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Mizzou heads to Ole Miss in final stretch trying to nail down SEC East

Published On: Dec 24 2013 04:23:58 PM CST
Updated On: Nov 22 2013 05:19:50 PM CST
James Franklin Mizzou
COLUMBIA, Mo. -

Missouri coach Gary Pinkel says quarterback James Franklin will be ready to lead the eighth-ranked Tigers at Ole Miss on Saturday after missing four starts with a sprained throwing shoulder.

Franklin had been enjoying a career season through five games and positioned Mizzou for a win at Georgia on Oct. 12 before he was hurt.

The Tigers (9-1) must win their final two games of the regular season to nail down the SEC East and ensure a spot in the SEC Championship game in Atlanta.