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1970 Texas Tech Red Raiders football
Sun Bowl, L 9–17 vs. Georgia Tech
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
1970 record8–4 (5–2 SWC)
Head coachJim Carlen (1st season)
Home stadiumJones Stadium
Seasons
← 1969
1971 →
Template:1970 Southwest Conference football standings

The 1970 Texas Tech Red Raiders football team represented Texas Tech University in the Southwest Conference during the 1970 college football season. In their first season under head coach Jim Carlen, the Red Raiders compiled an 8–4 record (5–2 against conference opponents), finished in third place in the conference, lost to Georgia Tech in the 1970 Sun Bowl, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 222 to 165.[1][2] The team's statistical leaders included Charles Napper with 979 passing yards, Doug McCutchen with 1,068 rushing yards, and Johnny Odom with 331 receiving yards.[3][4] The team played its home games at Clifford B. & Audrey Jones Stadium.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 12Tulane*W 21–1443,250
September 19at Kansas*W 23–038,700
September 26No. 2 Texas
L 13–3553,124
October 3UC Santa Barbara*
  • Jones Stadium
  • Lubbock, TX
W 63–2134,000
October 10at Texas A&MW 21–743,075
October 17at Mississippi State*No. 17L 16–2020,000
October 24SMU
  • Jones Stadium
  • Lubbock, TX
W 14–1046,258
October 31at RiceW 3–025,000
November 7TCU
W 22–1440,100
November 14at BaylorW 7–319,000
November 21No. 6 ArkansasNo. 19
L 10–2450,125
December 19vs. No. 13 Georgia Tech*No. 19L 9–1726,188
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "1970 Texas Tech Red Raiders Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/texas-tech/1970-schedule.html. Retrieved September 27, 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Texas Tech Football 2017 Media Guide". Texas Tech University. 2017. p. 98. https://issuu.com/techathletics/docs/2017_texas_tech_football_media_guid. Retrieved September 27, 2017.
  3. "1970 Texas Tech Red Raiders Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/texas-tech/1970.html. Retrieved September 27, 2017.
  4. 2017 Media Guide, p. 158.
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