Football fans who despise early kickoffs will be in luck when Mississippi State kicks off its 2015 campaign on September 5 in Hattiesburg against Southern Miss as Conference USA announced Monday that the Bulldogs and Golden Eagles will meet in a game set for a 9pm kickoff on Fox Sports 1.
Last year, Mississippi State knocked off Southern Miss 49-0 in the season opener in Starkville. The Bulldogs, who have not played in Hattiesburg since a 26-23 victory over the Golden Eagles in 1989, will be making their first appearance on Fox Sports 1 since the channel launched.
So far, no other game times have been set for Mississippi State for the 2015 season.
The Golden Eagles will enter the contest off of a 3-9 season that saw Southern Miss drop its final five games of the season. Mississippi State will come to Hattiesburg off of a 10-3 season and an Orange Bowl berth.