Texas Tech and Ole Miss to open 2018 college football season

Tom Hinde

The 2018 college football season opener will feature the Texas Tech Red Raiders and the University of Mississippi Rebels. Details were finalized in late June according to a joint announcement by both schools. The two teams will face-off Saturday, September 1, 2018 at NRG Stadium in Houston.

The two teams have played five times. Ole Miss beat Tech in bowl games in 1986, 1998 and 2008. Tech beat Ole Miss in regular season games in 2002 and 2003. The game will be marketed as the AdvoCare Texas Kickoff. The 2018 game will be Tech's third in four years played in Houston.