Fresh off Brett McMurphy’s report this morning on the SEC’s adjustment of Power 5 scheduling requirements, a new home-and-home series has been announced.
Mississippi State and BYU will face off in 2016 and 2017, per McMurphy.
The 2016 game will be played in Provo, with the 2017 game taking place in Starkville.
No dates have been announced; however, BYU lists open dates on October 1, 15 and 29 for 2016, along with November 5. The Cougars’ open dates for 2017 are September 16 and 23, along with October 14 and November 11.
BYU and Mississippi State have officially announced their home-and-home football series for the 2016 and 2017 seasons.
In the first game of the series, BYU will host Mississippi State at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo on Oct. 15, 2016. The Cougars will then travel to face the Bulldogs at Davis Wade Stadium in Starkville on Oct. 14, 2017.
“It’s a great opportunity for our football team to play a very good SEC program,” said BYU Director of Athletics Tom Holmoe. “It’s been more than a decade since we played Mississippi State, and we are excited to have them back on our schedule. Visiting Starkville will be a great experience for our football program and our fans, and we look forward to hosting the Bulldogs in Provo.”