1961 Texas Tech Red Raiders football team

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
1961 Texas Tech Red Raiders football
Double T Original.png
Conference Southwest Conference
1961 record 4–6 (2–5 SWC)
Head coach J. T. King (1st season)
Home stadium Clifford B. & Audrey Jones Stadium
Seasons
← 1960
1962 →
1961 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 3 Texas + 6 1 0     10 1 0
No. 9 Arkansas + 6 1 0     8 3 0
No. 17 Rice 5 2 0     7 4 0
Texas A&M 3 4 0     4 5 1
TCU 2 4 1     3 5 2
Baylor 2 5 0     6 5 0
Texas Tech 2 5 0     4 6 0
SMU 1 5 1     2 7 1
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1961 Texas Tech Red Raiders football team represented Texas Tech University in the Southwest Conference during the 1961 college football season. In their first season under head coach J. T. King, the Red Raiders compiled a 4–6 record (2–5 against conference opponents), tied for sixth place in the conference, and were outscored by opponents by a combined total of 201 to 94.[1][2] The team's statistical leaders included Doug Cannon with 442 passing yards, Coolidge Hunt with 486 rushing yards, and Bob Witucki with 335 receiving yards.[3][4] The team played its home games at Clifford B. & Audrey Jones Stadium.

Schedule[edit]

Date Field Outcome Opponent
09/23/1961 N L 6–0 Mississippi State
09/30/1961 A L 42–14 Texas
10/07/1961 H L 38–7 Texas A&M
10/14/1961 H W 10–0 TCU
10/21/1961 H W 19–17 Baylor
10/28/1961 A L 8–7 SMU
11/04/1961 H L 42–7 Rice
11/11/1961 H W 14–6 Boston College
11/25/1961 A L 28–0 Arkansas
12/02/1961 H W 16–14 West Texas State

Sources:[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "1961 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. 99. Retrieved September 27, 2017. 
  3. ^ "1961 Texas Tech Red Raiders Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 27, 2017. 
  4. ^ 2017 Media Guide, p. 158.