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Thursday, August 8, 2013
Nonconference preview: Texas Tech

By David Ubben

Let's move on with our look at each Big 12 team's nonconference slate. Next up: Texas Tech.

at SMU, Aug. 30
vs. Stephen F. Austin, Sept. 7

vs. Texas State, Sept. 21.

Chances of going 3-0: 62 percent

Wrapping up: Tech's nonconference schedule is one of the worst in college football, and outside of Baylor and Kansas State, it's hard to find one in the Big 12 that's going to be more yawn-inducing. The opener against SMU will be interesting, but even on the road, the Red Raiders will be favored. Losing that game is very possible, but if Tech plays well and leaves Dallas with a 'W', it should coast into Big 12 play at 3-0.