Texas Tech will open up it's 17th season in the Big 12 Conference when they travel to Austin to take on the Texas Longhorns. This starting road trip mark's the fourth straight year the Red Raider's have had to start on the road in Big 12 play.

Texas Tech is looking for it's first conference opening series win since 2011 in which the Red Raider's took 2-3 from the Baylor Bears.

Texas Tech has won 7 of their last 9 games, and Texas now 11-5 is on a 4 game losing skid.