Looking purely at the hard numbers, Auburn and Ole Miss are having comparable football seasons.
They meet Saturday at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium with identical records. Both teams are 4-4, 2-3 in the SEC. Both teams are fighting to get bowl eligible. Both teams are jockeying for that third spot in the Western Division standings, and both teams have lost some bitterly close games this season.
But that’s where the similarities end.