Mississippi State is set to hit the road again in two weeks.
Entering the Associated Press Top 25 for the first time this season, No. 23 MSU (4-1, 1-1 Southeastern Conference) found out when it will hit the road for its contest at No. 13 Kentucky (4-1, 1-1 SEC).
The game will kick off at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 15 on the SEC Network from Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky.
Mississippi State is coming off a 42-24 win over No. 17 Texas A&M that knocked the Aggies out of the top 25.
Kentucky lost 22-19 to No. 9 Ole Miss in Oxford, the Wildcats’ first defeat of the season.
Forbes named SEC defensive player of the week
Mississippi State junior cornerback Emmanuel Forbes was named the SEC defensive player of the week Monday.
Forbes earned the honor thanks to two interceptions against Texas A&M, one of which he returned for a 33-yard touchdown.
He is now in a tie for the most career pick-sixes among active players.
Forbes also blocked a field goal in the third quarter, leading to a touchdown return by cornerback Decamerion Richardson.
Mississippi State 2022 schedule and results
Sept. 3: MSU 49, Memphis 23
Sept. 10: MSU 39, Arizona 17
Sept. 17: LSU 31, MSU 16
Sept. 24: MSU 45, Bowling Green 14
Oct. 1: MSU 42, No. 17 Texas A&M 24
Saturday: vs. Arkansas, 11 a.m., SEC Network
Oct. 15: at Kentucky, 6:30 p.m., SEC Network
Oct. 22: at Alabama, TBA
Nov. 5: vs. Auburn, TBA
Nov. 12: vs. Georgia, TBA
Nov. 19: vs. East Tennessee State, TBA, SEC Network Plus or ESPN+
Nov. 24: at Ole Miss, 6 p.m.
Theo DeRosa reports on Mississippi State sports for The Dispatch. Follow him on Twitter at @Theo_DeRosa.
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