Auburn quarterback Bo Nix directed two fourth-quarter

touchdown drives, capped by a 42-yard touchdown pass to Seth Williams with

1:11 left, to lift the Tigers to a 35-28 comeback win over Mississippi on Saturday.

Auburn (3-2 Southeastern) rallied from a 28-27 deficit on its final

offensive series, covering 80 yards in six plays. Williams, finishing with

eight catches for 134 yards, caught Nix’s pass in front of the Auburn

sideline, twisted away from two tacklers and turned up the sideline to

easily race for the decisive touchdown.

Ole Miss (1-4) reached the Auburn 29-yard line in the final 10 seconds.

Auburn forced an incomplete pass and preserved the win on a game-ending

Ole Miss infraction as quarterback Matt Corral advanced past the line of

scrimmage before throwing a desperation pass that would have counted as a

Jordyn Peters interception without the penalty.

Tank Bigsby had touchdown runs of 4 and 18 yards and finished with 129

yards on 24 carries as the Tigers finished with a turnover free 462 yards

of total offense. Nix finished 23 of 30 passing for 238 yards, with the

biggest plays reserved for Williams. Shaun Shivers and Nix had touchdown

runs over 1 and 4 yards, respectively.

Corral had touchdown runs of 5 and 10 yards and was 16 of 27 for 154 yards

passing, including a 6-yard touchdown pass to Elijah Moore. Jerrion Ealy

had a 5-yard touchdown run to give Ole Miss a 28-27 lead with 5:43 left,

setting up Auburn’s game-winning drive.


Auburn: After two failed attempts, the Tigers won a road game. The Tigers

won with fourth quarter heroics for the third time this season, this time

on the strength of the Nix-Williams combination and a 4 for 4 performance

in the red zone. The special teams struggled with a pair of bad snaps in

kicking situations and had a kickoff return touchdown by Bigsby wiped out

on a holding penalty.

Ole Miss: The Rebels rolled up 444 yards, but finished 4 of 6 in the red

zone, including a turnover and an unsuccessful fake field goal attempt.

Sam Williams had 11 tackles, including a sack and three tackles for loss,

but the defense could not preserve a late lead. The remaining schedule

appears to lighten up a bit, as four of the remaining five opponents have

losing records.


Auburn: The Tigers host LSU on Saturday.

Ole Miss: The Rebels visit winless Vanderbilt on Saturday.