Mean Green Announce Home-And-Home With Texas Tech
North Texas To Play In Lubbock in 2024, Host Red Raiders In 2027
DENTON – The North Texas football program announced Friday it has agreed to a two-game series with Texas Tech University, with games to be played in 2024 and 2027.
The Mean Green will travel to Lubbock on Sept. 14, 2024, before hosting the Red Raiders on Sept. 11, 2027.
“I’m excited to be able to execute a home-and-home series with Texas Tech," Vice President/Director of Athletics Wren Baker said. "It will be a fun series for both fan bases. Upgrading the quality of our non-conference schedule has been one of our focal points in scheduling discussions with colleagues around the country. I appreciate the work our staff is doing to make that a reality. We will continue working on upgrading current and future schedules.”
Dating back to 1952, North Texas has played Texas Tech eight times with the series tied at 4-4. The pair last met in 2001, when the Red Raiders defeated the Mean Green, 42-14, at Texas Stadium in Irving. North Texas has won two of the last three meetings in Lubbock, knocking off Texas Tech 21-14 in 1999 and 30-27 in 1997.
Texas Tech would be the first Big 12 opponent to play at Apogee Stadium, and there are several Tech ties on the North Texas coaching staff. Head coach Seth Littrell was the running backs coach in Lubbock from 2005-08 under then-head coach Mike Leach. Mean Green offensive coordinator Graham Harrell had an illustrious career at quarterback with the Red Raiders, spanning 2004-08. North Texas receivers coach Joel Filani also played at Texas Tech from 2002-06, while Mean Green associate head coach Tommy Mainord coached from 2010-12 in Lubbock.
Season tickets for 2017 are set to go on sale on Wednesday, Feb. 1, coinciding with National Signing Day. Fans will be able to purchase tickets through the Mean Green athletics ticket office. For more information, visit the MeanGreenSports.com or call the ticket office at 940-565-2527 or 800-868-2366.
North Texas-Texas Tech Future Series Information
- Sept. 14, 2024 North Texas at Texas Tech (Lubbock)
- Sept. 11, 2027 Texas Tech at North Texas (Denton)