Texas Tech Announces 2017 Football Schedule

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Red Raiders open Big 12 play on Sept. 30 at home against Oklahoma State

LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech will host six games at Jones AT&T Stadium during the 2017 football season, the Big 12 Conference announced Tuesday afternoon as part of the league’s unveiling of the full conference schedule.


The six-game home slate begins Sept. 2 when the Red Raiders open their fifth season under head coach Kliff Kingsbury against Eastern Washington. It is one of three non-conference contests for the Red Raiders, who will also host Arizona State on Sept. 16 and then travel to Houston on Sept. 23.


The Red Raiders will host Oklahoma State to open Big 12 play on Sept. 30, marking the third-straight year Tech has begun its league slate at home. Tech had not previously hosted its Big 12 opener at home in back-to-back seasons prior to the 2016 campaign.


Tech will play just one game at home during the month of October as Iowa State will travel to Lubbock on Oct. 21. The Red Raiders will begin the month at Kansas on Oct. 7 before making trips to West Virginia on Oct. 14 and to Oklahoma on Oct. 28.


Kansas State heads to the Hub City to begin Tech’s final stretch of Big 12 play on Nov. 4. It will be Tech’s final game at Jones AT&T Stadium until TCU closes the Red Raiders’ home slate on Nov. 18, marking the latest calendar date that Tech has faced a conference foe at home since hosting Baylor on Nov. 29, 2008.


Tech will make its annual trip to the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex in between the K-State and TCU contests in order to battle Baylor in the Texas Farm Bureau Insurance Shootout. The neutral site game will be held Nov. 11 inside AT&T Stadium in Arlington, marking the seventh-consecutive season the home of the Dallas Cowboys has hosted the game.


The Red Raiders will close the regular season on Thanksgiving weekend in Austin where Tech will face in-state rival Texas. The contest is currently slated for Nov. 25 but will likely move to a weekday in order to fulfill the Big 12’s television agreements with both ESPN and FOX Sports.


Game times and television designations for the entire 2017 slate will be announced in the months leading to the season.


Fans wishing to purchase 2017 season tickets can already place a deposit with the Texas Tech Ticket Office by either purchasing online or by calling 806-742-TECH. 2017 football season ticket renewal packages will be distributed in late January.



Saturday, Sept. 2
Jones AT&T Stadium
Lubbock, Texas

Saturday, Sept. 16
Jones AT&T Stadium
Lubbock, Texas
Texas Tech and Arizona State will close a two-year contacted home-and-home series … Sun Devils opened the series with a 68-55 victory this past season in Tempe … victory improved the Sun Devils to 2-1 all-time against the Red Raiders … this will Arizona State’s first ever trip to Lubbock as the two teams previously met in 1999 in Tempe and again in 2013 at the Holiday Bowl.
Saturday, Sept. 23
TDECU Stadium
Houston, Texas
This will be the first meeting between Texas Tech and Houston since the Red Raiders recorded a 35-20 victory in 2010 … Tech last travelled to Houston early in the 2009 campaign … Cougars control a 18-11-1 all-time advantage in the series that dates back to the Southwest Conference … Red Raiders have won six of the last seven meetings against Houston.

Saturday, Sept. 30
Jones AT&T Stadium
Lubbock, Texas
Oklahoma State narrowly topped the Red Raiders this past season with a 45-44 victory in Stillwater … Texas Tech has not defeated the Cowboys since a 56-20 rout in 2008, its largest win over a top-10 team in school history … despite the losing streak, Tech still controls a 21-20-3 all-time advantage in the series, including a 12-6-2 mark in games played in Lubbock.

Saturday, Oct. 7
Memorial Stadium
Lawrence, Kan.
Texas Tech has won 10-straight games against the Jayhawks dating back to the 2001 season … Red Raiders ran away with their 2015 meeting thanks to a 55-19 victory … Red Raiders are 17-1 all-time against Kansas, including a perfect 9-0 in games played in Lawrence … Tech is 13-1 vs. Kansas since the two schools joined the Big 12 in 1996.

Saturday, Oct. 14
Milan Puskar Stadium
Morgantown, W. Va.
Texas Tech is 2-4 all-time against West Virginia and 1-1 vs. the Mountaineers in Morgantown … Mountaineers have won each of the last three meetings in the series … Red Raiders last defeated West Virginia in 2013 with a 32-27 victory on the road in what was just second meeting since the Mountaineers joined the Big 12 prior to the 2012 season … The two schools first met in the 1938 Sun Bowl.

Saturday, Oct. 21
Jones AT&T Stadium
Lubbock, Texas
Texas Tech has historically dominated the series against Iowa State with a 11-4 all-time record versus the Cyclones … Red Raiders are 8-1 all-time in home games against Iowa State … Iowa State snapped a four-game losing streak to Tech this past season in Ames … Iowa State game serves as Texas Tech’s lone home contest during the month of October.

Saturday, Oct. 28
Gaylord Family – OU Memorial Stadium
Norman, Okla.
Red Raiders will be looking for their first win over Oklahoma since 2011 … Texas Tech and Oklahoma snapped multiple FBS records during 2016 meeting which resulted in 125 combined points … Patrick Mahomes II tied the FBS record with 734 passing yards in 2015 meeting … Mahomes also snapped the FBS record with 819 yards of total offense (734 passing, 85 rushing).

Saturday, Nov. 4
Jones AT&T Stadium
Lubbock, Texas
Texas Tech and Kansas State will celebrate their 18th all-time meeting in 2017 … Red Raiders control a 9-8 advantage in the all-time series after winning six of the previous 11 meetings against the Wildcats … Tech is 7-3 at home against K-State … Wildcats edged the Red Raiders, 44-38, in 2016 contest held in Manhattan despite 504 passing yards from Patrick Mahomes II.

Saturday, Nov. 11
AT&T Stadium
Arlington, Texas
Texas Tech and Baylor will meet at AT&T Stadium in Arlington for the seventh-consecutive season … the neutral site contest is the third of a four-game contract between the two schools … Tech tied the all-time series at 37-37-1 in 2016 following a 54-35 victory over the Bears … Red Raiders are 16-5 all-time against Baylor since the Big 12 formed in 1996.

Saturday, Nov. 18
Jones AT&T Stadium
Lubbock, Texas
The Nov. 18 home finale is the latest calendar date for Tech to face a conference opponent since the Red Raiders topped Baylor on Nov. 29, 2008 … Red Raiders own a 31-25-3 all-time record versus TCU … each of past two contests have come down to the wire with TCU winning on tipped pass in 2015 and the Red Raiders kicking a game-winning field goal in double overtime in 2016.

Saturday, Nov. 25^
Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium
Austin, Texas
Red Raiders return to Austin over Thanksgiving weekend to face the Longhorns for the 67th time in series history … Texas Tech claimed a 48-45 victory over Texas on Thanksgiving Day in 2015, its first win over the Longhorns in Austin since 1997 … Red Raiders last defeated Texas at home in 2008 off a late Michael Crabtree touchdown pass from Graham Harrell.
* = Big 12 Conference Game | ^ = Conference game which will likely be moved to a weekday to fulfill Big 12 ESPN/FOX agreements.

Matt Dowdy

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