Obliterate Ole Miss! (Auburn vs. Mississippi Open Thread)
Another college football Saturday is at hand!
(Photo by Acid Reign.)
War Eagle, everybody! The Auburn football season continues this morning with an early visit from the Ole Miss Rebels. Two teams trending in opposite directions meet today. Ole Miss hasn’t scored a touchdown in its last 6 quarters. Meanwhile, Auburn is averaging 50 points a game against SEC foes. Still, expecting a beatdown isn’t wise. Ole Miss has to be stinging from the 66–3 beatdown it took last week in Tuscaloosa, and I fully expect the Rebs to come into this game swinging. This game kicks off at 11:00 AM Central Daylight Time and will be televised on the SEC Network.
Ole Miss hasn’t run the ball well this year, but it can sling the ball with a bevy of talented receivers. Ole Miss quarterback Shea Patterson is second only to Auburn’s Jarrett Stidham in terms of passing efficiency this year. One expects at some point the dam will break, and Ole Miss will score at will on somebody. Ole Miss defensive coordinator Wesley McGriff coached defensive backs at Auburn, last season, and that may give Ole Miss an advantage. McGriff knows Auburn’s players well. What may be most important, though, he knows Auburn defensive coordinator Kevin Steele’s tendencies. I wonder if the Ole Miss offensive staff has plumbed this knowledge?
The official forecasts I’ve seen from Alabamawx.com and the Weather Channel are forecasting a high of 83 degrees and partly sunny with only a slight chance of showers during the game. I’m not so sure. It’s deeply overcast in the Tragic City as I type this, with high humidity. It’s possible that the rains from Hurricane Nate may start in Auburn sooner than expected. I’d bring rain gear if I was attending. Also, I’d make plans to head home immediately after the game is over. Things will deteriorate over the state this evening. Everyone, please stay safe!
As always, feel free to join in and enjoy this thread. I will at the keyboard for my usual play by play this morning. I expect there won’t be much pregame news with the early kickoff. War Eagle, and let’s smash those Rebel Bears!
…..Oklahoma’s playoff chances just took a big hit. The Sooners lose at home, to Iowa State, 38-31.
….Tigers piled up 560 yards of offense in this one, with KJ getting 204 on the ground in about a half of work.
Trips to Baton Rouge and Fayetteville are pending, the next two weeks.
…..Midway through the regular season, Auburn goes to 5-1, 3-0 in the SEC.
…..It’s a final in Auburn, Tigers 44, Ole Miss 23.
…..Here’s a give, Miller gets nothing, and that will be the last play of the game.
….One more snap might do it.
…..3rd and a yard for Auburn. Malik Willis will run the clock down. Give to Miller, to the 35, first down!
…..Clock will run under 2 minutes.
…..2nd and 6 Auburn. Willis appears to be changing his play. Give to Miller, will be near the stake, at the 39.
….Willis in at QB. Give Malik Miller, to the Ole Miss 44.
….Sky kick for Ole MIss, but Chandler Cox pulls it in at midfield for Auburn.
…..Three backs. Patterson will dump to Brown, won’t get there. With 2:57 left in the ball game, Auburn leads, 44-23.
….Wilkins will punch it in on the off tackle play for Ole Miss. Rebs going for two?
…..First and goal. Heavy set. And a whistle. Ole Miss calls time, with 3:03 left in the ball game.
….Here’s Patterson with 3rd down. Swing pass to Wilkins, and he’s close to the goal line.
…..Clock stops at 3:49 left in the ball game. Auburn leads, 44-17. Ole Miss is 3rd and 7 at the Auburn 16 yard line.
….Swinney gets a couple, and a Reb tight end down.
……Patterson with time, will miss Jefferson in the end zone.
…..No starters in on D, for Auburn, new set of Rebel downs. Fires to Jefferson, has it inside the Auburn 20.
…..3rd and 2. Sweeny on the give, has it to the AUburn 34.
…..2nd and 6 at the 43, fires to Jefferson, to the 40.
….New set of downs, give Wilkins, to the Auburn 41.
….Clock run. Play fake, scrambling, and Patterson is to the Auburn 47.
….New set of downs, pass to Brown, will get nine.
…..Swing pass to Wilkins, had he’s got about 15 yards.
…..Carlson to kick off again. WIll go through the end zone for the touchback.
….Carlson is now the top scorer in SEC history, passing Georgia’s Blair Walsh.
…..From 35 yards. Carlson is up, and GOOD! With 6:32 left in the ballgame, Auburn leads, 44-17.
….It’s 4th and 3, and Carlson is in.
…..Half huddle. Under center. Pitch to Miller, and got only a yard.
….It’s 3rd and 4 for Auburn. Stidham in.
…..And Ole Miss has a player sitting down. Austreon Robinson. Stops the clock with 7:53 left in the ball game.
…..2nd and 7. Stidham, will give to Malik Miller, to the 19.
…..Willis back in. Will fake, runs, and got belted out of bounds for three.
…..2nd and 9 Tigers. Speed sweep, Stove, will have room! to the ole miss 25!
…..We don’t need to be risking Stidham, here. We need him healthy for LSU and Arky!
….2nd and 9. And Auburn calls time, with 9:21 left in the ball game. TIgers lead Ole Miss, 41-17.
…..At the Auburn 48. Here’s Stidham changing his play. Give to Martin, only one.
……Stidham back in. (Shudder.)
….Two backs, keeper, will get 12!
….Stidham out, Willis in!
….New set of downs!
….At the 23, 3rd and 4. Here’s Stidham, will run, dumps to Hastings, and he’s got it at the 36.
…..2nd and 9. Two backs. Stidham changing his play. Give to Martin, to the 22.
…..Give to Kam Martin, got two up the gut.
…..Stidham is still out there?
….Igbinoghene brings the kick out, and is dumped at the 17. Not a good decision…
…..Auburn is giving up the yards in garbage time, but it is time to think about LSU. Let the young guys get some playing time against an SEC opponent.
….Beat traveon Leanard. Wunderlich is up and good, and with 12:27 left in the ball game, Auburn’s lead is cut to 41-17.
…..First and goal at the 8, and a hitch, and Metcalf will escape and score.
…..Patterson finds Jefferson on a seam route. Jefferson on the give, inside the ten.
….That’s the end of the 3rd quarter, with Auburn leading, 41-10 over Ole Miss.
…..Auburn will have 2nd and 18. Draw to Miller, loses more.
…..Holding on Jalen Harris.
…..2nd an 8 Auburn. Give to Miller, will dodge a tackle, flag, and negate that.
….stidham under duress, dumps to Stove at the 31, and out of bounds.
….Give to Stove on the jet sweep, out to the 29
….Punt team is sent in. Gleeson will sidewinder it, and Roberts fair catches at the 19.
…..Give Pennamon, will NOT make it!
……Ronnie Brown confirms that Horton is out with an ankle injury.
……3rd and 3. And Jamel Dean is down on a knee.
…..2nd and 5 Rebels. Pennamon hit at the line, gets about 2.
…..Handoff Pennamon, gets about 5, breaking tackles.
…..Carlson, will take a run on it, and a low kick, will bounce to the two, and Jones will be dumped at the 25.
…..Carlson to kick off once again. Ball blows off the tee, again.
….Daniel Carlson in for a chip shot. It is GOOD! With 3:05 left in the 3rd, AUburn leads, 41-10.
…..3rd and 4 at the 7. Wildcat KJ. Fake, keep, will lose a yard.
…..2nd and 7 Tigers. KJ will fight down to the 7.
….KJ now has 202 on the ground.
…..New set of downs at the 14! To the ten.
…..No, they move Golson to guard. Tega and James at tackles. Give KJ, and he’s got 20+ more!
…Thus far, Auburn has been able to shuffle on the offensive line. I would guess that FSU transfer Wilson Bell would be the next guy up, here.
….They appear to be looking at his left ankle/foot.
….And Mike Horton is down, a starting guard, with a 38-10 lead.
…..3rd and 2. Give KJ, breaking tackles, to the 39, first down!
….Had K. Davis open, but sailed.
…..At the Ole Miss 42. Time, unloads… overthrown.
….New set of Tiger downs. Give to KJ, close to the stake, this time.
…..3rd and 15. Screen to KJ, and he’s loose, won’t go down, across the 50!
…..Give to KJ, loses a bunch.
….From the Tiger 35, no gain for KJ.
…..Stidham will be bounced out, fires to Craig Myers, HAS it, for the first down!
…..3rd and 5, possession play for Auburn, going into a bit of a shell.
…..2nd and 7 Tigers. Give to KJ, and he won’t get much.
…..Here’s a give to KJ, got maybe three.
…..Poorly blocked, on a low punt.
…..And Gleeson will come in. Roberts deep. Big punt, Roberts takes at the 12, and down at the 15.
……A deep throw to Jefferson, and can’t connect!
…..Here’s a throw low, towards Metcalf. Can’t bounce pass in football!
….Wilkins off tackle, got maybe three.
….Thus far this half has featured mostly endless commercial timeouts.
Sluggish out of the half.
…..Here’s Marshall, decent punt, fair caught at the Ole Miss 34.
…..In comes Marshall to punt. Time to tee off, here.
…..3rd and 6. Trips left. Here’s stidham going deep, over thrown.
…..2nd and 6 for the Tigers. Two backs, three wides. Screen to Davis, and nothing doing. 2 on 3, not a good read.
….Tigers with two backs, KJ gets four.
Here is the boot deep, and Igbinoghone takes a knee.
…..With 11:07 left in the 3rd, Wunderlich is up and good, and Auburn’s lead is cut to 38-10
….Screen to Metcalf, and he will score easily.
…..Lotta backup defenders in there.
…..2nd and 4. Give Wilkins, and he’s inside the ten.
…..At the Auburn 24. Patterson will fire to Lodge on the curl, got about six.
…..Nose is just at the stake, first down.
…..3rd and 9. Patterson with twins each side. He’ll fire quickly to Jefferson, and will be close.
…..2nd and 9. Patterson will throw the back shoulder fade, and doesn’t connect.
…..Here’s Wilkins on the ground, got a yard.
….Fake, going down the has, Brown has it down to the Auburn 34.
….Ole Miss from their 24. Patterson in the gun, give Wilkins, nothing doing! Matthews with a nice close.
….call? Illegal formation on Auburn. 5 yards, added to the end of the run.
…..Here’s Carlson to kick off. Short kick, at the five, and Jones will be knocked back at the 19, and flags on the kickoff?
…..We missed a chance to pile on, a bit.
Haha I thought you were serious neobets and was trying to figure out the logic
I’m kidding about the score, Acid. It goes to show how crazy the Malzahn complaining is that it actually seems believable that there would be griped about a 35-3 halftime score.
….It is GOOOOOOD! with 13:53 left in the 3rd, Auburn leads, 38-3~
….In comes Carlson. This field goal attempt will be from 49.
…..3rd and long. Twins each side. Changing the play. Stidham will fire to Hastings, dropped.
…..2nd and 12. Trips right. Going into traffic, and nothing doing on the deep out.
……Auburn will give to KJ, and nothing doing. Blocking was poor, lost two.
…..Will be pulled down at the Ole Miss 30!
….Here’s Wunderlich, Igbinoghene, and he’s got room!
…..Auburn will receive, to start the second half.
…..I cannot complain about the score. We need to break the heart of the Rebs, and let the backups play.
21-7. Now that’s a reasonable score. Kirby Smart gets it. Gus Malzahn, doesn’t.
….Checking the O’Henry’s Coffee Scoreboard, Georgia leads Vandy 21-7 at the half, in early SEC action.
….Ole Miss can move the ball, but they are not consistent in sustaining drives. Two steps foward, then a missed pass on 3rd down.
21 points? Sure, no problem. But 35? It’s too many points! S-L-O-W I-T D-O-W-N.
35-3 at halftime? Typical Gus Malzahn–run up the score so other teams will resent Auburn even more. This guy just doesn’t get it.
AU 391 total yards in first half. 185 pass/296 rush
Ole Miss 204 total. 186 pass/18 rush
…..It is halftime, with Auburn leading Ole Miss, 35-3!
…..Stidham and the offense is back out there. Two backs. Give to Malik Miller to the 27, and that will do it.
….Gleeson will beat the rush, and Roberts will fair catch at the Auburn 22.
…..The punt team comes in, with 31 second left in the half.
…..3rd and 4. Trips right. Patterson will step up, and misses Jefferson low!
….2nd and 4. Big rush, and over the head of Brown, incomplete!
…..Patterson gets it to Metcalf on the hitch, got six.
…..Patterson will fire right, Brown has it on the curl, first down.
…..Ole Miss has 1:02 left in the half, but no timeouts.
…..Aidon Marshall will take, and punts it WAY high, and lands on the goal line, touchback.
…..Auburn will send in the punt team.
……Stidham takes on 3rd down, and will miss Hastings on the out.
3rd and 5, and Auburn calls time again, with 1:16 left in the half. Tigers still possess a 35-3 lead over Ole Miss!
…..Rain has started. Wildcat, gives to Martin, loses a yard.
…..On the day, Stidham has 9 completions in 10 attempts, for 185 yards.
….Timeout Auburn, at the Ole Miss 42, with 1:23 left in the half. Auburn leads, 35-3.
….Give Martin, will be tripped at the Ole Miss 42.
…..Clock will run. Stidham will dodge, and fires high, and SLAYTONNN! caught!
…..2nd and 3, Kam Martin, will fire to the 32!
….Auburn has 2:21 left to operate. give Martin, to the 17.
….In comes the punting team. Gleeson will kick low, and Roberts will fair catch at the ten.
…..3rd and 9. Patterson will be flushed out, and has Pennamon, for not much.
……….Two backs for the Rebs, give Pennamon, and will lose yardage on the trap play.
…..With 3:38 left in the first half, Auburn still leads, 35-3.
…..2nd and 7.Shuffling on the line for Ole Miss. Patterson will have to call the last timeout for Ole Miss, after wasting time.
…..New set of downs for Ole Miss. Pennamon, will fight to midfield.
…..And back out on the field. Patterson will have two backs. Give, and Pennamon has the first down on the dive play, to the 47.
….4:38 is left in the half, with Auburn leading, 35-3.
…..Going. 4th and 2. Two backs. And Ole Miss has to call time again.
…..Here’s Patterson at the Ole Miss 37. Trips left. Checking off. Will dump to Jefferson, will be a couple of yards short.
…..3rd and long again.
…..2nd and 9. Patterson will throw over everyone.
…..New set of downs. Give to Pennamon, only a couple.
…..Possession play for Ole Miss. Trips right. Will fire to A.J. Brown on the out, and he’s got the first down.
….With 6:11 left in the half, Auburn still leads, 35-3.
….3rd and 9. Patterson is changing his play. Play clock under ten, and Ole Miss calls time.
…..2nd and 9. Here’s a collision in the backfield, and incomplete!
…..Ole Miss starts at their 25. Patterson will fire to Knox, butted down for only a yard.
…..Flags… unsportsmanlike on McBryde on Auburn’s side, and Victor Evans of Ole Miss flagged, offsetting.
…..Here’s Carlson once again to kick off. Booted, and will go out of the end zone!
…..Auburn with 339 offensive yards on the day, with time for more, this half.
…..Kerryon Johnson now has 159 rushing yards on the day, unofficially.
…..With 6:38 left in the half, Carlson is up and good, and Auburn leads Ole Miss, 35-3!!!!!
…..Under center, pitch KJ< and INNNNNNN!
….1st and goal at the five. Heavy set.
……Call: Substitution on the Ole Miss defense.
….First and goal at the ten. Screen to Davis, will go out at the five. Flag?
…..2nd and 5. Two backs. Stidham gives to KJ, and he’s juking to the ten.
…..New set of downs, at the Ole Miss 24. Give to KJ, will power to the 19.
…..At the 38, flag, KJ takes and gets 14, and offsides is the call, declined!
…..2nd and 5. Tigers. Stidham, will fire on the out to Kyle Davis, and he’s across midfield!
…..Here go the Tigers. Give Kam Martin up the gut, to the 30.
…..Auburn leads, 28-3, and takes over possession at their own 26, with about 9 minutes left in the half.
….Auburn takes over, at the Tiger 26!
….Twins either side, Ole Miss going. Flag… will throw, and it’s short!
…..Roberts dropped a sure pick-six.
…..3rd and 6. Two down territory, empty set. Pennamon comes in. Changing the play. Late… Patterson throws into traffic, ALMOST picked off!
….2nd and 6. ROlling right, and Patterson will overthow Quick, incomplete.
….New set of downs. Pennamon on the give, gets to the Auburn 29.
…..Patterson will fire to Wilkins, and he’s dodging to the Auburn 34.
…..3rd and 4, noise. Trips left. Patterson will pumps, and will fire to Van Jefferson, has the first down on the slant.
….2nd and 10. Twins. Pennamon, will get 6, dodging and diving.
….New set of downs. Fake, thrown deep, and over everyone.
…..3rd and 1 Ole Miss. Give Wilkins, will have the first down.
……Screen to Penamon hit down short.
….Chop block, and pass interference, replay 2nd down.
…..Maybe pass interference, definitely holding.
…..2nd and 7. Fake, and Patterson will go deep, batted away, and dual flags.
…..Ole Miss with 1st and 10 at the 25. Here’s a give to Wilkins, to the 28.
….Hurricane Nate’s first offense. Carlson will boot the second attempt to the back line.
….Here’s Carlson to boot it deep. And the ball is blown off the tee.
….Unofficially on the day, Kerryon Johnson has 126 rushing yards on 12 carries. He looks pretty healthy, today!
….Auburn is rockin’ and rollin’!
……Carlson up and good again, and with 12:24 left in the half, Auburn leads Ole Miss, 28-3!!!!!!!!
….3rd and 1. Here’s a give to KJ, and he’s GONE, UNTOUCHED!
…..2nd and 16. Fake, screen to Stove, and he is close to the stake at the Ole Miss 46!
…..Here’s a play fake, flushed, and Stidham will be sacked.
,,,,,Tigers lead, 21-3.
That was viscous
….Auburn will gain 15 yards, and will set up shop at the Auburn 43.
….Clearly targeting. A. J. Moore will exit the game.
…..Targeting. And we’ll see the replay.
….That has to be a flag, and is.
….And in comes Gleeson. WIll boom it hard, and taken by Roberts, SKULLED….
…..3rd and 3, possession play. Fade, and nothing there! Carlton Davis was having nothing of it!
Wow – just wow
And Ole Miss doing any damage at all through the air. Only 1 yard rushing thus far.
…..2nd and 5. Wilkins again, got only two.
…..Rebels from the 25. Patterson gives to Wilkins, got 5, breaking tackles.
…..Carlson to kick off for the 4th time. This boot is high, and nine yards deep, touchback again!
….With 14:53 left in the half, Auburn leads, 21-3!
…..Carlson, goood, and offsides, too!
….Darius Slayton, touchdownnnnnnn, Auburn!
….From the 19.Fade, caughhhhhhhht!
…..In one other early SEC game, Georgia leads Vanderbilt 7-0, on the strength of a bashing Nick Chubb run, 7-0 at the end of the first quarter.
…..THe first quarter is over, and Auburn leads, 14-3. They will have 3rd and 6 near the Ole Miss red zone, when we return!
….Clock winding down. Give to KJ, will not get much.
,,,,KJ on the dive, gets 3.
….rd and 4 Tigers. Stidham on the deep out, C-Myers has it, to the 25!
…..2nd and 4. Fake, Stidham will go deep, off the hands of Craig Myers.
….Quick snap, KJ, to the Ole Miss 42.
…..2nd and 7. Give, KJ is loose, and he’s across midfield!
……New set of downs, and KJ has 3 on the dive.
…..Martin will get 11!
….Kam Martin in at tailback, KJ in the wildcat.
…..Low punt, Roberts takes it, and gets it back to the AUburn 26. 57 yard punt!
….Gleason in to punt, Roberts deep.
….3rd and 13. Twins either side. Will fire to the 31, butted down by Dinson, won’t get there!
….2nd and 10, DROPPPED in the backfield, Pennamon!
…..Patterson to throw, will fire to Brown, and he just flat dropped that one on the post… wheewww.
….Austin Golson had the killing block, on that touchdown.
…..Carlson warms up again, a busy man. Booms one really deep again, and it goes through the end zone for another touchback.
That was pretty!!
…..Just a quick screen to the slot guy, and Ryan Davis was off and running! Nice, nice play. Ole Miss had no hope of chasing him down! ’bout time Auburn scored on one of those!
….with 2:04 left in the first, Auburn leads, 14-3!
….Carlson, is up and good, AND
….Ryan Davis, TOUCHDOOOOOOOWWWNNN, AUBURN!
…..Auburn starts at the 25. Pistol set. Fake, screen to Davis, will get loose, and he will GOOOOOOOOOO! ALL the WAY!
….Here’s the boot by Wunderlich, taken for a touchback, after some hesitation.
….Ole Miss is going with a REALLY quick-passing scheme, today. They’ll take a quick hitch or screen. However, if the first receiver isn’t there, it looks pretty ugly. Still, they have driven into the Auburn red zone on both possessions thus far. Have only three points, though!
….With 4:27 left in the first quarter, Auburn leads Ole Miss, 7-3.
….In comes Wunderlich. From 27, and it is good.
…..3rd and 5. Trips right. Changing the play. Will load it up to the end zone, won’t get there on the fade!
…..2nd and 5. Pistol set, fired over the middle, batted away!
….From the 15, give Wilkins will get to the 10.
….I don’t know about that. He was out of bounds, but still throwing the ball? Bad call.
…..Late hit out off bounds. 15 yards, but no targeting.
….Not good, there. Dontavius Russel is looking at sitting out, after coming in high.
…..2nd and 8. Trips right. Fakes, will scramble, and will fire, tipped down, flag?
…..New set of downs. Pennamon, not much up the gut.
…..Will fire to Jefferson, and he’s down to the Auburn 20.
…..Time. And Brown has it, in AUburn territory.
….Diamond set, missed tackle on the QB, and Patterson has six.
…..2nd and 8. Will screen again, and Wilkins has about 15.
…..First down Ole MIss. Patterson will screen to Lodge, only two!
…..Here is Daniel Carlson to kick off. This one is low, and will go through the end zone.
…..Kerryon Johnson has the step, today. Looks healthier than at any point this season.
…..Nothing fancy on that drive. Power and counter, ran it right at them mostly, and Auburn bashed for the score.
…..In comes Carlson, and this kick is up and good!!!!! With 7:31 left in the first, AUburn leads, 7-0!!!!
…..At the 17. Give to KJ, will go ALL THE WAY!
….Auburn going. Sugar huddle. Give KJ, and will dive, HAS the first down!
….Bad spot, and he appears to be a half yard short.
…..3rd and 4 Tigers. At the Ole Miss 22, Pumps, fires to KJ in the flat, and he is close!
…..2nd and 5. Changing the play. Give KJ. Won’t get much.
…..Pitch to Barrett, and will crash to the 23.
…..New set of downs! Try jumping the AUburn snap count, now!
…..And OLE Miss jumps again!
……And a pre-snap flag… offsides on Ole Miss!
…..3rd and 9 Auburn, possession play.
…..2nd and 7 Auburn, early. Heavy set, pitch to Stove, not gonna happen.
…..New set of downs. Give to KJ, and got about 3.
…..3rd and 2. Stidham will go under center, Give KJ, and breaking tackles! Across midfield!
…..2nd and 7. Give to Kerryon Johnson, will get 5.
…..Stidham will throw, and Cox on the quick out, got three.
……Auburn will take over, with 12:37 LEFT in the first quarter!
….And the fieldgoal team will come in. Wunderlich… NOOOO! Doinked off the upright!
….3rd and 7 at the Auburn 26. Patterson will overthrow Lodge on the fade.
…..2nd and 10. Quick curl, and not much.
…..FUMBLE, Patterson gets it back, for nothing.
…..Possession play. Patterson has Knox, and he’s rambling, down inside the Auburn 30.
…..2nd and 10, Wilkins gets about three up the gut.
…..Going deep down the sideline, won’t get it there.
….2nd and 5, will fire to AJ Brown, and they’ll have the first down.
…..Patterson in the gun on the first play, slant pass, caught, dropped.
…..Jalen Jones is deep for Ole Miss. And it is lined, dropped in the corner of the end zone, touchback!
…..Here’s Daniel Carlson to kick this game off!
……Auburn wins the toss, and will defer. Ole Miss will have the ball first.
…..Coin toss is imminent.
…..Three minutes till kickoff! Let’s hear a big WAR EAGLE!
…..A few notes…. Tre’ WIlliams and Kamryn Pettway are dressed for this one, but will not start. Tigers are resting critical pieces, on this day.
Yep – really cruddy cloudy here on the Plains. Pre-game festivities winding down but AU looking energized during warm-ups. Let’s hope the early kickoff curse is behind us.
From coach to mascot , offense and defense, past and future, we are matching up with a team today who doesn’t have a clue about who they are or where they are going. I’m never seen a team/school more confused about their identity.
You mean the “Land Sharks” with one of the worst defenses in college football? Yeah, I’d say if it comes down to having to rely on running games because of weather that bodes well for us, but I doubt we’ll need the extra advantage. If Ole Sis is forced to throw it 40-50 times, rain or not, the game will be well in hand.
…..And we are live! It continues to look cruddy-cloudy, in the Tragic City. My guess is that Auburn would fair better in a mud-bowl than run-challenged Ole Miss would, but I’d rather not have the risks of wet turnovers!
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