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1978 Texas Tech Red Raiders football
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
1978 record7–4 (5–3 SWC)
Head coachRex Dockery (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorSam Robertson (1st season)
Home stadiumJones Stadium
Seasons
← 1977
1979 →
1978 Southwest Conference football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#10 Houston 7 1 0     9 3 0
#11 Arkansas 6 2 0     9 2 1
#9 Texas 6 2 0     9 3 0
Texas Tech 5 3 0     7 4 0
#19 Texas A&M 4 4 0     8 4 0
SMU 3 5 0     4 6 1
Baylor 3 5 0     3 8 0
Rice 2 6 0     2 9 0
TCU 0 8 0     2 9 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1978 Texas Tech Red Raiders football team represented Texas Tech University in the Southwest Conference (SWC) during the 1978 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their first season under head coach Rex Dockery, the Red Raiders compiled a 7–4 record (5–3 against SWC opponents), were outscored by a combined total of 268 to 246, and finished in fourth place in the conference.[1] The team played its home games at Clifford B. and Audrey Jones Stadium in Lubbock, Texas.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 9at No. 9 USC*L 9–1750,321
September 23Arizona*W 41–2641,732
September 30No. 6 Texas
L 7–2454,012
October 7at No. 7 Texas A&ML 9–3856,121
October 14at New Mexico*W 36–2323,167
October 31at RiceW 42–2820,000
November 4Baylor
W 27–948,895
November 11at TCUW 27–1717,228
November 18No. 18 SMU
  • Jones Stadium
  • Lubbock, TX
W 19–1645,101
November 25No. 5 Houston
  • Jones Stadium
  • Lubbock, TX
W 22–2136,691
December 2at No. 8 ArkansasL 7–4943,301
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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ReferencesEdit

  1. "1978 Texas Tech Red Raiders Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/texas-tech/1978.html. Retrieved December 21, 2016.
  2. "1978 Texas Tech Red Raiders Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/texas-tech/1978-schedule.html. Retrieved December 21, 2016.
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