LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech will face an FCS version of itself in the season opener.

That could mean an early test for the Red Raiders in their quest to get better on defense.

Coach Kliff Kingsbury's fifth season begins at home Saturday against Eastern Washington, the FCS leader with 401 yards passing per game last season. The Eagles started their playoff season with a win at Pac-12 team Washington State.

Eastern Washington has three wins over FBS teams the past five seasons.

Last season, the Eagles led all FCS teams in passing for the second year in a row, while ranking second with 530 total yards and 42.4 points per game.

Texas Tech led the nation with 565 total yards and an average of 463 yards passing.

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