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Saturday Situation

The matchup: No. 3 Auburn (8-0, 5-0) at Ole Miss (3-4, 1-3)

Where: Vaught-Hemingway Stadium, Oxford, Miss.

When: Today, 5 p.m.

TV: ESPN2

Last week: Auburn beat LSU 24-17. Ole Miss lost at Arkansas 38-24.

Coaches: Gene Chizik is 16-5 in his second season at Auburn and 22-24 in his fourth season overall. Houston Nutt is 21-12 in his third season at Ole Miss and 132-82 in his 18th season overall.

Auburn offensive leaders: QB Cam Newton (157 carries, 1077 yards, 14 TD); RB Mike Dyer (99 carries, 543 yards, 3 TD); RB Onterio McCalebb (55 carries, 458 yards, 4 TD); RB Mario Fannin (44 carries, 253 yards, 2 TD). QB Cam Newton (90-138-5, 1,364 yards, 13 TD). WR Darvin Adams (26 catches, 452 yards, 2 TD); WR Terrell Zachery (21 catches, 288 yards, 1 TD); WR Emory Blake (9 catches, 204 yards, 4 TD).

Auburn defensive leaders: LB Josh Bynes (53 tackles, 5 TFL, 1 sack, 3 INT, 6 QBH, 1 FF); S Zac Etheridge (45 tackles, 0.5 TFL, 2 INT); DT Nick Fairley (40 tackles, 17 TFL, 7.5 sacks, 1 INT, 15 QBH, 1 FR); DE Antoine Carter (20 tackles, 7 TFL, 3.5 sacks, 14 QBH).

Ole Miss offensive leaders: RB Brandon Bolden (97 carries, 559 yards, 5 TD); Jeremiah Masoli (75 carries, 400 yards, 3 TD); Jeff Scott (38 carries, 220 yards, 1 TD). QB Jeremiah Masoli (96-170-6). Brandon Bolden (19 catches, 187 yards, 2 TD); Melvin Harris (17 catches, 248 yards, 3 TD); Markeith Summers (16 catches, 359 yards, 4 TD).

Ole Miss defensive leaders: Jonathan Cornell (51 tackles, 9.5 TFL, 3.5 sacks,1 QBH, 1 FF); Damien Jackson (49 tackles, 3.0 TFL, 1 QBH, 1 FR, 1 FF); Allen Walker (39 tackles, 4.5 TFL, 2.5 sacks, 1 INT, 3 FF).

Notable: Auburn is 13-0 when playing Ole Miss while ranked. … Auburn has rushed for more than 300 yards in four consecutive SEC games, a school record. … Newton leads the nation with 14 rushing touchdowns and in touchdown responsibility with 27. … Auburn lost on its last trip to Ole Miss but has won on seven of its last eight visits. … Fairley leads the SEC and is third nationally in tackles for loss with 17.

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