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1959 Texas Tech Red Raiders football
ConferenceIndependent
1959 record4–6
Head coachDeWitt Weaver (9th season)
Home stadiumJones Stadium
Seasons
← 1958
1960 →

The 1959 Texas Tech Red Raiders football team represented Texas Tech University as an independent during the 1959 college football season. In their ninth season under head coach DeWitt Weaver, the Red Raiders compiled a 4–6 record and were outscored by opponents by a combined total of 158 to 139.[1][2] The team's statistical leaders included Ken Talkington with 603 passing yards, Carl Gatlin with 211 rushing yards, and Bake Turner with 444 receiving yards.[3][4] The team played its home games at Clifford B. and Audrey Jones Stadium.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 19Texas A&MW 20–1425,000
September 26Oregon StateW 15–1420,000
October 3Tulsa
  • Jones Stadium
  • Lubbock, TX
W 8–712,000
October 10TCU
L 8–1423,000
October 17at BaylorL 7–14
October 24at SMU
  • Cotton Bowl
  • Dallas, TX
L 13–2130,000
October 30at TulaneL 7–17
November 7at ArizonaL 26–3014,500
November 14Houston
  • Jones Stadium
  • Lubbock, TX
W 27–020,000
November 21at No. 13 ArkansasL 8–2735,000
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

[1][2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "1959 Texas Tech Red Raiders Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/texas-tech/1959-schedule.html. Retrieved September 27, 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Texas Tech Football 2017 Media Guide". Texas Tech University. 2017. p. 99. https://issuu.com/techathletics/docs/2017_texas_tech_football_media_guid. Retrieved September 27, 2017.
  3. "1959 Texas Tech Red Raiders Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/texas-tech/1959.html. Retrieved September 27, 2017.
  4. 2017 Media Guide, p. 158.
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