1996 Texas Tech Red Raiders football team

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1996 Texas Tech Red Raiders football
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Alamo Bowl, L 0–27 vs. Iowa
Conference Big 12 Conference
Division South
1996 record 7–5 (5–3 Big 12)
Head coach Spike Dykes (10th season)
Home stadium Clifford B. and Audrey Jones Stadium
Seasons
← 1995
1997 →
1996 Big 12 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Northern Division
No. 6 Nebraska x%   8 0         11 2  
No. 8 Colorado   7 1         10 2  
No. 17 Kansas State   6 2         9 3  
Missouri   3 5         5 6  
Kansas   2 6         4 7  
Iowa State   1 7         2 9  
Southern Division
No. 23 Texas x$   6 2         8 5  
Texas Tech   5 3         7 5  
Texas A&M   4 4         6 6  
Oklahoma   3 5         3 8  
Oklahoma State   2 6         5 6  
Baylor   1 7         4 7  
Championship: Texas 37, Nebraska 27
  • † – Bowl Alliance representative as champion
    ‡ – Bowl Alliance at-large representative
    x – Division champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1996 Texas Tech Red Raiders football team represented Texas Tech University in the newly established Big 12 Conference (Big 12) during the 1996 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their tenth season under head coach Spike Dykes, the Red Raiders compiled a 7–5 record (5–3 against Big 12 opponents), finished in second place in Southern Division of the Big 12, outscored opponents by a combined total of 323 to 232, and lost to Iowa in the 1996 Alamo Bowl.[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
August 31 2:30 PM at No. 21 Kansas State KSU StadiumManhattan, Kansas (First game in Big 12 Conference history) ABC L 14–21   43,143
September 7 11:30 AM vs. Oklahoma State Texas StadiumIrving, Texas FSN W 31–3   30,269
September 21 5:30 PM at Georgia* Sanford StadiumAthens, Georgia ESPN2 L 12–15   73,116
September 28 6:30 PM Utah State* Jones StadiumLubbock, Texas (Rivalry) W 58–20   39,778
October 5 6:30 PM Baylor Jones Stadium • Lubbock, Texas W 45–24   50,594
October 12 1:00 PM at Kansas Memorial StadiumLawrence, Kansas W 30–17   48,500
October 19 2:30 PM No. 5 Nebraska Jones Stadium • Lubbock, Texas ABC L 10–24   51,344
October 26 11:30 AM at Texas A&M Kyle FieldCollege Station, Texas (Rivalry) FSN W 13–10   70,147
November 9 6:00 PM Texas Jones Stadium • Lubbock, Texas (Battle for the Chancellor's Spurs) FSN L 32–38   50,607
November 16 1:00 PM SW Louisiana* Jones Stadium • Lubbock, Texas W 56–21   38,097
November 23 2:30 PM at Oklahoma Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, Oklahoma ABC W 22–12   61,127
December 29 7:00 PM vs. No. 21 Iowa* AlamodomeSan Antonio, Texas (Alamo Bowl) ESPN L 0–27   55,677
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "1996 Texas Tech Red Raiders Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 21, 2016. 
  2. ^ "1996 Texas Tech Red Raiders Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 22, 2016.