Know thy foe: Ole Miss

Former Mississippi State commitment C.J. Johnson was granted a medical redshirt for the 2013 season. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Former Mississippi State commitment C.J. Johnson was granted a medical redshirt for the 2013 season. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Game day: Nov. 29at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium (60,580) in Oxford.

Series: Ole Miss leads 61-43-6 overall and 22-11-3 in Oxford.

Last meeting: MSU won 17-10 in overtime at Starkville last season.

Head coach: Hugh Freeze, 15-11 in two years at Ole Miss and 45-18 in five years overall.

2013 Record: 8-5 overall, 3-5 SEC

W at Vanderbilt 39-35

W SOUTHEAST MISSOURI 31-13

W at Texas 44-23

L at Alabama 0-25

L at Auburn 22-30

L TEXAS A&M 38-41

W LSU 27-24

W IDAHO 59-14

W ARKANSAS 34-24

W TROY 51-21

L MISSOURI 10-24

L at Mississippi State (OT) 10-17

Music City Bowl

W vs. Georgia Tech 25-17

Returning starters:

Offense (5)

QB Bo Wallace, 6-4, 217, Sr., 283-of-437 passing for 3,346 yards, 18 TD, 10 INT, 131 carries for 355 yards, 6 TD

RB Jaylen Walton, 5-8, 166, Jr., 113 carries for 523 yards, 6 TD, 29 catches for 322 yards, 2 TD

WR Laquon Treadwell, 6-2, 229, So., 72 catches for 608 yards, 5 TD

LT Laremy Tunsil, 6-5, 305, So.

LG Justin Bell, 6-2, 352, Jr.

Defense (9)

DT Robert Nkemdiche, 6-4, 280, So., 34 tackles, 8 TFL, 2 sacks

DT Bryon Bennett, 6-2, 293, Sr., 10 tackles, 2 TFL, 1 sack, 1 FF

DT Woodrow Hamilton, 6-3, 315, Jr., 31 tackles, 1.5 TFL, 1 sack

LB Serderius Bryant, 5-9, 220, Sr., 78 tackles, 12.5 TFL, 3 sacks, 3 FF

DB Tony Conner, 6-0, 217, So., 66 tackles, 5 TFL, 1 sack, 1 INT

CB Mike Hilton, 5-9, 182, Jr., 52 tackles, 5.5 TFL, 1 INT, 1 FF

CB Senquez Golson, 5-9, 176, Sr., 41 tackles, 2.5 TFL, 2 INT

SS Trae Elston, 6-0, 195, Jr., 62 tackles, 2 TFL, 1 FF, 2 FR

FS Cody Prewitt, 6-2, 217, Sr., 71 tackles, 4.5 TFL, 6 INT, 2 FF

Special Teams (0)

Former MSU commitments

DE C.J. Johnson, 6-2, 225, Jr., 12 tackles, 4 TFL

DB Kalio Moore, 5-10, 188, So., 18 carries for 69 yards, 3 catches for 22 yards

OL Sean Rawlings, 6-5, 285, Fr.

DB Tee Shepard, 6-1, 195, So.

2014 Schedule:

Aug. 28 vs. Boise State (Atlanta)

Sept. 6 at Vanderbilt

Sept. 13 LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE

Sept. 27 MEMPHIS

Oct. 4 ALABAMA

Oct. 11 at Texas A&M

Oct. 18 TENNESSEE

Oct. 25 at LSU

Nov. 1 AUBURN

Nov. 8 PRESBYTERIAN

Nov. 22 at Arkansas

Nov. 29 MISSISSIPPI STATE

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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