESPN with Brent Musberger and Kirk Herbstreit on the call.

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