List of Texas Tech Red Raiders football seasons

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Texas Tech Red Raider football player stands with the a football in the endzone in the foreground with fans in the stands in the background cheering.
Danny Amendola scores a touchdown in the 2004 game against the Baylor Bears

The Texas Tech Red Raiders college football team competes in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly known as Division I-A), representing Texas Tech University in the South Division of the Big 12 Conference. Texas Tech has played its home games at Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas since 1947.[1]

Texas Tech (then known as Texas Technological College) fielded its first intercollegiate football team during the 1925 season. The team was known as the "Matadors" from 1925 to 1936, a name suggested by the wife of E. Y. Freeland, the first football coach, to reflect the influence of the Spanish Renaissance architecture on campus. In 1932, Texas Tech joined the Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association, also known as the Border Conference. The school's short-lived Matadors moniker was replaced officially in 1937 with "Red Raiders", a nickname bestowed upon them by a sportswriter impressed by their bright Scarlet uniforms that remains to this today. That same year, the team won its first conference championship and was invited to the Sun Bowl. The game was played on January 1, 1938, and resulted in a 7–6 loss to the West Virginia Mountaineers. Texas Tech suffered four more bowl losses before their first postseason win in the 1952 Sun Bowl.[2] Before withdrawing from the Border Conference in 1956, the Red Raiders won nine conference championships, the most held by a Border Conference member.

In 1956, Texas Tech was admitted to the Southwest Conference (SWC) but was ineligible for any title during a four-year probationary period. It gained full SWC membership and began official conference play in 1960. The Red Raiders won conference championships in 1976 and 1994. The team remained in the SWC until the conference dissolved in 1996.[3] The university was invited and became a charter member in the South Division of the Big 12 Conference.

Seasons[edit]

Year Coach Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°
Independent (1925–1931)
1925 Ewing Y. Freeland 6–1–2
1926 Ewing Y. Freeland 6–1–3
1927 Ewing Y. Freeland 5–4
1928 Ewing Y. Freeland 4–4–1
1929 Grady Higginbotham 1–7–2
1930 Pete Cawthon 3–6
1931 Pete Cawthon 6–3
Border Conference (1932–1938)
1932 Pete Cawthon 10–2 2–0 1st[A 1]
1933 Pete Cawthon 8–1 1–0 1st
1934 Pete Cawthon 7–2–1 1–0 1st
1935 Pete Cawthon 5–3–2 1–0
1936 Pete Cawthon 5–4–1 0–0–1
1937 Pete Cawthon 8–4 3–0 1st L Sun
1938 Pete Cawthon 10–1 2–0 1st L Cotton 11
Independent (1939–1940)
1939 Pete Cawthon 5–5–1
1940 Pete Cawthon 9–1–1
Border Conference (1941–1956)
1941 Dell Morgan 9–2 2–0 1st L Sun
1942 Dell Morgan 4–5–1 3–0–1 T-1st
1943 Dell Morgan 4–6 0–0
1944 Dell Morgan 4–7 2–0 1st
1945 Dell Morgan 3–5–2 1–0–1
1946 Dell Morgan 8–3 3–1
1947 Dell Morgan 6–5 4–0 1st
1948 Dell Morgan 7–3 5–0 1st L Sun
1949 Dell Morgan 7–5 5–0 1st L Raisin
1950 Dell Morgan 3–8 3–2
1951 DeWitt Weaver 7–4 5–0 1st W Sun
1952 DeWitt Weaver 3–7–1 2–1–1
1953 DeWitt Weaver 11–1 5–0 1st W Gator 12 12
1954 DeWitt Weaver 7–2–1 4–0 1st
1955 DeWitt Weaver 7–3–1 3–0–1 1st L Sun
1956 DeWitt Weaver 2–7–1 1–3
Independent (1957–1959)
1957 DeWitt Weaver 2–8
1958 DeWitt Weaver 3–7
1959 DeWitt Weaver 4–6
Southwest Conference (1960–1995)
1960 DeWitt Weaver 3–6–1 1–5–1 6th
1961 J. T. King 4–6 2–5 T-8th
1962 J. T. King 1–9 0–7 8th
1963 J. T. King 5–5 2–5 T-6th
1964 J. T. King 6–4–1 3–3–1 T-4th L Sun
1965 J. T. King 8–3 5–3 T-2nd L Gator 10
1966 J. T. King 4–6 2–5 T-6th
1967 J. T. King 6–4 5–2 2nd
1968 J. T. King 5–3–2 4–3 4th
1969 J. T. King 5–5 4–3 T-6th
1970 Jim Carlen 8–4 5–2 3rd
1971 Jim Carlen 4–7 2–5 5th
1972 Jim Carlen 8–4 4–3 T-2nd L Sun
1973 Jim Carlen 11–1 6–1 2nd W Gator 11 11
1974 Jim Carlen 6–4–2 3–4 6th
1975 Steve Sloan 6–5 4–3 4th
1976 Steve Sloan 10–2 6–1 T-1st L Bluebonnet 13 13
1977 Steve Sloan 7–5 4–4 T-4th L Tangerine
1978 Rex Dockery 7–4 5–3 4th
1979 Rex Dockery 3–6–2 2–5–1 7th
1980 Rex Dockery 5–6 3–5 T-6th
1981 Jerry Moore 1–9–1 0–7–1 9th
1982 Jerry Moore 4–7 3–5 T-6th
1983 Jerry Moore 3–7–1 3–4–1 T-5th
1984 Jerry Moore 4–7 2–6 8th
1985 Jerry Moore 4–7 1–7 8th
1986 David McWilliams (7–4)
Spike Dykes (0–1)
7–5 5–3 T-4th L Independence
1987 Spike Dykes 6–4–1 3–3–1 4th
1988 Spike Dykes 5–6 4–3 4th
1989 Spike Dykes 9–3 5–3 4th W All-American 16 19
1990 Spike Dykes 4–7 3–5 T-5th
1991 Spike Dykes 6–5 5–3 T-2nd
1992 Spike Dykes 5–6 4–3 T-2nd
1993 Spike Dykes 6–6 5–2 T-2nd L John Hancock
1994 Spike Dykes 6–6 4–3 T-2nd L Cotton
1995 Spike Dykes 9–3 5–2 T-2nd W Copper 20 23
Big 12 Conference South Division (1996–2010)
1996 Spike Dykes 7–5 5–3 2nd (South) L Alamo
1997 Spike Dykes 6–5 5–3 T-2nd (South)
1998 Spike Dykes 7–5 4–4 3rd (South) L Independence
1999 Spike Dykes 6–5 5–3 T-2nd (South)
2000 Mike Leach 7–6 3–5 4th (South) L Galleryfurniture.com
2001 Mike Leach 7–5 4–4 T-3rd (South) L Alamo
2002 Mike Leach 9–5 5–3 T-3rd (South) W Tangerine
2003 Mike Leach 8–5 4–4 4th (South) W Houston
2004 Mike Leach 8–4 5–3 T-3rd (South) W Holiday 17 18
2005 Mike Leach 9–3 6–2 T-2nd (South) L Cotton 19 20
2006 Mike Leach 8–5 4–4 4th (South) W Insight
2007 Mike Leach 9–4 4–4 T-3rd (South) W Gator 23 22
2008 Mike Leach 11–2 7–1 T-1st (South) L Cotton 12 12
2009 Mike Leach (8–4)
Ruffin McNeil (1–0)
9–4 5–3 T-3rd (South) W Alamo 23 21
2010 Tommy Tuberville 8–5 3–5 5th (South) W TicketCity
Big 12 Conference (2011–present)
2011 Tommy Tuberville 5–7 2–7 9th
2012 Tommy Tuberville (7–5)
Chris Thomsen (1–0)
8–5 4–5 T-5th W Texas
2013 Kliff Kingsbury 8-5 4-5 6th W Holiday
Total: 540–415–32
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game. #Rankings from final Coaches' Poll.

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Although Texas Tech went undefeated in conference play, Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association rules forbade an official conference championship being awarded to a team without a minimum of three games played between conference members.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cultivating the Home Field Advantage, A Memoir Revisited". Texas Tech University. Retrieved 2009-12-11. 
  2. ^ a b "Texas Tech Bowl History". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved 2009-09-19. 
  3. ^ a b c "Texas Tech Yearly Totals". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved 2009-09-19. 
  4. ^ "Discontinued Conferences" (PDF). Conference Standings and Champions. National Collegiate Athletic Association. p. 12. Retrieved 2010-12-13. 
  5. ^ "Texas Tech Championships". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved 2009-09-19. 
  6. ^ "Football Record Book". Big 12 Conference. Retrieved 2009-12-02. 
  7. ^ CFRC College Football Database - Texas Tech Retrieved 2013-Sep-12.