Kerryon Johnson has career day as Auburn takes down Ole Miss

Kerryon Johnson has career day as Auburn takes down Ole Miss

Kerryon Johnson has career day as Auburn takes down Ole Miss

With three road games in a row - at LSU, Arkansas and Texas A&M (with a bye week before the A&M game) - the path is certainly more hard moving forward.

The early kickoff - 11 a.m. local time - was a concern some Auburn fans, but the Tigers took care of business early against Ole Miss and extended their winning streak to four with a 44-23 victory in Jordan-Hare Stadium on Saturday. Last week, Ole Miss suffered a pummeling at the hands of Alabama as the Rebels failed to convert on third or fourth down in the 66-3 loss.

After the resignation of former head coach Hugh Freeze, Ole Miss has been bad, but who knew they were subtweeting their current head coach bad. Freshman Molly Martin found the net for the Rebels with 1 minute left in the first half. "When you're on the field you have to play Auburn defense". At the same time, it never was in doubt and 13 of Ole Miss' points came in the final period. Hopefully, the team can use the strong finish to this game as a springboard for success heading into a three-game homestand against struggling SEC opponents Vanderbilt, LSU, and Arkansas. Stidham has thrown five of his seven touchdown passes on the season over his last three games.

The Tigers will now head on the road three consecutive weeks starting next weekend in Baton Rouge. Stidham has looked much more comfortable in the pocket of late. Keeping Brown healthy is a must for the Rebels going forward. Taking the yards that were there and living to fight another day, as he put it. Wilkins' 131 all-purpose yards was tops for the Rebels.

Auburn led 35-3 at the half with an offense powered by Kerryon Johnson and Jarrett Stidham. Auburn Tigers strike first for a 7-0 lead.

The two drives in between those went three-and-out, as did the first two Rebel drives after their first second-half touchdown. When a quarterback has adequate time in the pocket, he can progress through his reads and make good decisions with the ball. The sophomore finished the day having completed 14 of 21 passes for 234 yards with two touchdowns. "Touchdowns win games and field goals help, but touchdowns do it". "They've played outstanding defense the first half of the season".

The biggest concern for Ole Miss is the problems haven't been in one area.

Third, Ole Miss played a pretty clean game in terms of penalties. Aidan Marshall averaged 41 yards per punt and the coverage team did not allow Ole Miss to return a punt.

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