Jordan Hare Stadium will host a pivotal UEFA Western match on Saturday when it hosts incoming 18th seed Auburn, the 10th seed, Ole Miss. The winner of Saturday’s meet will still be in the competition to win the division championship, while the loser will play. Just standing in a bowl.
The Rebels (6-1) have only one loss a season so far, a 42-21 defeat at that time – no. 1 Alabama. Tigers (5-2) have losses at that time – no. 10 Pennsylvania and Georgia, now the No. 1 team in the country. With just one loss from the SEC, Auburn can still head to Atlanta with wins over the Ole Miss, Texas A&M, and to finish the season, Alabama.
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How will the battle end on Saturday? It’s likely to be an offensive proposition, with both teams playing a midfielder known to frustrate opponents’ defenses with their quick abilities.
Rebels quarterback Matt Coral is one of the nation’s best in this regard, rushing 100 times per season for 474 yards and nine goals this season. That includes an incredible 30-load blast and 195 yards against Tennessee in Week 7. (Those weren’t just stat-filling dashes, either: Ole Miss needed his dashing acumen in what was ultimately a 31-26 victory.) Oh, and he completed 140 of 207 passes — 67.6 percent — for 1,913 yards and 15 touchdowns for one interception.
On the contrary, Auburn’s Bo Nix was more of a battle test – at least in terms of his status as the undisputed leader of the Tigers. First-year coach Brian Harsin pulled the Knicks out late in a Georgia State match in Week 4, allowing LSU to transfer TJ Finley to lead a controversial win-win campaign against the Panthers. Harsin benches the Knicks again against LSU, as Auburn fell 10-0 behind early on. He eventually returned to complete 23 of 44 passes for 255 yards and a point. He also added another 74 yard dash and touchdown in the win.
The Knicks has since regained his spot as a starter for the Tigers, combining to complete 42 of 64 passes (65.6 percent) for 509 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. He also has another fast landing.
Sports News has everything you need to tune in and watch what should be a great quarterback fight between Ole Miss and Auburn:
What channel is Ole Miss vs. Auburn today?
- TV channel (national): ESPN
- Live broadcast: ESPN app, fuboTV
The meeting between Ole Miss and Auburn will be broadcast nationwide on ESPN. Sean McDonough and Todd Ballidge will be connected to the game.
Ole Miss vs Auburn start time
- date: Saturday 30 October
- Starting: 7 p.m. Eastern time
Ole Miss vs. Auburn kicks off at 3:30 p.m. ET from Jordan Hare Stadium in Auburn, Ala.
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Ole Miss Schedule 2021
|against Louisville (Atlanta)||September 6||Ole Miss 43, Louisville 24|
|against Austin Bee||September 11||Ole Miss 54, Austin Peay 17|
|opposite Tolin||September 18||Ole Miss 61, Tulane 21|
|At No. 1 Alabama||October 2||Alabama 42 Be Miss 21|
|Opposite to No. 13 Arkansas||October 9||Ole Miss 5251 . Arkansas|
|in Tennessee||October 16||Ole Miss 31, TN 26|
|vs LSU||October 23||Ole Miss 31, LSU 17|
|At No. 18 Auburn||October 30||to be announced later on|
|in exchange for freedom||November 6||to be announced later on|
|Opposite No. 14 Texas A&M||November 13||to be announced later on|
|vs Vanderbilt||November 20||to be announced later on|
|in Mississippi||November 25||to be announced later on|
Auburn schedule 2021
|vs Akron||September 4||Auburn 60Akron 10|
|Versus Alabama||September 11||Auburn 62, Alabama 0|
|In No. 10 Pennsylvania||September 18||Pennsylvania 28, Auburn 20|
|opposite the state of Georgia||September 25||auburn 34, Georgia State 24|
|in LSU||October 2||Auburn 24, LSU 19|
|Against No. 2 Georgia||October 9||Georgia 34, Auburn 10|
|At No. 17 Arkansas||October 16||Auburn 38, Arkansas 23|
|Against No. 10 Ole Miss||October 30||to be announced later on|
|At No. 14 Texas A&M||November 6||to be announced later on|
|opposite Mississippi||November 13||to be announced later on|
|in South Carolina||November 20||to be announced later on|
|Against No. 3 Alabama||November 27||to be announced later on|