Know thy foe: Southern Miss

Former MSU commitment Tyre'oune Holmes was Southern Miss' leading receiver as a freshman catching 53 passes for 410 yards and two touchdowns.  (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Former MSU commitment Tyre’oune Holmes was Southern Miss’ leading receiver as a freshman catching 53 passes for 410 yards and two touchdowns. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Game day: Aug. 30 at 6:30 p.m. at Davis Wade Stadium (61,337) on SEC Network.

Series: USM leads 14-12-1 overall and MSU leads 8-6-1 in Starkville.

Last meeting: MSU won 13-10 in Starkville in 1990

Head coach: Todd Monken 1-11 in one season at USM and overall

2013 Record: 1-11

L TEXAS STATE 15-22

L at Nebraska 13-56

L at Arkansas 3-24

L at Boise State 7-60

L FIU 23-24

L at East Carolina 14-55

L NORTH TEXAS 14-55

L at Marshall 13-61

L at Louisiana Tech 13-36

L FAU 7-41

L MIDDLE TENNESEE 21-42

W at UAB 62-27

Returning starters:

Offense (8)

QB Nick Mullens, 6-1, 188, So., 136-of-276 passing, 1,776 yards, 13 TD, 14 INT, 40 carries, -103 yards, 2 TD

RB Jalen Richard, 5-8, 208, Jr., 85 carries, 324 yards, 21 catches, 168 yards, 1 TD

WR Marquise Richard, 6-2, 180, So., 24 catches, 306 yards, 3 TD

WR Markese Triplett, 6-4, 224, Sr., 33 catches, 558 yards, 4 TD

WR Tyre’oune Holmes, 5-11, 170, So., 53 catches, 410 yards, 2 TD

LT Rashod Hill, 6-6, 285, Jr.

RG Fred Moore, 6-5, 305, Sr.

RT Cameron Tom, 6-4, 289, So.

Defense (6)

NT Adam Williams, 6-2, 294, Sr., 40 tackles, 8.5 TFL, 3 sacks,

LB Michael Smith, 6-4, 262, Jr., 33 tackles, 1.5 TFL

LB Terrick Wright, 6-2, 216, Jr., 90 tackles, 4 TFL, 1 INT, 1 FF, 1 FR

CB Ed Wilkins, 5-10, 171, Jr., 39 tackles, 1 INT, 1 FF

CB Kalan Reed, 5-11, 198, Jr., 41 tackles, 2.5 TFL, 1 INT, 1 FF, 1 FR

S Emmanuel Johnson, 5-11, 182, Sr., 54 tackles, 0.5 TFL, 1 INT, 1 FF

Special Teams (2)

K Corey Acosta, 6-0, 195, Sr., 11-20, long 50

P Tyler Sarrazin, 6-3, 190, So., 44 punts, 39.4 avg., long 51

Former MSU commitments:

LB Lelland Ducksworth, 6-1, 212, So., 2 tackles

WR Tyre’oune Holmes, 5-11, 170, So., 53 catches, 410 yards, 2 TD

OL Norman Price, 6-4, 321, Jr.

2014 Schedule:

Aug. 30 at Mississippi State

Sept. 6 ALCORN STATE

Sept. 13 at Alabama

Sept. 20 APPALACIAN STATE

Sept. 27 RICE

Oct. 4 at Middle Tennessee

Oct. 18 at North Texas

Oct. 25 LOUISIANA TECH

Nov. 1 at UTEP

Nov. 8 MARSHALL

Nov. 15 at UTSA

Nov. 29 UAB

I have covered Mississippi State in some capacity since 2004 and joined the Daily Journal staff in 2013. I enjoy short walks on the beach, performing concerts in my car and watching professional wrestling.

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  • Mike Davis

    We gonna stomp USM,lol.Holmes was a teammate of our DL Chris Jones in high school.

  • loganlowery

    Holmes was a teammate of Jameon Lewis at Tylertown. Jones went to Nettleton and Houston.

    • Mike Davis

      Yeah that’s right.I thought he went to school with Jones,because I saw them on a FB pic in a uniform.

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