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1965 Texas Tech Red Raiders football
Gator Bowl, L 21–31 vs. Georgia Tech
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 10
1965 record8–3 (5–2 SWC)
Head coachJ. T. King (5th season)
Home stadiumJones Stadium
Seasons
← 1964
1966 →
Template:1965 Southwest Conference football standings

The 1965 Texas Tech Red Raiders football team represented Texas Tech University in the Southwest Conference during the 1965 college football season. In their fifth season under head coach J. T. King, the Red Raiders compiled an 8–3 record (5–2 against conference opponents), finished in second place in the conference, lost to Georgia in the 1965 Gator Bowl, and outscored opponents by a combined total of 278 to 222.[1][2] The team's statistical leaders included Tom Wilson with 2,119 passing yards and Donny Anderson with 705 rushing yards and 797 receiving yards.[3][4] The team played its home games at Clifford B. & Audrey Jones Stadium.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 18Kansas*W 26–7 35,300
September 25at No. 3 TexasL 7–33 65,350
October 2Texas A&M
W 20–16 43,000
October 9TCU
W 28–24 35,000
October 16Oklahoma State*
W 17–14 29,825
October 23at SMUW 26–24 40,000
October 30Rice
  • Jones Stadium
  • Lubbock, TX
W 27–0 43,555
November 6New Mexico State*
  • Jones Stadium
  • Lubbock, TX
W 48–9 28,753
November 13Baylor
W 34–22 45,619
November 20at No. 2 ArkansasNo. 9L 24–42 42,000
December 31vs. Georgia Tech*No. 10L 21–31 60,127
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "1965 Texas Tech Red Raiders Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/texas-tech/1965-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. "1965 Texas Tech Red Raiders Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/texas-tech/1965.html. Retrieved September 27, 2017.
  4. 2017 Media Guide, p. 158.
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