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.