Texas Tech and TCU will kick off the Big 12 football season on Thursday, Sept. 12 at Jones AT&T Stadium.
The teams were originally scheduled to play Saturday, Sept. 14. The game will be broadcast to a national audience on a Fox Sports or ESPN platform. The last time the Red Raiders played a Thursday night game was in 1994 when top-ranked Nebraska delivered a 42-16 beating at Jones AT&T Stadium.
On Wednesday, ESPN and the Big East announced that Tech’s season opener at SMU would be moved to Friday, Aug. 30, in order to accommodate a national broadcast.
Texas also has two Thursday games this season -- at Iowa State on Oct. 3 and hosting Tech on Thanksgiving. Baylor also scheduled a Thursday game as the Bears will host Oklahoma on Nov. 7.
Texas Tech's complete schedule:
Fri., Aug. 30 at SMU
Sat., Sept. 7 vs. Stephen F. Austin
Thu., Sept. 12 vs. TCU*
Sat., Sept. 21 vs. Texas State
Sat., Sept. 28 BYE
Sat., Oct. 5 at Kansas*
Sat., Oct. 12 vs. Iowa State*
Sat., Oct. 19 at West Virginia*
Sat., Oct. 26 at Oklahoma*
Sat., Nov. 2 vs. Oklahoma State*
Sat., Nov. 9 vs. Kansas State*
Sat., Nov. 16 vs. Baylor*
Sat., Nov. 23 BYE
Thu., Nov. 28 at Texas*
*Big 12 Conference game