Mississippi State’s football game at Texas A&M will kick off at either 5 p.m. or 6 p.m. Oct. 2, the Southeastern Conference announced Monday morning.
The contest at Kyle Field in College Station, Texas, will either be televised at 5 p.m. on ESPN or at 6 p.m. on the SEC Network. An Oct. 2 game featuring Florida at Kentucky will receive the other time slot.
The time and network will be fixed after the Bulldogs host LSU (2-1) at 11 a.m. Saturday at Davis Wade Stadium. Kentucky plays this week at South Carolina, while Florida hosts Tennessee.
Mississippi State lost 28-14 to Texas A&M on Oct. 17, 2020, in Starkville in the last meeting between the two schools. The Bulldogs (2-1) are coming off a 31-29 loss to Memphis (3-0) at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium.
MSU kicked off 2021 with a 35-34 comeback win over Louisiana Tech and a 24-10 defeat of North Carolina State, both at Davis Wade Stadium.
Texas A&M is ranked No. 7 in the country in the latest AP Top 25 poll. The Aggies have wins over Kent State, Colorado and New Mexico. They will play at No. 16 Arkansas (3-0) at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.
Theo DeRosa reports on Mississippi State sports for The Dispatch. Follow him on Twitter at @Theo_DeRosa.