We’re just a few weeks into the 2022 Mississippi State football season, but that shouldn’t stop anyone from looking up ahead. After Mississippi State’s dreadful road loss to the LSU Tigers, there are some State fans who might just want to look up ahead to what next year might bring. This season isn’t done, but that won’t stop some from getting their hopes up about what could happen next season.
For those folks, it’s time to rejoice. The 2023 Mississippi State football schedule was unveiled Tuesday and it sure looks like it’ll be a pretty manageable slate of games.
All things considered, Mike Leach and the Mississippi State Bulldogs have a schedule that could lead to some solid results in 2023. It’s not the easiest slate of games ever, but it’s one that Leach and company should be able to navigate for a solid sum of wins.
One factor about next season’s schedule that certainly works in Mississippi State’s favor is the fact that State will host a grand total of EIGHT home games in 2023. That’s right, ⅔ of MSU’s 2023 schedule will be at home in Starkville in the friendly confines of Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field.
That could be a huge difference maker.
2023 Mississippi State football schedule released
Here’s what Mississippi State’s schedule looks like next season:
Starting things off at home against Southeastern Louisiana and then hosting the Arizona Wildcats will be pretty nice. Mississippi State will then face off against LSU in game three (here’s to hoping that goes better next year than it did this year). A road trip to South Carolina will happen right before State returns for an interestingly timed game against Alabama on Sept. 30.
After the game against the Crimson Tide, Mississippi State hosts Western Michigan and will then follow that up with a nicely timed bye week.
Out of the bye, the Bulldogs will go to Arkansas on October 21 and then take another road trip to the Auburn Tigers. Those two road games are the only back-to-back road games that Mississippi State will have during the entire 2023 season.
After that Mississippi State hosts the Kentucky Wildcats and then takes one final road trip of the season to College Station to play the Texas A&M Aggies. MSU will play the Southern Miss Golden Eagles in Starkville on Nov. 18 and then play the Ole Miss Rebels on Nov. 23.
And that’s how the schedule shakes out. How many wins do you think the Bulldogs can get in 2023?