Mizzou is 9-1 on the season, Ole Miss is 7-3.
Gary Pinkel's Tigers still have their eyes on winning the SEC East.
Mizzou can do that with a victory Saturday night against the Rebels, and a win at home next Saturday against Texas A&M.
Pinkel says he'll start James Franklin at quarterback.
And the Tigers can't afford to look past anyone at this point.
"It's not like we looked at the tape and said oh wow these guys are good," said MU coach Gary Pinkel. "I told you about this league. This league has great teams. And he's done a great job with that program. They have a stable full of athletes at those positions and good offensive line. The numbers they're putting up and the stresses they put on defense's are real..."
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