Auburn falls to No. 9 Ole Miss 48-34
OXFORD, Miss. (WSFA) - The Auburn Tigers lost against the No. 9 Ole Miss Rebels Saturday afternoon in Oxford, MS.
The Rebels were first on the scoreboard. Quarterback Jaxson Dart passed to wide receiver Dayton Wade for a 35-yard touchdown, with 6:42 remaining in the first quarter. Ole Miss scored another touchdown minutes later and went on to lead Auburn 14-0 at the end of the first quarter.
Less than 30 seconds into the second quarter, the Rebels scored again as running back Zach Evans rushed for a three-yard touchdown.
Auburn managed get into the scoring action in the second quarter. QB Robby Ashford rushed for a two-yard touchdown, with 10:22 remaining. This was soon followed by another TD score for Auburn as they trailed Ole Miss by seven points.
With 2:52 left in the second quarter of the game, Ole Miss doubled its lead over Auburn as they scored a seven-yard touchdown pass.
The quarter ended with Auburn scoring a 42-yard field goal but Ole Miss remained in the lead, 28-17 heading into halftime.
Auburn returned with an early score in the second half. Running back Tank Bigsby rushed for a 50-yard touchdown with 13:34 left in the third quarter. But Ole Miss soon extended their lead over Auburn as the Rebels kicked a 23-yard field goal.
Both teams continued to battle it out and Ole Miss led Auburn 38-31 by the close of the third quarter.
A 42-yard field goal by Ole Miss once again extended their lead over Auburn. But Auburn soon scored a field goal of their own, now trailing Ole Miss by seven points/
The Rebels scored a 41-yard rushing touchdown with 6:26 left in the fourth quarter to give them a commanding 48-34 lead over Auburn.
The game went into a weather delay for a while and neither team added points when the game returned.
No. 9 Ole Miss went on to defeat Auburn 48-34.
Auburn is now 3-4 for the season. After an off week, the Tigers will host the Arkansas Razorbacks on Oct. 29 at Jordan-Hare Stadium.
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