#24 Ole Miss Falters At Auburn

(Ole Miss Athletics)

(Ole Miss Athletics)

OXFORD, Miss. (WCBI Sports/Ole Miss Athletics) — Ole Miss had a chance late in the fourth quarter down one possession against Auburn, but the comeback fell short, as The Tigers held on for a 30-22 win at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

Nick Marshall ran for 140 yards and two touchdowns, Robenson Therezie scored on a 78-yard interception return to lead Auburn to its first win over a Top 25 team in two years.

Marshall’s second scoring run gave Auburn a 27-9 lead in the third quarter. The Tigers lost two turnovers in the fourth quarter to help the Ole Miss comeback attempt.

Ole Miss was held to only three field goals before Bo Wallace threw a 49-yard touchdown pass to Donte Moncrief in the third quarter and added a 12-yard scoring pass to Moncrief midway through the fourth quarter.

The Rebels fell to 3-2 overall and 1-2 in the SEC as they get set to return home to the friendly confines of Vaught-Hemingway Stadium for their next six games.

Ole Miss will face Texas A&M and last year’s Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel, next Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN.

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  • Nagg

    Ed, I agree with your idea of Mississippi State and Mississippi finding a conference where they would be more competitive in football. Many people argue that we are too competitive in other sports, but we don’t keep up with SEC sports like swimming and soccer. MSU’s baseball team would continue to thrive wherever they were placed. Just look at Rice and Cal-State Fullerton who both have a long history of Division I baseball success. I’m not sure where Ole Miss has been successful.

  • Ed

    Ole Miss falters at Auburn…..is that the best you could come up with. Ole Miss/Hugh Freeze/Bo Wallace just lost to the worst team in the SEC…..remember they didn’t win a SEC game last year. Well now I guess Ole Miss Black Bears can take over the worst team in the SEC roll…..what a joke.

    Why don’t Ole Miss and MSU leave the SEC and join the Mid-American conference…..something they are better suited for cause they dang sure ain’t SEC caliber.