In an early season Gulf South Conference game at Cowbell Classic, the Auburn Tigers fell to Ole Miss Xanadu 10-6 in a soft-capped game.
“Auburn is one of our conference rivals,” said Mississippi captain Zach Branson. “We lost to them last year in [the series]. It was good to get the win today.”
Mississippi took an early 2-0 lead and quietly parlayed that into a 5-2 lead. In a hole, the Auburn Tigers rallied and scored the next three to tie the game at five all. Mississippi took a timeout and after a series of layout d’s and dropped passes that accumulated to fourteen combined turnovers, Xanadu punched in a score to take half, 6-5.
The second half started with Xanadu scoring and then the Tigers answering. However, seven turnovers would hobble Auburn, and Mississippi would score the last three to finish off the time-shortened game.
“It was really windy and we are missing a few of our main throwers,” explained Auburn captain Brad Smith. “Plus, we dropped the disc too many times in the second half and gave [the game] away.”