Tony Jones of the Salt Lake Tribune broke the news today that Utah State has signed an agreement to play a 2-for-1 series with the Mississippi State Bulldogs. The first game will be played at Mississippi State on Dec. 31, 2011. The Bulldogs will make their way to the Spectrum two years later during the 2013-14 season. The Aggies will then play a final game at Mississippi State in 2014-15.
This news is exciting news for Utah State fans who have seldom seen BCS opponents in out of conference play in recent years. They should start to get used to this new trend, however, as there will be BCS opponents on the schedule for many years to come. Let’s take a look at what we know so far:
2010-11 @ Georgetown
2011-12 @ Mississippi State
2012-13 vs. USC
2013-14 vs. Mississippi State & @ USC
2014-15 @ Mississippi State.
There were also rumors of a home and home arrangement with Colorado that apparently has subsequently fallen through. It appears that Stew Morrill is willing to bend his strict scheduling philosophy of only home-and-home agreements. Will this prove to be to the Aggies advantage or their detriment? You make the call.