Auburn pulled out a thriller at Ole Miss, beating the Rebels 35-31. Ole Miss is more than likely eliminated from a chance at the playoffs and from the west division race. Auburn will have to become big Ole Miss fans and hope they can knock off Mississippi State at the end of the season. The Tigers will also need Alabama to beat the Bulldogs in two weeks, to still have a chance to win the west. Auburn improved to 7-1 and 4-1 in the conference. Ole Miss fell to 7-2 and 4-2 in the conference.
With the fourth quarter coming to an end and Ole Miss driving down the field, trailing 35-31. Bo Wallace threw a pass to Laquon Treadwell (video above), who shuck a few defender. Treadwell got to the one yard line, before Kris Frost grabbed the back of his jersey, pulling him down in an awkward position. While going down Treadwell fumbled the ball into the end zone and Auburn linebacker Casanova McKinzy recovered. Treadle was injured on the play and unfortunately looked very serious. The initial call was a touchdown, but was overturned after the review.
Ole Miss was able to get the ball back, after Auburn couldn’t run the clock out. Ole Miss had a few opportunities, but you could tell they were shaken up.
Auburn’s quarterback Nick Marshall had a superb game, throwing for 254 yards and two touchdowns on 15 completions. Marshall also ran for 50 yards and two touchdowns. Senior running back Cameron Artis-Payne had a big game, rushing for 138 and a touchdown on 27 carries.
The wide receivers probably won the game for the Tigers today, making clutch catches at key moments in the ball game. Sammie Coates led all Auburn receivers, with 122 yards on five receptions and a touchdown. D’haquille Williams caught three passes for 71 yards.
The Auburn defense forced two fumbles, both of them came inside their own ten yard line.
Ole Miss quarterback Bo Wallace had a great game and played one of his best games of the season so far. Wallace threw for 340 yards and two touchdowns on 28 completions. He also led the team in rushing, with 56 yards on 14 carries and a touchdown.
Three Ole Miss receivers had 100 yards receiving. Senior Vince Sander led the team with 112 yards on six receptions. Sophomore receiver Laquon Treadwell caught 10 passes for 103 yards and a touchdown. Treadwell has continued to impress me and I think he’s the top receiver in the 2016 draft. Sophomore tight end Evan Engram caught eight passes for 102 yards and a touchdown.