Last year, in 2014, the Red Raiders (that’s what their fans call them) finished their season with a Won-Loss record of 8-5. Under second year Head Coach Kliff Kingsbury, this team won only four of nine Conference matches. Nevertheless, Texas Tech received an invitation to the Holiday Bowl where it defeated Arizona State University by a score of 37-25.
That victory put the finishing touch on a season that was viewed as a success. Now entering his third year, Coach Kingsbury let it be known that he has high expectations for his improving squad. He may know something everybody else will soon learn. His team has a potent offense.
In fact, last Saturday, September 5th, the home team Red Raiders scored early and often against visiting Sam Houston University. The final score was 59-45. Obviously, Texas Tech has the look of a team that can score at will. The question facing this squad is “can it stop its opponents from scoring?”
That, of course, remains to be seen. One thing is certain when it comes to the Red Raiders. Win or lose, this team will be entertaining and fun to watch.
Fans of the home team will get lots of opportunities to “root, root, root” for the high-scoring Red Raiders. Texas Tech will host the University of Texas-El Paso (UTEP) today, September 12th. The team will square up against 3rd ranked Texas Christian University (TCU) on September 26th, the 4th ranked Baylor Bears on October 3rd, Iowa State University on October 10th, the Oklahoma State Cowboys on October 31st and Kansas State University on November 14th.
Texas Tech has several road trips on its schedule and will visit several tough teams. The first “away-from-home” game is set up for September 26th when the Red Raiders take the field against 18th ranked Arkansas. This squad will then travel to Kansas to compete against the Jayhawks on October 17th.
Other road games will pit them against 19th ranked Oklahoma on October 24th, West Virginia on November 7th and the University of Texas Longhorns on November 28th.
By every measure, the Red Raiders are facing a challenging twelve game schedule. But this squad is talented, especially on offense. It has the look of a squad that can compete with any opponent. It also has a young and committed Head Coach and a football program that is beginning to get attention.
The Red Raiders of Texas Tech will win their fair share of games this season. What’s more, this up-and-coming squad will probably record enough victories to earn another invitation to a bowl game.
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