Auburn vs. Ole Miss Fearless Prediction & Game Preview
Check out the Auburn vs. Ole Miss fearless prediction and game preview.
Auburn (4-1) vs. Ole Miss (2-2) Game Preview
Broadcast, TV, Game Time
Date: Saturday, October 7th
Game Time: 12:00 pm ET
Venue: Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn, AL
Network: SEC Network
Don’t just hand the Second-Best Team In SEC title over to Georgia just yet.
Auburn has done everything right so far this season except lose at Clemson – no big whoop there.
Georgia won its close game at Notre Dame, Auburn lost its close game at Death Valley – that’s been the difference.
The Tigers rocked a horrible Missouri team and came back rolling against Mississippi State last week, getting the offense cranked up with the running game doing whatever it wanted.
While that was happening on one side of the SEC world, Ole Miss was busy getting the Alabama treatment on the other side.
The Rebels started out one against bad teams, and then reality kicked in at Cal, and dropped like a hammer against the Crimson Tide in a 66-3 loss.
That whole Every Week’s A Bowl Game thing isn’t working. But for a Rebel team that has eight games left in its season and no bowl to go to, beating Auburn would be particularly sweet.
With the next three games in Oxford, and five of the next six at home, it gets better.
But first, Auburn has to keep on looking the part.
One Reason Why Ole Miss Will Win
Okay, Shae Patterson. Time to start firing again.
Blow off anything that happens against Alabama right now. Before that debacle, Patterson was cranking up 400 yards per game through the air. While there were too many picks – including three in the loss to Cal – he’s been great at keeping the pressure on.
Auburn got hit for a few yards against Missouri, but for the most part, the secondary hasn’t been tested much. It’s possible to complete passes against this group – Mercer and Clemson both hit over 62% of their throws – and now it’s up to Patterson to throw and keep on throwing.
Ole Miss has the nation’s worst rushing attack, averaging just 74 yards per game. If Patterson doesn’t blow past the 300-yard mark, good night.
One Reason Why Auburn Will Win
Auburn’s one big weakness so far – pass protection – won’t be an issue. The stats are skewed because of the Clemson game, but overall, the Auburn O line has been amazing at blasting away for the ground game, and sketchy at keeping QB Jarrett Stidham upright.
No worries this week.
Ole Miss doesn’t have any semblance of a pass rush with just three sacks on the season spread out over the first three games. The Rebel defensive front has been way, way too soft against everyone’s ground game, and was shoved around at will by Alabama last week. This week, Auburn should be able to pound away with the red hot …
What’s Going To Happen
Arguably the best red zone running in college football right now, he’s scored eight rushing touchdowns in the last two games, with 116 yards thrown into the equation against Mississippi State.
After tearing of the Bulldogs for over six yards per carry last week, Auburn will gash away with big run after big run, taking the pressure off of Stidham. If he doesn’t have to press, he’s deadly.
Auburn will once again look the part on both sides of the ball, Patterson will throw three picks, and this will get out of hand by late in the third.
Auburn vs. Ole Miss Prediction
Auburn 40, Ole Miss 16
Auburn -21, o/u: 57
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