Texas Tech adds Stephen F. Austin to 2021 football schedule

By Kevin Kelley -

The Texas Tech Red Raiders have added the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks to their 2021 football schedule, FBSchedules.com has learned.

A copy of the game contract was obtained from Texas Tech University via a state of Texas Public Information Act request.

Texas Tech will host Stephen F. Austin at Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas, on Saturday, September 11, 2021. Texas Tech will pay Stephen F. Austin a $525,000 guarantee for the game, according to the copy of the contract.

Texas Tech and Stephen F. Austin first met on the gridiron in 2001 and have squared off a total of three times. In their most recent matchup in 2016, the Red Raiders defeated the Lumberjacks 69-17 in Lubbock to extend their lead in the series to 3-0.

The Stephen F. Austin matchup was scheduled as a result of Texas Tech and Lamar canceling their contract to play in 2021. Texas Tech and Lamar executed a Memorandum of Understanding in July, which released Lamar University from all liabilities contingent upon on the execution of an agreement between TTU and Stephen F. Austin.

The addition of Stephen F. Austin once again tentatively completes Texas Tech’s non-conference schedule for the 2021 season. The Red Raiders are scheduled to open the season at home against the FIU Panthers on Thursday, September 2 and will travel to face the Houston Cougars on Saturday, September 18.

In Big 12 play in 2021, Texas Tech is scheduled to host Iowa State, Kansas State, Oklahoma State, and TCU and travel to Baylor, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, and West Virginia.

Texas Tech is the first scheduled non-conference opponent for Stephen F. Austin in 2021. The Lumberjacks compete in the Southland Conference in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS).

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