AUBURN, Ala. — The state of Alabama outscored the state of Mississippi 115-13 in Week 5. Auburn football is expected to extend that lead in Round 2 next Saturday.
No. 12 Auburn (4-1, 2-0 SEC) opened as a 21-point favorite over Ole Miss (2-2, 0-1 SEC) on Sunday afternoon, according to Vegas Insider. The game inside Jordan-Hare Stadium will kick off at noon ET/11 a.m. CT this Saturday and will be televised on the SEC Network.
Auburn is fresh off a 49-10 rout of Mississippi State, which was its second straight win of 30-plus points against an SEC opponent. Ole Miss suffered one of its worst losses in school history Saturday night in a 66-3 loss to No. 1 Alabama.
Auburn is 30-11 all-time against Ole Miss, and it is 13-4 against the Rebels since 2000. However, Auburn hasn’t beaten Ole Miss by 21 or more points since 2005, when the Tigers won 27-3 at home. The Tigers defeated Ole Miss, 40-29, last season in Oxford.
Gus Malzahn’s Tigers are 2-2 against the spread this season in games involving an FBS opponent, while Ole Miss has failed to cover in a single game. Both of Auburn’s wins against the spread have come in the last two weeks.
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