Penalties were the story of the night as Auburn had more penalties against them in the 1st half than they had in any single game all season long. Five of them were personal fouls.
In the end, it didn't matter though. One of the hardest ways to end a game happened with a horrific injury to amazing Ole Miss wide receiver Laquan Treadwell. Treadwell was going in for the lead for Ole Miss when he was pulled down by Kris Frost and fumbled the ball into the endzone for a touchback.
Auburn ran time off the clock before having to punt the ball back to Ole Miss with 35 seconds left on the clock. Ole Miss got the ball back at midfield with 26 seconds left on the clock, but could not get the touchdown.
It was a back and forth game, with neither side ever really able to take control of the game. Auburn took a lead on a quick drive, but Ole Miss answered. Nick Marshall threw his first non-tipped pass interception of the year, but the defense held and didn't give up points. Ole Miss had a halftime lead and opened up to a 10 point lead in the 2nd half before surrendering the lead to Auburn.
From there they traded scores until that Treadwell fumble. Bo Wallace did fumble a ball on what looked to be a sure touchdown drive that allowed Auburn to maintain the lead, though.
Auburn's defense - which struggled to make tackles all night - answered the call on the final drive and held.
Auburn escaped from Oxford with the victory, but it's hard to really celebrate with seeing what happened to Laquon Treadwell. Prayers for him. He is an amazing talent and I hope he makes a full and complete recovery.
Auburn moves on and still controlling their own destiny in the College Football Playoff. They will face Texas A&M - who looked atrocious against Sun Belt also-ran ULM - next Saturday.