Know thy foe: Missouri

Maty Mauk led Missouri to the SEC Championship game in 2014. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Maty Mauk led Missouri to the SEC Championship game in 2014. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Game day: Nov. 5 at 8 p.m. on ESPN at Memorial Stadium (71,004) in Columbia, Mo.

Series: Missouri leads 2-0 overall and 1-0 in Columbia.

Last meeting: Missouri won 47-30 in Columbia in 1984.

Head coach: Gary Pinkel, 113-66 in 14 years at Missouri and 186-103-3 in 24 years overall.

2014 Record: 11-3, 7-1 SEC

W SOUTH DAKOTA STATE 38-18

W at Toledo 49-24

W CENTRAL FLORIDA 38-10

L INDIANA 31-27

W at South Carolina 21-20

L GEORGIA 34-0

W at Florida 42-13

W VANDERBILT 24-14

W KENTUCKY 20-10

W at Texas A&M 34-27

W at Tennessee 29-21

W ARKANSAS 21-14

SEC Championship Game

L vs. Alabama 42-13

Citrus Bowl

W vs. Minnesota 33-17

Returning starters:

Offense (6)

QB Maty Mauk, 6-0, 200, Jr., 221 of 414 passes for 2,648 yards, 25 TD, 13 INT; 108 carries for 373 yards, 2 TD; 1 catch for 1 yard

TE Sean Culkin, 6-6, 245, Jr., 20 catches for 174 yards, 1 TD

LT Connor McGovern, 6-4, 300, Sr.

LG Taylor Chappell, 6-5, 305, Sr.

C Evan Boehm, 6-3, 320, Sr.

Defense (6)

NT Harold Brantley, 6-3, 280, Sr., 54 tackles, 7 TFL, 5 sacks, 3 PBU, 1 FR

LB Kentrell Brothers, 6-1, 235, Sr., 122 tackles, 5 TFL, 1 sack, 4 PBU, 3 FF

LB Michael Scherer, 6-3, 235, Jr., 114 tackles, 3.5 TFL, 0.5 sack, 1 PBU, 1 FF, 2 FR

CB Aarlon Penton, 5-10, 190, Jr., 36 tackles, 2 TFL, 3 INT, 10 PBU, 1 FF

CB Kenya Dennis, 5-11, 200, Sr., 61 tackles, 4.5 TFL, 0.5 sack, 1 INT, 9 PBU, 1 FF

FS Ian Simon, 6-0, 195, Sr., 54 tackles, 1 TFL, 0.5 sack, 1 INT, 3 PBU, 1 FF

Special Teams (1)

K Andrew Baggett, 6-1, 215, Sr., 18 of 25 FG, long 52

Former MSU Coach

Pat Washington, wide receivers

2015 Schedule

Sept. 5 SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE

Sept. 12 at Arkansas State

Sept. 19 CONNECTICUT

Sept. 26 at Kentucky

Oct. 3 SOUTH CAROLINA

Oct. 10 FLORIDA

Oct. 17 at Georgia

Oct. 24 at Vanderbilt

Nov. 5 MISSISSIPPI STATE

Nov. 14 vs. BYU (in Kansas City)

Nov. 21 TENNESSEE

Nov. 28 at Arkansas

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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