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No easy answers in Auburn’s search for pass rush

Of Auburn’s 12 sacks, only 6.5 have come from defensive linemen, and 3.5 of those have come from defensive end DaVonte Lambert, a hustling player who has done a good job getting sacks on second effort but isn’t the kind of pocket-collapsing presence Ford or Lawson provided last season. “We don’t have a waiver wire, we can’t trade anybody, but guys have to start getting some production on the field.”

Cam Newton expects to get Carolina Panthers winning again on Thursday night

The Carolina Panthers have one victory in their past six games. Yet Carolina holds first place in the NFC South. That would change on Thursday night if the Panthers lose again.

Live at 9 with Mike Herndon: The Double Fantasy Playoff Edition

Yes, there’s a decent chance two SEC teams can get in the inaugural College Football Playoff. Believe it or not, there’s also a chance there could be none.

AL.com Week 10 college football picks: Auburn-Ole Miss, Florida State-Louisville and more

Check out which teams our sports staff thinks will come away with wins this week.

Auburn expands running back rotation ahead of Ole Miss, ball security concerns rise

Malzahn has repeated his concerns about ball security often this week. Ole Miss’ “landshark” defense has allowed only eight touchdowns and has forced an eye-popping 24 turnovers, the second-best total in the country.

Melvin Ray, Marcus Davis handle dirty work as they wait for opportunities in Auburn’s passing game

With the Tigers’ passing game focused on D’haquille Williams, Sammie Coates, Quan Bray and Ricardo Louis, Ray and Davis haven’t seen a whole lot of the ball this season, but they have to take pride in a very different kind of role.

Auburn right tackle Patrick Miller ‘hasn’t lost the job,’ says Gus Malzahn

The third-ranked Tigers have settled with a different lineup over their last four games with Avery Young starting at right tackle, a similar position switch as last season, when Miller lost his starting job and was relegated to playing in only two of the final nine games.

Gus Malzahn finding depth in Auburn’s offensive line

Patrick Miller is heading back toward full health, and that gives the Tigers more options on the depth chart heading to Ole Miss

Once-suspended safety Jermaine Whitehead relegated to Auburn’s special teams

The once-suspended Auburn safety continues to work with Auburn’s scout team defense, too, as the Tigers prepare to face No. 4 Ole Miss, coach Gus Malzahn said.

Is the College Football Playoff committee right to consider injuries?

Selection committee chairman Jeff Long said Oregon left tackle Jake Fisher’s injury was taken into account when ranking the Ducks.