Know thy foe: LSU

LSU has six starters back on offense including fullback Connor Neighbors. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

LSU has six starters back on offense including fullback Connor Neighbors. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Game day: Sept. 20 at Tiger Stadium (92,400)

Series: LSU leads the series 71-33-3 and 47-18-1 in Baton Rouge.

Last meeting: LSU won 59-26 in Starkville in 2013.

Head coach: Les Miles 95-24 in nine years at LSU and 123-45 in 13 years overall.

2013 Record: 10-3 overall, 5-3 in SEC

W vs. TCU (in Arlington, Texas) 37-27

W UAB 56-17

W KENT STATE 45-13

W AUBURN 35-21

L at Georgia 41-44

W at Mississippi State 59-26

W FLORIDA 17-6

L at Ole Miss 24-27

W Furman 48-16

L at Alabama 17-38

W TEXAS A&M 34-10

W ARKANSAS 31-27

Outback Bowl

W vs. Iowa 21-14

Returning starters:

Offense (6)

FB Connor Neighbors, 5-11, 229, Sr., two carries for zero yards; seven catches for 92 yards

TE Dillon Gordon, 6-4, 295, Jr., six catches for 88 yards

LT La’el Collins, 6-5, 321, Sr.

LG Vadal Alexander, 6-6, 340, Jr.

C Elliott Porter, 6-4, 297, Sr.

RT Jerald Hawkins, 6-6, 309, So.

Defense (7)

DE Jermauria Rasco, 6-3, 247, Sr., 56 tackles, 6.5 TFL, 4 sacks, 1 FF, 1 FR

DE Danielle Hunter, 6-6, 240, Jr., 57 tackles, 8 TFL, 3 sacks, 1 FF

LB Kwon Alexander, 6-2, 227, Jr., 65 tackles, 6.5 TFL

LB D.J. Welter, 6-1, 235, Sr., 80 tackles, 4 TFL, 2 sacks

CB Tre’Davious White, 5-11, 191, So., 55 tackles, 2.5 TFL, 2 INT, 1 FF

SS Ronald Martin, 6-2, 220, Sr., 38 tackles, 1 INT, 1 FF, 1 FR

FS Jalen Mills, 6-0, 194, Jr., 67 tackles, 4 TFL, 3 sacks, 3 INT

Special Teams (2)

K Cody Delahoussaye, 5-10, 176, So., 13-14, Long 49

P Jamie Keehn, 6-4, 220, Jr., 43 punts, 1,765 yards (41 avg.), Long 58

Former MSU Coaches

Frank Wilson (running backs)

Brick Haley (defensive line)

2014 Schedule:

Aug. 30 vs. Wisconsin (in Houston)

Sept. 6 SAM HOUSTON STATE

Sept. 13 LOUISIANA-MONROE

Sept. 20 MISSISSIPPI STATE

Sept. 27 NEW MEXICO STATE

Oct. 4 at Auburn

Oct. 11 at Florida

Oct. 18 KENTUCKY

Oct. 25 OLE MISS

Nov. 8 ALABAMA

Nov. 15 at Arkansas

Nov. 27 at Texas A&M

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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