Know thy foe: LSU

LSU quarterback Anthony Jennings (10) completed 13 of 26 passes for 157 yards against Mississippi State last season. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

LSU quarterback Anthony Jennings (10) completed 13 of 26 passes for 157 yards against Mississippi State last season. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Game day: Sept. 12 at 8:15 p.m. at Davis Wade Stadium (61,337) in Starkville on ESPN

Series: LSU leads 71-34-3 overall and 14-6-1 in Starkville.

Last meeting: MSU won 34-29 in Baton Rouge in 2014

Head coach: Les Miles 103-29 in 10 years at LSU and 131-50 in 14 years overall

2014 Record: 8-5, 4-4

W vs. Wisconsin (in Houston) 28-24

W SAM HOUSTON STATE 56-0

W LOUISIANA-MONROE 31-0

L MISSISSIPPI STATE 34-29

W NEW MEXICO STATE 63-7

L at Auburn 41-7

W at Florida 30-27

W KENTUCKY 41-3

W OLE MISS 10-7

L ALBAMA 20-13 (OT)

L at Arkansas 17-0

W at Texas A&M 23-17

Music City Bowl

L vs. Notre Dame 31-28

Returning starters:

Offense (7)

QB Anthony Jennings, 6-2, 216, Jr., 111 of 227 passes for 1,611 yards, 11 TD, 7 INT; 108 carries for 292 yards

RB Leonard Fournette, 6-1, 230, So., 187 carries for 1,034 yards, 10 TD; 7 catches for 127 yards

WR Travin Dural, 6-2, 203, Jr., 37 catches for 758 yards, 7 TD; 10 carries for 111 yards

TE Dillon Gordon, 6-5, 308, Sr.

LT Jerald Hawkins, 6-6, 305, Jr.

C Ethan Pocic, 6-7, 309, Jr.

RT Vadal Alexander, 6-6, 329, Sr.

Defense (7)

DT Christian LaCouture, 6-5, 307, Jr., 40 tackles, 4 TFL, 2.5 sacks, 2 PBU

DT Davon Godchaux, 6-4, 293, So., 42 tackles, 1.5 TFL, 1 FF

LB Lamar Louis, 5-11, 232, Sr., 29 tackles, 2.5 TFL, 3 PBU, 1 FF

LB Kendell Beckwith, 6-2, 252, Jr., 77 tackles, 7.5 TFL, 2 sacks, 1 INT, 3 PBU, 2 FR

CB Tra’Davious White, 5-11, 191, Jr., 33 tackles, 3 TFL, 1 sack, 2 INT, 6 PBU

SS Jamal Adams, 6-1, 211, So., 66 tackles, 5 TFL, 1 sack, 5 PBU

FS Jalen Mills, 6-0, 196, Sr., 62 tackles, 3 TFL, 1 INT, 5 PBU, 1 FR

Special Teams (2)

K Colby Delahoussaye, 5-9, 182, Jr., 11-of-15 FG, long 50

P Jamie Keehn, 6-5, 231, Sr., 71 punts for 3,189 yards (44.9 avg.), long 64

Former MSU Coach:

Frank Wilson (Running backs)

2015 Schedule

Sept. 5 MCNEESE STATE

Sept. 12 at Mississippi State

Sept. 19 AUBURN

Sept. 26 at Syracuse

Oct. 3 EASTERN MICHIGAN

Oct. 10 at South Carolina

Oct. 17 FLORIDA

Oct. 24 WESTERN KENTUCKY

Nov. 7 at Alabama

Nov. 14 ARKANSAS

Nov. 21 at Ole Miss

Nov. 28 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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