UPDATE: Louisiana Tech extends series with Miss. St

RUSTON, La. — Louisiana Tech will continue a football series against Mississippi State beginning in 2011.

Athletics director Derek Dooley said on Tuesday Louisiana Tech will play Mississippi State in Starkville on Sept. 24, 2011 for a guarantee of $700,000, the largest guarantee that Mississippi State has ever paid an opponent. Tech will return to Starkville on Sept. 15, 2012 for the return of the home-and-home series begun in 2008 when Louisiana Tech defeated Mississippi State in Ruston, 24-14, in the first meeting between the two schools.

The extended two-for-one series will begin in Starkville on Sept. 12, 2015 with Mississippi State returning that game in Ruston on Sept. 17, 2016. Louisiana Tech will then make another trip to Starkville on Sept. 9, 2017 and Tech will receive an additional bonus of $500,000 for that game.

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