Know thy foe: Texas A&M

Myles Garrett led the SEC with 12.5 sacks last season. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Myles Garrett led the SEC with 12.5 sacks last season. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Game day: Nov. 5 at Davis Wade Stadium (61,337) in Starkville.

Series: Texas A&M leads 5-4 overall and is tied 1-1 in Starkville.

Last meeting: Texas A&M won 30-17 at College Station in 2015.

Head coach: Kevin Sumlin, 36-16 in four years at A&M and 71-33 in eight years overall.

2015 Record: 8-5, 4-4 SEC

W vs. Arizona State 38-17 [in Houston]

W Ball State 56-23

W Nevada 44-27

W vs. Arkansas 28-21 (OT) [in Arlington]

W Mississippi State 30-17

L Alabama 41-23

L at Ole Miss 23-3

W South Carolina 35-28

L Auburn 26-10

W Western Carolina 41-17

W at Vanderbilt 25-0

L at LSU 19-7

Music City Bowl

L vs. Louisville 27-21

Returning starters:

Offense (6)

WR Damion Ratley, 6-3, 195, Jr. – 15 catches, 200 yards, 2 TD

WR Ricky Seals-Jones, 6-5, 240, Jr. – 45 catches, 560 yards, 4 TD

WR Christian Kirk, 5-11, 200, So. – 80 catches, 1,009 yards, 7 TD; 11 carries for 56 yards

WR Josh Reynolds, 6-4, 193, Sr. – 51 catches, 907 yards, 5 TD

LT Avery Gennesy, 6-5, 315, Sr.

LG Keaton Sutherland, 6-5, 310, So.

Defense (6)

DE Myles Garrett, 6-5, 270, Jr. – 59 tackles, 19.5 TFL, 12.5 sacks, 1 INT, 2 PBU, 5 FF, 1 blocked kick

DE Daeshon Hall, 6-6, 270, Sr. – 54 tackles, 14.5 TFL, 7 sacks, 2 PBU, 2 FF

OLB Shaan Washington, 6-3, 240, Sr. – 81 tackles, 7.5 TFL, 1 sack, 4 PBU, 1 FF, 1 FR

CB Donovan Wilson, 6-1, 206, Jr. – 63 tackles, 8.5 TFL, 2 sacks, 5 INT, 3 PBU, 3 FF, 2 FR

SS Justin Evans, 6-1, 200, Sr. – 78 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 INT, 3 PBU

FS Armani Watts, 5-11, 200, Jr. – 126 tackles, 6 TFL, 1 INT, 2 PBU, 2 FF, 1 FR

Special Teams (0)

Former MSU Signee:

DT TD Moton, 6-3, 305, Fr.

Former MSU coach:

David Turner, defensive tackles/ defensive run game coordinator

2016 Schedule

Sept. 3 UCLA

Sept. 10 Prarie View

Sept. 17 at Auburn

Sept. 24 vs. Arkansas [in Arlington]

Oct. 1 at South Carolina

Oct. 8 Tennessee

Oct. 22 at Alabama

Oct. 29 New Mexico State

Nov. 5 at Mississippi State

Nov. 12 Ole Miss

Nov. 19 UTSA

Nov. 24 LSU

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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