Memphis @ State of Mississippi
Last season’s records: Mississippi State 7-6; Memphis 6-6
What there is to know
The Mississippi State Bulldogs and Memphis Tigers open their 2022 seasons against each other at 7:30 p.m. ET Saturday at Scott Field’s Davis Wade Stadium. Although MSU wasn’t exactly the top dog last year, they finished the year with a winning record of 7-6. Meanwhile, last year was nothing to brag about for Memphis (6-6), so the team is eagerly awaiting a fresh start.
A few offensive stats from last season to keep in mind while watching: The Bulldogs were seventh-best in the nation in yards per game, finishing the 2021 season with 378.3 on average. The Tigers weren’t as good, but they weren’t fools either: They ranked 27th in the nation in passing yards per game, ending the season with 298.8 average (top 11%).
MSU is the favorite in this one, with an expected margin of victory of 16 points. But these early-season clashes can go both ways as both teams get back into shape.
How to watch
- When: Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET
- Where: Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field — Starkville, Mississippi
- TV: ESPN University
- Online broadcast: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
The Bulldogs are a strong 16-point favorite against the Tigers, according to the latest college football odds.
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Memphis won the only game these two teams have played in the last eight years.
- September 18, 2021 – Memphis 31 vs. Mississippi State 29