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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- No. 8 Missouri has its senior captain back at quarterback.

Coach Gary Pinkel said Monday that James Franklin will lead the eighth-ranked Tigers at Ole Miss this weekend after missing four starts with a sprained throwing shoulder.

The quarterback had been enjoying a career season through five games and positioned his team for a win at Georgia on Oct. 12 before he was hurt.

Missouri (9-1, 5-1 Southeastern Conference) went 3-1 with redshirt freshman Maty Mauk, who had thrown three career passes before relieving Franklin against the Bulldogs.

The Tigers play at Mississippi (7-3, 3-3) this week, needing to win both in Oxford and the following week at home against Texas A&M to capture the SEC East.

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