AUBURN, ALA. — The game ended up being a fight to the end. Ole Miss’ offense had the ball, down six points, with a little more than a minute remaining in the fourth quarter, and it was driving right into the teeth of where Auburn’s student section sits in the northwest corner of Jordan-Hare Stadium.
Except a large portion of those students were no longer there. Auburn announced a sellout of 87,541 fans, but many cleared out by that point of the game, which kicked off at 6 p.m. Central and ended a little after 9 p.m.
The fact that a beautiful 60-degree afternoon turned into a chilly 40-degree night almost certainly played a role in that, but that sort of temperature drop should be expected on the