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Auburn Must Contain Ole Miss RBs

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The Ole Miss running attack is built on speed with Jeff Scott toting the rock.

Scott is only listed as 5-7 167 pounds, so he's not going to pound the ball inside.

Scott torched Vanderbilt for 138 yards in week one. He was even better two weeks later with 164 yards against Texas.  He's averaging 8.3 yards per carry.

"If you don't stop the jet sweep, you don't stop their offense," Auburn defensive back Josh Holsey said.  "It's a big emphasis on stopping the jet sweep, stop from getting to the outside."

It was Alabama's defense that may have provided a gameplan for Auburn.  The Crimson Tide held Scott to only 28 yards rushing last Saturday.

"Alabama did a great job of keeping their outside contained and making them run north and south," Auburn linebacker Kris Frost said.  "That has been everyone's plan up and to this point, because they're a fast team.  If they get out on the outside, they can really rip you."

Also beneficial for Auburn's defense, is that the Tigers run an offense similar to Hugh Freeze's up-tempo, speed Ole Miss offense.

"Thats all we've been working against all spring, playing our offense, gives us an idea of what they're going to do and the plans they have," Frost said.  "We're confident knowing that."

Auburn will host No. 24 Ole Miss at 6:00 p.m. this Saturday at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

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