Auburn at Ole Miss
Where: Vaught-Hemingway Stadium
Kickoff: 11:21 a.m.
Television: SEC Network (WCBI)
Radio: Ole Miss Network; Sirius 137, XM 199
Records: Ole Miss 3-3, 0-2 SEC, Auburn 1-4, 0-2 SEC
Series: Auburn leads 27-9.
Coaches: Auburn – Gene Chizik 36-33 sixth season, 31-14 fourth season at Auburn. Ole Miss – Hugh Freeze, 33-10, fourth season overall; 3-3 first season at Ole Miss.
Statistical Leaders: Auburn – RB Tre Mason, 59 carries, 307 yards, 1 TDs. QB Kiehl Frazier 56-for-103 passing, 664 yards, 2 TD, 8 INT. WR Emory Blake 22 catches, 340 yards, 2 TD. LB Daren Bates 54 tackles, 4 TFL. Ole Miss – RB Jeff Scott 71 carries, 425 yards, 5 TDs. QB Bo Wallace 90-for-146 passing, 1,145 yards, 8 TD, 8 INT. WR Donte Moncrief 27 catches, 453 yards, 5 TD. LB Denzel Nkemdiche 38 tackles, 8 TFLs, 2 sacks.
Trends: Ole Miss has lost three straight in the series, last winning against Auburn 17-7 in Oxford in 2008.
Notes: The Rebels are 2-9 against Auburn in Oxford. … Auburn has scored just two offensive touchdowns in three SEC games. … It’s homecoming at Ole Miss. The Rebels are 67-15-2 in homecoming games. … Auburn is the Ole Miss homecoming opponent for the first time. … Ole Miss is 3-0 when it scores first, 0-3 when it doesn’t. … The Rebels are fourth in the SEC and rank in the top 20 nationally in both sacks (2.8 per game) and tackles for loss (7.7 per game). … Ole Miss has scored on 17 of 19 trips inside the 20. … Ole Miss WR Donte Moncrief leads the team and ranks fifth in the SEC with 75.5 yards a game.
Summing it up: “There are some people that are really hurting. I guess you could say that’s a positive, because you can tell how much it means to them, and they’re starting to get it. You never want to lose that, and that’s not what I’m saying, that losing’s a positive, but as they start to learn and develop, and they understand how much it takes to win, to get SEC wins in the fourth quarter, it’s just part of the growing process, and that’s where we are right now.” – Matt Luke, Ole Miss OL coach
Prediction: Ole Miss 25, Auburn 14