AUBURN, Ala. — For the majority of the last decade, it’s been a late October tradition — Auburn vs. Ole Miss, a game that usually goes a long way in deciding how the final SEC West standings will look. The two teams meet once again on Oct. 29.
On Monday, the SEC announced what time this year’s game will take place. Auburn (4-2, 2-1 SEC) and Ole Miss (3-3, 1-2 SEC) will face off next Saturday at 7:15 p.m. inside Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, Miss. The game will be televised on either ESPN, ESPN2 or SEC Network.
Both teams will be coming off of big SEC West tests in Week 8. Auburn hosts Arkansas at 6 p.m. ET on ESPN, while Ole Miss visits LSU at 9 p.m. on ESPN.
Auburn is currently on a three-game winning streak after coach Gus Malzahn gave offensive play-calling responsibilities to coordinator Rhett Lashlee prior to a Week 4 upset over LSU. The Tigers’ defense is one of the best in the SEC this season, improving in every facet under first-year coordinator Kevin Steele.
Ole Miss suffered a tough 34-30 road loss to Arkansas in Week 7. All three of the Rebels’ losses this season have come by 11 or fewer points. In home games this season, Ole Miss is 3-1 with wins over Wofford, Georgia and Memphis and a close loss to No. 1 Alabama.
The last three meetings between Auburn and Ole Miss have been decided by a touchdown or less, with the Rebels taking a 27-19 win on the Plains last season. Auburn is 29-11 all-time against Ole Miss and has won 12 of the 16 matchups since 2000. In its last visit to Oxford, Auburn won 35-31 on a late Ole Miss fumble outside of its own end zone.
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