2018 Texas Tech Red Raiders football team

The 2018 Texas Tech Red Raiders football team represented Texas Tech University in the 2018 NCAA Division I FBS football season. They were led by Kliff Kingsbury in his sixth and final season as the program's 15th head coach.[1] The Red Raiders played their home games on the university's campus in Lubbock, Texas at Jones AT&T Stadium, and competed as members of the Big 12 Conference. They finished the season 5–7 overall, 3–6 in Big 12 play to finish in a 3-way tie for seventh place.

2018 Texas Tech Red Raiders football
Texas Tech Athletics logo.svg
ConferenceBig 12 Conference
2018 record5–7 (3–6 Big 12)
Head coachKliff Kingsbury (6th season)
Offensive coordinatorKevin Johns (1st season)
Offensive schemeAir raid
Defensive coordinatorDavid Gibbs (4th season)
Base defenseMultiple
CaptainDakota Allen
Travis Bruffy
Ja'Deion High
Jah'Shawn Johnson
Terence Steele
Broderick Washington Jr.
Home stadiumJones AT&T Stadium
(Capacity: 60,454)
Seasons
← 2017
2019 →
2018 Big 12 Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 4 Oklahoma y$^   8 1         12 2  
No. 9 Texas y   7 2         10 4  
Iowa State   6 3         8 5  
No. 20 West Virginia   6 3         8 4  
TCU   4 5         7 6  
Baylor   4 5         7 6  
Kansas State   3 6         5 7  
Texas Tech   3 6         5 7  
Oklahoma State   3 6         7 6  
Kansas   1 8         3 9  
Championship: Oklahoma 39, Texas 27
  • ^ – College Football Playoff participant
  • $ – Conference champion
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

On November 25, head coach Kliff Kingsbury was fired after 6 seasons as head coach, finishing 35–40 overall.[2] 4 days later, the school hired Utah State head coach Matt Wells for the head coaching job.[3]

Previous seasonEdit

The Red Raiders finished the 2017 season 6–7, 3–6 in Big 12 play to finish in eighth place. The team's conference wins were against Kansas, Baylor, and Texas. The season ended with a 34–38 loss against No. 23 South Florida in the Birmingham Bowl.

2018 NFL DraftEdit

Receiver Keke Coutee was drafted in the 4th round (103rd overall) by the Houston Texans.[4] Receiver Dylan Cantrell was drafted by the Los Angeles Chargers in the 6th round (191st overall).[5]

Coaching changesEdit

Former offensive coordinator/receivers coach Eric Morris was hired as the head coach of the Incarnate Word Cardinals on December 30, 2017.[6] Western Michigan Broncos offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Kevin Johns was hired as Texas Tech's new offensive coordinator/receivers coach on January 30, 2018.[7]

PreseasonEdit

Award watch listsEdit

Listed in the order that they were released

Award Player Position Year
Rimington Trophy[8] Paul Stawarz C SR
Chuck Bednarik Award[9] Dakota Allen LB SR
Doak Walker Award[10] DaLeon Ward RB SO
Jim Thorpe Award[11] Jah'Shawn Johnson DB SR
Bronko Nagurski Trophy[12] Dakota Allen LB SR
Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award[13] T.J. Vasher WR JR

Big 12 media pollEdit

The Big 12 media poll was released on July 12, 2018 with the Red Raiders predicted to finish in eighth place.[14]

Media poll
Predicted finish Team Votes (1st place)
1 Oklahoma 509 (46)
2 West Virginia 432 (2)
3 TCU 390 (1)
4 Texas 370 (1)
5 Oklahoma State 300
6 Kansas State 283 (2)
7 Iowa State 250
8 Texas Tech 149
9 Baylor 125
10 Kansas 52

ScheduleEdit

Texas Tech announced its 2018 schedule on October 27, 2017. The 2018 schedule will consist of six home games, four away games, and two neutral site games. The Red Raiders began the 2018 season on September 1 against the Ole Miss Rebels (from the SEC) at NRG Stadium in Houston for the AdvoCare Texas Kickoff and ended the season on November 24 against the Baylor Bears at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. The Red Raiders hosted Big 12 foes West Virginia, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas and traveled to Oklahoma State, TCU, Iowa State, and Kansas State.[15]

The Red Raiders hosted non-conference foes Houston from the AAC and Lamar from the Southland Conference.[16]

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 111:00 a.m.vs. Ole Miss*ESPNL 27–4740,333
September 83:00 p.m.Lamar*FSNW 77–052,126
September 153:15 p.m.Houston*
  • Jones AT&T Stadium
  • Lubbock, TX
FOXW 63–4953,484
September 226:00 p.m.at No. 15 Oklahoma StateFS1W 41–1753,166
September 2911:00 a.m.No. 12 West VirginiaNo. 25
  • Jones AT&T Stadium
  • Lubbock, TX
ESPN2L 34–4255,283
October 116:30 p.m.at TCUESPNW 17–1444,387
October 202:30 p.m.Kansas 
  • Jones AT&T Stadium
  • Lubbock, TX
FS1W 48–1654,402
October 2711:00 a.m.at Iowa StateESPN2L 31–4057,908
November 37:00 p.m.No. 7 Oklahoma
  • Jones AT&T Stadium
  • Lubbock, TX
ABCL 46–5160,454
November 106:30 p.m.No. 15 Texas
  • Jones AT&T Stadium
  • Lubbock, TX (rivalry)
FOXL 34–4160,454
November 172:30 p.m.at Kansas StateESPNUL 6–2147,287
November 2411:00 a.m.vs. BaylorFS1L 24–3527,308
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time
Schedule Source:[17]

RosterEdit

2018 Texas Tech Red Raiders Football

Quarterback

  •  6 McLane Carter – Junior (6'3, 225)
  •  7 Jett DuffeySophomore (6'1, 200)
  • 10 Alan BowmanFreshman (6'3, 201)
  • 12 Colt Garrett – Sophomore (6'1, 195)
  • 15 Nick Gerber – Sophomore (6'1, 175)
  • 16 Caleb Griffin – Junior (6'3, 240)

Running back

  •  2 Demarcus Felton – Senior (5'10, 205)
  • 21 Da'Leon Ward – Sophomore (5'10, 180)
  • 24 Tre King – Senior (5'11, 190)
  • 26 Ta'Zhawn Henry – Freshman (5'7, 170)
  • 28 Sarodorick Thompson – Freshman (6'0, 200)
  • 36 Jake Levrier –   Freshman (5'8, 185)

Fullback

  • 29 Mason Reed – Senior (6'2, 225)
  • 40 Connor Killian – Sophomore (6'2, 235)
  • 41 Tyler Carr – Sophomore (6'4, 260)

Wide receiver

  •  3 Xavier Martin –   Freshman (6'0, 185)
  •  4 Antoine WesleyJunior (6'5, 200)
  •  8 De'Quan Bowman – Senior (5'11, 190)
  •  9 T.J. Vasher – Sophomore (6'6, 190)
  • 19 Zach Austin – Senior (5'11, 195)
  • 22 Seth CollinsJunior (6'3, 190)
  • 32 Kevin Terry – Freshman (6,1, 185)
  • 80 Brandt Schilling – Sophomore (5,9, 175)
  • 82 Kesean Carter – Freshman (5,11, 165)
  • 83 Myller Royals – Freshman (6'5, 180)
  • 84 Erik Ezukanma – Freshman (6'3, 180)
  • 85 Corey Fulcher – Freshman (6'1, 185)
  • 86 Dalton Rigdon –   Freshman (5'11, 170)
  • 87 Sterling Galban – Freshman (5'11, 170)
  • 88 Ja'Deion High – Senior (5'11, 190)
  • 89 Caden Leggett – Freshman (6'1, 185)

Tight end

  • 11 Donta Thompson – Junior (6'5, 225)
  • 47 Mason McHorse – Freshman (6'4, 230)

Long snapper

  • 43 Noah Hess – Junior (6'2, 200)
  • 48 Kyle Heffron – Senior (6'0, 215)
  • 50 Landon O'Connor –   Freshman (6'2, 185)
 

Offensive lineman

  • 56 Jack Anderson – RG – Sophomore (6'5, 320)
  • 58 Madison Akamnonu – LT – Junior (6'5, 320)
  • 59 Demarcus Marshall – OG – Freshman (6'3, 280)
  • 61 Colin Yang – OL – Senior (6'3, 280)
  • 64 Clayton Franks – OG – Freshman (6'4, 275)
  • 65 Zach Adams – OT – Sophomore (6'6, 320)
  • 66 Hakeem White – OG – Freshman (6'3, 285)
  • 67 Troy Bradshaw – OL – Freshman (6,6, 275)
  • 68 Casey Verhulst – OT –   Freshman (6'6, 305)
  • 70 Weston Wright – OT – Freshman (6'6, 300)
  • 71 Bailey Smith – RT – Junior (6'5, 305)
  • 72 Jack Reichel – OG – Senior (6'5, 290)
  • 73 Dawson Deaton – C –   Freshman (6'6, 305)
  • 74 Will Farrar – OL –   Freshman (6'5, 320)
  • 75 Giovanni Pancotti – OT – Sophomore (6'6, 310)
  • 76 Paul Stawarz – C – Senior (6'6, 295)
  • 77 Jacob Hines – OG – Senior (6'5, 320)
  • 78 Terence Steele – RT – Junior (6'6, 320)
  • 79 Travis Bruffy – LT – Junior (6'6, 305)

Defensive lineman

  • 50 Mark Brown –   (6'3, 225)
  • 53 Eli Howard – Sophomore (6'4, 270)
  • 57 Michael Mays – Senior (6'1, 230)
  • 59 Zackery Semrak –   Freshman (6'2, 290)
  • 66 John Gerold – Junior (6'4, 285)
  • 89 Houston Miller – Sophomore (6'4, 265)
  • 90 Quentin Yontz – Senior (6'2, 270)
  • 91 Nelson Mbanasor –   Freshman (6'3, 280)
  • 92 Noah Jones – Sophomore (6'3, 260)
  • 93 John Scott III – Freshman (6'3, 275)
  • 94 Lonzell Gilmore – Junior (6'3, 280)
  • 95 Jaylon Hutchings – Freshman (6'0, 295)
  • 96 Broderick Washington Jr.Junior (6'3, 305)
  • 97 Joseph Wallace – Sophomore (6'1, 315)
  • 98 Nick McCann – Sophomore (6'2, 310)
  • 99 Preston Gordon – Senior (6'1, 280)
 

Linebacker

  •  1 Jordyn BrooksJunior (6'1, 240)
  •  6 Riko Jeffers – Sophomore (6'2, 245)
  •  9 Tony Jones – Senior (6'2, 225)
  • 13 Kolin Hill – Senior (6'2, 245)
  • 18 Christian Taylor – Junior (6'2, 220)
  • 34 Taven Christopher – Sophomore (6'2, 185)
  • 35 Patrick Curley – Freshman (6'2, 215)
  • 37 Xavier Benson – Freshman (6'3, 200)
  • 38 Jacob Schuster –   Freshman (5'11, 210)
  • 39 Michael Nelson –   Freshman (5'11, 205)
  • 40 Dakota AllenSenior (6'1, 235)
  • 42 Case Gatlin – Freshman (6'4, 230)
  • 45 Aaron Calcote –   Freshman (6'0, 230)
  • 52 Ja'Quay Pough – Sophomore (6'1, 220)

Defensive back

  •  3 Douglas Coleman – Junior (6'1, 190)
  •  4 Desmon Smith – Junior (6'2, 190)
  •  5 Octavius Morgan – Senior (6'0, 205)
  •  7 Jah'Shawn Johnson – Senior (5'10, 185)
  • 10 John Bonney – Senior (6'1, 205)
  • 12 Quincy Addison –   Freshman (6'1, 190)
  • 15 Vaughnte Dorsey – Senior (5'11, 200)
  • 16 Thomas Leggett – Sophomore (6'0, 185)
  • 17 John Davis, Jr. –   Freshman (6'1, 185)
  • 20 Adrian Frye –   Freshman (6'1, 190)
  • 21 Kisean Allen – Senior (5'11, 180)
  • 22 Trey Gentry – Sophomore (5'11, 175)
  • 23 Demarcus Fields – Sophomore (6'0, 200)
  • 24 Adam Beck –   Freshman (6'2, 185)
  • 27 Adrien Cross – Junior (5'10, 195)
  • 30 Jax Welch – Sophomore (5'9, 180)
  • 31 Justus Parker – Junior (6'0, 205)
  • 32 Jake Kirkpatrick – Freshman (5'11, 190)
  • 34 Lamont Jones, Jr. –   Freshman (6'0, 185)
  • 41 Andre Woods – Senior (5'10, 175)
  • 48 Adonis Brown – Freshman (6'0, 175)

Placekicker

  • 36 Trey Wolff – Freshman (6'4, 185)
  • 39 Matthew Cluck – Senior (6'0, 210)
  • 49 Michael Barden – Senior (5'11, 180)
  • 96 Clayton Hatfield – Senior (5'10, 185)

Punter

  • 46 Reed Bowman – Sophomore (6'0, 205)
  • 85 Dominic Panazzolo – Senior (6'5, 210)

Game summariesEdit

vs. Ole MissEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
2–3 2009 MISS, 47–34
Ole Miss Rebels vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders (AdvoCare Texas Kickoff) – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Rebels 24 6 71047
Red Raiders 7 10 10027

at NRG Stadium, Houston, TX

Game information
Statistics[18] Ole Miss Texas Tech
Total Yards 546 486
Passing Yards 336 322
Rushing Yards 210 164
Penalties 7-49 6-80
Turnovers 1 0
Time of Possession 23:35 36:25

McLane Carter was named the Red Raiders' starting quarterback for the game. Carter exited the game in the 1st quarter with an ankle injury, with freshman Alan Bowman replacing him.[19] Texas Tech lost its first season opener since the 2002 season, losing to Ole Miss by a score of 27–47.[20]

LamarEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
3–0[21] 1988 TTU, 59–28
Lamar Cardinals at Texas Tech Red Raiders  – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Cardinals 0 0 000
Red Raiders 14 28 142177

at Jones AT&T Stadium, Lubbock, TX

  • Date: September 8
  • Game time: 3:00 p.m.
  • Game weather: Temperature: 77 °F (25 °C) • Weather: cloudy • Wind: NNE 10 MPH
  • Game attendance: 52,126
  • Referee: Eddy Shelton
  • TV: FSN
  • Source: [2]
Game information
Statistics[22] Lamar Texas Tech
Total Yards 182 683
Passing Yards 80 419
Rushing Yards 102 264
Penalties 4-15 14-139
Turnovers 4 1
Time of Possession 29:20 30:40

Texas Tech defeated Lamar by a score of 77–0, the Red Raiders' first shutout victory since September 2006.[23] The 77 points are the most points scored by Texas Tech since an 80–21 victory over Sam Houston State in September 2005 and the largest margin of victory since a 79–0 win over Trinity in November 1932.[24]

HoustonEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
12–18–1 2017 TTU, 27–24
Houston Cougars at Texas Tech Red Raiders (Celebrate Cotton Game) – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Cougars 21 7 14749
Red Raiders 14 21 141463

at Jones AT&T Stadium, Lubbock, TX

  • Date: September 15
  • Game time: 3:15 p.m.
  • Game weather: Temperature: 80 °F (27 °C) • Weather: cloudy • Wind: ESE 13 MPH
  • Game attendance: 53,484
  • Referee: Adam Savoie
  • TV: FOX
  • Source: [3]
Game information
Statistics[25] Houston Texas Tech
Total Yards 635 704
Passing Yards 462 605
Rushing Yards 173 99
Penalties 9-68 9-82
Turnovers 0 1
Time of Possession 24:22 35:38

Receiver Antoine Wesley broke a school record for most receiving yards in a game with 261 yards. Quarterback Alan Bowman broke a Big 12 record for most passing yards in a game by a freshman with 605 yards.[26]

at Oklahoma StateEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
21–21–3 2017 OKST, 41–34
Texas Tech Red Raiders at No. 15 Oklahoma State Cowboys – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Red Raiders 7 17 10741
No. 15 Cowboys 10 7 0017

at Boone Pickens Stadium, Stillwater, OK

  • Date: September 22
  • Game time: 6:00 p.m.
  • Game weather: Temperature: 77 °F (25 °C) • Weather: sunny • Wind: NE 9 MPH
  • Game attendance: 53,166
  • Referee: Mike Defee
  • TV: FS1
  • Source: [4]
Game information
Statistics[27] Texas Tech Oklahoma State
Total Yards 621 386
Passing Yards 397 258
Rushing Yards 224 128
Penalties 3-20 8-73
Turnovers 2 2
Time of Possession 41:17 18:43

With the 41–17 victory, the Red Raiders got their first win in Stillwater since 2001, and their first win over the Cowboys since 2008. This is also Texas Tech's first win over a ranked opponent since the 2013 Holiday Bowl.

West VirginiaEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
2–5 2017 WVU, 46–35
No. 12 West Virginia Mountaineers at No. 25 Texas Tech Red Raiders – Game summary
1 2 34Total
No. 12 Mountaineers 28 7 0742
No. 25 Red Raiders 7 3 71734

at Jones AT&T Stadium, Lubbock, TX

  • Date: September 29
  • Game time: 11:00 a.m.
  • Game weather: Temperature: 61 °F (16 °C) • Weather: partly cloudy • Wind: S 5 MPH
  • Game attendance: 55,283
  • Referee: Brad VanVark
  • TV: ESPN2
  • Source: [5]
Game information
Statistics[28] West Virginia Texas Tech
Total Yards 489 463
Passing Yards 370 295
Rushing Yards 119 168
Penalties 12-115 7-60
Turnovers 0 3
Time of Possession 30:26 29:34

Starting quarterback Alan Bowman left the game late in the second quarter with an upper-body injury, with Jett Duffey finishing the game.[29] Bowman finished the game 9/20 for 123 yards with one touchdown and an interception. Bowman was taken to a local hospital where it was revealed he had a partially collapsed lung.[30]

at TCUEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
31–26–5 2017 TCU, 27–3
Texas Tech Red Raiders at TCU Horned Frogs – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Red Raiders 3 0 7717
Horned Frogs 0 7 0714

at Amon G. Carter Stadium, Fort Worth, TX

Game information
Statistics[31] Texas Tech TCU
Total Yards 353 411
Passing Yards 202 290
Rushing Yards 151 121
Penalties 12–89 8–63
Turnovers 1 3
Time of Possession 30:45 29:15

Jett Duffey started at quarterback for the Red Raiders, the third different starting quarterback in 2018 for Texas Tech.

The Horned Frogs received the opening kickoff, starting at their own 8-yard line following an illegal block penalty. TCU had two more penalties on the drive (both for a false start) and ended the drive with Andrew David punting from his own 22-yard line. Texas Tech made it to the TCU 5-yard line before the drive stalled, settling for a 22-yard field goal from Clayton Hatfield to take a 3–0 lead. On the next drive the Horned Frogs made it to the Texas Tech 8-yard line. The drive ended when a Shawn Robinson pass was intercepted in the endzone by Jordyn Brooks, who returned the interception to the Texas Tech 3-yard line. The Red Raiders only gained two yards following the interception, punting from their own 5-yard line. The Horned Frogs started their drive from the Texas Tech 40, ending the drive on a 20-yard touchdown pass from Shawn Robinson to Jalen Reagor. Texas Tech made it to the TCU 45-yard line, turning the ball over on downs. On the next drive, TCU went for it on 4th down and picked up the 1st down, but Sewo Olonilua fumbled the ball with it being recovered by Tony Jones for Texas Tech. The two teams traded punts on their next possessions. With less than a minute left in the half, a Duffey pass was intercepted by Julius Lewis at the Texas Tech 44-yard line. Following Duffey's interception, Jonathan Song attempted a 47-yard field goal for the Horned Frogs, with the kick going to the left of the goal posts. The Red Raiders took a knee to end the half.

McLane Carter came out at quarterback for Texas Tech to start the second half, playing in his first game since week 1 against Ole Miss.[32] Carter was sacked twice on the first drive of the half, with the Red Raiders having to punt. Duffey returned to the game on Texas Tech's second drive of the half after Carter appeared to be limping off the field following the team's previous drive. Duffey's first drive of the second half ended with a 62-yard touchdown pass to Ja'Deion High. Duffey would also have a 38-yard touchdown run in the 4th quarter to help the Red Raiders edge out the Horned Frogs.

KansasEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
18–1 2017 TTU, 65–19
Kansas Jayhawks at Texas Tech Red Raiders (Homecoming 2018) – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Jayhawks 3 0 6716
Red Raiders 3 21 32148

at Jones AT&T Stadium, Lubbock, TX

  • Date: October 20
  • Game time: 2:30 p.m.
  • Game weather: Temperature: 66 °F (19 °C) • Weather: mostly clear • Wind: E 10 MPH
  • Game attendance: 54,402
  • Referee: Brandon Cruse
  • TV: FS1
  • Source: [7]
Game information
Statistics[33] Kansas Texas Tech
Total Yards 308 553
Passing Yards 221 441
Rushing Yards 87 112
Penalties 6-62 7-61
Turnovers 2 3
Time of Possession 28:27 31:33

Alan Bowman started his first game since suffering a partially collapsed lung three weeks earlier. Bowman left the game midway through the fourth quarter, finishing the game 36/46 for 408 yards and three touchdowns with an interception.

at Iowa StateEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
11–5 2017 ISU, 31–13
Texas Tech Red Raiders at Iowa State Cyclones – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Red Raiders 10 7 7731
Cyclones 0 14 17940

at Jack Trice Stadium, Ames, IA

  • Date: October 27
  • Game time: 11:00 a.m.
  • Game weather: Temperature: 50 °F (10 °C) • Weather: clear • Wind: SW 0-2 MPH
  • Game attendance: 57,908
  • Referee: Mike Defee
  • TV announcers (ESPN2): Anish Shroff, Ahmad D. Brooks, Roddy Jones
  • Source: [8]
Game information
Statistics[34] Red Raiders Iowa State
Total Yards 363 422
Passing Yards 333 250
Rushing Yards 30 172
Penalties 10–105 4–25
Turnovers 3 1
Time of Possession 26:00 34:00

OklahomaEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
6–19 2017 OKLA, 49–27
No. 7 Oklahoma Sooners at Texas Tech Red Raiders – Game summary
1 2 34Total
No. 7 Sooners 7 21 71651
Red Raiders 14 17 01546

at Jones AT&T Stadium, Lubbock, TX

  • Date: November 3
  • Game time: 7:00 p.m.
  • Game weather: Temperature: 54 °F (12 °C) • Weather: cloudy • Wind: N 17 MPH
  • Game attendance: 60,454
  • Referee: Reggie Smith
  • TV announcers (ABC): Steve Levy, Brian Griese, Todd McShay
  • Source: [9]
Game information
Statistics[35] Oklahoma Texas Tech
Total Yards 683 473
Passing Yards 360 366
Rushing Yards 323 107
Penalties 10–113 7–69
Turnovers 2 0
Time of Possession 32:11 27:49

Quarterback Alan Bowman left the game at halftime for an unknown reason. It was later revealed that Bowman might have re-aggravated his previous injury where he suffered a partially collapsed lung.[36]

TexasEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
17–50 2017 TTU, 27–23
No. 15 Texas Longhorns at Texas Tech Red Raiders – Game summary
1 2 34Total
No. 15 Longhorns 0 17 101441
Red Raiders 7 3 02434

at Jones AT&T Stadium, Lubbock, TX

  • Date: November 10
  • Game time: 6:30 p.m.
  • Game weather: Temperature: 49 °F (9 °C) • Wind: SSW 10 MPH • Weather: clear skies
  • Game attendance: 60,454
  • Referee: Mike Defee
  • TV: FOX
  • Source: [10]
Game information
Statistics[37] Texas Texas Tech
Total Yards 469 595
Passing Yards 312 454
Rushing Yards 157 141
Penalties 6–59 8–89
Turnovers 0 3
Time of Possession 33:08 26:52

at Kansas StateEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
9–9 2017 KSU, 42–35OT
Texas Tech Red Raiders at Kansas State Wildcats – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Red Raiders 6 0 006
Wildcats 0 10 5621

at Bill Snyder Family Stadium, Manhattan, KS

Game information
Statistics[38] Texas Tech Kansas State
Total Yards 181 367
Passing Yards 150 213
Rushing Yards 31 154
Penalties 4–37 2–20
Turnovers 3 1
Time of Possession 22:11 37:49

The Red Raiders experienced their fourth consecutive loss when traveling to Manhattan. Tech was without starting quarterback Alan Bowman and offensive players Connor Killian and Mason Reed were also out. Tech ran the ball 26 times for 31 yards and has not had a ball carrier reach 65 yards in the past seven games. Tech's 181 yards of total offense was the lowest output since 2010 against the Texas Longhorns.[39]

Kansas State kicker Blake Lynch had not completed a successful field goal in a game for nearly two months, but managed to match a career-high with four straight and added an extra point. A blocked punt by Kansas State's Brock Monty added to K-State's success with Texas Tech losing by a score of 21-6.[40]

vs. BaylorEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
38–37–1 2017 TTU, 38–24
Texas Tech Red Raiders vs. Baylor Bears (Texas Farm Bureau Insurance Shootout) – Game summary
1 2 34Total
Bears 7 7 14735
Red Raiders 10 7 0724

at AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX

  • Date: November 24
  • Game time: 11:00 a.m.
  • Game weather: Played indoors (retractable roof closed)
  • Game attendance: 27,308
  • Referee: Brad Van Vark
  • TV: FS1
  • Source: [11]
Game information
Statistics[41] Baylor Texas Tech
Total Yards 478 347
Passing Yards 308 247
Rushing Yards 170 100
Penalties 12–80 8–85
Turnovers 2 2
Time of Possession 36:04 23:56

StatisticsEdit

ScoringEdit

Scores against non-conference opponents
1 2 3 4 Total
Opponents 45 13 21 17 96
Texas Tech 35 59 38 35 167
Scores against the Big 12
1 2 3 4 Total
Opponents 41 62 38 50 191
Texas Tech 41 51 34 83 209
Scores against all opponents
1 2 3 4 Total
Opponents 106 103 59 67 335
Texas Tech 78 110 72 118 378

OffenseEdit

Special teamsEdit

Weekly awardsEdit

  • Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week
Dakota Allen (week 8 vs. Kansas)[49]
  • Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week
Dominic Pannazzolo (week 7 vs. TCU)[50]
Clayton Hatfield (week 8 vs. Kansas)[49]
  • Big 12 Newcomer of the Week
Alan Bowman (week 3 vs. Houston)[51]
  • CBS Sports Freshman of the Week
Alan Bowman (week 3 vs. Houston)[52]
  • Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Player of the Week
Alan Bowman (week 3 vs. Houston)[53]
  • Manning Award Quarterback of the Week
Alan Bowman (Week 3 vs. Houston)[54]

RankingsEdit

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. т = Tied with team above or below. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Final 
AP NR NR NR NR 25 NR NR RV RV NR RV NR NR NR NR NR NR 
Coaches NR NR NR NR RV NR NR RV RV NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR 
CFP Not released NR NR NR NR NR NR NR Not released

AftermathEdit

Texas Tech failed to gain bowl eligibility.[55] Upon the conclusion of the season (after the loss to Baylor), head coach Kliff Kingsbury was fired. Oregon defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt was reported to have interviewed for the position with Texas Tech's athletics director Kirby Hocut.[56] The Red Raiders have their next game scheduled for the 2019 season as the program's home opener on August 31, 2019 against Montana State.[55]

Players drafted into the NFLEdit

Round Pick Player Position NFL Club
7 251 Dakota Allen LB Los Angeles Rams

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Chiari, Mike. "Kliff Kingsbury Fired as Texas Tech Head Coach After 6 Seasons". Bleacher Report. Retrieved December 1, 2018.
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