Football to open TTU 2015 season

The Big 12 conference released its schedules Wednesday, and Sam Houston State football is set to play Texas Tech in the Red Raiders’ season opener next year.

The Kats will travel to Lubbock to compete at the Jones AT&T Stadium on Sept. 5, 2015.

Other Southland Conference-Big 12 matchups include Lamar playing at Baylor and Stephen F. Austin State at Texas Christian on Sept. 12, 2015. Central Arkansas will also be taking on Oklahoma State in Stillwater, Okla. on the same day.

Earlier this season, SHSU was blown out to FBS powerhouse Louisiana State 56-0 in Baton Rouge, La. on Sept. 6.

The last time the Kats played a Big 12 school was in the 2012-2013 season against Baylor in Waco. After being up 20-10 after one half against the Bears, SHSU eventually fell 48-23. The Kats have not won a game over an FBS school since topping the University of New Mexico 48-45 in overtime in 2011.

Currently, the Red Raiders are 3-7 on the 2014 season with its only win in the Big 12 coming against the University of Kansas. The Bearkats are 7-4 entering this weekend’s contest against Central Arkansas that could land the Kats a share of the Southland Conference title.

Kickoff time between the two schools is to be determined.

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