After a tough loss to the Alabama Crimson Tide in week five, the Ole Miss Rebels will need to regroup and get back out there for another tough matchup in week six. They are 3-1 following the loss and are one of college football’s up-and-coming teams.
On the other side of the field, the Auburn Tigers are just a few years removed from their national title victory, but you would never know that based on the poor play they have experienced through the past couple of seasons. However, they are now experiencing a comeback season, sitting at 3-1 with a tough SEC schedule upcoming.
Bo Wallace leads the Ole Miss offense at quarterback this season. The second-year starter and junior quarterback has thrown for 807 yards and just four touchdowns with no interceptions. Wallace will need to find his receivers in the endzone more often if he wants to lead the Rebels to success this season. Jeff Scott is the team’s leading rusher and leads an attack that averages about 200 yards per game on the ground. The senior running back has 358 yards and two touchdowns while splitting carries this season — he also has an 8.3 yards per carry average.
Auburn is led by junior quarterback Nick Marshall who has 809 passing yards with four touchdowns and four interceptions on the young season. His favorite target has been Sammie Coates who has caught 11 passes for an unbelievable 306 passing yards and a score — averaging over 27 yards per catch. Watch out for junior Corey Grant who is quickly earning a larger role, rushing the ball 26 times for 239 yards and four scores — making the most of his carries for a yards per carry average of over nine.
Defensively, the Rebels are a top-tier squad, allowing just 358 yards per game to go along with a little less impressive mark of 24 points per game. The Tigers, on the other hand, have allowed 439 yards of total offense per game to go along with 22 points. Wallace might have a field-day.
Ole Miss will travel to Auburn to take on the Tigers at 7 p.m. EST on Saturday, Oct. 5. The game will be broadcasted on ESPNU.
PREDICTION: Ole Miss 27, Auburn 21