Missouri is coming off its most significant win since joining the SEC but won't have quarterback James Franklin when it seeks to knock off another ranked opponent.
Maty Mauk instead will likely make his first collegiate start for the 14th-ranked Tigers, who will try to match their best start in the past 53 seasons in Saturday's visit from No. 22 Florida.
Missouri earned three victories in its first nine SEC games - all against teams with lackluster records - before a 41-26 upset at then-No. 7 Georgia this past week. The celebration of that win, however, was marred by Franklin's right shoulder injury in the fourth quarter.
The senior, who was third in the conference in total offense, is expected to miss at least three to five weeks. That will likely keep him out for a three-game home stretch that includes a matchup with No. 11 South Carolina next weekend.
"It's a good thing it's a team sport," Franklin said. "It stinks that I went down but we still have a lot of talent. I know th...