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1956 Texas Tech Red Raiders football
ConferenceIndependent
1956 record2–7–1
Head coachDeWitt Weaver (6th season)
Home stadiumJones Stadium
Seasons
← 1955
1957 →

The 1956 Texas Tech Red Raiders football team represented Texas Tech University as an independent during the 1956 NCAA University Division football season. In their sixth season under head coach DeWitt Weaver, the Red Raiders compiled a 2–7–1 record and were outscored by opponents by a combined total of 216 to 117.[1][2] The team's statistical leaders included Buddy Hill with 326 passing yards, Doug Duncan with 360 rushing yards, and Ken Vakey with 180 receiving yards.[3][4] The team played its home games at Clifford B. and Audrey Jones Stadium.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 22Texas WesternL 13–1717,000
September 29at BaylorL 0–2715,000
October 6vs. No. 11 Texas A&ML 7–4032,500
October 13West Texas State
  • Jones Stadium
  • Lubbock, TX
L 14–3420,500
October 27at ArizonaW 21–722,000
November 3Oklahoma A&M
T 13–1317,000
November 10No. 17 TCU
W 21–722,000
November 17at TulsaL 7–1012,152
November 24Houston
  • Jones Stadium
  • Lubbock, TX
L 7–2015,500
December 1at Hardin–Simmons
L 14–415,000
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1956 Texas Tech Red Raiders Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/texas-tech/1956-schedule.html. Retrieved September 27, 2017.
  2. "Texas Tech Football 2017 Media Guide". Texas Tech University. 2017. p. 100. https://issuu.com/techathletics/docs/2017_texas_tech_football_media_guid. Retrieved September 27, 2017.
  3. "1956 Texas Tech Red Raiders Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/texas-tech/1956.html. Retrieved September 27, 2017.
  4. 2017 Media Guide, p. 158.
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