Earlier this month, we learned that the Mississippi State Bulldogs had scheduled a home-and-home football series with the Texas Tech Red Raiders. The two schools are set to meet in Starkville on Sept. 9, 2028 and in Lubbock on Sept. 8, 2029.
On Tuesday afternoon, Mississippi State announced the addition of a non-conference home-and-home series with the Arizona State Sun Devils.
In the first game of the series, Mississippi State will travel to face Arizona State at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe on Sept. 7, 2024. The Bulldogs will then host the Sun Devils at Davis Wade Stadium in Starkville on Sept. 6, 2025.
The 2024 contest will be the first-ever meeting between Mississippi State and Arizona State on the gridiron.
“This football agreement with Mississippi State University provides us with yet another strong future series with a Power 5 opponent, this one from the SEC,” said ASU Vice President of Athletics Ray Anderson. “This series complements our future series with LSU, Michigan State, Oklahoma State, and BYU.”
Arizona State is the third scheduled non-conference opponent for Mississippi State in 2024 and first in 2025. Other opponents scheduled for MSU in 2024 include Eastern Kentucky at home on Aug. 31 and Southern Miss on the road on Sept. 14.
The addition of Mississippi State tentatively completes the non-conference schedule for the Sun Devils in both 2024 and 2025.
In 2024, ASU is also scheduled to host Wyoming (Aug. 31) and travel to Texas State (Sept. 14). Other non-conference opponents in 2025 for the Sun Devils include Northern Arizona (Aug. 30) and Texas State (Sept 13), both in Tempe.