Mississippi State football schedule 2021: Here's every matchup for Bulldogs
STARKVILLE – The SEC announced Mississippi State football's 2021 schedule on Wednesday on SEC Network.
Here's a full look at the Bulldogs' full slate.
Mississippi State 2021 football schedule
- Sept. 4: Louisiana Tech
- Sept. 11: North Carolina State
- Sept. 18: at Memphis
- Sept. 25: LSU
- Oct. 2: at Texas A&M
- Oct. 9: Bye
- Oct. 16: Alabama
- Oct. 23: at Vanderbilt
- Oct. 30: Kentucky
- Nov. 6: at Arkansas
- Nov. 13: at Auburn
- Nov. 20: Tennessee State
- Nov. 27: Ole Miss
Mississippi State's four nonconference opponents have been set for a while. The hope is for commissioners across the country to be confident enough to allow teams to travel for nonconference games and play a traditional 12-game schedule.
If the COVID-19 pandemic does not wipe nonconference games from the schedule like it did last year, then MSU coach Mike Leach will start his second season in Starvkille against Louisiana Tech at Davis Wade Stadium on Sept. 4 in one of four nonconference games on MSU's schedule.
Mississippi State went 3-7 in 2020's 10-game, SEC-only regular season and capped off the year with a win over No. 25 Tulsa in the Armed Forces Bowl. It marked the 11th straight season the program played in a bowl game and improved MSU's record to 7-4 in that span.
Leach and Mississippi State will try to avoid a second straight losing season for the first time since 2008-09, head coach Sylvester Croom's last season in maroon and white and Dan Mullen's first.