Ole Miss at Auburn

Where: Jordan-Hare Stadium (87,451) Auburn, Ala.

Kickoff: 6 p.m.

Television: ESPNU

Radio: Ole Miss Network; Sirius 139, XM 198

Records: Ole Miss 3-1, 1-1 SEC; Alabama 3-1, 1-1 SEC

Series: Auburn leads 27-10

Coaches: Auburn – Gus Malzahn 3-1 first season at Auburn, 12-4 second season overall. Ole Miss – Hugh Freeze, 40-14, fifth season overall; 10-7 second season at Ole Miss.

Statistical Leaders: Auburn – RB Tre Mason 65-338 4 TDs. QB Nick Marshall 60-for-103 passing, 809 yards, 4 TD, 4 INT. WR Sammie Coates 11 catches, 306 yards, 1 TD. LB Robenson Therezie 25 tackles, 2 TFLs, 2 INT. Ole Miss – RB Jeff Scott 43-358, 3 TD. QB Bo Wallace 73-for-118 passing, 807 yards, 4 TD, 0 INT. WR Laquon Treadwell 20 catches, 205 yards, 0 TD. LB Serderius Bryant 35 tackles, 4 TFL, 1 sack.

Trends: Ole Miss is 2-15 against Auburn at Auburn. … The Rebels last won at Auburn 2003 when Eli Manning was quarterback.

Notes: Ole Miss has played 12 freshmen this year, tied for eighth-most in FBS. … The Rebels’ top rushing performance against Auburn is 186 yards on 22 carries by Dexter McCluster in 2009. … The top Ole Miss passing performance in the series is 297 yards and two touchdowns by Paul Head in 1995. Head also threw four interceptions in that game. … Linebacker Serderius Bryan leads Ole Miss with 35 tackles, an average of 11.6 in the three games he’s played. … Auburn had a 100-yard rusher in Tre Mason (132 yards) and 100-yard receiver in Sammie Coates (139 yards) in its 35-21 loss at LSU. … Auburn kicker Cody Parkey leads the SEC with 62 consecutive made PATs. … Tigers quarterback Nick Marshall, a first-year junior college transfer, passed for 339 yards in the 24-20 win over Mississippi State.

Summing it up: “We’re 5-1 in the last six games that we’ve played, which we think has provided a very good foundation in where we are headed with the program. Sitting at 3-1 with the schedule we’ve had, is something that’s a good start to year two of our building here.” – Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze

Prediction: Ole Miss 28, Auburn 20

Denham Springs, La., native, Mississippian since 1989 with a stop in Meridian before arriving in Tupelo. Daily Journal beat writer since 1996, covering Ole Miss since 2002. Proud Northeast Louisiana alum. Follow me on Twitter @parrishalford and listen to John Davis and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

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  • Killer_Beeze

    Close game…. IF the Rebels can win, then they go into next week’s game with TAMU (both 4-1) …AND, ESPN might be in Oxford for Game Day. :))


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