The Mississippi State football team has yet to play a game after its upset of then-No. 15 Texas A&M on Oct. 2 in College Station, Texas.
But the Bulldogs (3-2, 1-1 Southeastern Conference) found out Monday when they’ll be playing their second SEC road game.
Mississippi State will take on Vanderbilt (2-4, 0-2 SEC) at 3 p.m. Oct. 23 in Nashville, Tennessee, the SEC announced Monday. The game will be broadcasted on the SEC Network.
The Bulldogs will first face No. 5 Alabama (5-1, 2-1 SEC) at 6 p.m. Saturday at Davis Wade Stadium. The Crimson Tide are coming off their first loss since 2019, a 41-38 defeat at Texas A&M.
Mississippi State 2021 football schedule and results
Sept. 4: MSU 35, Louisiana Tech 34
Sept. 11: MSU 24, NC State 10
Sept. 18: Memphis 31, MSU 29
Sept. 25: LSU 28, MSU 25
Oct. 2: MSU 26, No. 15 Texas A&M 22
Oct. 9: Open date
Saturday: Alabama at Mississippi State, 6 p.m.
Oct. 23: Mississippi State at Vanderbilt, 3 p.m.
Oct. 30: Kentucky at Mississippi State, TBA
Nov. 6: Mississippi State at Arkansas, TBA
Nov. 13: Mississippi State at Auburn, TBA
Nov. 20: Tennessee State at Mississippi State, TBA
Nov. 25: Ole Miss at Mississippi State, 6:30 p.m.
Theo DeRosa reports on Mississippi State sports for The Dispatch. Follow him on Twitter at @Theo_DeRosa.