Clear your calendars for the fall of 2024 and 2025 because Arizona State announced Tuesday via a press release that it has scheduled a home-and-home series against Mississippi State in those dates.
The Bulldogs will travel to Tempe in 2024 and the Sun Devils will make the trek East and play in Starkville, Mississippi sometime in 2025.
“This football agreement with Mississippi State University provides us with yet another strong future series with a Power 5 opponent, this one from the SEC,” Vice President for University Athletics Ray Anderson said in that press release. “This series complements our future series with LSU, Michigan State, Oklahoma State, and BYU.”
The last time ASU played against an SEC opponent it fell 38-17 to Texas A&M in the 2015 season-opener in Houston.
This series adds to some of the high caliber non-conference opponents Arizona State has on its schedule in the future including a home-and-home with Michigan State beginning this year, a home-and-home with BYU starting in 2020 and a home-an-home with Oklahoma State that starts in 2022.
And if you think the Mississippi State series in scheduled far in advance, the Sun Devils have a home-and-home set up with another SEC team, LSU, for 2026 in Tempe and 2029 in Baton Rouge.
That last game will take place 11 years from now. For reference, ASU wide receiver N’Keal Harry was nine 11 years ago.