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1971 Texas Tech Red Raiders football
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
1971 record4–7 (2–5 SWC)
Head coachJim Carlen (2nd season)
Home stadiumJones Stadium
Seasons
← 1970
1972 →
Template:1971 Southwest Conference football standings

The 1971 Texas Tech Red Raiders football team represented Texas Tech University in the Southwest Conference during the 1971 college football season. In their second season under head coach Jim Carlen, the Red Raiders compiled a 4–7 record (2–5 against conference opponents), finished in seventh place in the conference, and were outscored by opponents by a combined total of 138 to 131.[1][2] The team's statistical leaders included Jimmy Carmichael with 423 passing yards, Doug McCutchen with 548 rushing yards, and Johnny Odom with 242 receiving yards.[3][4] The team played its home games at Clifford B. & Audrey Jones Stadium.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 11at Tulane*L 9–1521,738
September 18New Mexico*L 10–1337,200
September 25at No. 3 TexasL 0–2876,639
October 2at Arizona*W 13–631,000
October 9Texas A&M
W 28–744,380
October 16Boston College*
  • Jones Stadium
  • Lubbock, TX
W 14–632,480
October 23at SMUL 17–1826,681
October 30Rice
  • Jones Stadium
  • Lubbock, TX
L 7–938,340
November 6at TCUL 6–1722,138
November 13Baylor
W 27–032,169
November 20at No. 17 ArkansasL 0–1543,000
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "1971 Texas Tech Red Raiders Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/texas-tech/1971-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. "1971 Texas Tech Red Raiders Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/texas-tech/1971.html. Retrieved September 27, 2017.
  4. 2017 Media Guide, p. 158.
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