The Texas Tech Red Raiders football program is a school football group that speaks to Texas Tech University (differently “Texas Tech” or “TTU”). The group contends, as an individual from the Big 12 Conference, or, in other words I Football Bowl Subdivision (earlier Division I-An) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The program started in 1925 and has a general winning record, including a sum of 11 meeting titles and one division title. On December 12, 2012, previous Red Raiders quarterback Kliff Kingsbury turned into the group’s fifteenth head mentor, following the acquiescence of Tommy Tuberville. Home recreations are played at Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas.
History of Texas Tech Red Raiders football
See likewise: List of Texas Tech Red Raiders football seasons
Texas Tech (at that point known as Texas Technological College) handled its first intercollegiate football group amid the 1925 season. The group was known as the “Bullfighters” from 1925 to 1936, a name proposed by the spouse of E. Y. Freeland, the primary football mentor, to mirror the impact of the Spanish Renaissance design on grounds. In 1932, Texas Tech joined the Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association, otherwise called the Border Conference.
The school’s fleeting Matadors moniker was supplanted formally in 1937 with “Red Raiders”, an epithet offered to them by a sportswriter awed by their brilliant red garbs that remaining parts right up ’til the present time. That equivalent year, the group won its first meeting title and was welcome to the Sun Bowl. The amusement was played on January 1, 1938, and brought about a 7– 6 misfortune toward the West Virginia Mountaineers. Texas Tech endured four more bowl misfortunes before their first postseason win in the 1952 Sun Bowl. Before pulling back from the Border Conference in 1956, the Red Raiders won eight meeting titles and one co-title, the most held by a Border Conference part.
In 1956, Texas Tech was admitted toward the Southwest Conference (SWC), however was ineligible for any title amid a four-year trial period. It increased full SWC enrollment and started official gathering play in 1960. The Red Raiders won meeting co-titles in 1976 and 1994. The group stayed in the SWC until the point when the gathering broke up in 1996. The college was welcomed and turned into a contract part in the South Division of the Big 12 Conference. Texas Tech was the main part in the historical backdrop of the Big 12 to flaunt a triumphant record each year since the meeting’s arrangement, until misery their first losing season in 2011. In 2003, Texas Tech was the main group to have at least 5 players with no less than 60 gatherings in a solitary season. In 2008, the Red Raiders were one of three football groups engaged with the initial three way gathering division tie.
Texas Tech has contended as an individual from three distinct meetings since 1925.
Autonomous (1925– 1931)
Outskirt Intercollegiate Athletic Association (1932– 1956)
Autonomous (1957– 1959)
Southwest Conference (1960– 1995)
Enormous 12 Conference (1996– 2011)
Enormous 12 Conference (South Division) (2012– present)
The Red Raiders have won 11 meeting titles, eight inside and out and three shared.
Year Conference Coach Record Conference Record
1937 Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association Pete Cawthon 8– 4 3– 0
1942† Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association Dell Morgan 4– 5– 1 4– 0
1947 Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association Dell Morgan 6– 4 4– 0
1948 Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association Dell Morgan 7– 3 5– 0
1949 Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association Dell Morgan 7– 5 5– 0
1951 Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association DeWitt Weaver 7– 4 5– 0
1953 Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association DeWitt Weaver 11– 1 5– 0
1954 Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association DeWitt Weaver 7– 2– 1 4– 0
1955 Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association DeWitt Weaver 7– 3– 1 3– 0– 1
1976† Southwest Conference Steve Sloan 10– 2 7– 1
1994† Southwest Conference Spike Dykes 6– 6 4– 3
The Red Raiders were already individuals from the Big 12 South between its initiation in 1996 and the disintegration of gathering divisions inside the Big 12 out of 2011. They won one division title amid that range, imparting it to Oklahoma in 2008.
Season Division Coach Record Conference Record
2008† Big 12 South Mike Leach 11– 2 7– 1