The Texas Tech Red Raiders have dropped the TCU Horned Frogs from their 2011 football schedule, ESPN has reported. Tech was slated to face TCU in Fort Worth on September 10.
Texas Tech reportedly dropped the game due to the new 9-game schedule in the Big 12. An extra conference game means a slightly tougher schedule.
ESPN reports that Texas Tech will instead schedule the Texas State Bobcats for their season opener on September 3. Following a bye week, the Red Raiders will travel to face New Mexico on September 17. That game was originally slated to be played in Lubbock.
The final non-conference game in 2011 for the Red Raiders is at home against Nevada on September 24.