GAMEDAY College Football

Mississippi 48, Auburn 34

(AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

By CHRIS BURROWS
Associated Press

OXFORD, Miss. - Quinshon Judkins, Zach Evans and Jaxson Dart all ran for more than 100 yards as No. 9 Mississippi rolled up 448 on the ground in a 48-34 victory over Auburn.

The Rebels had three 100-yard rushers in a single game for the first time since 1976, and are 7-0 for just the second time since 1962 and first time since 2014.

Ole Miss (3-0 Southeastern Conference) raced to a 21-0 lead and never trailed, although Auburn (3-4, 1-3) pulled as close as 28-24 in the third quarter.

Judkins had 139 yards on 25 carries and scored on a 41-yard run with 6:26 remaining to build the final margin.

Dart finished 9 of 19 for 130 yards with three touchdown passes and ran for 115 on 14 carries. Evans had 136 yards on 21 carries and a touchdown.

Tank Bigsby led Auburn with 179 yards on 20 carries with touchdown runs of 2 and 50 yards. The Tigers had 301 yards rushing, but three turnovers.

Robby Ashford scored on runs of 2 and 11 yards and finished 8 of 17 passing for 140 yards.

THE TAKEAWAY

Auburn: The coaching future of Bryan Harsin remains uncertain and this performance will only increase the noise surrounding the program. The Tigers played well after falling behind 21-0 in the opening 16 minutes. Ashford directed three consecutive scoring drives in the second half.

After an off week, three of the next four opponents come to The Plains and the possibility for a postseason bowl appearance remains.

Ole Miss: After six consecutive losses to Auburn, many in heartbreaking fashion, clearing this hurdle was a high priority.

What remains is a back-loaded schedule: Three of the next four games are on the road, with the only home games against No. 3 Alabama.

EXTRA POSSESSION PAYOFF

Leading 31-24, Ole Miss successfully executed an onside kick by Jonathan Cruz, recovered by Brandon Buckhaulter.

Seven plays later, Judkins capped the 54-yard scoring drive with a 4-yard touchdown run, giving the Rebels a 38-24 lead. The bonus offensive possession proved big in holding off Auburn.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter AuburnMiss
Miss TD 6:42 Dayton Wade 35 yd pass from Jaxson Dart (Jonathan Cruz kick) 0 7
Miss TD 2:43 Zach Evans 23 yd pass from Jaxson Dart (Jonathan Cruz kick) 0 14
Second Quarter AuburnMiss
Miss TD 14:36 Zach Evans 3 yd run (Jonathan Cruz kick) 0 21
Auburn TD 10:22 Robby Ashford 2 yd run (Anders Carlson kick) 7 21
Auburn TD 5:24 Tank Bigsby 2 yd run (Anders Carlson kick) 14 21
Miss TD 2:52 Quinshon Judkins 7 yd pass from Jaxson Dart (Jonathan Cruz kick) 14 28
Auburn FG 0:00 Anders Carlson 42 yd FG 17 28
Third Quarter AuburnMiss
Auburn TD 13:34 Tank Bigsby 50 yd run (Anders Carlson kick) 24 28
Miss FG 9:46 Jonathan Cruz 23 yd FG 24 31
Miss TD 6:40 Quinshon Judkins 5 yd run (Jonathan Cruz kick) 24 38
Auburn TD 2:30 Robby Ashford 11 yd run (Anders Carlson kick) 31 38
Fourth Quarter AuburnMiss
Miss FG 12:28 Jonathan Cruz 42 yd FG 31 41
Auburn FG 9:05 Anders Carlson 28 yd FG 34 41
Miss TD 6:26 Quinshon Judkins 41 yd run (Jonathan Cruz kick) 34 48
Team Stats
  Auburn Ole Miss
First downs 18 29
  Rushing 13 23
  Passing 5 5
  Penalty 0 1
3rd Down Efficiency 5-14, 36% 12-19, 63%
4th down efficiency 2-3, 67% 1-2, 50%
Rushes-Yards 48-301 69-448
Passing Yards 140 130
Return Yards 20 83
Completions-Attempts-Int 8-17-2 9-19-1
Sacks-Yards Lost 3--26 1--2
Punts 3 2
Punts-Average 49.3 46
Fumbles Lost 2-1 2-0
Penalties - Yards 5-47 6-50
Time of Possession 30:28 29:32
Auburn Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
R. Ashford 8 17 140 0 2
Ole Miss Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
J. Dart 9 19 130 3 1
Auburn Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
T. Bigsby 20 179 9.0 2
J. Hunter 10 80 8.0 0
R. Ashford 15 35 2.3 2
D. Alston 2 14 7.0 0
T. Finley 1 -7 -7.0 0
Ole Miss Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
Q. Judkins 25 139 5.6 2
Z. Evans 21 136 6.5 1
J. Dart 14 115 8.2 0
D. Wade 4 63 15.8 0
J. Henry 1 2 2.0 0
J. Watkins 1 -3 -3.0 0
Auburn Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
K. Moore 1 46 46.0 0
L. Deal 1 32 32.0 0
J. Fair 1 23 23.0 0
O. Kelly 1 19 19.0 0
J. Johnson 2 10 5.0 0
J. Shenker 1 5 5.0 0
J. Hunter 1 5 5.0 0
Ole Miss Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
D. Wade 2 44 22.0 1
J. Watkins 4 43 10.8 0
Z. Evans 1 23 23.0 1
C. Kelly 1 13 13.0 0
Q. Judkins 1 7 7.0 1
Auburn Interceptions
Player Int Yards
K. Scott 1 0
Ole Miss Interceptions
Player Int Yards
D. Prince 1 0
A. Finley 1 0
Auburn Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
O. Chapman 3 148 49.3
Ole Miss Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
F. Masin 2 92 46.0
Auburn Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Ole Miss Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Watkins 1 4 4.0
Auburn Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Hunter 1 20 20.0
Ole Miss Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
D. Wade 2 50 25.0
J. Knox 1 29 29.0
Auburn Missed FG
Player Length
Ole Miss Missed FG
Player Length




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