Ole Miss will open its 2018 season in Houston against Texas Tech, according to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy.
Texas Tech, Ole Miss have agreed to open 2018 season in Houston, sources told @ESPN
— Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) August 11, 2016
The game two teams will face off Sep. 1 at NRG Stadium, where the Houston Texans play. Houston is considered one of the most talent-rich areas for high school football in the country, which is likely one of the reasons the teams agreed to play there. The game will be a chance for both teams to play in the back yard of some of the top recruits in the nation.
Texas Tech scheduled another SEC West team, Arkansas, in non-conference play each of the past two seasons. The Rebels are opening this season with another neutral-site game against Florida State in Orlando, Fla.
The Rebels last played the Red Raiders in the 2009 Cotton Bowl in Dallas, a 47-34 Ole Miss win. They lead the all-time series 3-2.