SEC Starting Quarterback Reportedly Won't Play This Weekend

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TJ Finlay will miss Auburn's return to SEC competition for the first time of the season.

According to's Tom Green, the starting quarterback will not play against Missouri on Saturday due to a shoulder injury.

It is not certain whether he will miss the extra time after week 4.

Finlay has had a subtropical start to the season, including 431 passing yards, one touchdown and four interceptions for the Tigers.

He was sacked four times during his 41-12 loss to Penn State last weekend.

Head coach Brian Horsin has not named the new starter.

But Robbie Ashford is likely to be the leading candidate.

In his longest look to date, the freshman scored 19 out of 10 for 144 yards, a touchdown and a pick on Saturday.

Per's Nubyjas Wilborn,

Harsin said Finlay was not replaced due to injury.

Harsin said, "He got a bit of a shock in the game. I think some of his guys did the same thing."

"That's football; it happens during games and all that, and so on guys,

I don't think that had much influence on the decision to go with Robbie at the time.

But T.J. Trying to make a play, and Robbie came over and did some cool things for us."

Zach Calzada hasn't played this season yet,

But a Texas A&M transfer may also be an option.

Auburn will face Missouri this Saturday at noon ET on ESPN.