Missouri has a lot of things going right at this point in the season, but in the absence of our senior quarterback it will be up to the redshirt freshman Maty Mauk to make sure things stay that way. Maty Mauk is a 6-1, 200lb, redshirt freshman quarterback who led his Kenton High School football team to back to back state championships. During his KHS days he passed for a national record 18,932 yards and 219 touchdowns and it doesn't end there, he ran for 3,749 yards and 59 touchdowns in his four years as starter. He is extremely athletic, according to Gary Pinkel he ran a 4.4 40 yard dash in the spring. His key traits are arm strength, ability to read a defense, and athleticism, he caught the eye of teams like Michigan, and Notre Dame amongst others, but chose the Tigers instead. He has little NCAA experience, but so far he has done alright, he was 3 for 3 last Saturday, with a clutch first down run on 3rd and 8, and a 20 yard pass to Dorial Green-Beckham set up a Josey touchdown, to make him 5 for 6 passing on the year. The running game will suffer very little from the James Franklin injury, as Mauk is just as good if not a better runner than Franklin. However, the passing game may take a hit since Franklin had barely missed a throw all year. Mauk is less efficient, more of a big play guy who will challenge you deep given the opportunity.. The Tigers still have a rock solid backfield with Henry Josey, Russell Hansbrough, and Marcus Murphy . The O-Line is healthy and playing good, the D-Line is healthy and playing at a top 10 level, the secondary has played pretty well, shutting down Aaron Murray, and Jordan Mathews already this year, and the linebackers aren't playing bad, especially Andrew Wilson. With that said the Tigers have all the tools to beat the Gators and stay undefeated. Florida didn't score a touchdown against LSU who gives up 22 a game, and likely hasn't faced an offense with the level of skill as Missouri. Tyler Murphy played a pretty bad game against LSU rushing for negative yards and completing less than 60 percent of his passes, as his offense got shutout. The key to a Missouri win is balance, a little run, a little pass, then some pressure on Murphy, and a takeaway, and this game is a done deal.