Mizzou expected to start QB Mauk at Kentucky

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Missouri quarterback Maty Mauk is

expected to start again this week in place of an injured James

Franklin.

Coach Gary Pinkel said Monday that Franklin

is questionable but he will be evaluated again Thursday. Franklin

sprained his shoulder Oct. 12 at Georgia and Pinkel said two days later

he expected the quarterback to be out 3-5

weeks.

Mauk, a redshirt freshman, has completed 43 of

89 passes for 730 yards and five touchdowns since relieving Franklin

three weeks ago. His 114 rushing yards Saturday helped No. 9 Missouri

(8-1, 4-1 Southeastern Conference) defeat Tennessee,

31-3.

The Tigers travel to face Kentucky (2-6, 0-4)

this week.