Saturday’s contest between No. 19 Ole Miss and Auburn gets more intriguing by the day. On Tuesday, Tigers defensive back Jonathan Jones made some comments about Rebels wide receiver Laquon Treadwell, according to Matthew Stevens of the Montgomery Advertiser.
“He’s a regular receiver like everybody else,” Jones told Stevens.
This comes a day after Treadwell had some comments of his own for Auburn.
“They’re going to feel my pain,” Treadwell told reporters Monday. “I’m just going to play my hardest and play with my heart like I did last week, and my team will do the same. We’re looking to get a W.”
Of course, Treadwell sustained a season-ending injury against Auburns in last year’s game. Treadwell broke his ankle on the half-yard line as he was going in for the go-ahead score late in the fourth quarter.
Jones was one of the two players in on the tackle that Treadwell was injured on. Linebacker Kris Frost made the initial contact.
“I’m pretty sure it will be a big game for him since he got hurt in our game last year,” Jones told Stevens.
Earlier this season, Auburn defensive back Rudy Ford said that facing LSU running back Leonard Fournette “shouldn’t be that difficult of a challenge.” Fournette rushed for 228 yards and three touchdowns against the Tigers.
Following Auburn’s four-overtime loss to Arkansas this past Saturday, wide receiver Ricardo Louis got the talking started about the matchup between the Tigers and Rebels.
“I’m going to come back next week and make Ole Miss pay for it,” Louis told Duane Rankin of the Montgomery Advertiser this past Saturday. “I’m going to make them feel my pain cause right now, I’m hurt. I wish I could rewind the time and go back, but I can’t. Just got to move forward and get better.”
Needless to say, it should be a fun game to watch on Saturday between Ole Miss and Auburn.