Auburn, Ala. (EETV) - No. 12 Auburn won their fourth-straight game in another explosive game, winning 44-23 over Ole Miss.
Running back Kerryon Johnson led Auburn on the offense. Johnson ran for 204 yards and had three touchdowns. Johnson now has 11 touchdowns in the last three games and 12 total for the season.
"He's played pretty well the last three weeks," Auburn head coach Gus Malzhan said. "The thing about Kerryon is that he's one of the toughest players that we have. I don't know of a lot of players that week one will be running for a touchdown, and they pull a hamstring bad enough to where they have to go down and then be able to come back two weeks later and be able to play at the high level he is right now."
The Auburn defense continued to impress. The team had a tough task in stopping Rebels' sophomore quarterback Shea Patterson. Patterson leads the SEC and is ranked fourth in the nation in passing yards per game with 361.5.
"That quarterback is elusive" Auburn defensive back Tray Matthews said. "He scrambled a lot, and we did a whole bunch of drills to cover that and to plaster the receivers. We did a pretty good job of that in practice as well as in the game."
Kicker Daniel Carlson went 3-for-3 on field goal attempts. He is now the all-time leading scorer in the SEC with 413 points.
"The offense and the team has to put me in the position to kick a lot of those," Carlson said on breaking the record. "Just to be consistent over four years just shows that a lot of hard work is paying off."
Auburn begins a three-game road stretch next week when the team travels to Death Valley to face LSU.