Mississippi State Football Schedule 2017: Ranking Toughest Games, Stretch

    A look at the Mississippi State football schedule for the 2017 season, including the toughest games, toughest stretch and potential trap game.

    September 14, 2016



    A look at the Mississippi State football schedule for the 2017 season, including the toughest games, toughest stretch and potential trap game.


    The Mississippi State football schedule for 2017 has been released, and it has a rough ending to the season for the Bulldogs .

    After opening against Charleston Southern, Dan Mullen’s team travels to Shreveport to face pass-happy Louisiana Tech in a dangerous game.

    A brutal three-week stretch comes next as LSU travels to Starkville before road games at Georgia and Auburn greet the Bulldogs.

    A bye week on October 7 is followed by a visit from BYU and Kentucky, and then a trip to College Station to play Texas A&M. After a game against UMass, the three-game stretch to end the season is brutal: Alabama, at Arkansas, and hosting Ole Miss.

    Looking far ahead, there could be as many as eight teams ranked on the Bulldogs’ schedule entering the season – LSU, Georgia, Auburn, BYU, Texas A&M, Alabama, Arkansas, and Ole Miss.

    2017 Mississippi State Football Schedule

    Sept. 2 –Charleston Southern
    Sept. 9 – at Louisiana Tech
    Sept. 16 – LSU
    Sept. 23 – at Georgia
    Sept. 30 – at Auburn
    Oct. 7 – BYE
    Oct. 14 – BYU
    Oct. 21 – Kentucky
    Oct. 28 – at Texas A&M
    Nov. 4 – UMass
    Nov. 11 – Alabama
    Nov. 18 – at Arkansas
    Nov. 23 (Thu.) – Ole MIss

    Toughest Stretch

    Good luck finishing the season with three victories. A visit from Alabama precedes a trip to Fayetteville to battle Arkansas, and then the Egg Bowl on Thanksgiving night against Ole Miss in Starkville finishes it out.

    Three Toughest Games

    1. Alabama (Davis Wade Stadium, Starkville, MS)

    The last time Mississippi State defeated the Crimson Tide was in 2007 – Nick Saban’s first season in Tuscaloosa.

    2. LSU (Davis Wade Stadium, Starkville, MS)

    The Bulldogs luck out by having this game at home, but the Tigers are always tough.

    3. At Texas A&M (Kyle Field, College Station, TX)

    The crowd noise at Kyle Field makes it one of the most intimidating environments in college football.

    Trap Game

    at Louisiana Tech

    The Bulldog vs. Bulldog matchup in Shreveport will already be tough, but with LSU visiting the next week, Mississippi State might have its focus on the wrong Louisiana team.

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