Ole Miss vs. Auburn: TV Schedule, Live Streaming, Radio, Game Time and More

Richard LangfordCorrespondent IOctober 25, 2011

COLUMBIA, SC - OCTOBER 01:  Michael Dyer #5 of the Auburn Tigers celebrates after defeating the South Carolina Gamecocks 16-13 at Williams-Brice Stadium on October 1, 2011 in Columbia, South Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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Defending national champions Auburn will try to bounce back from a humiliating loss to LSU last week against SEC rival Ole Miss.

Auburn is a heavy favorite in this one, and for good reason. Ole Miss has yet to win an SEC game. They are 0-4. They are showing signs of improvement though.

They are coming off of a solid effort in a 29-24 loss to a good Arkansas team last week.


Where: Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Alabama

When: Saturday, October 29th at 7 p.m. EST

Watch: ESPNU

Live Stream: ESPNU

Radio: Full list of Ole Miss radio networks, full list of Auburn radio networks

Betting Line: Auburn -10.5 according to Bodog Sports 

Injury Report Ole Miss

Injury Report via USA Today

Probable: RB Brandon Bolden (ankle)

Questionable: S Brishen Mathews (ankle)

Out: CB Marcus Temple (ankle), LB DT Shackelford (knee), DE Wayne Dorsey (arm), TE Alex Williams (knee)

Injury Report for Auburn

Injury Report via USA Today

Questionable: LB LaDarius Owens (foot), OL Ed Christian (back)

Out: OL Jared Cooper (leg), RB Anthony Morgan (undisclosed), DE Dee Ford (back), DE Justin Delaine (knee), UT Kris Frost (shoulder), OL Aubrey Phillips (illness)


BCS/Top 25 Poll Implications

Auburn can't afford any more losses this season if they want any shot at a BCS game. And they can't afford to lose to Ole Miss period.

The Tigers already have two SEC losses. They can't afford a third to a team they should easily handle.


Key Storyline: How will Auburn bounce back after getting embarrassed by LSU?

The defending national champs were humbled in a big way last week. LSU took them down and out, and beat them 45-10.

There are two ways for a team to react to that kind of beatdown. They can either focus, work hard and take their frustrations out on their next opponent, or they can start mailing it in.


What They're Saying: Auburn offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn learned a valuable lesson about his young QB in the blowout last Saturday, and he also knows his team has to get more consistent. Here is Malzahn as quoted by Evan Woodberry on al.com:

"He hung in there, showed a lot of toughness, bounced back.

"He faced a lot of adversity. That's what you look for as a coach: 'How does he respond?'

"We look for strengths and build around them—and we've had some at times—but I've got to get us more consistent."


Player To Watch for Ole Miss:  QB Randall Mackey

OXFORD,  MS - OCTOBER 22:  Quarterback Randall Mackey #1 of the Ole Miss Rebels gets pushed out of bounds after a getting a first down by Jerico Nelson #31 of the Arkansas Razorbacks at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on October 22, 2011 in Oxford, Mississippi.
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Mackey has eased into the starting QB job for Ole Miss. Mackey has struggled this season, but he is getting better the more he plays.

He is coming off of a solid effort against Arkansas. He was 18/30 with 219 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.

Player To Watch Auburn: Michael Dyer

COLUMBIA, SC - OCTOBER 01:  Michael Dyer #5 of the Auburn Tigers celebrates after a touchdown against the South Carolina Gamecocks during their game at Williams-Brice Stadium on October 1, 2011 in Columbia, South Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty
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Dyer is having a fantastic season. He has rushed for 5.1 yards per carry on his way to totaling 812 yards and eight touchdowns.

He is the centerpiece of the Auburn offense, and for good reason. He is explosive and powerful.


Key Matchup: Michael Dyer vs. Ole Miss Front Seven

Ole Miss has struggled to stop the run this year. Opposing running backs are gaining 5.6 yards per carry against them, and they have allowed 17 rushing TDs.

They are going to have to turn in their best effort of the season if they want to keep Dyer from running all over them in this one.

Prediction: Auburn 35, Ole Miss 17

This Auburn group has shown their resiliency time and again. I expect them to bounce back from their blowout loss with one of their best efforts of the season. Their offensive firepower is simply too much for Ole Miss to handle