Texas Tech Announces 2009 Football Schedule

The Red Raiders will play seven games at Jones AT&T Stadium during the 2009 football season.

LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech will play six of its first eight games at home in 2009, including regional non-conference matchups against Rice and New Mexico, the athletics department announced Monday. The seven-game home slate will mark the second-straight season of seven games at Jones AT&T Stadium.

The Red Raiders open the year at home against North Dakota (Sept. 5) and Rice the following weekend. After an open date (Sept. 19), Tech will renew acquaintances with Houston (Sept. 26) at Robertson Stadium, before hosting New Mexico in the non-conference finale (Oct. 3). The New Mexico game is the first non-conference game scheduled in the month of October since 1995, when the Red Raiders faced Arkansas State in Lubbock.

Tech opens Big 12 Conference play at home against Kansas State (Oct. 10) and faces Nebraska (Oct. 17) in Lincoln, before wrapping up the month of October at Jones AT&T Stadium against Texas A&M (Oct. 24) and Kansas (Oct. 31). Three of the last four games of the season will come on the road at Texas (Nov. 7), Oklahoma State (Nov. 14) and Baylor (Nov. 27 or 28). Tech will host Oklahoma (Nov. 21) in the home finale.

The Red Raiders kickoff the 2008 season Aug. 30 against Eastern Washington at Jones AT&T Stadium. Game time is set for 6 p.m. CT. For season ticket information, contact the Texas Tech Athletics Ticket Office at (806) 742-TECH or (888) GO-BIG-12. Ticket packages also can be purchased on-line at www.texastech.com.

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