Forty-two combined points. Combined yards: 623. And zero combined punts.
That’s the story of the first half of the Auburn-Ole Miss game in Oxford on Saturday night. The Rebels took a 22-20 lead to the locker room, but pretty much every fan in the building knows that won’t stick as the final score.
Tigers and Rebels fans alike are worried about one major thing — where’s the defense?
Here’s some of the reaction to the lack of defensive fortitude in the first half of the Week 9 SEC West showdown:
Live look at Ole Miss run defense the last 2 weeks pic.twitter.com/co1lM7E913
— Booger (@SECbooger) October 30, 2016
Ole Miss' rush defense is more of a theory than an actual thing.
— Barrett Sallee (@BarrettSallee) October 30, 2016
— Todd Wilson (@TDubb) October 30, 2016
— jaudon (@GaryJaudon) October 30, 2016
ESPN reporter-"Coach, run defense, you've already made adjustments…what else can you do?"
Freeze-"shakes head sadly"
— THE Auburn Network (@AuburnNetwork) October 30, 2016
Watching auburns defense pic.twitter.com/ZiFBFHYEUl
— Barners Be Like (@auburn_comedy) October 30, 2016
Welcome back 2014-2015 Auburn defense. Not sure if the defense is aware they are playing tonight.
— Richard Hagen (@RichardHagen115) October 30, 2016
Chad Kelly 22/35 297 yards with 2 TD in 1st half.
Record passing yards vs Auburn:
532 by Mike Kafka in 2010 Outback Bowl(47/78 w/4TD & 5INT)
— James Crepea (@JamesCrepea) October 30, 2016