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1968 Texas Tech Red Raiders football team

The 1968 Texas Tech Red Raiders football team represented Texas Tech University in the Southwest Conference during the 1968 NCAA University Division football season. In their eighth season under head coach J. T. King, the Red Raiders compiled a 5–3–2 record (4–3 against conference opponents), finished in fourth place in the conference, and outscored opponents by a combined total of 255 to 241.[1][2] The team's statistical leaders included Joe Matulich with 864 passing yards, Roger Freeman with 471 rushing yards, and Bobby Allen with 546 receiving yards.[3][4] The team played its home games at Clifford B. & Audrey Jones Stadium.

1968 Texas Tech Red Raiders football
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ConferenceSouthwest Conference
1968 record5–3–2 (4–3 SWC)
Head coachJ. T. King (8th season)
Home stadiumJones Stadium
Seasons
← 1967
1969 →
1968 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 6 Arkansas + 6 1 0     10 1 0
No. 3 Texas + 6 1 0     9 1 1
No. 14 SMU 5 2 0     8 3 0
Texas Tech 4 3 0     5 3 2
Baylor 3 4 0     3 7 0
Texas A&M 2 5 0     3 7 0
TCU 2 5 0     3 7 0
Rice 0 7 0     0 9 1
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 21Cincinnati*T 10–1035,200
September 28No. 6 Texas
W 31–2250,167
October 5Colorado State*
  • Jones Stadium
  • Lubbock, TX
W 43–1338,000
October 11at Texas A&MW 21–1645,000
October 19at Mississippi State*No. 15T 28–2828,000
October 26SMUNo. 19
  • Jones Stadium
  • Lubbock, TX
L 18–3950,352
November 2at RiceW 38–1520,000
November 9TCU
W 31–1440,140
November 16at BaylorL 28–4220,000
November 23No. 9 Arkansas
L 42-748,165
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "1968 Texas Tech Red Raiders Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 27, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Texas Tech Football 2017 Media Guide". Texas Tech University. 2017. p. 99. Retrieved September 27, 2017.
  3. ^ "1968 Texas Tech Red Raiders Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 27, 2017.
  4. ^ 2017 Media Guide, p. 158.