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1973 Texas Tech Red Raiders football
Gator Bowl, W 28–19 vs. Tennessee
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 11
APNo. 11
1973 record11–1 (6–1 SWC)
Head coachJim Carlen (4th season)
Home stadiumJones Stadium
Seasons
← 1972
1974 →
Template:1973 Southwest Conference football standings

The 1973 Texas Tech Red Raiders football team represented Texas Tech University in the Southwest Conference during the 1973 NCAA Division I football season. In their fourth season under head coach Jim Carlen, the Red Raiders compiled an 11–1 record (6–1 against conference opponents), finished in second place in the conference, defeated Tennessee in the 1973 Gator Bowl, were ranked No. 11 in the final AP Poll, and outscored opponents by a combined total of 342 to 187.[1][2] The team's statistical leaders included Joe Barnes with 978 passing yards and 568 rushing yards and Andre Tillman with 428 receiving yards.[3][4] The team played its home games at Clifford B. & Audrey Jones Stadium.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 15Utah*No. 20W 29–2238,554
September 22New Mexico*
  • Jones Stadium
  • Lubbock, TX
W 41–730,218
September 29at No. 14 TexasL 12–2877,809
October 6at Oklahoma State*W 20–741,000
October 13Texas A&M
W 28–1650,102
October 20at No. 19 Arizona*W 31–1740,172
October 27SMUNo. 18
  • Jones Stadium
  • Lubbock, TX
W 31–1445,098
November 3RiceNo. 15
  • Jones Stadium
  • Lubbock, TX
W 19–637,400
November 10at TCUNo. 12W 24–1025,029
November 17BaylorNo. 12
W 55–2435,102
November 24at ArkansasNo. 12W 24–1742,061
December 29vs. No. 20 Tennessee*No. 11W 28–1962,109
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "1973 Texas Tech Red Raiders Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/texas-tech/1973-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. "1973 Texas Tech Red Raiders Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/texas-tech/1973.html. Retrieved September 27, 2017.
  4. 2017 Media Guide, p. 158.
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