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1972 Texas Tech Red Raiders football
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
1972 record8–4 (4–3 SWC)
Head coachJim Carlen (3rd season)
Home stadiumJones Stadium
Seasons
← 1971
1973 →
Template:1972 Southwest Conference football standings

The 1972 Texas Tech Red Raiders football team represented Texas Tech University in the Southwest Conference during the 1972 college football season. In their third season under head coach Jim Carlen, the Red Raiders compiled an 8–4 record (4–3 against conference opponents), tied for second place in the conference, and outscored opponents by a combined total of 282 to 188.[1][2] The team's statistical leaders included Joe Barnes with 1,142 passing yards, George Smith with 740 rushing yards, and Andre Tillman with 285 receiving yards.[3][4] The team played its home games at Clifford B. & Audrey Jones Stadium.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 16Utah*W 45–238,180
September 23at New Mexico*W 41–1624,860
September 30No. 12 Texas
L 20–2552,187
October 5Tulsa*
  • Jones Stadium
  • Lubbock, TX
W 35–1834,175
October 14at Texas A&MW 17–1434,200
October 21Arizona*
  • Jones Stadium
  • Lubbock, TX
W 35–1033,320
October 28at No. 18 SMUW 17–335,953
November 4at RiceNo. 18W 10–620,000
November 11TCUNo. 15
L 7–3140,120
November 16at BaylorW 13–718,000
November 23ArkansasNo. 20
L 14–2435,275
December 30vs. No. 16 North Carolina*L 28–3227,877
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "1972 Texas Tech Red Raiders Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/texas-tech/1972-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. "1972 Texas Tech Red Raiders Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/texas-tech/1972.html. Retrieved September 27, 2017.
  4. 2017 Media Guide, p. 158.
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