The Texas Tech Red Raiders are coming off a surprising run under new head coach Kliff Kingsbury last season. But this year they will be looking to build on what they did last season and improve. Most people didn’t have them making a bowl game last year and they made the Holiday Bowl.
This year Kingsbury will hope to have his Red Raiders in place to be a dark horse in the Big XII conference. While they probably won’t beat the “cream of the crop”, they could easily surprise some teams who may overlook them and not take them serious. This is not a team who will lay down and die, and they won’t be an easy win for most teams. Even with all the questions at key positions.
Texas Tech will get a couple of games early which will help them build momentum heading into the meat of the schedule. With Central Arkansas and UT-El Paso to start, then the Red Raiders should be 2-0 heading into a game with Arkansas at home. After Arkansas, they head into the Big XII schedule.
The Red Raiders get to have most of their toughest games at home in Lubbock, and crazy things tend to happen at games in Lubbock, just ask Oklahoma and Texas. But they do have to travel to Stillwater, Manhattan and Aimes, which will be tough places to win. If they can win one or two games by surprising some teams, then this could be a special season for Texas Tech.
At this point the Red Raiders are probably a six or seven win team, the deciding game cold be the end of season match up against Baylor.
08/30/14 vs. Central Arkansas
09/06/14 at UTEP
09/13/14 vs. Arkansas
09/25/14 at Oklahoma State
10/04/14 at Kansas State
10/11/14 vs. West Virginia
10/18/14 vs. Kansas
10/25/14 at TCU
11/01/14 vs. Texas
11/15/14 vs. Oklahoma
11/22/14 at Iowa State
11/29/14 vs. Baylor (Arlington)
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