As part of the Sun Belt conference television package, the Mississippi State-Troy game marks the only game the Bulldogs play this year not a part of the Southeastern Conference's multi-year agreement with ESPN and CBS.
The game will be available only through online streaming or the WatchESPN app.
Mississippi State begins the season on Sept. 1 against Jackson State. Game time and broadcast network announcements for the contest are expected later this summer.
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