Know thy foe: LSU

LSU running back Leonard Fournette rushed for 1,953 yards and 22 touchdowns last season. (AP Photo/Bob Levey)

LSU running back Leonard Fournette rushed for 1,953 yards and 22 touchdowns last season. (AP Photo/Bob Levey)

Game day: Sept. 17 at Tiger Stadium (102,321) in Baton Rouge.

Series: LSU leads 72-34-3 overall and 47-19-1 in Baton Rouge.

Last meeting: LSU won 21-19 in Starkville in 2015.

Head coach: Les Miles, 112-32 in 11 years at LSU and 140-53 in 15 years overall.

2015 Record: 9-35-3 SEC

W at Mississippi State 21-19

W Auburn 45-21

W at Syracuse 34-24

W Eastern Michigan 44-22

W South Carolina 45-24

W Florida 35-28

W Western Kentucky 45-20

L at Alabama 30-16

L Arkansas 31-14

L at Ole Miss 38-17

W Texas A&M 19-7

Texas Bowl

W vs. Texas Tech 56-27

Returning starters:

Offense (8)

WR Malachi Dupre, 6-4, 195, Jr. – 43 catches, 698 yards, 6 TD

WR Travin Dural, 6-2, 207, Sr. – 28 catches, 533 yards, 3 TD; 3 carries, 13 yards

LT Maea Teuhema, 6-5, 315, So.

LG William Clapp, 6-5, 309, So.

C Ethan Pocic, 6-7, 302, Sr.

TE Colin Jeter, 6-7, 254, Sr. – 12 catches, 132 yards, TD

QB Brandon Harris, 6-3, 218, Jr. – 149 of 277 passes, 2,165 yards, 13 TD, 6 INT; 67 carries, 226 yards, 4 TD

RB Leonard Fournette, 6-1, 235, Jr. – 300 carries, 1,953 yards, 22 TD; 19 catches, 253 yards, TD

Defense (10)

DE Lewis Neal, 6-2, 272, Sr. – 48 tackles, 9.5 TFL, 8 sacks, 6 PBU, 1 FF

NT Christian LaCouture, 6-5, 301, Sr. – 35 tackles, 2.5 TFL, 1 sack, 1 PBU, 1 FF

DT Davon Godchaux, 6-4, 299, Jr. – 41 tackles, 9 TFL, 6 sacks, 1 PBU, 1 FF, 1 FR

DE Arden Key, 6-6, 238, So. – 41 tackles, 6.5 TFL, 5 sacks, 1 PBU, 1 FR

LB Kendell Beckwith, 6-3, 247, Sr. – 84 tackles, 10 TFL, 3.5 sacks, 1 PBU, 2 FF

CB Kevin Toliver II, 6-2, 193, Sr. – 35 tackles, 2 TFL, 1 INT, 5 PBU

CB Tre’Davious White, 6-0, 197, Sr. – 44 tackles, 1.5 TFL, 7 PBU

CB Dwayne Thomas, 6-0, 201, Sr. – 34 tackles, 3 TFL, 6 PBU

S Jamal Adams, 6-1, 213, Jr. – 67 tackles, 5 TFL, 4 INT, 6 PBU, 1 FF, 1 FR

S Rickey Jefferson, 6-0, 209, Sr. – 36 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 sack, 1 INT, 3 PBU

Special Teams (0)

2016 Schedule

Sept. 3 vs. Wisconsin (in Green Bay)

Sept. 10 Jacksonville State

Sept. 17 Mississippi State

Sept. 24 at Auburn

Oct. 1 Missouri

Oct. 8 at Florida

Oct. 15 Southern Miss

Oct. 22 Ole Miss

Nov. 5 Alabama

Nov. 12 at Arkansas

Nov. 19 South Alabama

Nov. 26 at 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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