Mississippi State’s 2009 football games against Georgia Tech and Vanderbilt will be swapped from their previously announced dates, the Southeastern Conference announced today. The Bulldogs will now travel to Vanderbilt on September 19 and welcome Georgia Tech on October 3.
“In working with the Southeastern Conference, the Atlantic Coast Conference and within our new television deal with ESPN, we switched the dates of these two games,” director of athletics Greg Byrne said.
Mississippi State will play seven home games in the fall, including what will now be a three-game homestand featuring games with LSU, Georgia Tech and a homecoming contest against Houston.
The Bulldogs continue preparations for the 2009 season as spring practice will begin on Tuesday, March 24 and conclude with the annual Maroon-White Game on Saturday, April 18, as part of Super Bulldog Weekend on the Mississippi State campus.
Mississippi State Football 2009 Schedule
Sept. 5 JACKSON STATE
Sept. 12 * at Auburn
Sept. 19 * at Vanderbilt
Sept. 26 * LSU
Oct. 3 GEORGIA TECH
Oct. 10 * HOUSTON (HOMECOMING)
Oct. 17 * at Middle Tennessee
Oct. 24 FLORIDA
Oct. 31 * at Kentucky
Nov. 14 * ALABAMA
Nov. 21 * at Arkansas (Little Rock)
Nov. 28 * OLE MISS
Home Games in CAPS
* Southeastern Conference games