Minnesota football has scheduled a future series with an SEC team: Mississippi State.
The two-game series was announced Wednesday as the Gophers and Bulldogs plan to meet for the first time.
The teams will play in Minneapolis in 2026 and then at Starkville, Miss., in 2027:
- Mississippi State at Minnesota: Sept. 12, 2026
- Minnesota at Mississippi State: Sept. 11, 2027
Not only have these two programs never played each other, but Mississippi State hasn’t played a Big Ten team in the regular season since 1980, when the Bulldogs beat Illinois. The last time the Gophers played an SEC foe in the regular season, they beat Vanderbilt 20-6 — back in 1959.
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Minnesota’s future nonconference foes:
- 2017: Buffalo, at Oregon State, Middle Tennessee State
- 2018: New Mexico State, Fresno State, Miami (Ohio)
- 2019: South Dakota State, at Fresno State, Georgia Southern
- 2020: BYU
- 2021: at Colorado
- 2022: Colorado
- 2025: at BYU
- 2026: Mississippi State
- 2027: at Mississippi State