Go ahead and cancel your plans the evening of Friday, October 14th or move them a couple hours earlier. Mississippi State and BYU are set to kickoff at 9:15 CT and 8:15 MT when the Bulldogs head to Provo. The last time we went to Provo, all the way back in September of 2000 (I was 5 at the time), the Bulldogs won 44-28.
And so, I'm excited about playing BYU. It's a real out of conference opponent who will likely matchup with Mississippi State fairly well and make this game exciting.
That being said, I hate this kickoff time. It's late. It's very, very late. How am I supposed to do normal college stuff on a Friday evening when the game is this late? And even then, how am I supposed to get up early the next morning to watch College Gameday so I can get ready to watch more college football.
And if you don't remember the last time we had a kickoff around 9:00 pm, it was this past year with Southern Miss. From Justin Sutton's fan reaction piece after we won a fairly sloppy game:
@mstatesports Honey, start the coffee pot.— Gib Ellis (@GibEllis47) September 6, 2015
@justinrsutton It sucks playing at nine.— DawgatAuburn (@DawgatAuburn) September 6, 2015
@mstatesports Damn, it's late at night.— NDC (@NDCinPTC) September 6, 2015
USM is improved. Bed time https://t.co/oISqtyf6kc— Ethan Lee (@leeethanj) September 6, 2015
@mstatesports Is it time for church?— EveryOleMissTweet (@EveryUMissTweet) September 6, 2015
@mstatesports After Midnight I am tired.— Chelsea Leigh (@Cowbell_Cobra) September 6, 2015
@mstatesports why am I not asleep— David Tingle (@errdayimruselin) September 6, 2015
We. Were. All. So. Very. Very. Tired.
And we're likely going to be that tired again. Thanks BYU. You're keeping me up past my bedtime. I hate you for that. See you October 14th.