Despite winning the Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas in an eight-win season, the Red Raiders are still a highly unbalanced team. The passing attack, which led the Big 12 and was second in the nation, has seemingly always been a high-powered unit. Scoring is not the problem, but believe it or not it could actually be better than the 20th in the country that it was last season. And that’s because TTU was just 88th in the nation in rushing. Look for leading rusher Kenny Williams to take another step forward in his junior year. Last year’s quarterback, Seth Doege, has graduated, so it’s up to undersized yet effective Michael Brewer to air it out. Wide receiver Eric Ward enters the season as the undoubted #1, but again, the offense isn’t the concerned. The defense (92nd) just was not able to make big plays at all last year, and it cost them in crucial tight conference losses to Texas and Baylor. But new coach Kliff Kingsbury brings hope and a new scheme to Lubbock, and to be quite honest, the defense can’t get much worse than it was last year. Texas Tech has an easy schedule until road games at West Virginia and Oklahoma in late October, so they should make it back to a bowl.
The Texas Tech Raiders have a Big 12 football program that has been on the rise ever since head coach Tommy Tuberville took over. The Red Raiders play at the Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas, which holds just over 60,000 fans. They have never won a national title, but do have 35 bowl appearances, 11 conference titles, and one division title. You will be sure to see a packed house filled with black and red when rivals Texas A&M, Texas, or TCU come to town. The Raiders have about a dozen players currently in the NFL, most notable including: San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree and Denver Broncos defensive back Darcel McBath. Gold Coast Tickets does not want you to miss out on Red Raiders football this season as they look to have a breakout season and top the Big 12. Gold Coast Tickets has the best selection for all of your Red Raider football needs!