Ashley Wirz, 1340TheFan.com

Texas Tech Football's season opener has been moved up a day.

The Texas Tech-SMU game to be played in Dallas on August 31st will now be played on Friday, August 30th. The game was moved to accommodate an ESPN broadcast at 7 p.m.

The last time the Red Raiders played on Friday night was in 2002 when they defeated the New Mexico Lobos in Albuquerque 49-0. That was in Head Coach Kliff Kingsbury's senior season with Tech.

Date Opponent Stadium Location
8/30 (FRI) at SMU Ford Stadium, 7 PM Dallas (ESPN)
9/7 STEPHEN F. AUSTIN Jones AT&T Stadium Lubbock
9/14 TCU Jones AT&T Stadium Lubbock
9/21 TEXAS STATE Jones AT&T Stadium Lubbock
10/5 at Kansas Memorial Stadium Lawrence
10/12 IOWA STATE Jones AT&T Stadium Lubbock
10/19 at West Virginia
Milan Puskar Stadium
Morgantown
10/26 at Oklahoma Gaylord Family Stadium Norman
11/2 OKLAHOMA STATE Jones AT&T Stadium Lubbock
11/9 KANSAS STATE Jones AT&T Stadium Lubbock
11/16 vs. Baylor Cowboys Stadium Arlington
11/28 at Texas DKR Memorial Stadium Austin