Sep 7, 2013; Boulder, CO, USA; Central Arkansas Bears quarterback Wynrick Smothers (4) prepares to pass in the first quarter against the Colorado Buffaloes at Folsom Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

History Between Texas Tech and Central Arkansas

Saturday’s game at Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas will be the first meeting between Texas Tech and Central Arkansas.

The two-time Southland champion Bears didn’t graduate from Division II until 2006, but since then they’ve been fairly productive members of the Football Championship Subdivision. They’ve won 32 games in the last four years, including two against now-FBS member Texas State in 2010 and 2011.

Texas Tech has hand nothing but success against FCS teams since the subdivision was created in 1978, going 17-1 in that time span with the lone loss being against the 1988 North Texas Mean Green before they moved up to Division 1-A.

Central Arkansas, on the other hand, has only beaten one FBS opponent in eight tries. In 2009, Western Kentucky, playing their first season as Division 1-A members, lost every single game on their schedule, including a 28-7 rout by the Bears at home.

Don’t expect Texas Tech to be their next victim, however, seeing as the Red Raiders have won 11 season-opening games in a row and 13 of their last 14 (lost to No. 12 Ohio State in 2002).

Head out to the Jones this Saturday to watch history in the making as Texas Tech faces off against Central Arkansas for the very first time and goes for their 12th-straight seasoning-opening win.

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