Texas Tech Red Raiders Football Schedule
The Texas Tech Red Raiders Football team has been one of the biggest draws
in Lubbock, Texas since the team's founding in 1925. To date the Red Raiders have won eleven conference championships and
one division title and have an overall winning record. The 2013 team finished sixth in the Big 12 with a 4-5 conference record
and their overall 8-5 record allowed them to participate in the Holiday Bowl. The Red Raiders were a thrilling team to watch
as they ranked second in the FBS in passing yards per game with an average of 392.8 yards. The 2013 season started with a
bang as the Red Raiders won their first seven games before dropping five in a row. The season did end on a winning note with
a 37-23 victory over the Arizona State Sundevils in the Holiday Bowl. If the Red Raiders can carry that momentum into the
2014 season and avoid going on a long losing streak midway through the schedule they could be serious contenders in the Big
The 2014 season kicks off at Jones AT&T Stadium on August 30th when the Red Raiders take on the Central Arkansas
Bears. The home opener at Lubbock is always a huge event and with such high expectations going into the 2014 season you can
expect Jones AT&T Stadium to be overflowing with excitement. This is one game no die hard Red Raiders fan will want to
miss. Another can't miss game takes place in Lubbock when in state and conference rivals the Texas Longhorns come to town
on November 1st. The 15th of November brings the Oklahoma Sooners to Jones AT&T Stadium to battle the Texas Tech Red Raiders.
Last season the Red Raiders lost to the Sooners as they went on to finish second in the conference. If the Red Raiders are
hoping to make a charge towards the top of the Big 12 standings, a big win against the Sooners late in the season would be
significant. On November 29th the home schedule comes to a close with a game against the Baylor Bears. The Red Raiders will
be looking to avenge a 63-34 drubbing at Baylor last season as well as win the final home game of the season in front of their
loyal fans. Be sure to look at all of the Texas Tech Red Raiders' home football games right here on StubHub to see when you
can make it out to Jones AT&T Stadium to show the Red Raiders your support.
There is no reason
to believe that the Texas Tech Red Raiders football program is not on the upswing despite suffering through a difficult 2013
season. There is a talented group of returning players coming back to Lubbock along with recruits like cornerback Nigel Bethel
II and wide receiver Ian Sadler both of whom should be able to come right in and make valuable contributions to the team.
Kliff Kingsbury will be entering his first season at the helm of the Red Raiders football program and as a former quarterback
at Texas Tech he knows all about winning in Lubbock. It will not be a cakewalk in the Big 12 but the Red raiders appear to
be poised to really make a splash during conference play. Each season in the Big 12 is full of great match ups as many of
the teams have long standing rivalries with one another. Now is the time to get on the Texas Tech Red Raiders football bandwagon
so get your tickets today.
There is no college sports environment quite like a Big 12 stadium
on game day. Tens of thousands of students, alumni and locals make their way to the stadium to support their team, decked
out in school colors. Gameday really starts early in the morning with face paint, signs and, of course, tailgating. Any sports
fan would love to experience this special atmosphere, so get tickets to see the Texas Tech Red Raiders match up against their
fierce Big 12 rivals at Jones AT&T Stadium before the season ends. With capacity at just over 60,000 fans, Jones AT&T
Stadium in Lubbock, Texas, hosts one of the best game day atmospheres in the country. With fireworks shot into the sky after
every touchdown, and the stadium filled with Red Raiders black and red, fans get to see some of the top college football players
in the country play every Saturday.
Texas Tech Red Raiders Football Conference
The Big 12 has long been
known as one of the premiere college football conferences in the country and it should be as hotly contested as ever during
the 2014 season. The schools which comprise the Big 12 are Kansas, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas, Texas Tech,
Baylor, TCU, West Virginia, and Iowa State. Last season the Baylor Bears emerged as the Big 12 champions finishing with an
8-1 conference record which put them just ahead of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, and Texas who all finished Big 12 play with 7-2
records. Every game counts in the Big 12 and there may be no recovering from an off day that results in a loss. You can expect
the three teams who tied for second place in the Big 12 in 2013 to be even hungrier this season trying to get back to the
top of the conference standings while Baylor will be looking to successfully defend its title. Each year in the Big 12 some
team turns things around after an off year to become a legitimate contender. This year that team could be the Red Raiders
who were just a few key plays away from an impressive record in 2013.
Texas Tech Red Raiders Football Trivia
Masked Rider is the official mascot of the Texas Tech Red Raiders and has been part of the school's tradition since 1936.
At first the university dared ghost riders to ride horses onto the field before the games, but in 1954 Joe Kirk Fulton led
the Red Raiders onto the field before the Gator Bowl and stunned everyone in attendance with his enthusiasm and masked face
and cowboy hat. This is when the Masked Raider was truly born and became such an important part of the Red Raiders tradition.