STARKVILLE, Miss. (WCBI/MSU Athletics) – Mississippi State and Arizona have scheduled a future home-and-home football series for the 2022 and 2023 seasons, the two programs announced Thursday.
The two will meet on Sept. 10, 2022 at Arizona Stadium in Tucson. The Wildcats return the trip on Sept. 9, 2023 in Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field.
“We’re very excited to announce this series with a Pac-12 program the caliber of Arizona,” said MSU Director of Athletics Scott Stricklin. “It will bolster our non-conference schedule. We haven’t played in that part of the country since 2002, so it gives our fans a chance to see another part of the country while supporting the Bulldogs.”
The two programs will be meeting for the first time in football. It will be the Bulldogs’ first contest against a Pac-12 opponent since opening the 2003 season against Oregon. MSU also played the Ducks in Eugene to open the 2002 campaign.