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1961 Texas Tech Red Raiders football
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
1961 record4–6 (2–5 SWC)
Head coachJ. T. King (1st season)
Home stadiumJones Stadium
Seasons
← 1960
1962 →
Template:1961 Southwest Conference football standings

The 1961 Texas Tech Red Raiders football team represented Texas Tech University in the Southwest Conference during the 1961 college football season. In their first season under head coach J. T. King, the Red Raiders compiled a 4–6 record (2–5 against conference opponents), tied for sixth place in the conference, and were outscored by opponents by a combined total of 201 to 94.[1][2] The team's statistical leaders included Doug Cannon with 442 passing yards, Coolidge Hunt with 486 rushing yards, and Bob Witucki with 335 receiving yards.[3][4] The team played its home games at Clifford B. and Audrey Jones Stadium.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 23at Mississippi State*L 0–6 33,000
September 30at No. 6 TexasL 14–42 43,500
October 7Texas A&ML 7–38 38,500
October 14TCU
W 10–0 25,500
October 21Baylor
W 19–17 32,500
October 28at SMUL 7–8 17,000
November 4Rice
  • Jones Stadium
  • Lubbock, TX
L 7–42 34,000
November 11Boston College*
  • Jones Stadium
  • Lubbock, TX
W 14–6 20,000
November 25at No. 9 ArkansasL 0–28 41,000
December 2West Texas State*
  • Jones Stadium
  • Lubbock, TX
W 16–14 25,000
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "1961 Texas Tech Red Raiders Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/texas-tech/1961-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. "1961 Texas Tech Red Raiders Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/texas-tech/1961.html. Retrieved September 27, 2017.
  4. 2017 Media Guide, p. 158.
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