Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Tech vs Baylor to be played Thanksgiving weekend

From Sports Information Director Chris Cook: Texas Tech extended its 2008 regular season by a week after making alterations to its schedule for the upcoming football season, the athletics department announced Monday. To accommodate a request made by the Big 12 Conference for its television package, the Red Raiders will face Oklahoma and Baylor a week later than the previously scheduled dates.

Only the dates change; the game locations remain the same. The Red Raiders will face Oklahoma on Nov. 22 in Norman, Okla., while the game against Baylor, originally scheduled for that date, will move back a week to Nov. 29 in Lubbock. With the move, Texas Tech gains an open date Nov. 15 and plays after Thanksgiving for the first time since facing Oklahoma State in Lubbock in 2004.

Texas Tech already has an open date Sept. 27, and will entertain two free weekends for the first time since the 2004 season. The Red Raiders host seven home games for the second time in the last four seasons and the third time since 2000, when Tech played host eight times at Jones AT&T Stadium.

The Red Raiders begin spring workouts March 26 and host the annual Red-Black Game on April 19.


Aug. 30 Eastern Washington

Sept. 6 at Nevada

Sept. 13 SMU

Sept. 20 Massachusetts

Sept. 27 Open

Oct. 4 at Kansas State

Oct. 11 Nebraska

Oct. 18 at Texas A&M

Oct. 25 at Kansas

Nov. 1 Texas

Nov. 8 Oklahoma State

Nov. 15 Open

Nov. 22 at Oklahoma

Nov. 29 Baylor

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