How to Watch Auburn vs. Ole Miss

  • How to Watch Auburn vs. Ole Miss

How to Watch Auburn vs. Ole Miss

"I was close", he said.

Auburn jumped out to an early 14-3 lead in the first quarter.

Ole Miss drops their 3rd straight game. Auburn Tigers strike first for a 7-0 lead.

Next up for Mizzou is a home game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs, who were swept by Mississippi on September 27 and have no wins in six SEC games this year.

Everything is clicking for Malzahn's offense right now, as Stidham has completed a ridiculous 40 of his 54 pass attempts in SEC play - a 74-percent completion rate. Stidham has looked much more comfortable in the pocket of late. Stidham's efficiency combined with his athletic ability make him one of the best quarterbacks in the SEC.

Kerryon Johnson boosted his nation-leading rushing touchdown number. With five home games to play, Ole Miss has plenty of opportunities to turn the season around. Kam Martin had 50 yards on eight carries and Malik Miller added 22 yards. Alabama and Oklahoma scored more points than that in the final two games of the season, but no team gained as many yards against the Tigers. People are going to get yards and people are going to get points on you no matter what.

Johnson got the Tigers on the board with a 17-yard run midway through the first quarter.

The Rebels are 2-2 and looking to pick up their first SEC win of the season. That's 2.8 yards per carry.

Two weeks ago, right tackle Darius James' scary looking neck injury required him to be carted off the field and forced Auburn offensive line coach Herb Hand to tinker with the starting lineup.

A week prior at Alabama, Ole Miss hoped it found some running success, as Jordan Wilkins used after-halftime chunks to break the 100-yard barrier against the Crimson Tide. Shea Patterson appeared to catch the Auburn defensive backs off guard with quick throws and had 346 passing yards in all. The Tigers didn't punt until their second possession of the second half, and only punted three total times all game. Maybe, given how very bad Ole Miss has been, the school considered Saturdays optional, but it seems like a day of the week that should be mandatory for a college football coach. They held the Rebels to just a field goal in the first half but would not have the same effort in the second allowing 3 touchdowns.

Auburn's Daniel Carlson made three field goals to become the SEC's career scoring leader with 413 points. Aidan Marshall averaged 41 yards per punt and the coverage team did not allow Ole Miss to return a punt.