The Ole Miss Rebels were finally getting some respect. For that to continue, all they needed to do was take out the Auburn Tigers. Auburn had other plans. In what is currently the only upset of the day in the top 25, (Northwestern is currently leading Ohio State in the fourth quarter but that game is far from over.) Auburn jumped out to a 20-6 lead at halftime and held on for the victory.
The Tigers won despite an anemic performance in the passing game, only completing 11 total passes on the day for less than 100 yards. They were able to generate such a push in the running game that passing game was largely abandoned. They ran for a team total of 282 yards rushing and 3 touchdowns.
Ole Miss had a more balanced attack but committed two costly turnovers. After pulling within 5 points in the fourth quarter, they surrendered a field goal to Cody Parkey with 3:02 remaining in the game to seal the deal for the Tigers.
Auburn improves to 2-1 in the difficult SEC and 4-1 overall. Ole Miss falls to 1-2 in the SEC and will likely also fall out of the top 25. Auburn takes on the juggernaut of FCS also-ran Western Carolina next week, while the Rebels return home to take on Johnny Football and the Aggies next week.