Know thy foe: Ole Miss

Former Mississippi State commitment C.J. Johnson is moving to linebacker in his final year at Ole Miss. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)

Former Mississippi State commitment C.J. Johnson is moving to linebacker in his final year at Ole Miss. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart)

Game day: Nov. 28 at Davis Wade Stadium (61,337) in Starkville.

Series: Ole Miss leads 62-43-6 overall and 20-14-3 in Starkville.

Last meeting: Ole Miss won 31-17 in Oxford in 2014.

Head coach: Hugh Freeze, 24-15 in three years at Ole Miss and 54-22 in six years overall.

2014 Record: 9-45-3 SEC

W vs. Boise State (in Atlanta) 35-13

W at Vanderbilt 41-3

W LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE 56-15

W MEMPHIS 24-3

W ALABAMA 23-17

W at Texas A&M 35-20

W TENNESSEE 34-3

L at LSU 10-7

L AUBURN 35-31

W PRESBYTERIAN 48-0

L at Arkansas 30-0

W MISSISSIPPI STATE 31-17

Peach Bowl

L vs. TCU 42-3

Returning starters:

Offense (9)

RB Jaylen Walton, 5-8, 172, Sr., 106 carries for 586 yards, 5 TD; 19 catches for 206 yards, 2 TD

WR Laquon Treadwell, 6-2, 210, Jr., 48 catches for 632 yards, 5 TD; 2 carries for minus-7 yards

WR Cody Core, 6-3, 205, Sr., 41 catches for 558 yards, 6 TD; 4 carries for 86 yards

TE Evan Engram, 6-3, 227, Jr., 38 catches for 662 yards, 2 TD

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

LG Aaron Morris, 6-5, 313, Sr.

C Ben Still, 6-3, 280, Sr.

RG Justin Bell, 6-2, 347, Sr.

RT Fahn Cooper, 6-5, 306, Sr.

Defense (7)

DT Robert Nkemdiche, 6-4, 296, Jr., 35 tackles, 4 TFL, 2 sacks, 1 PBU

DT Issac Gross, 6-1, 240, Sr., 37 tackles, 8 TFL, 1 sack, 1 FR

DE Fadol Brown, 6-4, 280, Jr., 38 tackles, 5.5 TFL, 0.5 sack

LB C.J. Johnson, 6-2, 225, Sr., 38 tackles, 8 TFL, 4 sacks, 1 INT, 1 PBU, 2 FR

DB Tony Conner, 6-0, 215, Jr., 69 tackles, 9 TFL, 1 sack, 1 INT, 2 PBU

SS Mike Hilton, 5-9, 184, Sr., 71 tackles, 4 TFL, 3 INT, 7 PBU

FS Trae Elston, 5-11, 195, Sr., 59 tackles, 3 TFL, 1 INT, 3 PBU, 1 FF, 1 FR

Special Teams (2)

K Gary Wunderlich, 6-0, 188, So., 6-of-8 FG, long 47

P Will Gleeson, 6-3, 197, So., 58 punts for 2,491 yards (42.9 avg.), long 70

Former MSU Commitments

CB Tee Shepard, 6-1, 195, Jr.

LB C.J. Johnson, 6-2, 225, Sr., 38 tackles, 8 TFL, 4 sacks, 1 INT, 1 PBU, 2 FR

DB Kalio Moore, 5-10, 195, Jr., 5 tackles, 1 FR

DB Armani Linton, 6-2, 206, Fr.

OL Sean Rawlings, 6-5, 280, R-Fr.

2015 Schedule

Sept. 5 TENNESSEE-MARTIN

Sept. 12 FRESNO STATE

Sept. 19 at Alabama

Sept. 26 VANDERBILT

Oct. 3 at Florida

Oct. 10 NEW MEXICO STATE

Oct. 17 at Memphis

Oct. 24 TEXAS A&M

Oct. 31 at Auburn

Nov. 7 ARKANSAS

Nov. 21 LSU

Nov. 28 at 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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