Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Rebels Put Death Valley in Past, Prepare for Auburn

The No. 7 ranked Ole Miss Rebels turn their attention towards Saturday’s matchup with the No. 4 Auburn Tigers after a 10-7 loss in Death Valley to LSU.
On Monday, coach Hugh Freeze addressed the media and discussed how the Rebels had several chances to defeat LSU. Now, they have to put that game behind them and turn the focus toward Auburn, who has only one loss to Mississippi State.
During the last-second loss in Death Valley, the Rebels appeared to be rattled by the LSU defense and the raucous environment. The Rebels are now facing a must-win against Auburn and an absolute need to come back from adversity.
The team prepares for an Auburn gameplan under coach Gus Malzahn that is very similar to the one that Freeze calls.
The Rebels lost junior linebacker Denzel Nkemdiche for the rest of the year after a broken ankle. Freeze said he had surgery on Sunday and is healing well.
For the rest of the injury report, offensive tackle Larmey Tunsil, defensive tackle Robert Nkemdiche, safety Cody Prewitt and Ben Still are still listed as day-to-day with injuries this week, but Freeze expected most if not all of those Rebels to be available for Saturday’s matchup.

Adam Brown is sports editor of HottyToddy.com and can be reached at adam.brown@hottytoddy.com. Amelia Camurati managing editor of HottyToddy.com and can be reached at amelia.camurati@hottytoddy.com.