Know thy foe: Vanderbilt

Former MSU commitment Barron Dixon is back for his senior season at Vandy.  (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

Former MSU commitment Barron Dixon is back for his senior season at Vandy. (AP Photo/L.G. Patterson)

Game day: Nov. 22 at Davis Wade Stadium (61,337) in Starkville.

Series: MSU leads 12-7-2 overall and 6-1 in Starkville.

Last meeting: MSU won 15-3 at Nashville in 2009.

Head coach: Derek Mason, first year at VU and overall.

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

L OLE MISS 35-39

W AUSTIN PEAY 38-3

L at South Carolina 25-35

W at Massachusetts 24-7

W UAB 52-24

L MISSOURI 28-51

W GEORGIA 31-27

L at Texas A&M 24-56

W at Florida 34-17

W KENTUCKY 22-6

W at Tennessee 14-10

W WAKE FOREST 23-21

BBVA Compass Bowl

W vs. Houston 41-24

Returning starters:

Offense (6)

RB Jerron Seymour. 5-7, 196, Jr., 164 carries for 716 yards, 14 TD, 19 catches for 126 yards

TE Steven Scheu, 6-5, 250, Jr., 9 catches for 123 yards, 1 TD

LT Andrew Jelks, 6-6, 305, So.

LG Jake Bernstein, 6-4, 306, Jr.

C Joe Townsend, 6-4, 312, Sr.

RG Spencer Pulley, 6-4, 300, Jr.

Defense (4)

NT Vince Taylor, 6-1, 312, Sr., 18 tackles, 0.5 TFL

LB Darreon Herring, 6-1, 232, Jr., 84 tackles, 3 TFL, 1.5 sacks, 1 INT

LB Jake Sealand, 6-2, 232, Jr., 45 tackles, 2.5 TFL, 1 FF

LB Kyle Woestmann, 6-3, 250, Sr., 40 tackles, 7 TFL, 6 sacks, 1 FF

Special Teams (1)

P Taylor Hudson, 6-3, 220, Jr., 48 punts for 2,058 yards, (42.9 avg.), Long 75

Former MSU commitments

DL Barron Dixon, 6-4, 295, Sr., 26 tackles, 4.5 TFL, 2.5 sacks

WR DeAndre Woods, 6-3, 215, R-Fr.

2014 Schedule:

Aug. 28 TEMPLE

Sept. 6 OLE MISS (LP Field)

Sept. 13 MASSACHUSETTS

Sept. 20 SOUTH CAROLINA

Sept. 27 at Kentucky

Oct. 4 at Georgia

Oct. 11 CHARLESTON SOUTHERN

Oct. 25 at Missouri

Nov. 1 OLD DOMINION

Nov. 8 FLORIDA

Nov. 22 at Mississippi State

Nov. 29 TENNESSEE

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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