Treadwell's TD lifts No. 19 Mississippi past Auburn 27-19
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Laquon Treadwell caught a 21-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter and No. 19 Mississippi kept its Southeastern Conference title hopes alive with a 27-19 victory Saturday over Auburn.
The Rebels (7-2, 4-1 SEC) made two straight defensive stands after grabbing the lead. Chad Kelly hit Treadwell in the end zone with just over 10 minutes left and the league's leading receiver held onto it going down even with cornerback Carlton Davis draped all over him.
Treadwell's 2014 season ended with a serious leg injury on a pivotal catch and fumble late in a loss to Auburn.
This time the Tigers couldn't punch it into the end zone after a first down from the 3. Auburn drove across midfield again before failing to convert on fourth down and Ole Miss ran out most of the clock.
Auburn (4-4, 1-4) dropped its second straight after losing to Arkansas in four overtimes.