BATON ROUGE, La. — The Mississippi State Bulldogs kickoff their 10-game, conference-only football season Saturday at 2:30 p.m. CT inside Tiger Stadium.
The game, which will be televised nationally on CBS, will be capped at 25% of its listed capacity of 102,321, so a projected 25,580 fans will be in the stands.
Mississippi State begins its 121st season of football and its first under head coach Mike Leach. The sixth-ranked Tigers will be the highest-ranked opponent in a season opener for the Bulldogs since MSU opened the 2007 season against No. 2 LSU in Starkville, which resulted in a 45-0 win for the visiting Tigers.