Mississippi State learned its Sept. 6 kickoff against UAB will be at 1 p.m. and televised on Fox Sports Net.
The Bulldogs host Southern Miss on Aug. 30 to open the season and will welcome the Blazers to the newly renovated Davis Wade Stadium the following week. It is the first time State has started the season with back-to-back home games since 1999.
MSU is 4-1 all-time against UAB including four straight victories. The Bulldogs won the last meeting 21-3 in Birmingham during the 2011 season.