Oxford, MS (EETV)- Auburn defeated Ole Miss 35-28 in an offensive shootout which saw both teams put up over 900 total yards combined.
The Tigers had a big day with 462 total yards of offense. Auburn ran the ball for 224 yards on 47 attempts. Tank Bigsby led the way with 24 carries for 129 yards and two touchdowns.
Quarterback Bo Nix bounced back from last week, throwing for 238 yards and a 58 yard touchdown pass to Seth Williams with 1:11 remaining in the fourth quarter. Williams led the recievers with eight catches for 134 yards. He is now 10th on Auburn's list of most receiving yards in school history.
"We had kind of a struggle last week," Williams said, "We came in with the mindset that we would refuse to lose and that's what we did."
The Rebels gave Auburn's defense trouble as they ran for 283 yards. Quarterback Matt Corral led the way with 10 carries for 88 yards and two touchdowns. Corral threw for 154 yards and one touchdown and Kenny Yeboah would led the way with 83 yards recieving.
Despite the lack of defense, the Tigers held Ole Miss on their final two drives to preserve a hard-fought victory on the road. Head Coach Gus Malzahn spoke after the game saying, "It was a total team effort. We talked about playing hard-nosed Auburn football and our guys played for sixty minutes out there."
The Tigers hold a five game win streak over the Rebels which is the third longest in the series history. The Rebels are 1-4 and will travel to Vanderbilt next week.
Auburn's record sits at 3-2 and they will return home to face LSU on Halloween. Kickoff for that game will begin at 2:30 with TV coverage on CBS.