To think Auburn, a team coming off a three-win season, would be able to knock off a ranked opponent in 2013 seemed like wishful thinking. But that's exactly what the Tigers did Saturday night against No. 24 Ole Miss, holding on for dear life to defeat the Rebels 30-22.
Despite 336 passing yards from Ole Miss quarterback Bo Wallace, the Rebels had trouble executing when they got into the red zone, and that wound up being the difference in the game. Auburn quarterback and junior college recruit Nick Marshall got it done with his legs rather than his arm, rushing for 140 yards and two touchdowns.
It was the Tigers' front four that was the true MVP of this game, stuffing Ole Miss in pivotal moments throughout the game despite much more time on the field than the Rebels' defense.
The win brings Auburn to 4-1 while Ole Miss drops to 3-2 and essentially out of the SEC West race. Aside from that, here are 10 things we learned from the Tigers' gutsy victory over the Rebels.