LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech added Eastern Washington University to the 2008 schedule Thursday, Tech Director of Athletics Gerald Myers announced. The game was scheduled following Tulsa’s abrupt cancellation in January of a two-game series, originally scheduled over the next two seasons. The game will kickoff August 30 from Jones AT&T Stadium.
Eastern Washington University, located in Cheney, Wash., finished the 2007 season with a 9-4 record after advancing to the first round of the FCS playoffs, where the Eagles dropped a narrow 38-35 loss to eventual national champion Appalachian State. EWU ranked eighth nationally in final polls.
Following the season opener against EWU, the Red Raiders travel to Reno, Nev., for their first-ever meeting against the University of Nevada on Sept. 6. Tech meets SMU (Sept. 13) the following week in Lubbock, before hosting Massachusetts (Sept. 20).
The first open week since 2004 (Sept. 27) precedes the Big 12 Conference opener for Texas Tech at Kansas State (Oct. 4). Nebraska (Oct. 11) comes the Lubbock the following weekend and Tech travels to Texas A&M (Oct. 18) and Kansas (Oct. 25). Texas (Nov. 1) and Oklahoma State (Nov. 8) will face the Red Raiders in Lubbock and Oklahoma (Nov. 15) in Norman, before wrapping up the regular season against Baylor (Nov. 22) at Jones AT&T Stadium.
(courtesy: texas tech)