Some schools don't like leaving their home state. Others are scared of having their season derailed by a crippling early-season L.
Yet, FBS Schedules put together a list of the longest non-conference droughts against Power Five members, and the number one team might shock you.
The last time the Red Raiders played a power-five team outside of conference play, George W. Bush was in the first term of his presidency and Steve Spurrier was the head coach of the Washington Redskins.
Texas A&M, Baylor and Utah also appear on the list.
Although, as the article notes, Texas Tech does have a home-and-home scheduled with Bert's Razorbacks in 2014 and 2015, so they're about to be off the hook for some shambolic scheduling.