1971 Texas Tech Red Raiders football team

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1971 Texas Tech Red Raiders football
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Conference Southwest Conference
1971 record 4–7 (2–5 SWC)
Head coach Jim Carlen (2nd season)
Home stadium Clifford B. & Audrey Jones Stadium
Seasons
← 1970
1972 →
1971 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 18 Texas $ 6 1 0     8 3 0
No. 16 Arkansas 5 1 1     8 3 1
TCU 5 2 0     6 4 1
Texas A&M 4 3 0     5 6 0
SMU 3 4 0     4 7 0
Rice 2 4 1     3 7 1
Texas Tech 2 5 0     4 7 0
Baylor 0 7 0     1 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1971 Texas Tech Red Raiders football team represented Texas Tech University in the Southwest Conference during the 1971 college football season. In their second season under head coach Jim Carlen, the Red Raiders compiled a 4–7 record (2–5 against conference opponents), finished in seventh place in the conference, and were outscored by opponents by a combined total of 138 to 131.[1][2] The team's statistical leaders included Jimmy Carmichael with 423 passing yards, Doug McCutchen with 548 rushing yards, and Johnny Odom with 242 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 11 at Tulane* Tulane StadiumNew Orleans W 9–15   21,738
September 18 New Mexico* Jones StadiumLubbock, Texas L 10–13   37,200
September 25 at No. 3 Texas Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, Texas L 0–28   76,639
October 2 at Arizona* Arizona StadiumTucson, Arizona W 13–6   31,000
October 9 Texas A&M Jones Stadium • Lubbock, Texas W 28–7   44,380
October 16 Boston College* Jones Stadium • Lubbock, Texas W 14–6   32,480
October 23 at SMU Cotton BowlDallas L 17–18   26,681
October 30 Rice Jones Stadium • Lubbock, Texas L 7–9   38,340
November 6 at TCU Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, Texas L 6–17   22,138
November 13 Baylor Jones Stadium • Lubbock, Texas W 27–0   32,169
November 20 at No. 17 Arkansas Razorback StadiumFayetteville, Arkansas L 0–15   43,000
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Sources:[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "1971 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. ^ "1971 Texas Tech Red Raiders Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 27, 2017. 
  4. ^ 2017 Media Guide, p. 158.