Auburn could be facing an even steeper uphill battle against Ole Miss. Starting quarterback Sean White was listed as a game-time decision by the team for Saturday’s contest.
White suffered an undisclosed injury after he took a shot during last week’s four-overtime loss to Arkansas. He was slow to get up after the play, but managed to finish. White had completed 63.9 percent of his passes for 805 yards and one interception in four starts.
Quarterback Jeremy Johnson could return to the field in relief of White. Johnson began the season as Auburn’s starter, but struggled mightily in Auburn’s first three games before getting benched. Johnson completed only 59.7 percent of his passes for 473 yards, five touchdowns and six interceptions. He went 2-1 in his three starts.
Auburn’s offense will be facing an average pass defense on Saturday. The Rebels entered Saturday ranked 62nd in the country against the pass with an average of 217.4 passing yards allowed.
According to Clint Richardson, White participated in pregame warm-ups with a brace on his left knee.