The Auburn Tigers visit the Ole Miss Rebels November 1st
By Ian Palmer
The Auburn Tigers are on the road against the Ole Miss Rebels this Saturday, November 1st in an important NCAA football showdown at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford. The Rebels dropped their first game of the season last week 10-7 away to LSU, but their playoff hopes are still alive if they can manage to topple the Auburn Tigers. Ole Miss heads into the game 7-1 on the season while the Tigers are 6-1 after beating South Carolina 42-35 at home last week.
bet365 college football betting line: Auburn vs Ole Miss
- Point Spread: Auburn (+2.5) at 20/21 and Ole Miss (-2.5) 20/23
- Money Line: Auburn is 6/5 to win the game with Ole Miss 5/7
The Tigers managed to beat South Carolina in a close game last week, but they didn’t cover the spread and haven’t covered it in four of their past five outings. The offense has been good, but not great. Quarterback Nick Marshall gained 89 yards on the ground last week and added 139 in the air. He rushed for three TDs and passed for one as Auburn rushed for 395 yards, which is their best mark of the season. Running back Cameron Artis-Payne also chipped in with a TD and 167 rushing yards.
The Ole Miss run defense struggled against LSU last weekend as they conceded 264 yards on the ground. But the Tigers’ defense hasn’t been at its best lately by allowing 73 points against in the past two contests. They’ve struggled defending against aerial attacks and the rush as Mississippi State racked up four TDs and 223 yards on the ground and South Carolina carved scored five TDs and gained 416 yards in the air. On the bright side though, the Tigers’ defense has recorded four interceptions in the past two encounters and they’ll be hoping to increase that against Ole Miss’ QB Bo Wallace on Saturday.
Ole Miss played a good defensive game last week, but struggled offensively. They’ve recorded a nation-high 17 interceptions in their eight games and they forced LSU to turn the ball over on four occasions. Of course, they’ll need to improve when they have the ball this weekend. Quarterback Bo Wallace has been struggling and he was just 14 for 33 in passing last week. He’s now below 50 per cent on pass completions in both of his past two appearances. He threw for a TD and had 176 yards against LSU, but threw an ill-timed interception late in the game.
Wallace and the rest of the Rebels’ offense will need to pick up the pace against Auburn while they hope their defense can come up with another gem like last week’s performance. Ole Miss will likely have some trouble with the Tigers’ ground game though and if they can’t get their own offense going we’re probably going to see Auburn come away with a relatively close win in this game.