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Auburn QB Sean White, DL Carl Lawson game-time decisions Saturday against Ole Miss

Michael Niziolek

mniziolek@ledger-enquirer.com

Auburn quarterback Sean White looks to pass during Saturday's game.
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Auburn quarterback Sean White looks to pass during Saturday's game. Wade Rackley/Auburn University

Auburn issued a short statement two hours before kickoff against Ole Miss Saturday morning that Sean White and Carl Lawson are both game-time decisions.

“QB Sean White has been slowed this week by an injury that occurred in the Arkansas game,” the statement said. “He will be a game-time decision versus Ole Miss.”

In a session with the media on Tuesday, White didn’t mention any lingering injury issues from the four overtime loss to Arkansas.

The only time Auburn coach Gus Malzahn discussed White’s status during the week was to confirm he would be starting.

Lawson’s status (hip) wasn’t a surprise as coach Gus Malzahn said all week that a decision on the defensive lineman wouldn’t be made until the team made it to Jordan-Hare Stadium.

The sophomore hasn’t played since the first half of the Tigers’ season-opener against Louisville.

Both players walked on the field Saturday morning after Tiger Walk with no visible signs of injury.

If White doesn't start Auburn would turn to Jeremy Johnson, who was benched following the Tigers' loss to LSU. He has been used sparingly since losing his starting job. Last week, he came in on a goal line package, and scored a 1-yard rushing touchdown.

White is 62 of 97 for 805 yards with no touchdowns and one interception in four starts. Johnson is 43 of 72 for 473 yards with five touchdowns, and six interceptions.

Michael Niziolek covers Auburn football for the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer. Email him at mniziolek@ledger-enquirer.com or follow him on Twitter, Facebook or Google

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