James Franklin's return to the starting lineup was successful. The senior completed 12 of 19 passes for 142 yards, and the Mizzou running game proved unstoppable late in a 24-10 win over Ole Miss in Oxford. The Tigers are now 10-1, one win from the SEC East title.
James Franklin looked looked mostly like James Franklin against Ole miss, and Maty Mauk was ready just in case. With both a steady starter and a slam-dunk backup, Missouri has one of the healthiest quarterback arrangements in the country.
Johnny Football and Texas A&M are now the only team standing between Missouri and its first SEC East title. Gary Pinkel earned his 100th win as Mizzou's head coach with a 24-10 win in Oxford over the No. 24 Ole Miss Rebels.
In many ways, Missouri and Ole Miss will be looking in the mirror when they face off in Oxford tomorrow night. And in the end, the game, like so many, will probably come down to line play and the little things.
James Franklin's in the spotlight again, Mizzou tries to fend off poachers for committed football recruits, Saturday's miracles did the Tigers no favors, and in three days Mizzou Volleyball will go for MU's first SEC title.
The last play of Auburn-Georgia made me glad for Steckel and this defense. An unfortunate deflection can happen to any defensive back. I'm not part of the crowd that wants to make that deflection an act of "selfishness".
James Franklin should be 100% James Franklin on Saturday, L'Damian Washington is struggling with a toe injury, Jordan Clarkson is the SEC basketball player of the week, and Mizzou Volleyball is closing in.
James Franklin is officially Missouri's starter against Ole Miss (as if there were any remaining doubt), and Henry Josey, Franklin, Andrew Wilson, and Michael Sam are closing in on some career records.