While the Big Ten has been around for quite a while, the Mississippi State football team has had limited meetings with the conference.
The Big Ten is one of the most prominent college football conferences around. Sometimes seen as synonymous with old-school football featuring rigid running games and reliance on defense as opposed to offensive innovation, the Big Ten has featured remarkable programs and incredible coaches (including its fair share of brilliant offensive minds).
The conference has existed since the 1800’s and has recently been intent on growing its geographic footprint. However, despite the history and legacy that many of Big Ten teams tend to have, there have been very few meetings between the Mississippi State football team and Big Ten programs.
While programs like the Ohio State Buckeyes, Michigan Wolverines, and Penn State Nittany Lions feature iconic brands that have each existed for over a century, only one of those three teams has had the chance to meet up with the Mississippi State football team.
And that’s only happened once.
Mississippi State football: MSU Bulldogs haven’t faced several Big Ten teams
The Big Ten is intent on growing. Conference realignment is happening and it’s happening fast. Things are changing. And with that comes changes to non-conference scheduling, bowl matchups and so on and so forth at some point in the future.
We can address what the conferences look like in the future after all the dust settles and the teams figure out where they’ll be living for the foreseeable future.
But as of right now, the Mississippi State football team hasn’t faced any of the following Big Ten teams.