Arizona, Mississippi State schedule home-and-home series

By Tom Fornelli | College Football Writer

Arizona Mississippi State home and home
Arizona Stadium will play host to Mississippi State in 2022. (USATSI)

We've only got roughly two and a half months before the college football season starts and while that's a longer wait than I'd like -- seriously, hurry the hell up and get here already, football season -- it's not nearly as long as we'll all have to wait for this exciting Arizona-Mississippi State home-and-home series that was announced Thursday.

Oh man, I probably should have warned you to sit down before dropping that bombshell on you, my mistake. Anyway, once you've recovered from your excitement enough to continue reading, ESPN.com's Brett McMurphy is reporting that Arizona and Mississippi State have agreed to a home-and-home that will see the teams play at Arizona in 2022 and at Mississippi State in 2023.

So you've only got eight years to put your travel plans together.

In all seriousness, while you'll forget these games were even scheduled long before they're actually played, I'd much rather see schedule announcements like this than games between power conference schools and paycheck patsies.

Barring an unforeseen meeting between these two teams in a bowl game or the College Football Playoff -- hey, a lot can happen in eight years -- the 2022 meeting will be the first game between the schools.

 
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