The Arizona Wildcats and the Mississippi State Bulldogs have scheduled a home-and-home football series for 2022 and 2023.
In the first game of the series on Sept. 10, 2022, Arizona will host Mississippi State at Arizona Stadium in Tucson. The second and final game of the series will be played on Sept. 9, 2023 at Davis Wade Stadium in Starkville.
“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 schools have never met on the gridiron, but they do have one thing in common. Greg Byrne, the athletic director at Arizona, previously held the same position at Mississippi State from 2008 through 2010.
“We’re excited to announce this competitive series for our future football schedules,” Arizona Athletics Director Greg Byrne said. “The opportunity to play an SEC opponent will be a great addition to our schedule for our program and our fans.”