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Texas, Oklahoma, West Virginia Highlight 2012 Football Schedule


Texas, Oklahoma & West Virginia highlight the 2012 home schedule.

2012 Schedule   |   Printable Schedule

Feb. 14, 2012

Texas Tech will boast its most attractive home football schedule in decades this season as the Red Raiders will host six games at Jones AT&T Stadium, including matchups against arch-rival Texas, Oklahoma and new Big 12 member West Virginia.

"We are going to have the opportunity to host probably three top 10 teams at Jones AT&T Stadium, and I don't think any other school in the country can say that," said Texas Tech Head Coach Tommy Tuberville. "With Texas, Oklahoma and West Virginia all coming to Jones AT&T Stadium, we couldn't ask for a better home schedule. The Big 12 Conference is as challenging and difficult as it gets. Our coaches and players are excited for the challenges that this schedule presents, and we are ready to get back on the field for spring practice to begin our preparations."

Texas Tech will open the 2012 season at Jones AT&T Stadium on Sept. 1 against Northwestern State before heading out on the road to face Texas State in San Marcos on Sept. 8. The game against Texas State will mark the first appearance for Texas Tech in San Marcos, and will be played in the newly renovated Bobcat Stadium. Texas State opens the 2012 season as a Division I FBS member, and its inaugural season as a member of the WAC (Western Athletic Conference).

Texas Tech's third and final non-conference game of the 2012 season will take place on Sept. 15 when the Red Raiders face the New Mexico Lobos (Family Weekend) at Jones AT&T Stadium. The Lobos will be under the guidance of first-year head coach Bob Davie, and the game will mark the 44th installment of the border-rivalry with New Mexico.

The Red Raiders will get one true bye-week during the season and it will come on Sept. 22, just one week before conference play gets underway on Sept. 29 at Iowa State. Texas Tech will be opening Big 12 play on the road for the second consecutive season when it travels to Ames, Iowa to face a Cyclone team that faced off against Rutgers in the 2011 Pinstripe Bowl.

Following the Iowa State game, Texas Tech returns home for back-to-back home games against Oklahoma and West Virginia at Jones AT&T Stadium. The Red Raiders have won the last two games against the Sooners at Jones AT&T Stadium and three out of the last five in the series. West Virginia will make its debut appearance at Jones AT&T Stadium on Oct. 13 and it will mark the first match-up against these two teams since a meeting in the Sun Bowl back in 1937 (7-6 WVU victory). The Mountaineers are led by former Texas Tech assistant Dana Holgorsen who coached at Tech from 2000-07. Texas Tech closes out the month of October on the road at TCU and Kansas State on Oct. 20 and Oct. 27, respectively.

The Red Raiders return home and will play the first two games of the November slate at Jones AT&T Stadium against arch-rival Texas on Nov. 3 and Kansas on Nov. 10. Texas Tech closes out the regular-season with road games at defending Big 12 Champion Oklahoma State on Nov. 17 in Stillwater and against Baylor at Cowboys Stadium on Nov. 24.

All dates on the 2012 schedule are subject to change due to television. Game times have not yet been announced and will be dictated by network television.

Season tickets holders should anticipate receiving renewal information within 7-10 days while new season ticket sales will begin on May 1. Fans interested in becoming season ticket holders can make deposits on season tickets immediately by calling the athletics ticket office at (806) 742-TECH or online at texastech.com.

QUICK NOTES

  • Texas Tech will face four teams in 2012 that played in and won a BCS bowl within the last two years (Oklahoma State - Fiesta, Oklahoma - Fiesta, TCU - Rose, West Virginia - Orange)
  • Six of Texas Tech's 12 regular-season opponents in 2012 finished the season ranked in the Associated Press Final Top 25 poll (No. 4 Oklahoma State, No. 13 Baylor, No. 14 TCU, No. 15 Kansas State, No. 16 Oklahoma and No. 17 West Virginia)
  • Six of Texas Tech's 12 regular-season opponents in 2012 won bowl games to conclude the 2011 season (Oklahoma State - Fiesta, TCU - Poinsettia, West Virginia - Orange, Oklahoma - Insight, Baylor - Alamo and Texas - Holiday). Texas Tech will face a total of seven bowl teams from 2011.
  • Texas Tech owns a combined record of 28-24-3 against new Big 12 members TCU and West Virginia. The Red Raiders lead the all-time series against TCU 28-23-3 and are 0-1 against West Virginia. The only matchup between Texas Tech and West Virginia came in the 1937 Sun Bowl as the Moutaineers edged the Red Raiders 7-6.
  • Texas Tech and TCU will be meeting as conference foes for the first time since 1995 when both were members of the Southwest Conference. Since the breakup of the SWC, Texas Tech and TCU have split a pair of non-conference games played in 2004 and 2006.
  • Texas Tech and Baylor will complete a two-year contract at Cowboys Stadium on Nov. 24 and the game will mark the fourth consecutive matchup between the two teams in the DFW Metroplex. Texas Tech and Baylor will be meeting for the third time at Cowboys Stadium but the Red Raiders will be playing their first game there as the designated home team.
     

     

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