Arizona and Mississippi State schedule home-and-home series. http://t.co/4wp8XvGCCc
— Tom Fornelli (@TomFornelli) June 5, 2014
The Greg Byrne Bowl, as it is being called, will pit Arizona against Mississippi State on the football field on 2022 and 2023.
The schools, which have never met in football, will play each other in Tucson in 2022 with a return trip to Mississippi State the following season.
Byrne, Arizona’s athletic director since 2010, held the same position at Mississippi State before coming to Tucson.
Doug Haller of the Arizona Republic reports that Arizona is the only Pac-12 school that has not scheduled a non-conference contest against a Power 5 conference school through 2020.
ARIZONA’S RECORD VS. THE SEC
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With a 12-game schedule including nine Pac-12 games, Arizona has eight potential slots to fill for non-conference games dating from 2015 to 2020. The Wildcats currently have 10 of a potential 18 non-conference slots filled from 2015 through 2010.
The Wildcats’ non-conference opponents over the next 10 years:
UNLV, at Texas-San Antonio, Nevada
Texas-San Antonio, at Nevada
Grambling State, BYU (Glendale)
UTEP (site TBA)
BYU, UTEP (site TBA)
Hawaii, at BYU
at Mississippi State