AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Bo Nix passed for 276 yards and a touchdown and ran for two more scores and No. 18 Auburn’s defense made a number of big stops in a 31-20 victory over 10th-ranked Mississippi on Saturday night.
The Tigers remained the top challenger to No. 3 Alabama in the SEC’s Western Division with Nix winning a quarterback duel with Heisman candidate Matt Corral.
The Rebels had their three-game win streak end after squandering four second-half scoring chances, three with failed fourth-down passes in field goal range.
Plus Jaylin Simpson intercepted a pass in the end zone midway through the fourth.
Auburn will take on the Texas A&M Aggies on November 6 at Kyle Field.