Mississippi State travels to Ruston, La. to take on Conference USA member Louisiana Tech on Saturday, Sept. 2. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. ET.
The Bulldogs of the Mississippi State variety kicked off the 2017 season with a big 49-0 victory over Charleston Southern. The defense was excellent, holding Tech to a mere 33 total yards while quarterback Nick Fitzgerald led the way with 239 passing yards and two touchdowns.
Louisiana Tech also started the season 1-0 as it defeated Northwestern State 52-24.
Here’s everything you need to know about the matchup between the two Bulldogs.
Mississippi State football vs. Louisiana Tech football game time, details
The game is scheduled for a 7:30 p.m. ET kickoff on Saturday, Sept. 9. The game will be played at Joe Aillet Stadium in Ruston, La.
Which TV channel is Mississippi State football vs. Louisiana Tech football on?
The Mississippi State football game against Louisiana Tech football will air on CBS Sports Network.
How can I watch Mississippi State football vs. Louisiana Tech football online?
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How can I listen to Mississippi State football vs. Louisiana Tech football on the radio?
Mississippi State football fans can find their local radio station here. Louisiana Tech football fans can find their game here.
Mississippi State football vs. Louisiana Tech football preview, keys to the game
1. Can the defense repeat after a great performance?
The Bulldogs defense put up a performance for the ages, but don’t confuse Charleston Southern with any of Mississippi State’s further opponents. Louisiana Tech’s offense put up 497 yards of total offense last week in a balanced attack. If the Mississippi State defense has improved, they will have to prove it this time against a much better offense.
2. Big home game for Louisiana Tech
It isn’t often that a SEC team will travel to Ruston to play Louisiana Tech, so this will be a big game for all of the Bulldogs faithful. It will be important that the Tech players don’t get too overwhelmed at the beginning, or else Mississippi State could get a big lead before they know it.
3. Continuing growth on offense for Mississippi State
It was no secret coming into the season that Fitzgerald would be a threat at quarterback, but finding other players to step up and take some load off of his shoulders is something the Bulldogs must do if they want to compete in the SEC. Running back Aeris Williams had a productive game in the opener, rushing for 83 yards and one touchdown while six receivers caught multiple passes.