Postgame Points: Auburn 44, Ole Miss 23

Postgame Points Auburn 44 Ole Miss 23

Postgame Points Auburn 44 Ole Miss 23

The Rebels got 3 touchdowns and a field goal out of those opportunities, good for all 23 points scored against the Tigers. But a potent Tiger offense ran over a Magnolia State opponent for the 2nd straight week. Johnson also set a new career-high with 208 rushing yards on the day as Auburn out-gained Ole Miss 326-83 on the ground.

Had the starters stayed in the game through the third and fourth quarters, head coach Gus Malzahn said the Rebels probably would have finished the game with just those 10 points.

Ole Miss sophomore quarterback Shea Patterson passed for 346 yards and two touchdowns, both to redshirt freshman receiver D.K. Metcalf. Neither side fashioned an opportunity until late in the first half when Martin broke through by turning her defender and firing right-footed from 14 yards with just 1 minute, 6 seconds to play before halftime.

No team has given Kevin Steele's Auburn defenses more fits than Ole Miss over the coordinator's season-and-a-half on the Plains.

The Auburn football team welcomed in Ole Miss after the Rebels suffered a beat down in Tuscaloosa the previous Saturday.

Carlson followed with his historic field goal to boost the margin to 27. That's what we've got to do.

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The second-half surge didn't do much to affect Auburn's standing nationally, either: The Tigers rank sixth allowing just 13 points and 13th allowing 287.5 yards per game. Derrick Brown and Jeff Holland combined for the lone Auburn sack of the game, while defensive backs Jamel Dean and Nick Ruffin led the team with seven tackles each. I think we feel a lot better than we did last week coming out of the second half.

Carlson made kicks of 49, 25 and 35 yards Saturday. It was the longest pass play of Davis' career and Auburn's season. The Rebels have been outscored 110-26 the past two weeks, beginning with a 66-3 loss to top-ranked Alabama.

As good as Johnson has been, the Tigers are still missing a huge part of their rushing attack, as the bigger half of their backfield duo - Kamryn Pettway - is still missing time with heel and ankle injuries.

Vitter said stakeholders, including faculty and student groups on campus and past presidents of the Ole Miss Alumni Association have endorsed the move.

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