The Mississippi State Bulldogs and the Tulane Green Wave have scheduled a home-and-home football series for 2020 and 2023, both schools announced on Friday.
In the first game of the series, Mississippi State will host Tulane at Davis Wade Stadium in Starkville on Oct. 3, 2020. The Bulldogs will then travel to face the Green Wave at Yulman Stadium in New Orleans on Oct. 7, 2023.
Mississippi State and Tulane have met 58 times in a series that dates all the way back to 1901. The two schools met five times between 2003 and 2007, with Mississippi State winning three of those games to extend their series lead to 30-26-2.
“It’s been a pleasure working with Tulane AD Troy Dannen to renew the longstanding football series between the Bulldogs and Green Wave,” MSU Director of Athletics Scott Stricklin said. “New Orleans is a great destination for our Bulldog fans and a place we hope to get to more often in the future.”
Mississippi State will open the 2020 season at home vs. Alcorn State on Sept. 5, 2020. That matchup was revealed in a tweet today by Stricklin.
Mississippi State now has four scheduled non-conference games for 2020 and two for 2023. Other opponents those seasons include NC State and UMass (2020) and Arizona (2023).
Tulane has four announced non-conference games for the 2020 season and two for 2023. The Green Wave are also slated to face Army, South Alabama, and Wake Forest in 2020 and Ole Miss in 2023.
Earlier today, it was announced that Tulane’s 2018 game at Georgia Tech has been canceled and the status of their 2019 game in New Orleans is to be determined.