Saturday situation, Game 5

The matchup: Auburn (3-1, 1-1 SEC) vs. No. 24 Ole Miss (3-1, 1-1)

Marshall will start his 5th career game Saturday.

Where: Jordan-Hare Stadium, Auburn, Ala.

When: Saturday, 6:00 p.m. CST

TV: ESPNU

The series: Auburn leads 27-10 and 13-2 in Auburn. The Tigers had won three straight until a 41-20 loss at Ole Miss last season.

Coaches: Gus Malzahn is 3-1 in his first season at Auburn and 12-4 in his second season overall. Hugh Freeze is 10-7 in his second season at Ole Miss and 40-14 in five seasons overall.

Senior Writer Bryan Matthews' prediction: Auburn, 30-27

Staff Writer Austin W. Penny’s prediction: Auburn, 31-28

2013 STATISTICS

Points per game: Auburn 28.5, Ole Miss 28.5

Points allowed per game: Auburn 22.0, Ole Miss 24.0

Rushing yards per game: Auburn 232.2, Ole Miss 199.0

Rushing yards allowed per game: Auburn 175.0, Ole Miss 149.2

Passing yards per game: Auburn 207.2, Ole Miss 219.8

Passing yards allowed per game: Auburn 264.5, Ole Miss 208.8

Total yards per game: Auburn 439.5, Ole Miss 418.8

Total yards allowed per game: Auburn 439.5, Ole Miss 358.0

Auburn offensive leaders: QB Nick Marshall 60-of-103, 809 yards, 4 TD, 4 INT, 41 carries, 148 yards. RB Tre Mason 65 carries, 338 yards, 4 TD, 6 KO returns, 190 yards, 1 TD. RB Corey Grant 26 carries, 239 yards, 2 TD. RB Cameron Artis-Payne 42 carries, 207 yards. 2 TD. WR Sammie Coates 11 catches, 306 yards, 1 TD. WR Ricardo Louis 11 catches, 66 yards. WR Marcus Davis 10 catches, 87 yards, 1 TD. WR Quan Bray 7 catches, 114 yards, 1 TD. PK Cody Parkey 7-of-8, 32 points.

Auburn defensive leaders: Star Robenson Therezie 25 tackles, 2.0 TFL, 2 INT’s, 1 PBU, 1 QBH. LB Cassanova McKinzy 21 tackles, 2.5 TFL, 1.5 sacks, 2 QBH. S Jermaine Whitehead 20 tackles, 1 INT, 1 PBU. CB Jonathon Mincy 19 tackles, 6 PBU. CB Ryan White 18 tackles, 5 PBU. DE LaDarius Owens 15 tackles, 2.5 TFL, 1.0 sacks, 3 QBH. S Joshua Holsey 13 tackles, 0.5 TFL, 1 INT, 1 PBU, 2 QBH. DE Craig Sanders 6 tackles, 2.5 TFL, 0.5 sacks, 4 QBH. DT Gabe Wright 7 tackles, 3.5 TFL, 4 QBH. P Steven Clark 19 punts, 43.5 avg, 6 I20.

Ole Miss offensive leaders: QB Bo Wallace 73-of-118, 807 yards, 4 TD, 0 INT, 44 carries, 125 yards, 3 TD. RB Jeff Scott 43 carries, 358 yards, 2 TD. QB Barry Brunetti 21 carries, 117 yards, 3 TD. WR Laquon Treadwell 20 catches, 205 yards. WR Donte Moncrief 17 catches, 233 yards, 2 TD. WR Evan Engram 13 catches, 189 yards, 2 TD. PK Andrew Ritter 3-of-5, 22 points.

Ole Miss defensive leaders: LB Serderius Bryant 35 tackles, 4.0 TFL, 1.0 sacks, 1 PBU, 1 QBH. FS Cody Prewitt 22 tackles, 3 INT’s, 4 PBU, 1 QBH, 1 FF. DB Tony Conner 21 tackles, 1.0 TFL, 1 INT, 1 PBU, 2 QBH. CB Mike Hilton 20 tackles, 5.0 TFL. DE C.J. Johnson 12 tackles, 4.0 TFL, 2 QBH. DT Robert Nkemdiche 10 tackles, 4.0 TFL, 2 PBU, 1 QBH. P Tyler Campbell 15 punts, 47.5 avg, 5 I20.

Notable: Auburn is making its 77th appearance on ESPN today, the most of any college football program ..... Auburn’s 333 second-half yards against LSU were the most vs. an SEC opponent since gaining 348 in the first half against South Carolina in the 2010 SEC Championship game ..... Auburn is 41-36-2 at home against ranked teams ..... Auburn has allowed just seven points in the fourth quarter this season ..... Auburn is 13-of-14 in red zone scoring, which leads the SEC ..... Cody Parkey has made seven straight field goals and leads the SEC with 62 straight PAT kicks made ..... Only one of Steven Clark’s 19 punts have been returned this season after allowing only five returned punts all of last season ..... Auburn is 4th in the nation averaging 31.9 yards per kickoff return.

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