Know thy foe: Kentucky

Stanley "Boom" Williams returns as Kentucky's leading rusher. (AP Photo/David Stephenson)

Stanley “Boom” Williams returns as Kentucky’s leading rusher. (AP Photo/David Stephenson)

Game day: Oct. 22 at Commonwealth Stadium (61,000) in Lexington.

Series: MSU leads 22-21 overall, Kentucky leads 13-9 in Lexington.

Last meeting: MSU won 42-16 in Starkville in 2015.

Head coach: Mark Stoops, 12-24 in three years at UK and overall.

2015 Record: 5-7, 2-6 SEC

W Louisiana-Lafayette 40-33

W at South Carolina 26-22

L Florida 14-9

W Missouri 21-13

W Eastern Kentucky 34-27 (OT)

L Auburn 30-27

L at Mississippi State 42-16

L Tennessee 52-21

L at Georgia 27-3

L at Vanderbilt 21-17

W Charlotte 58-10

L Louisville 38-24

Returning starters:

Offense (9)

WR Jeff Badet, 6-0, 180, Jr. – 29 catches, 430 yards, 2 TD

WR Dorian Baker, 6-3, 208, Jr. – 55 catches, 608 yards, 3 TD

WR Garrett Johnson, 5-11, 175, Jr. – 46 catches, 694 yards, 2 TD

LG Nick Haynes – 6-3, 316, Jr.

C John Toth – 6-5, 310, Sr.

RG Ramsey Meyers – 6-4, 305, Jr.

RT Kyle Meadows – 6-5, 300, Jr.

TE C.J. Conrad – 6-5, 245, So. – 15 catches, 149 yards, 1 TD

RB Stanley “Boom” Williams – 5-9, 196, Jr. – 121 carries, 855 yards, 6 TD; 13 catches, 74 yards

Defense (4)

OLB Denzil Ware – 6-2, 255, So. – 39 tackles, 5.5 TFL, 1 sack, 1 FF, 1 FR

CB Chris Westry – 6-4, 195, So. – 36 tackles, 1.5 TFL, 1 sack, 2 INT, 8 PBU

SS Blake McClain – 5-11, 200, Sr. – 31 tackles, 1 TFL, 5 PBU, 1 FF

FS Marcus McWilson – 6-0, 210, Sr. – 66 tackles, 1.5 TFL, 1 sack, 2 PBU, 1 FF

Special Teams (0)

2016 Schedule

Sept. 3 Southern Miss

Sept. 10 at Florida

Sept. 17 New Mexico State

Sept. 24 South Carolina

Oct. 1 at Alabama

Oct. 8 Vanderbilt

Oct. 22 Mississippi State

Oct. 29 at Missouri

Nov. 5 Georgia

Nov. 12 at Tennessee

Nov. 19 Austin Peay

Nov. 26 at Louisville

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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