Texas Tech Announces 2010 Football Schedule|
Nov. 11, 2009
LUBBOCK, Texas - While the Red Raiders are in the midst of a challenging 2009 schedule, a formidable mix of traditional Big 12 matchups and a solid non-conference slate await the program in 2010. On Wednesday, Texas Tech officially announced its schedule for next season.
"We are pleased with how this schedule fell into place," Texas Tech Director of Athletics Gerald Myers said. "We were able to work some things out with our league schedule to accommodate a network opportunity, while also bringing our fans an attractive non-conference schedule as well."
One of the highest viewer-rated games in ABC history, the 2008 home game against Texas is continuing to pay dividends. The game was moved ahead in the schedule this season to provide the network an attractive early-season Big 12 game, and the same has been done in 2010. The Red Raiders' annual rivalry with the Longhorns will kick off on either ABC or ESPN on Sept. 18 at Jones AT&T Stadium.
Texas Tech opens the season at home against SMU (Sun., Sept. 5), before traveling to New Mexico (Sept. 11), the first trip for the Red Raiders to Albuquerque since 2004. Following the game against Texas, the Red Raiders will have an open week, before continuing the conference schedule at Iowa State (Oct. 2). The second tilt in the two-game series against Baylor in the Dallas-Fort Worth area will kick off at the Cotton Bowl Stadium on Oct. 9 during Texas State Fair week.
The Red Raiders host Oklahoma State (Oct. 16) in their only home game of the month, and finish out October at Colorado (Oct. 23) and at Texas A&M (Oct. 30). Tech returns to Jones AT&T Stadium against Missouri (Nov. 6) and travels to Oklahoma (Nov. 13) for the final conference game of the season.
For the first time since Texas Tech began its long-standing affiliation with the Southwest and Big 12 conferences in 1960, the program will close the regular season with a pair of non-conference games. The Red Raiders will host FCS member Weber State (Nov. 20), currently ranked No. 19 in the latest FCS poll. The regular season finale will be against Houston (Nov. 27) at Jones AT&T Stadium. The last time Texas Tech faced a pair of non-conference opponents in November was during the 1964 season against West Texas State and Washington State.
To accommodate the ABC or ESPN broadcast of the Texas game, a previously scheduled game against TCU will be moved back to a future schedule.
Ticket information for the 2010 season will be announced later.