1970 Texas Tech Red Raiders football team

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1970 Texas Tech Red Raiders football
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Sun Bowl, L 9–17 vs. Georgia Tech
Conference Southwest Conference
1970 record 8–4 (5–2 SWC)
Head coach Jim Carlen (1st season)
Home stadium Clifford B. & Audrey Jones Stadium
Seasons
← 1969
1971 →
1970 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 3 Texas $ 7 0 0     10 1 0
No. 11 Arkansas 6 1 0     9 2 0
Texas Tech 5 2 0     8 4 0
Rice 3 4 0     5 5 0
SMU 3 4 0     5 6 0
TCU 3 4 0     4 6 1
Baylor 1 6 0     2 9 0
Texas A&M 0 7 0     2 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1970 Texas Tech Red Raiders football team represented Texas Tech University in the Southwest Conference during the 1970 college football season. In their first season under head coach Jim Carlen, the Red Raiders compiled an 8–4 record (5–2 against conference opponents), finished in third place in the conference, lost to Georgia Tech in the 1970 Sun Bowl, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 222 to 165.[1][2] The team's statistical leaders included Charles Napper with 979 passing yards, Doug McCutchen with 1,068 rushing yards, and Johnny Odom with 331 receiving yards,[3][4] the team played its home games at Clifford B. & Audrey Jones Stadium.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 12 Tulane* Jones StadiumLubbock, Texas W 21–14   43,250
September 19 at Kansas* Memorial StadiumLawrence, Kansas W 23–0   38,700
September 26 No. 2 Texas Jones Stadium • Lubbock, Texas L 13–35   53,124
October 3 UCSB* Jones Stadium • Lubbock, Texas W 63–21   34,000
October 10 at Texas A&M Kyle FieldCollege Station, Texas W 21–7   43,075
October 17 at Mississippi State* No. 17 Scott FieldStarkville, Mississippi L 16–20   20,000
October 24 SMU Jones Stadium • Lubbock, Texas W 14–10   46,258
October 31 at Rice Rice StadiumHouston, Texas W 3–0   25,000
November 7 TCU Jones Stadium • Lubbock, Texas W 22–14   40,100
November 14 at Baylor Baylor StadiumWaco, Texas W 7–3   19,000
November 21 No. 6 Arkansas No. 19 Jones Stadium • Lubbock, Texas L 10–24   50,125
December 19 vs. No. 13 Georgia Tech* No. 19 Sun Bowl StadiumEl Paso, Texas (Sun Bowl) L 9–17   26,188
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Sources:[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "1970 Texas Tech Red Raiders Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 27, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Texas Tech Football 2017 Media Guide". Texas Tech University. 2017. p. 98. Retrieved September 27, 2017. 
  3. ^ "1970 Texas Tech Red Raiders Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 27, 2017. 
  4. ^ 2017 Media Guide, p. 158.