Miss. St. welcomes North Alabama in 2021-22 opener

North Alabama (0-0) vs. Mississippi State (0-0)

Humphrey Coliseum, Starkville, Mississippi; Wednesday, 8 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Mississippi State opens its season by hosting the North Alabama Lions. North Alabama went 13-11 last year, while Mississippi State ended up 18-15.

DID YOU KNOW: Mississippi State held its 13 non-conference opponents to an average of just 64.5 points per game last season. The Bulldogs offense put up 74.5 points per contest en route to a 9-4 record against competition outside the Southeastern Conference. North Alabama went 0-2 against non-conference teams in 2020-21.

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