Texas Tech Red Raiders football News
Senior Texas Tech running back DeAndre Washington rushed for 1, 103 yards last year. He was the first Red Raider to eclipse the 1, 000-yard mark since 1998. (Photo by Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News)
2015 Texas Tech schedule
Sept. 5 vs. Sam Houston State, 2:30 p.m.
Sept. 12 vs. UTEP, 2 p.m.
Sept. 19 at Arkansas, 6 p.m.
Sept. 26 vs. TCU, * TBA
Oct. 3 vs. Baylor, *# TBA
Oct. 10 vs. Iowa State, * TBA
Oct. 17 at Kansas, * TBA
Oct. 24 at Oklahoma, * TBA
Oct. 31 vs. Oklahoma State, * TBA
Nov. 7 at West Virginia, * TBA
Nov. 14 vs. Kansas State, * TBA
Nov. 26 at Texas, * 6:30 p.m.
*Denotes conference game.
#Game played at AT&T Stadium in Arlington
1 Will Gibbs’ approach help create more turnovers in 2015? The Red Raiders defense spent a majority of the offseason emphasizing turnovers and spent time early in fall camp adjusting packages to get their ball-hawks on the field. Senior bandit linebacker/defensive rush end/pass-rusher extraordinaire Pete Robertson said multiple players have played different positions in training camp, including Tevin Madison sliding from cornerback to nickelback and J.J. Gaines — Texas Tech’s leader in interceptions last season — moving from safety to corner. If Texas Tech can win the turnover battle, it’s feasible the Red Raiders will improve dramatically from last year’s four-win season.
2 Can Texas Tech stay healthy? Attrition at key positions could ultimately define the season for Texas Tech. As a two-time All-Big 12 selection, the Red Raiders cannot afford to lose senior Le’Raven Clark. The 6-foot-6 left tackle anchors an offensive line returning four players with starting experience, as Clark himself enters his fourth year atop the depth chart. Middle linebacker Micah Awe is another senior the Red Raiders cannot afford to miss any games. Awe has appeared in at least five games each season during his time at Texas Tech, and the senior brings leadership to a relatively inexperienced core.