deandre johnson

Deandre Johnson was once a member of Mississippi State's 2017 recruiting class. 

Game day: Oct 12 at Neyland Stadium (102,455) in Knoxville, Tenn.

Series: Tennessee leads 28-16-1 overall and 13-7 in Knoxville.

Last meeting: MSU won 41-31 in Starkville in 2012.

Head coach: Jeremy Pruitt, 5-7 in one year at UT and overall.

2018 Record: 5-7, 2-6 SEC

L vs. West Virginia (in Charlotte, N.C.) 40-14

W East Tennessee State 59-3

W UTEP 24-0

L Florida 47-21

L at Georgia 38-12

W at Auburn 30-24

L Alabama 58-21

L at South Carolina 27-24

W Charlotte 14-3

W Kentucky 24-7

L Missouri 50-17

L at Vanderbilt 38-13

Returning starters:

Offense (9)

QB Jarrett Guarantano, 6-4, 213, Jr., 153 of 246 passes, 1,907 yards, 12 TD, 3 INT; 40 carries, minus-94 yards

RB Ty Chandler, 5-11, 201, Jr., 115 carries, 630 yards, 4 TD; 19 catches, 183 yards, 3 TD

WR Marquez Callaway, 6-2, 204, Sr., 37 catches, 592 yards, 2 TD

WR Josh Palmer, 6-2, 195, Jr., 23 catches, 484 yards, 2 TD; 5 carries, 27 yards, TD

TE Dominick Wood-Anderson, 6-4, 257, Sr., 17 catches, 140 yards, 2 TD

LG Ryan Johnson, 6-6, 301, Jr.

LG Jerome Carvin, 6-5, 313, So.

RG Trey Smith, 6-6, 325, Jr.

RG Jahmir Johnson, 6-5, 285, Jr.

Defense (5)

LB Darrell Taylor, 6-4, 255, Sr., 36 tackles, 11 TFL, 8 sacks, 3 FF, 2 FR

LB Daniel Bituli, 6-3, 252, Sr., 79 tackles, 6.5 TFL, sack, PBU

CB Alontae Taylor, 6-0, 193, So., 40 tackles, TFL, 2 PBU, 2 FF, 1 blocked kick

CB Bryce Thompson, 5-11, 181, So., 34 tackles, 4 TFL, sack, 3 INT, 7 PBU, FF

SS Nigel Warrior, 6-0, 190, Sr., 64 tackles, TFL, PBU

Specialists (2)

K Brent Cimaglia, 6-0, 210, Jr., 10 of 13 FG, long 45

P Joe Doyle, 6-0, 204, So., 65 punts, 2,673 yards (41.1 avg), long 71

Former MSU commitment

LB Deandre Johnson, 6-3, 246, Jr., 13 tackles, 3 TFL, 2 sacks

DL Emmit Gooden, 6-3, 290, Sr., 33 tackles, 7 TFL, sack

2019 Schedule

Aug. 31 Georgia State

Sept. 7 BYU

Sept. 14 Chattanooga

Sept. 21 at Florida

Oct. 5 Georgia

Oct. 12 Mississippi State

Oct. 19 at Alabama

Oct. 26 South Carolina

Nov. 2 UAB

Nov. 9 at Kentucky

Nov. 23 at Missouri

Nov. 30 Vanderbilt

logan.lowery@journalinc.com

Twitter: @loganlowery

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