Know thy foe: Ole Miss

Chad Kelly accounted for 4,542 yards and 41 touchdowns last season. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Chad Kelly accounted for 4,542 yards and 41 touchdowns last season. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Game day: Nov. 26 at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium (64,038) in Oxford.

Series: Ole Miss leads 63-43-6 overall and 23-11-3 in Oxford.

Last meeting: Ole Miss won 38-27 in Starkville in 2015.

Head coach: Hugh Freeze, 34-18 in four years at UM and 64-24 in seven years overall.

2015 Record: 10-36-2 SEC

W Tennessee-Martin 76-3

W Fresno State 73-21

W at Alabama 43-37

W Vanderbilt 27-16

L at Florida 38-10

W New Mexico State 52-3

L at Memphis 37-24

W Texas A&M 23-3

W at Auburn 27-19

L Arkansas 53-52 (OT)

W LSU 38-17

W at Mississippi State 38-27

Sugar Bowl

W vs. Oklahoma State 48-20

Returning starters:

Offense (5)

WR Quincy Adeboyejo, 6-3, 195, Sr. – 38 catches, 604 yards, 7 TD

C Sean Rawlings, 6-5, 282, So.

RT Robert Conyers, 6-5, 298, Sr.

TE Evan Engram, 6-3, 235, Sr. – 38 catches, 464 yards, 2 TD

QB Chad Kelly, 6-2, 224, Sr. – 298 of 458 passes, 4,042 yards, 31 TD, 13 INT; 107 carries, 500 yards, 10 TD

Defense (5)

DE Marquis Haynes, 6-3, 222, Jr. – 43 tackles, 16.5 TFL, 10 sacks, 2 PBU, 3 FF, 1 FR

DE Fadol Brown, 6-4, 273, Sr. – 32 tackles, 4.5 TFL, 1 sack

NB Tony Conner, 6-0, 225, Sr. – 17 tackles, 4 TFL

CB Tony Bridges, 6-0, 185, Sr. – 36 tackles, 2 TFL, 3 INT, 9 PBU, 1 blocked kick

CB Kendarius Webster, 5-11, 189, Jr. – 41 tackles, 3 TFL, 1 INT, 11 PBU

Special Teams (2)

K Gary Wunderlich, 6-0, 193, Jr. – 19 of 25 FG, long 48; 9 punts for 422 yards (46.9 avg.), long 73

P Will Gleeson, 6-3, 189, Jr. – 43 punts for 1,748 yards (40.7 avg.), long 62

Former MSU Commitments:

DB Kailo Moore, 5-10, 188, Sr. – nine tackles

DB Armani Linton, 6-2, 215, R-Fr.

C Sean Rawlings, 6-5, 282, So.

2016 Schedule

Sept. 5 Florida State (in Orlando)

Sept. 10 Wofford

Sept. 17 Alabama

Sept. 24 Georgia

Oct. 1 Memphis

Oct. 15 at Arkansas

Oct. 22 at LSU

Oct. 29 Auburn

Nov. 5 Georgia Southern

Nov. 12 at Texas A&M

Nov. 19 at Vanderbilt

Nov. 26 Mississippi 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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