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1986 Texas Tech Red Raiders football
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
1986 record7–5 (5–3 SWC)
Head coachDavid McWilliams (1st year)
Spike Dykes (bowl game only)
Home stadiumJones Stadium
Seasons
← 1985
1987 →
1986 Southwest Conference football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#13 Texas A&M 7 1 0     9 3 0
#15 Arkansas 6 2 0     9 3 0
#12 Baylor 6 2 0     9 3 0
Texas Tech 5 3 0     7 5 0
SMU 5 3 0     6 5 0
Texas 4 4 0     5 6 0
Rice 2 6 0     4 7 0
TCU 1 7 0     3 8 0
Houston 0 8 0     1 10 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1986 Texas Tech Red Raiders football team represented Texas Tech University in the Southwest Conference (SWC) during the 1986 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their first and only season under head coach David McWilliams, the Red Raiders compiled a 7–4 record in the regular season (5–3 against SWC opponents) and finished in a tie for fourth place in the conference. The team was invited to play in the 1986 Independence Bowl and lost to Ole Miss, 20 to 17. The team was coached in the bowl game by Spike Dykes. Over the course of the full 1986 season, the team outscored opponents by a combined total of 271 to 268.[1] The team played its home games at Clifford B. and Audrey Jones Stadium in Lubbock, Texas.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 67:00 PMKansas State*W 41–737,842
September 136:30 PMat No. 2 Miami (FL)*L 11–6141,925
September 207:00 PMNew Mexico*
  • Jones Stadium
  • Lubbock, TX
W 14–736,520
September 2712:00 PMNo. 17 Baylor
RaycomL 14–4541,046
October 41:30 PMat No. 14 Texas A&ML 8–4562,876
October 111:00 PMat No. 8 ArkansasW 17–749,012
October 1812:00 PMat RiceRaycomW 49–2118,000
November 112:00 PMTexas
USAW 23–2144,820
November 82:00 PMat TCUW 36–1425,729
November 152:00 PMSMU
  • Jones Stadium
  • Lubbock, TX
L 7–1335,887
November 222:00 PMHouston
  • Jones Stadium
  • Lubbock, TX
W 34–730,196
December 207:00 PMvs. Ole Miss*USAL 17–2046,369
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

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ReferencesEdit

  1. "1986 Texas Tech Red Raiders Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/texas-tech/1986.html. Retrieved December 21, 2016.
  2. "1986 Texas Tech Red Raiders Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/texas-tech/1986-schedule.html. Retrieved December 22, 2016.
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