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 year)
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
#6 Nebraska x%   8 0         11 2  
#8 Colorado   7 1         10 2  
#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
#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, KS (First game in Big 12 Conference history) ABC L 14–21   43,143
September 7 11:30 AM vs. Oklahoma State Texas StadiumIrving, TX FSN W 31–3   30,269
September 21 5:30 PM at Georgia* Sanford StadiumAthens, GA ESPN2 L 12–15   73,116
September 28 6:30 PM Utah State* Jones StadiumLubbock, TX (Rivalry) W 58–20   39,778
October 5 6:30 PM Baylor Jones Stadium • Lubbock, TX W 45–24   50,594
October 12 1:00 PM at Kansas Memorial StadiumLawrence, KS W 30–17   48,500
October 19 2:30 PM No. 5 Nebraska Jones Stadium • Lubbock, TX ABC L 10–24   51,344
October 26 11:30 AM at Texas A&M Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX (Rivalry) FSN W 13–10   70,147
November 9 6:00 PM Texas Jones Stadium • Lubbock, TX (Battle for the Chancellor's Spurs) FSN L 32–38   50,607
November 16 1:00 PM SW Louisiana* Jones Stadium • Lubbock, TX W 56–21   38,097
November 23 2:30 PM at Oklahoma Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, OK ABC W 22–12   61,127
December 29 7:00 PM vs. No. 21 Iowa* AlamodomeSan Antonio, TX (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.