cord sandberg

Quarterback Cord Sandberg signed with Mississippi State in 2013 but spent six seasons playing baseball in the Philadelphia Phillies' farm system. 

Game day: Sept. 28 at Jordan-Hare Stadium (87,451) in Auburn, Ala.

Series: Auburn leads 63-27-2 overall and 29-7 at Auburn.

Last meeting: MSU won 23-9 in Starkville in 2018.

Head coach: Gus Malzahn, 53-27 in six years at AU, 62-30 in seven years overall.

2018 Record: 8-5, 3-5 SEC

W vs. Washington (in Atlanta, Ga.) 21-16

W Alabama State 63-9

L LSU 22-21

W Arkansas 34-3

W Southern Miss 24-13

L at Mississippi State 23-9

L Tennessee 30-24

W at Ole Miss 31-16

W Texas A&M 28-24

L at Georgia 27-10

W Liberty 53-0

L at Alabama 52-21

Music City Bowl

W vs. Purdue 63-14

Returning starters:

Offense (6)

WR Seth Williams, 6-3, 224, So., 26 catches, 534 yards, 5 TD

LT Prince Tega Wanogho, 6-7, 305, Sr.

LG Marquel Harrell, 6-3, 309, Sr.

C Kaleb Kim, 6-4, 300, Sr.

RG Mike Horton, 6-4, 325, Sr.

RT Jack Driscoll, 6-5, 296, Sr.

Defense (7)

DT Marlon Davidson, 6-3, 278, Sr., 46 tackles, 4.5 TFL, 3.5 sacks, 3 PBU, FR, 3 blocked kicks

DT Derrick Brown, 6-5, 318, Sr., 48 tackles, 10.5 TFL, 4.5 sacks, 2 PBU, FF, FR

BUCK Nick Coe, 6-5, 291, Jr., 27 tackles, 13.5 TFL, 7 sacks, 2 FF

CB Noah Igbinoghene, 5-11, 200, Jr., 50 tackles, 1.5 TFL, INT, 11 PBU, FF

CB Javaris Davis, 5-10, 180, Sr., 41 tackles, 3 TFL, sack, 2 INT, 8 PBU

S Daniel Thomas, 5-11, 209, Sr., 74 tackles, 2 TFL, 2 INT, 3 PBU, 2 FF, FR

S Jeremiah Dinson, 6-0, 191, Sr., 64 tackles, 4 TFL, sack, 2 INT, 3 PBU, FF

Specialists (2)

K Anders Carlson, 6-5, 213, So., 15 of 25 FG, long 53

P Arryn Siposs, 6-2, 212, Jr., 56 punts, 2,476 yards (44.2 avg.), long 60

Former MSU commitment

WR Zach Farrar, 6-4, 210, Jr., 20 catches, 307 yards, TD (at Youngstown State)

DE Charles Moore, 6-4, 255, Fr.

Former MSU signee

QB Cord Sandberg, 6-3, 229, R-Fr., 1 of 1 passing, 22 yards; three carries, 35 yards

Former MSU assistant coach

J.B. Grimes, offensive line

2019 Schedule

Aug. 31 vs. Oregon (in Arlington, Texas)

Sept. 7 Tulane

Sept. 14 Kent State

Sept. 21 at Texas A&M

Sept. 28 Mississippi State

Oct. 5 at Florida

Oct. 19 at Arkansas

Oct. 26 at LSU

Nov. 2 Ole Miss

Nov. 16 Georgia

Nov. 23 Samford

Nov. 30 Alabama

logan.lowery@journalinc.com

Twitter: @loganlowery

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