The Auburn Tigers play the Ole Miss Rebels Saturday. One big question is the status of linebacker Owen Pappoe.

Auburn head coach Bryan Harsin said he is hoping Pappoe can play this weekend.

“I hope we see him this week,” Harsin said on “Tiger Talk.” “Owen has been getting himself prepared to play. We’re hopeful he’ll be able to play this week.”

Pappoe suffered a leg injury a few weeks ago and was thought that he would return to action for the Georgia game, but the linebacker has still been sidelined.

It appears as if with the Georgia game, Pappoe returning to action this week will be a game-time decision by Harisn.

Pappoe was supposed to be a major contributor to this Auburn defense has been out most of the 2021 season since the Penn State game.

Before the injury, Pappoe had 15 total tackles. His presence is needed if the Tigers are to upset the Rebels Saturday.