It may only be week four of the 2018 season, but it is never too early to look ahead to next year’s campaign, and today the SEC did exactly that, releasing the schedule for 2019 for all 14 teams. Here’s a look who Mississippi State will lock horns with in Joe Moorhead’s second season.
— Southeastern Conference (@SEC) September 18, 2018
At first glance, this is a really interesting schedule. Most importantly, State has a really good home docket, the kind that could see huge ticket sales. Obviously the odd year grouping of bringing in Alabama, LSU, and Ole Miss is huge, but the return game with Kansas State and bringing Southern Mississippi back on provides one of the best home schedules in recent memory. For the road games, starting off with Louisiana in New Orleans is a great way to kick off with a likely win in a city Bulldog fans love to travel to. Mississippi State will also take their first trip to Knoxville in over decade as the Bulldogs head to Tennessee in week seven. MSU will also play a non-conference game the week before the Egg Bowl for the first time since 1947.
That’s the good, here’s the bad. MSU will play three straight home games in weeks 2-4, then again in weeks 12-14, which means the Bulldogs only play at Davis Wade Stadium once from September 22 to November 15, a long stretch away from Starkville. That run includes road trips to Auburn, Texas A&M, Arkansas, and the aformentioned journey to Tennessee. No doubt that group of games will define the Bulldogs’ 2019 season.
For the full week by week schedule, you can check here….