SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah State football program has added an SEC opponent to its future schedule.
The school announced Monday that USU will play the Mississippi State Bulldogs on Sept. 14, 2024, in Starkville. The Aggies have played an SEC team 19 times in school history, most recently last season when they faced the eventual national champion LSU Tigers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where they lost 42-6.
Ten of the games have come on the road, and Utah State has an overall record of 1-18 in those matchups, with the lone victory coming in 1970 on the road against Kentucky by a score of 35-6.
The game in 2024 will be a one-off, as no contest between the two sides in Logan has been scheduled.
According to fbschedules.com, that is the lone nonconference game the Aggies have scheduled for 2024 so far. As far as Power Five schools are concerned, Utah State has Washington State and Washington on the schedule this year, Washington State again in 2021, Alabama in 2022, Iowa in 2023 and Oregon in 2027, 2028 and 2029.
Also Monday, the school announced that the game against Iowa in 2023 originally scheduled to be played on Sept. 16 has been moved to Sept. 2.