The Big 12 requires its members to schedule at least one game each season against another power conference opponent. Texas Tech is filling that requirement in 2025 and 2026 with the addition of a home-and-home series with Oregon State of the Pac-12.
Texas Tech will host Oregon State on September 13, 2025 in Lubbock, Texas. Oregon State will host the Red Raiders the following season on September 12, 2026 in Corvallis. The two schools have not faced each other since 1959.
Texas Tech now has at least one power conference opponent scheduled for non-conference play each season through 2020 and from 2022 through 2029. The 2021 season currently has a need for a power conference opponent to go with a home game against FCS Lamar and a road game at Houston. Of course, by the time 2021 rolls around, maybe the AAC will actually qualify as a power conference. You never know, right?
Other future power conference opponents for Texas Tech include Ole Miss (2018), Arizona (2019-2020), NC State (2022, 2027), Oregon (2023-2024), and Mississippi State (2028-2029).
Oregon State has its share of power conference foes lined up on upcoming schedules as well. This year the Beavers open the season on the road against Ohio State and next year they begin a home-and-home deal with another OSU, Oklahoma State. Oregon State also has a future home-and-home deal with Purdue (2021, 2024).