Some called the Ole Miss-Auburn game an elimination game regarding the new college football playoff.
The Rebels came out on the short end of the score, but quarterback Bo Wallace doesn’t believe that means the end of their playoff hopes.
Ole Miss dropped out of the top 10 in both major polls today. They went into the Auburn game at No. 7 in the AP Top 25. Auburn was No. 4, and Vaught-Hemingway Stadium hosted a game featuring two top 10 teams for the first time.
Today the Rebels are No. 12 in the AP Top 25, No. 13 in the coaches poll.
Ole Miss will play its first game without star receiver LaQuon Treadwell Saturday morning at 11 when it hosts FCS member Presbyterian.
Treadwell had surgery late Saturday to repair a broken fibula and dislocated ankle.
“I just watched the replay of ‘Quon. We literally lost it by that much,” said Wallace. “I don’t see how far they can drop us. Our season is still alive we feel like. We’ll find out Tuesday how far we fall. We’ll keep fighting. Crazy things can happen.”
Wallace is also confident that Ole Miss can have a successful passing game without Treadwell.
“We still have playmakers … Vince (Sanders), Cody (Core), Quincy (Adeboyejo). And (Markell) Pack. Pack’s going to have to step up. By this time he’s considered a sophomore. He’s not a freshman any more.”
Offensive coordinator Dan Werner also expressed confidence in the Rebels’ receivers – and confidence for a healthy return for Treadwell, who had 10 catches for 103 yards and a touchdown at the time of his injury.
“He played probably the best game I’ve seen him play yet. These things happen, and he’ll bounce back. That’s what we do here,” Werner said.