A fledgling Ole Miss team limps back home Saturday after back-to-back road losses to Arkansas and LSU, only to find yet another Tiger clawing up the furniture and disregarding the litter box. That’s right, it’s Auburn week.
It seems like so long ago — and indeed A LOT of bad football has transpired since — but the last time the Rebels appeared fully in command of their faculties was back on Sept. 24 against Georgia. They then gave everyone a scare against Memphis, and with two weeks to prepare for BERT and Arkansas, they failed that test miserably. Again.
Off to LSU, of course, and, well, Leonard Fournette was not to be denied. The defense is threadbare at this point — as is the offensive line — and any semblance of points production from the early going has evaporated.
Saturday’s game in Oxford represents a critical milestone in the Rebs’ 2016 campaign. Hugh Freeze’s on-field product has seemingly just two speeds this year: lights-out efficient and dominant, or mind-numbingly woeful and incompetent. Often, both monsters show up on the same day.
Stay with us throughout the afternoon for news, highlights and analysis. And whatever you do, please wear a helmet.
How to watch:
Where: Oxford, Miss.
Time: 6:15 p.m. CT
TV: SEC Network
Online Streaming: WatchESPN