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UL-Lafayette & Mississippi State to meet in football in 2018-2019

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

Mississippi State and UL-Lafayette announced on Thursday that the two schools willl meet in a two-game football series.

The Ragin' Cajuns and Bulldogs wil play at MSU's Davis Wade Stadium in Starkville on November 3, 2018.

UL-Lafayette will host Mississippi State in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans on August 31, 2019.

"This series makes sense because MSU gets a home game, followed by a neutral-site contest in a destination city our fans can get to easily,"MSU Director of Athletics Scott Stricklin said.  "The opportunity to open the 2019 season in the Superdome on Labor Day weekend is a huge plus."

The Bulldogs lead the all-time series with UL-Lafayette 3 games to 1.  Mississippi State posted a 31-3 victory in Starkville in the last meeting on September 5, 1987.  

Mississippi State hasn't played in the Superdome since the Bulldogs beat Tulane 38-17 on September 8, 2007.  In that game, MSU running back Anthony Dixon rushed for 141 yards.  The Bulldogs have enjoyed success in the Superdome with a 6-2 record.

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