Texas Tech will launch their 2018 campaign against Ole Miss next fall in the Advocare Texas Kickoff at NRG Stadium in Houston.
— TexasKickoff (@TexasKickoff) June 23, 2017
The meeting marks the fifth matchup between both teams; the programs have only met twice in the regular season, with the Raiders claiming both victories, but the Rebels hold the series advantage at 3-2.
“We are excited to be part of this great event and play a tradition-rich opponent like Texas Tech,” said Ole Miss athletic director Ross Bjork in a statement. “In our scheduling process, we seek out marquee matchups at premier venues, and this is a tremendous opportunity to showcase our program on a grand stage. Houston and the state of Texas have become quite the hot bed for Rebel Nation, and we know our fans will continue our stellar reputation of supporting our team and filling up NRG Stadium.”
Tech will play a power-five conference member in seven of their next eight seasons, beginning with Arizona State this year. Ole Miss are the first SEC foes the Raiders have faced since 2015. Future matchups include Arizona, NC State and Oregon for the foreseeable future.
The game is tentatively scheduled for September 1, 2018. This season, the Texas Kickoff will be played on September 2 with LSU taking on BYU.
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