2021-10-30
OLE MISS
AUBURN
League : NCAAF

AUBURN vs OLE MISS Prediction & Preview



 

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The Ole Miss Rebels face the Aubrun Tigers with both schools off to strong seasons. The Rebels are 6-1 and having one of the best seasons in their school history while Auburn is 5-2 and putting together an impressive season in Bryan Harsin's first season as the head coach. Both Ole Miss and Auburn are hoping to compete in the competitive SEC and the upcoming game should be a good one as a result.

 

Ole Miss is led by potent offense

The Rebels are having a great season and have been led by one of the best offenses in the nation, scoring 41.9 points per game. Matt Corral is impacting the offense in every way possible with 1913 passing yards and 15 touchdowns while also adding 474 rushing yards and nine touchdowns on the ground, leading the Rebels in rushing yards. Corral also has plenty of options in the passing game with Dontario Drummond recording 619 receiving yards and six touchdowns while Braylon Sanders and Jonathan Mingo have combined for 599 receiving yards and six touchdowns.

 

 

The offense has led the way but the defense has struggled, allowing 28.3 points per game. Sam Williams and Chance Campbell have applied pressure on the line with 11.5 sacks while Campbell is also adding 56 tackles but the rest of the defense has struggled. The secondary particularly is allowing opponents to find passing lanes with Miles Wood defending six passes but the rest of the unit allowing receivers to beat them deep and find open space in the secondary.

 

Auburn has been led by potent offense

The Tigers are putting together a great season under Bryan Harsin and look to be great for years to come. The offense has led the way as the Tigers are scoring 35.4 points per game with Bo Nix having a strong season under center with 1488 passing yards and eight touchdowns. In the passing game, Nix has spread the ball around with Demetris Robertson recording 312 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Kobe Hudson, Shedrick Jackson, and John Samuel Shenker have combined for 825 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Tank Bigsby and Jarquez Hunter have emerged as a strong rushing duo with 1018 rushing yards and nine touchdowns combined.

 

 

The offense has led the way but the defense has stepped up as well, allowing only 19.7 points per game. Defensive linemen Eku Leota, Colby Wooden, and Derick Hall have been a force in the trenches with 12 sacks and 76 tackles combined while linebackers Zakoby McClain and Chandler Wooten have made plays at the second level with 105 tackles combined. In addition, cornerback Roger McCreary has emerged as a shutdown corner in the secondary with six passes defended and two interceptions.







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