Missouri coach Gary Pinkel says quarterback James Franklin will be ready to lead the eighth-ranked Tigers at Ole Miss on Saturday after missing four starts with a sprained throwing shoulder.

Franklin had been enjoying a career season through five games and positioned Mizzou for a win at Georgia on Oct. 12 before he was hurt.

The Tigers (9-1) must win their final two games of the regular season to nail down the SEC East and ensure a spot in the SEC Championship game in Atlanta.