Expect Nkemdiche to make his return Saturday at Auburn. Spruce Derden USA TODAY Sports

Coming off the big win at home against Texas A&M, Ole Miss looks to be getting back its star defensive tackle to help slow down the suddenly dangerous running attack of Gus Malzahn and Auburn.

Robert Nkemdiche sat out the A&M game last weekend after suffering a concussion in the Rebels' loss to Memphis Oct. 17. Without Nkemdiche in the lineup, the Landsharks held the Aggies to 58 rushing yards and 192 total yards of offense. The challenge of stopping Auburn appears more daunting, as Tigers rushed for six touchdowns against Arkansas.

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Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze said his junior defensive tackle is "cleared to go" against Auburn. Barring no setbacks for Nkemdiche, it appears he will play this weekend.

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