Auburn Tigers triumph over Ole Miss in close battle, win 40-29

Auburn running back Kamryn Pettway (36) runs the ball during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Mississippi in Oxford, Miss., Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Thomas Graning)

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Kamryn Pettway ran for a career-high 236 yards and a touchdown, and Sean White passed for 247 yards for Auburn.

Ole Miss’ Chad Kelly threw for a school-record 465 yards, beating Archie Manning’s previous mark of 436 yards set in 1969. Kelly also threw three touchdown passes and one interception.

But the Rebels couldn’t keep up with Auburn, which finished with 554 total yards. The Tigers once again gave a heavy workload to Pettway, a sophomore who responded by smashing through the Ole Miss defense with his 240-pound body time after time.

Auburn (6-2, 4-1 Southeastern Conference) won its fifth straight, while Ole Miss (3-5, 1-4) lost its third in a row.

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1st Quarter: 

(11:12) Chad Kelly passes to Evan Engram for a 15-yard Ole Miss TD. PAT Blocked. Ole Miss leads 6-0.

(7:27) Kamryn Pettway runs 41 yards for an Auburn touchdown. This PAT is good. Auburn leads 7-6.

(5:36) Chad Kelly pass to DaMarkus Lodge goes 26 yards for a Touchdown. Ole Miss leads 13-7.

(1:50) Daniel Carlson hits a 45 yard field goal to help close the gap. Ole Miss leads 13-10.

End of 1st Quarter

2nd Quarter: 

(14:14) Gary Wunderlich hits a 20 yard field goal. Ole Miss leads 16-10.

(12:33) Kerryon Johnson runs in 1 yard for a Touchdown. Auburn takes the lead, 17-16.

(7:10) Wunderlich returns for a 49 yard field goal to reclaim an Ole Miss lead, 19-17.

(2:50) Daniel Carlson hist a 32-yard field goal to regain an Auburn lead, 20-19.

(0:05) Gary Wunderlich makes a late field goal to give Ole Miss a slim lead heading into the half. Ole Miss leads 22-20.


3rd Quarter: 

(3:11) Jalen Harris catches a Sean White throw for a 15-yard touchdown pass. Auburn leads 27-22.

(1:30) Damore’ea Stringfellow gets the ball into the endzone after a Chad Kelly throw. Ole Miss leads 29-27.

End of 3rd Quarter

4th Quarter

(12:25) Daniel Carlson kicks a 30 yard field goal to retake an Auburn lead. Auburn up one point, 30-29.

(8:13) Daniel Carlson hits yet another field goal from 47 yards out to widen the Auburn lead. Auburn up 33-29.

(5:58) Kerryon Johnson runs the ball in for a touchdown from 3 yards out. Auburn extends their lead to 40-29.

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