Know thy foe: Texas A&M

Wide receiver Malcome Kennedy is the only returning starting skill player for the Aggies. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Wide receiver Malcome Kennedy is the only returning starting skill player for the Aggies. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Game day: Oct. 4 at Davis Wade Stadium (61,337)

Series: Texas A&M leads the overall series 4-3 and 1-0 in Starkville.

Last meeting: Texas A&M won 51-41 in College Station last season.

Head coach: Kevin Sumlin, 20-6 in two years at Texas A&M and 55-23 in six years overall.

2013 Record: 9-4 overall, 4-4 in SEC

W RICE 52-31

W SAM HOUSTON STATE 65-28

L ALABAMA 42-49

W SMU 42-13

W at Arkansas 45-33

W at Ole Miss 41-38

L AUBURN 41-45

W VANDERBILT 56-24

W UTEP 57-7

W MISSISSIPPI STATE 51-41

L at LSU 10-34

L at Missouri 21-28

Chick-fil-A Bowl

W vs. Duke 52-48

Returning starters:

Offense (5)

WR Malcome Kennedy, 6-0, 205, Sr., 60 catches for 658, 7 TD

LT Cedric Ogbuehl, 6-5, 305, Sr.

LG Jarvis Harrison, 6-4, 330, Sr.

C Mike Matthews, 6-2, 290, Jr.

RT Germain Ifedi, 6-5 325, So.

Defense (6)

DT Alonzo Williams, 6-4, 296, Jr., 27 tackles, 2.5 TFL, 2.5 sacks

DE Julien Obioha, 6-4, 265, Jr., 38 tackles, 5 TFL, 1 sack

CB Deshazor Everett, 6-0, 193, Sr., 73 tackles, 2 TFL, 2 INT, 1 FR

CB De’Vante Harris, 5-11, 175, Jr., 56 tackles, 2.5 TFL, 1 INT

SS Howard Matthews, 6-2, 210, Sr., 90 tackles, 2.5 TFL, 3 INT, 1 FF

FS Floyd Raven, 6-2, 200, Sr., 38 tackles, 0.5 TFL

Special Teams (2)

K Josh Lambo, 6-0, 220, Jr., 8 of 10, Long 45

P Drew Kaser, 6-3, 210, Jr., 44 punts, 2,085 yards (47.4 avg.), Long 76

2014 Schedule:

Aug. 28 at South Carolina

Sept. 6 LAMAR

Sept. 13 RICE

Sept. 20 at SMU

Sept. 27 vs. Arkansas (Arlington, Texas)

Oct. 4 at Mississippi State

Oct. 11 OLE MISS

Oct. 18 at Alabama

Nov. 1 ULM

Nov. 8 at Auburn

Nov. 15 MISSOURI

Nov. 27 LSU

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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