The Mississippi State Bulldogs have added the North Alabama Lions to their 2028 soccer schedule, FBSchedules.com has discovered.
Mississippi State will host North Alabama at Davis Wade Stadium in Starkville, Miss., on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2028. The Bulldogs pays the Lions a $525,000 assure for taking part in the sport, in response to a replica of the contract obtained from Mississippi State College by way of a state public information request.
The contract additionally incorporates a stipulation that Mississippi State reserves the best, without charge or penalty, to maneuver the sport to Saturday, Nov. 18, 2028. A draft model of the contract indicated that this stipulation was added in case the SEC strikes to a nine-game convention schedule.
The 2028 Mississippi State-North Alabama contest will mark the first-ever assembly between the 2 colleges on the gridiron.
North Alabama is a member of the United Athletic Convention (UAC) within the Soccer Championship Subdivision (FCS). The Lions are coming into their first season beneath head coach Brent Dearmon, who was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Florida Atlantic in 2022.
The Bulldogs have two different non-conference video games scheduled for the 2028 season. Mississippi State is slated to host the Texas Tech Pink Raiders on Sept. 9 and can go to the Memphis Tigers the next week on Sept. 16.
Mississippi State is the primary recognized non-conference opponent for North Alabama’s 2028 schedule.