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Which running back can help Cam, Lights, and Action!?
Michael Dyer as a Frosh, Senior Mario Fannin, and super Soph Onterrio McCalebb make up a four headed monster backfield. While Newton gets all the carries, these three backs need to step up against the Rebels or else the streak of three straight top ranked teams in the BCS will continue.
Matchup to Watch:
Ole Miss defensive tackle Jerelle Powe against Auburn center Ryan Pugh. If Powe can dominate up front for the Rebels, then this game will be closer than anybody anticipates. I have carefully watched this Rebels team and they are very talented, so do not be shocked if they actually win this game outright.
Why Ole Miss can win:
They have given the likes of Arkansas and Alabama solid games, losing by 14 points or less in each. And both of those games were on the road might I add! That is impressive in my opinion, and now that they are getting home cooking, this game should come down to the wire.
Ole Miss is trying to build on the recent record of top seeds getting knocked off, and the pressure on Newton will continue to grow. Ole Miss needs to get to Newton early and often.
Why Auburn can win:
They have Cameron Newton! This kid is 6’5 260, and he can run over you or by you, because he is so freaking fast. He just glides into the second and third levels of the defense. He always seems to have single coverage over the top, because opposing defenses have seven, eight and even nine man fronts so when Auburn spreads the defense out with four set wideouts, it is like shooting fish in a barrel for Newton and company.
This game however, will come down to a Wes Byrum kick, and sooner or later, the Tigers' dream of an undefeated season will become a nightmare in a few weeks when they run into the Georgia Bulldogs.
But, anything can happen, and "The Grove" could be rocking after this one.
Danny V's Pick: AUBURN 24 OLE MISS 23
JFAV's Pick: AUBURN 34 OLE MISS 28