Know thy foe: BYU

Tanner Mangum threw for 3,377 yards and 23 touchdowns as a freshman last year. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Tanner Mangum threw for 3,377 yards and 23 touchdowns as a freshman last year. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Game day: Oct. 14 at LaVell Edwards Stadium (63,470) in Provo.

Series: Tied 1-1

Last meeting: BYU won 41-38 in Starkville in 2001.

Head coach: Kalani Sitake, first year at BYU and overall.

2015 Record: 9-4

W at Nebraska 33-28

W Boise State 35-24

L at UCLA 24-23

L at Michigan 31-0

W Connecticut 30-13

W East Carolina 45-38

W Cincinnati 38-24

W Wagner 70-6

W at San Jose State 17-16

L vs. Missouri (in Kansas City) 20-16

W Fresno State 52-10

W at Utah State 51-28

Las Vegas Bowl

L vs. Utah 35-28

Returning starters:

Offense (8)

QB Tanner Mangum, 6-3, 215, So. – 267 of 446 passes for 3,377 yards, 23 TD, 10 INT; 63 carries, minus-96 yards, 2 TD

FB Algemon Brown, 6-1, 245, Sr. – 127 carries for 709 yards, 11 TD; 13 catches, 71 yards, 2 TD

WR Mitchell Juergens, 5-10, 181, Sr. – 37 catches, 471 yards, 2 TD; 3 carries for 11 yards

OT Brad Wilcox, 6-7, 310, Sr.

OG Tuni Kanuch, 6-3, 325, Jr.

OG Ului Lapuaho, 6-7, 330, Jr.

OG Kyle Johnson, 6-4, 319, Sr.

C Tejan Koroma, 6-0, 290, Jr.

Defense (8)

DT Travis Tuiloma, 6-2, 295, Sr. – 25 tackles, 2.5 TFL, 2.5 sacks, 1 block

DE Logan Taele, 6-2, 295, Sr. – 27 tackles, 6.5 TFL, 1.5 sacks, 1 block

WLB Sae Tautu, 6-4, 245, Sr. – 38 tackles, 9 TFL, 4 sacks

MLB Harvey Langi, 6-3, 249, Sr. – 68 tackles, 6.5 sacks, 4.5 sacks, 2 INT, 1 PBU

SLB Fred Warner, 6-4, 240, Jr. – 67 tackles, 11.5 TFL, 4 sacks, 2 INT, 1 PBU, 4 FR

CB Micah Hannemann, 6-0, 205, Jr. – 46 tackles, 1.5 TFL, 1 sack, 2 INT, 7 PBU

CB Michael Davis, 6-2, 190, Sr. – 27 tackles, 1.5 TFL, 10 PBU, 1 FF

FS Kai Nacua, 6-2, 215, Sr. – 66 tackles, 1 TFL, 6 INT, 6 PBU

Special Teams (1)

P Jonny Linehan, 6-0, 203, Sr. – 62 punts, 2,649 yards (42.7 avg.), long 77

2016 Schedule

Sept. 3 vs. Arizona (in Glendale)

Sept. 10 at Utah

Sept. 17 UCLA

Sept. 24 vs. West Virginia (in Greater Landover, MD)

Sept. 30 Toledo

Oct. 8 at Michigan State

Oct. 14 Mississippi State

Oct. 20 at Boise State

Nov. 5 at Cincinnati

Nov. 12 Southern Utah

Nov. 19 Massachusetts

Nov. 26 Utah 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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