FINAL: Auburn 44, Ole Miss 23

Bryan Matthews, Senior Editor
Auburn Sports

AUBURN | Summary and statistics from No. 12 Auburn's game against Ole Miss at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

FIRST QUARTER

Ole Miss drove 49 yards on its opening possession but Gary Wunderlich's 43-yard field goal bounced off the uprights. Auburn's offense began with a 10-play, 74-yard drive capped by a 17-yard touchdown run by Kerryon Johnson. The Rebels answered with a 65-yard drive as Wunderlich made a 27-yard field goal. On the next play, Ryan Davis caught a screen pass from Jarrett Stidham and took it 75 yards for a touchdown and a 14-3 AU lead.

SECOND QUARTER

The opening play of the 2nd quarter was a 19-yard touchdown pass from Stidham to Darius Slayton. After another 3-and-out by AU's defense, Johnson took off over the left side for a 48-yard TD run to put AU up 28-3. Auburn added another touchdown on a 74-yard drive as Johnson scored from five yards out.

THIRD QUARTER

Noah Igbinoghene opened the half with a 70-yard kickoff return. Auburn was unable to advance the ball but Daniel Carlson made a 49-yard field goal to put AU up 38-3. Ole Miss put together its best drive of the game going 75 yards as Shea Patterson connected with DK Metcalf for a 9-yard TD pass. Auburn answered with a 77-yard drive as Carlson hit a 25-yard field goal to make it 41-10.

FOURTH QUARTER

Ole Miss drove 63 yards for another touchdown on an 8-yard pass from Patterson to Metcalf. Carlson added a 35-yard field goal. The Rebels added a late touchdown.

TEAM STATS

Total yards: AU 561, OM 429; Rush yards: AU 326, OM 83; Pass yards: AU 235, OM 346; Penalties: AU 3-30, OM 4-30; First downs: AU 25, OM 23; Third downs: AU 9-16, OM 8-18; Turnovers: AU 0, OM 0; Sacks: AU 1, OM 1.

INDIVIDUAL STATS

Jarrett Stidham 14-of-21 for 235 yards and 2 TD, 1 carry for -6 yards

Malik Willis 2 carries for 16 yards

Kerryon Johnson 28 carries for 204 yards and 3 TDs, 2 receptions for 23 yards

Kam Martin 9 carries for 50 yards

Malik Miller 8 carries for 21 yards

Devan Barrett 1 carry for 5 yards

Chandler Cox 1 reception for 3 yards

Ryan Davis 1 reception for 75 yards and 1 TD

Darius Slayton 2 receptions for 39 yards and 1 TD

Eli Stove 3 receptions for 17 yards, 2 carries for 36 yards

Nate Craig-Myers 2 receptions for 34 yards

Kyle Davis 1 reception for 31 yards

Will Hastings 1 reception for 13 yards

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