Big Night for Bo Nix as No. 18 Auburn Defeats No. 10 Ole Miss

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Auburn quarterback Bo Nix (10) looks for a receiver during the first half of the team’s NCAA college football game against Mississippi on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021 in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Auburn quarterback 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 remains the top challenger to No. 3 Alabama in the SEC’s Western Division with Nix winning a quarterback duel with Heisman candidate Matt Corral. Corral injured his ankle early in the game, but was able to return to the game.

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Mississippi quarterback Matt Corral (2) is taken off the field on a cart after an injury during the first half of the team’s NCAA college football game against Auburn on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021 in Auburn, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

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’s next game is at Texas A&M Saturday, Nov. 6.

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