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Mississippi State Bulldogs Season Opener against Southern Miss Set for 9pm Kick

It is going to be a late night in Hattiesburg.

Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

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.