Texas-Texas Tech game moved forward to Sept. 19
Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
Texas and Texas Tech have announced they will be moving their game forward in the regular season to Sept. 19.
The game now will be televised nationally on ABC at 7 pm. CT.
In order to make the change, Texas has swapped the Texas Tech game with the UCF game originally scheduled for the date. The home game against UCF now will be played on Nov. 7 -- the original Texas Tech date on the Longhorns' schedule.
The Sept. 19 date originally was an off week for Texas Tech.
The new date for the Texas-Texas Tech game will become the earliest scheduled Big 12 conference game since Nebraska opened the 2003 season with a 17-7 triumph over Oklahoma State on Aug. 30.
By moving the game, it will mean that Tech will now have its open week during the first weekend of November and open the season with nine straight games. The Red Raiders' off week will now come between conference games against Kansas on Oct. 31 and Oklahoma State on Nov. 14.
The schedule change will not affect the Longhorns' open date, which is scheduled for the weekend of Oct. 3.
The UCF game now becomes the latest regular season nonconference game in terms of scheduling for Texas since the Longhorns notched a 21-6 victory over LSU on Dec. 9, 1950.
And the UCF game now will become the Longhorns' first November nonconference game since dropping a 13-8 contest to Oklahoma State on Nov. 11, 1944.
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