Texas Tech announced Wednesday the 2013 season opener against SMU and debut of new head coach Kliff Kingsbury has been moved up a day to Friday, Aug. 30 at Gerald Ford Stadium in Dallas. The kickoff time will be 7 p.m.
The game is being pushed up a day to accommodate ESPN’s national television broadcast.
Tech beat the Mustangs 35-27 in the 2010 season opener at Jones AT&T Stadium.
It is the first Friday night game for Tech since 2002, when Kingsbury quarterbacked the Red Raiders to a 49-0 rout of New Mexico in Albuquerque.