Ole Miss football travels to Auburn on Saturday, needing an upset.
With four games left, the Rebels must win three to reach bowl eligibility. One of those games come against No. 1 LSU, who looks unbeatable. Thus, this weekend is a must-win.
After playing three consecutive games on the road, two of which were losses at Florida and LSU, Auburn comes into the week ranked No. 11 at 6-2. Ole Miss, on the other hand, is coming off of a bye week at 3-5.
Both teams are in the top three in the SEC in rushing with Ole Miss averaging 232.5 yards per game, and Auburn averaging 225.9 each contest. In addition, both teams have had prominent run defenses through the first eight games, so expect a battle in the trenches...though it will likely go in favor of the Tigers’ front seven.
Of the Rebels trying to break runs past the Tiger defense is quarterback John Rhys Plumlee, who leads SEC quarterbacks in rushing yards per game. The true freshman had a “minor procedure” for a knee injury over the bye week, and sat out one practice this week. He is expected to play on Saturday, and will presumably split time with Matt Corral, as he has over the past two weeks.
This game seems like it could get ugly early, but crazier things have happened.
Line: Ole Miss +19
How to watch
Where: Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn, Ala.
When: 6:00pm CST
Online streaming: WatchESPN