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1966 Texas Tech Red Raiders football
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
1966 record4–6 (2–5 SWC)
Head coachJ. T. King (6th season)
Home stadiumJones Stadium
Seasons
← 1965
1967 →
Template:1966 Southwest Conference football standings

The 1966 Texas Tech Red Raiders football team represented Texas Tech University in the Southwest Conference during the 1966 college football season. In their sixth 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 216 to 181.[1][2] The team's statistical leaders included John Scovell with 1,323 passing yards, Mike Leinert with 495 rushing yards, and Larry Gilbert with 767 receiving yards.[3][4] The team played its home games at Clifford B. & Audrey Jones Stadium.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 17at Kansas*W 23–728,165
September 24TexasL 21–3148,155
October 1at Texas A&ML 14–3523,500
October 8at TCUL 3–625,064
October 15Florida State*
  • Jones Stadium
  • Lubbock, TX
L 33–4228,307
October 22SMU
  • Jones Stadium
  • Lubbock, TX
L 7–2440,354
October 29at RiceW 35–1921,000
November 5Oklahoma State*
W 10–728,175
November 12Baylor
L 14–2928,965
November 19No. 6 Arkansas
W 21–1634,565
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

[1][2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "1966 Texas Tech Red Raiders Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/texas-tech/1966-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. "1966 Texas Tech Red Raiders Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/texas-tech/1966.html. Retrieved September 27, 2017.
  4. 2017 Media Guide, p. 158.
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