Know thy foe: South Carolina

Middle linebacker Skai Moore led South Carolina with 111 tackles and four interceptions last year. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Middle linebacker Skai Moore led South Carolina with 111 tackles and four interceptions last year. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Game day: Sept. 10 at Davis Wade Stadium (61,337) in Starkville.

Series: South Carolina leads 9-6 overall and 4-3 in Starkville.

Last meeting: South Carolina won 34-16 in Columbia in 2013.

Head coach: Will Muschamp, 28-21 in four years as a head coach, first year at South Carolina.

2015 Record: 3-91-7 SEC

W vs. North Carolina (in Charlotte) 17-13

L Kentucky 26-22

L at Georgia 52-20

W Central Florida 31-14

L at Missouri 24-10

L at LSU 45-24

W Vanderbilt 19-10

L at Texas A&M 19-10

L at Tennessee 27-24

L Florida 24-14

L The Citadel 23-22

L Clemson 37-32

Returning starters:

Offense (3)

LT Mason Zandi, 6-9, 315, Sr.

C Alan Knott, 6-4, 290, Jr.

QB Perry Orth, 6-1, 200, Sr. – 143 of 261 passing for 1,929 yards, 12 TD, 9 INT; 53 carries for 138 yards, 2 TD; 1 catch for 17 yards

Defense (5)

DE Marquavius Lewis, 6-3, 270, Sr. – 45 tackles, 4.5 TFL, 3 sacks, 1 PBU

MLB Skai Moore, 6-2, 220, Sr. – 111 tackles, 6.5 TFL, 2 sacks, 4 INT, 4 PBU, 3 FF, 1 FR

MLB T.J. Holloman, 6-2, 230, Sr. – 63 tackles, 2.5 TFL, 2 INT, 2 PBU, 3 FR

CB Rico McWilliams, 5-11, 190, Sr. – 32 tackles, 1 TFL, 2 PBU, 1 FR

S Jordan Diggs, 6-0, 205, Sr. – 48 tackles, 0.5 TFL, 1 INT, 1 FF

Special Teams (0)

Former MSU Commitments

OL Trey Derouen, 6-3, 310, RFr.

DL Ulric Jones, 6-5, 300, RJr.

Former MSU Coaches

Pat Washington, tight ends

Ellis Johnson, analyst

2016 Schedule

Sept. 1 at Vanderbilt

Sept. 10 at Mississippi State

Sept. 17 East Carolina

Sept. 24 at Kentucky

Oct. 1 Texas A&M

Oct. 8 Georgia

Oct. 22 Massachusetts

Oct. 29 Tennessee

Nov. 5 Missouri

Nov. 12 at Florida

Nov. 19 Western Carolina

Nov. 26 at Clemson

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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