Know thy foe: Tennessee-Martin

Former MSU quarterback Dylan Favre is a senior for the Skyhawks. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger)

Former MSU quarterback Dylan Favre is a senior for the Skyhawks. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger)

Game day: Nov. 8 for homecoming at Davis Wade Stadium (61,337) in Starkville

Series: MSU leads the series 1-0.

Last meeting: MSU won 55-17 in 2012 at Starkville.

Head coach: Jason Simpson 52-39 in eight years at UT-Martin and overall.

2013 Record: 7-5 overall, 5-3 OVC

W at UT-Chattanooga 31-21

L at Boise State 14-63

W CENTRAL ARKANSAS 24-23

W at Southeast Missouri 17-7

L JACKSONVILLE STATE 27-41

W at Tennessee Tech 28-17

L TENNESSEE STATE 27-41

W at Austin Peay 38-14

W MURRAY STATE 45-17

L at Memphis 6-21

W at Eastern Kentucky 16-7

L EASTERN ILLINOIS 22-70

Returning starters:

Offense (6)

LG Max Axline, 6-5, 310, Sr.

RG Kenneth Crenshaw, 6-1, 230, So.

WR Corey Jordan, 5-11, 215, Sr., 13 catches for 128 yards, 1 TD

QB Jarod Neal, 6-1, 180, Jr., 128-of-223 passing for 1,529 yards, 9 TD, 7 INT, 32 carries for 10 yards, 3 TD

RT Jackson Roberts, 6-7, 300, Jr.

LT Charles Sweeton, 6-5, 291, Sr.

Defense (4)

LB Tony Bell, 6-1, 200, Sr., 80 tackles, 15 TFL, 10.5 sacks, 3 FF, 3 FR

DB Leon Carlton III, 5-10, 175, Sr., 40 tackles, 2 TFL, 1 INT, 2 FF

DT Ryan Isom, 6-2, 280, Sr., 31 tackles, 3 TFL, 1.5 sacks, 1 FF

DL Matt Murphy, 6-2, 260, Sr., 13 tackles

Special Teams (2)

K Jackson Redditt, 6-2, 190, Jr., 12-17, Long 51

P James Satterfield, 6-1, 171, Sr., 50 punts for 2,446 yards (42.2 avg.), Long 66

Former MSU players

QB Dylan Favre, 5-10, 195, Sr., 101-of-142 passing for 1,081 yards, 9 TD, 5 INT, 79 carries for 191 yards, 1 TD

Head coach Jason Simpson, played quarterback at MSU for two seasons and also baseball for the Diamond Dogs before transferring to Southern Miss in 1992.

2014 Schedule:

Aug. 30 at Kentucky

Sept. 6 at Central Arkansas

Sept. 11 CUMBERLAND

Sept. 20 EASTERN KENTUCKY

Sept. 27 SOUTHEAST MISSOURI

Oct. 4 at Jacksonville State

Oct. 9 TENNESSEE TECH

Oct. 18 at Tennessee State

Oct. 25 AUSTIN PEAY

Nov. 1 at Murray State

Nov. 8 at Mississippi State

Nov. 22 at Eastern Illinois

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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