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1981 Texas Tech Red Raiders football
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
1981 record1–9–1 (0–7–1 SWC)
Head coachJerry Moore (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorJim Bates[1] (2nd season)
Home stadiumJones Stadium
Seasons
← 1980
1982 →
1981 Southwest Conference football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 SMU 7 1 0     10 1 0
#5 Texas 6 1 1     10 1 1
Houston 5 2 1     7 4 1
Arkansas 5 3 0     8 4 0
Texas A&M 4 4 0     7 5 0
Rice 3 5 0     4 7 0
Baylor 3 5 0     5 6 0
TCU 1 6 1     2 7 2
Texas Tech 0 7 1     1 9 1
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1981 Texas Tech Red Raiders football team represented Texas Tech University in the Southwest Conference (SWC) during the 1981 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their first season under head coach Jerry Moore, the Red Raiders compiled a 1–9–1 record (4–5 against SWC opponents), were outscored by a combined total of 298 to 198, and finished in ninth and last place in the conference.[2] The team played its home games at Clifford B. and Audrey Jones Stadium in Lubbock, Texas.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 12at Colorado*L 27–4534,884
September 19New Mexico*W 28–2142,321
September 26at BaylorL 15–2840,000
October 3Texas A&M
L 23–2450,081
October 10Arkansas
L 14–2641,866
October 17Rice
  • Jones Stadium
  • Lubbock, TX
L 23–3040,073
October 24Washington*
  • Jones Stadium
  • Lubbock, TX
L 7–1436,335
October 31at No. 6 TexasL 9–2656,439
November 7TCU
T 39–3937,714
November 14at No. 8 SMUL 6–3024,410
November 21at HoustonL 7–1525,169
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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