Ole Miss, MSU, USM announce 2021 football schedules


September can’t get here fast enough as schedules for the 2021 football season have been announced. Below, you’ll find the complete schedules for Ole Miss & Mississippi State as the programs gear up for year two of the Lane Kiffin & Mike Leach eras, and Southern Miss with new head coach Will Hall preparing for his first season in Hattiesburg. 

Ole Miss: 

The Rebels will open their season in primetime with a September 6th meeting with Louisville in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff in Atlanta. A few other notable dates include Kiffin’s return to Knoxville on October 16th, and on November 6th, former head coach Hugh Freeze brings his Liberty Flames to Oxford. 

Sept. 6 – vs. Louisville – Atlanta, GA 
Sept. 11 – vs. Austin Peay 
Sept. 18 – vs. Tulane 
Sept. 25 – BYE WEEK 
Oct. 2 – @ Alabama
Oct. 9 – vs. Arkansas
Oct. 16 – @ Tennessee 
Oct. 23 – vs. LSU 
Oct. 30 – @ Auburn 
Nov. 6 – vs. Liberty
Nov. 13 – vs. Texas A&M
Nov. 20 – vs. Vanderbilt
Nov. 27 – @ Mississippi State

Mississippi State: 

After opening up against Louisiana Tech on September 4th, the Bulldogs will host NC State for what was supposed to be the backend of a home-and-home series. Last season’s matchup in Raleigh didn’t take place after the SEC moved to an all-conference schedule due to the pandemic. A trip to Memphis preempts the beginning of SEC play for the Bulldogs. 

Sept. 4 – Lousiana Tech
Sept. 11 – NC State
Sept. 18 – @ Memphis
Sept. 25 – LSU
Oct. 2 – at Texas A&M
Oct. 9 – BYE WEEK
Oct. 16 – Alabama
Oct. 23 – at Vanderbilt
Oct. 30 – Kentucky
Nov. 6 – at Arkansas
Nov. 13 – at Auburn
Nov. 20 – Tennessee State
Nov. 27 – Ole Miss

Southern Miss: 

After a 2020 season that saw one head coach resign and two interim coaches get USM across the finish line, it’s a new era in Hattiesburg as Will Hall has taken over the program. He’ll coach his first game on the road as the Golden Eagles open the 2021 season at South Alabama on September 4th. USM will once again travel to Tuscaloosa on September 25 after a 49-7 loss to the Crimson Tide in 2019. 

Sept. 4 – @ South Alabama
Sept. 11 – Grambling State
Sept. 18 – Troy
Sept. 25 – @ Alabama
Oct. 2 – @ Rice
Oct. 9 – UTEP
Oct. 16 – UAB
Oct. 23 – BYE WEEK
Oct. 30 – @ Middle Tennessee
Nov. 6 – North Texas
Nov. 13 – @ UTSA
Nov. 20 – @ Louisiana Tech
Nov. 27 – FIU