Colorado State added a quality opponent to their future football schedule by getting a home-and-home with the Texas Tech, next decade. The Rams will host the Red Raiders on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2025, and then travel to Lubbock, Texas, for the second game in the series on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2026.
The Rams are looking to build up their non-conference schedule, and having a new on-campus stadium is a big help in drawing in teams from Power Five schools.
"It is important for our program to build toward the future and face competition that will challenge us and excite our fans," said Colorado State head coach Mike Bobo in a released statement. "We're excited to play a game and have a presence in Texas, where we recruit heavily, and to be able to bring a Big 12 program to Fort Collins."
Colorado State has plenty of Power Five teams on the schedules, specifically going on the road to face SEC teams over the next few years. So, getting Texas Tech -- who in all fairness is an average Big 12 team most years -- is a step in the right direction to get quality schools to come to Fort Collins.
This is only the fourth game on the schedule after 2020 and three of those are Power Five schools which in addition to the pair of games against Texas Tech are Colorado and Oregon State. The other team is a solid MAC team in Toledo who the Rams recently inked a home-and-home for 2019 and 2021.