The 21st-ranked Ole Miss Rebels will try to snap a two-game road slide when they visit Auburn on Saturday in a college football match up.
Ole Miss (6-2) can take a massive step forward to potentially taking the SEC West as they sit tied with Alabama with one conference loss; while Auburn (4-3) is looking to bounce back from a tough four overtime loss to Arkansas.
The Tigers made an early switch at quarterback after a slow start to the season, and freshman Sean White will make his fifth straight start on Saturday. This Halloween kick-off could get a little spooky because Auburn has proven to struggle defensively especially with explosive play maker,Carl Lawson still not completely back after his hip injury. However, Lawson would undoubtedly be rusty if he’s able to play Saturday but could be the spark Auburn has been missing on the defensive side of the ball.
White is still looking for his first touchdown pass but has not thrown an interception since his debut against Mississippi State on Sept. 26.
While Auburn’s defense is at the bottom of the SEC in almost every statistical category, it has generated a turnover in all but one game this season. Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze says Auburn is a dangerous team.
“They have play makers, and their quarterback is playing really well right now,” he said.
Meanwhile Auburn coach Gus Malzahn says the Ole Miss defense is talented.
“Defensively, they are very disruptive, and they are very talented up front; they do a lot of different things.”
Ole Miss wide receiver Laquon Treadwell has gone over 100 yards in each of the last three games while totaling four touchdowns. And on the injury front, Freeze says junior defensive tackle,Robert Nkemdiche is “cleared to go” for this week’s game after sitting out last week because of injury. Freeze will welcome him back off the bench with hopes of adding some consistency to this team’s performance.
Auburn has taken five of the last six in the series.