James Franklin led a comeback effort in front of a crowd of just over 18,000 fans on a perfect day at Faurot Field, as the Mizzou-One team picked up a 21-14 win over the Tiger-Two team at the Black and Gold game in Columbia, Mo.

The Tiger Two squad, primarily made up of reserves, jumped out to a 14-0 advantage on the scoreboard, but senior QB James Franklin and the starters tied the game by halftime. Franklin hit 9-of-15 passes and tailback Marcus Murphy scored on two straight runs totalling 24 yards for the first touchdown. The Tiger No. 1 offense put together a 60 yard drive, that ended with a six-yard score from Murphy.

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Henry Josey, playing for the first time since a knee injury in 2011, tied the game at 14-14 with a one-yard run late in the second quarter. Josey finished the game with 13 yards on eight carries.Sophomore WR Dorial Green-Beckham, named the spring’s most improved receiver, caught three passes for 49 yards, including a 35-yard catch and run down the sideline.

Defensively, senior DE Michael Sam closed out a strong spring camp with four tackles, including two sacks. Sophomore CB Xavier Smith had three tackles, an interception and a pass broken up, while junior DT Matt Hoch tipped a Corbin Berkstresser pass and pulled down the interception while hanging virtually parallel to the ground.

Black and Gold Spring Game Stats

Check out some of the action from the Black and Gold Game