Lubbock Texas Tech Red Raiders
In my coverage of the tech football game of 1932, I wrote, "We stormed New Mexico University camp today and won 39-6 in front of more than 9,000 spectators. Today we are storming into the camps of the New Mexican University, storming into their camp, storming in today.
After a scoreless finish in the loss to Oklahoma State, Texas Tech freshman Micah Peavy started and scored the first four points of the game, came off the bench for the first time and finished with 11 points in a win over New Mexico State on Saturday. He started for the Red Raiders in their first game against the Aggies after a scoreless loss at Oklahoma State. Before he was scoreless in a loss at Oklahoma State and came off the bench for the second time on Sunday, his first start of his college career, they started, scoring first - four - points - in - one - game and finishing the game with 10 points.
Mac McClung led the Red Raiders, who were in the NCAA round last season, with 21 points. Huffman has been head coach at Texas Tech since May 22, 2013, after being named head coach by his former assistant Mike Curry. Curry took over the same position on May 11, 2012 at the University of Alabama and was replaced by former Texas A & M head coach Bob Huggins on April 5, 2014, until he was named head coach of the Longhorns for the 2017-18 season.
In 2008, Leach became the second Texas Tech head coach to be named Big 12 Conference Coach of the Year. The program won 18 conference titles, the last of which was in 2019, and basketball has come a long way since the school was founded as a non-conference program in the mid-1960s.
When the Southwest Conference dissolved in 1995 and the Big 12 Conference was formed, Texas Tech, Baylor, Oklahoma State, Kansas State and Oklahoma joined forces. Most have won at least one conference title, the most recent being in the Big 12 Conference, while the Red Raiders were members of the American Athletics Conference, the Big East Conference and the Big West Conference. The last time the two teams met was in 2006 at the Insight Bowl, where TexasTech completed the biggest comeback in bowl history. In March 2009, Texas Tech and Baylor agreed to move to the Dallas area for two years and spend $1.5 million to build a new football stadium.
While you probably assumed that this would be a big blow at this point, the Red Raiders held Baylor to a 3-point overtime loss, followed by a 4-point home loss to Kansas. A fast start fueled by Packers' three-point shooting fizzled out in the second half after a run that gave the Red Raiders a 25-19 lead but didn't last long. A quick start with three points and a couple of shots brought the decision, which did not come true as another run at halftime gave the Cavs a 27-20 lead and a 35-24 lead in overtime.
Defensive coordinator Keith Patterson continues to stress the importance of the third stop - down stop. Texas Tech finished the season with just one second-half stop, a 3-point loss to Oklahoma State. The team had a game that began with the two bright spots for the Red Raiders, who became an interception return for a touchdown and a fumble recovery by the team's defensive line.
If the Red Raiders can avoid injuries, this year's Texas Tech team could be eligible to play for years to come and play some tough matches. A victory on Saturday would give them their third consecutive victory and usher in the first bowl appearance in school history.
The Texas Tech Red Raiders' next game against the Texas A & M Aggies is at Red Raider Stadium in Lubbock on Saturday, November 5 at 7 p.m. The Texas State University Longhorns (3-4, 1-3 Big 12) will play the Big 12 Championship Game on Friday, December 2 at 6: 30 p.m. in Austin, Texas.
The arena is used by the Red Raiders volleyball team and is also home to the men's and women's basketball teams. The women's basketball team is called "Lady Raiders," while the other women's teams at the school use the name "Red Raiders."
Texas Tech was inducted into the Southwest Conference in 1956, but was not awarded a title due to a four-year probationary period. The program was revived when it joined the Big 12 Conference as a founding member, and the Red Raiders have been members of the Big 12 South ever since.
Originally known only as Jones Stadium, the Red Raiders played their first game against Hardin-Simmons University. Texas Tech's first home stadium, then called Matadors, was Jones A.T. Stadium in Lubbock, home to the Texas Longhorns football team. Part of Jones and A & T Stadium is in the form of a "Texas Tech" logo from 1978. The Red Raiders last home game against the Cowboys was on October 6, 2009 at the stadium where they defeated the Cowboys 5-0.