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No. 4 Auburn at No. 7 Ole Miss
Where: Vaught-Hemingway Stadium (60,580)
Kickoff: 6 p.m.
Radio: Ole Miss Network, Sirius 85, XM 85.
Records: Ole Miss 7-1, 4-1 SEC; Auburn 6-1, 3-1 SEC
Series: Auburn leads 28-10
Coaches: Auburn – Gus Malzahn 27-6, third season, 18-3 second season at Auburn. Ole Miss – Hugh Freeze, 52-19, sixth season overall; 22-12 second season at Ole Miss.
Statistical Leaders: Auburn – RB Cameron Artis-Payne 151-831, 6 TD. QB Nick Marshall 84-for-144 passing, 1,103 yards, 11 TD, 3 INT. WR D’haquille Williams 34 catches, 527 yards, 5 TD. DB Jonathan Ford 48 tackles, 1.5 TFL, 2 INT. Ole Miss – RB Jaylen Walton 71-376, 4 TD. QB – Bo Wallace 151-for-242 passing, 2,075 yards, 18 TD, 7 INT. WR Laquon Treadwell 38 catches, 529 yards, 4 TD. DB Tony Conner 47 tackles, 5.5 TFL, 1 INT.
Trends: Auburn has won three of the last four in the series. … Ole Miss won 41-20 on the Tigers’ last trip to Oxford. That was Hugh Freeze’s first SEC win and ended a string of 16 straight conference losses for Ole Miss.
Notes: This is the first meeting of two top 10-ranked teams in Oxford. … Ole Miss has forced at least one turnover in 31 straight games, currently the longest such streak in the nation. … Ole Miss corner back Senquez Golson is tied for the national lead in interceptions with eight. … He’s second in the SEC with 1.5 passes defended per game. That ties for 12th nationally. … Punter Will Gleeson has dropped 20 of 38 attempts inside the 20. … Freshman DE Marquis Haynes is tied for third in the SEC with 6.5 sacks. He had one tackle against LSU. … Auburn’s Quan Bray leads the nation in punt return average at 25.2 yars per attempts. He’s returned two punts for touchdowns. … Auburn has scored at least one offensive touchdown in 42 of its last 46 quarters against SEC opponents.
Summing it up: “It sure seemed like they were not pleased with the way they performed. They’re more hungry to get back out and play again.” – Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze on his team’s reaction to its first loss
Prediction: Ole Miss 24, Auburn 20