1986 Texas Tech Red Raiders football team

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1986 Texas Tech Red Raiders football
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Conference Southwest Conference
1986 record 7–5 (5–3 SWC)
Head coach David McWilliams (1st year)
Spike Dykes (bowl game only)
Home stadium Clifford B. and Audrey Jones Stadium
Seasons
← 1985
1987 →
1986 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#13 Texas A&M $ 7 1 0     9 3 0
#15 Arkansas 6 2 0     9 3 0
#12 Baylor 6 2 0     9 3 0
Texas Tech 5 3 0     7 5 0
SMU 5 3 0     6 5 0
Texas 4 4 0     5 6 0
Rice 2 6 0     4 7 0
TCU 1 7 0     3 8 0
Houston 0 8 0     1 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1986 Texas Tech Red Raiders football team represented Texas Tech University in the Southwest Conference (SWC) during the 1986 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their first and only season under head coach David McWilliams, the Red Raiders compiled a 7–4 record in the regular season (5–3 against SWC opponents) and finished in a tie for fourth place in the conference. The team was invited to play in the 1986 Independence Bowl and lost to Ole Miss, 20 to 17. The team was coached in the bowl game by Spike Dykes. Over the course of the full 1986 season, the team outscored opponents by a combined total of 271 to 268.[1] The team played its home games at Clifford B. and Audrey Jones Stadium in Lubbock, Texas.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 6 7:00 PM Kansas State* Jones StadiumLubbock, TX W 41–7   37,842
September 13 6:30 PM at No. 2 Miami (FL)* Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL L 11–61   41,925
September 20 7:00 PM New Mexico* Jones Stadium • Lubbock, TX W 14–7   36,520
September 27 12:00 PM No. 17 Baylor Jones Stadium • Lubbock, TX Raycom L 14–45   41,046
October 4 1:30 PM at No. 14 Texas A&M Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX (Rivalry) L 8–45   62,876
October 11 1:00 PM at No. 8 Arkansas Razorback StadiumFayetteville, AR W 17–7   49,012
October 18 12:00 PM at Rice Rice StadiumHouston, TX Raycom W 49–21   18,000
November 1 12:00 PM Texas Jones Stadium • Lubbock, TX (Chancellor's Spurs) USA W 23–21   44,820
November 8 2:00 PM at TCU Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, TX W 36–14   25,729
November 15 2:00 PM SMU Jones Stadium • Lubbock, TX L 7–13   35,887
November 22 2:00 PM Houston Jones Stadium • Lubbock, TX W 34–7   30,196
December 20 7:00 PM vs. Ole Miss* Independence StadiumShreveport, LA (Independence Bowl) USA L 17–20   46,369
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in North America.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "1986 Texas Tech Red Raiders Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 21, 2016. 
  2. ^ "1986 Texas Tech Red Raiders Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 22, 2016.