Week 9 of the college football schedule takes us to a primetime matchup in Mississippi as Auburn tries to remain as one of the hottest teams in the country against a talented but sliding Ole Miss team in Oxford.
No. 15 Auburn (5-2, 3-1 SEC) has won four straight games heading into Saturday night, including back-to-back blowouts over SEC opponents Mississippi State and Arkansas. Ole Miss (3-4, 1-3 SEC) has lost two straight SEC games away from home to Arkansas and LSU, and the Rebels will be clawing to make a decent bowl game in 2016.
Auburn and Ole Miss will meet for the 41st time in their histories on Saturday night in Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Here’s all you need to know about watching the matchup:
What time is kickoff?
When: Saturday, 7:15 p.m. ET
Where: Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, Miss.
What TV channel is showing the game?
SEC Network is televising the game. Also, you can listen to the game on SiriusXM 113/192 through the Texas A&M Radio Network.
Who is calling the game for SEC Network?
Brent Musberger is handling play-by-play, Jesse Palmer is the analyst, and Kaylee Hartung is the sideline reporter.
3 things you should know
1. Auburn’s rushing attack is ranked No. 3 in the country after rushing for an SEC regular-season record 543 yards against Arkansas last weekend in a 56-3 win. Ole Miss’ rushing defense is ranked last in the SEC and 112th nationally in terms of yards allowed per game.
2. Ole Miss might be 3-4, but the Rebels have been high-scoring at home. Hugh Freeze’s team has scored 38, 43, 45 and 48 points, respectively, inside Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, where they are 3-1 this season. The most points Auburn has allowed all season is 29 against Texas A&M in Week 3.
3. Auburn hasn’t lost consecutive games to Ole Miss since 1949-1952, when the Rebels won three straight meetings with the Tigers. Ole Miss beat Auburn 27-19 in Jordan-Hare Stadium last season for only its third victory in its 12 most recent tries.