Missouri coach Gary Pinkel said Monday that quarterback James Franklin will miss three to five weeks with a shoulder separation. Franklin was injured during Saturday's upset win over then-No. 7 Georgia. Missouri moved up to No. 14 in both major polls. Franklin landed hard on the shoulder after being tackled early in the fourth quarter with Missouri up 28-26. He was replaced by backup Maty Mauk. Franklin went 18 of 27 for 170 yards and rushed for 23 yards with a touchdown as Missouri jumped out to a 28-10 lead and eventually won 41-26. Pinkel confirmed that Mauk, a redshirt freshman, would get the start Saturday against No. 22 Florida, with Corbin Berkstresser backing him up. CBSSports.com reported Sunday that Franklin would be out at least six weeks.
By The Sports Xchange October 14, 2013 2:54 PM