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Mississippi State Signs on for Home and Home with North Carolina State Wolfpack

The Mississippi State Bulldogs and North Carolina Wildcats announced a home and home football series for 2020 and 2021

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The last time the Mississippi State Bulldogs and North Carolina State Wolfpack squared off, the Wolfpack picked up a 29-25 win for the ACC in the 1995 Peach Bowl.  The two teams will now play each other in a home and home series of regular season games in 2020 and 2021 announced by Mississippi State on Tuesday.

The Bulldogs will travel to Raleigh to play at Carter-Finley Stadium on September 12, 2020.  The last time Mississippi State and North Carolina State played in Raleigh was in 1940, and the Bulldogs picked up a 26-10 victory.  In 2021, the Wolfpack will travel to Starkville and play on September 11.  The last time North Carolina State played in Starkville, they picked up a 6-0 win in 1931.

Earlier this year, the SEC announced scheduling changes that said teams would be required to add opponents from the other power conferences starting in 2016.

In addition to the games with North Carolina State, the Bulldogs have announced a home-and-home series with Arizona in 2022 and 2023.  In that series, the Bulldogs will travel to Arizona in 2022 and host the Wildcats in 2023.

In seeing the developing pattern, it looks like Mississippi State is hosting in odd years and traveling in even years.  So far, both announcements have been home and homes, not a two-for-one deal.  This makes one wonder if the Bulldogs will hit the road in 2016 and 2018 and host in 2017 and 2019.