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1979 Texas Tech Red Raiders football
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
1979 record3–6–2 (2–5–1 SWC)
Head coachRex Dockery (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorSam Robertson (2nd season)
Home stadiumJones Stadium
Seasons
← 1978
1980 →
1979 Southwest Conference football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#5 Houston § 7 1 0     11 1 0
#8 Arkansas § 7 1 0     10 2 0
#12 Texas 6 2 0     9 3 0
#14 Baylor 5 3 0     8 4 0
Texas A&M 4 4 0     6 5 0
SMU 3 5 0     5 6 0
Texas Tech 2 5 1     3 6 2
TCU 1 6 1     2 8 1
Rice 0 8 0     1 10 0
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1979 Texas Tech Red Raiders football team represented Texas Tech University in the Southwest Conference (SWC) during the 1979 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their second season under head coach Rex Dockery, the Red Raiders compiled a 3–6–2 record (2–5–1 against SWC opponents), were outscored by a combined total of 182 to 141, and finished in seventh place in the conference.[1] The team played its home games at Clifford B. and Audrey Jones Stadium in Lubbock, Texas.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 8No. 1 USC*L 7–2152,991
September 15New Mexico*
  • Jones Stadium
  • Lubbock, TX
W 17–742,109
September 22at Arizona*T 14–1440,476
September 29at BaylorL 17–2735,800
October 6Texas A&M
W 21–2052,468
October 13Arkansas
L 6–2047,109
October 20Rice
  • Jones Stadium
  • Lubbock, TX
W 30–741,732
November 3at No. 8 TexasL 6–1477,809
November 10TCU
T 3–340,091
November 17at SMUL 10–3542,226
November 24at No. 9 HoustonL 7–3425,637
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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ReferencesEdit

  1. "1979 Texas Tech Red Raiders Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/texas-tech/1979.html. Retrieved December 21, 2016.
  2. "1979 Texas Tech Red Raiders Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/texas-tech/1979-schedule.html. Retrieved December 21, 2016.
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