It's "Guns Up" in west Texas, as Red Raider sports reigns supreme. From Michael Crabtree's big catch against the Longhorns to the factory of record-breaking quarterbacks that come through, Texas Tech football has become the institution of offense that the rest of the country is constantly trying to catch up to. A new era of coaching is upon us as Kliff Kingsbury is back on campus to try to get his hands on some Big 12 titles. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Texas Tech Red Raiders football tickets.
2015 Texas Tech Season Preview
After some quarterback turmoil in the offseason, the Texas Tech Red Raiders quarterback committee of 2013 has been reduced to a solid starter in Davis Webb. Head coach Kliff Kingsbury has stayed true to the air raid tradition of the Texas Tech offense while also implementing a much better run game to balance the attack. With Kenny Williams moving to the defensive side of the ball at linebacker DeAndre Washington moves into the starting role at running back alongside Quinton White and Justin Stockton. Last year’s star tight end, Jace Amaro, will leave a big hole in the offense’s receiving core that will need to be filled by one of the many receivers on the Tech roster. Lubbock will play host to the Texas Longhorns on November 1 and Oklahoma Sooners on November 15, two of the biggest games on the 2014 Texas Tech schedule. The Red Raiders will end the season in Dallas at AT&T Stadium against the Baylor Bears on November 29.
Check out our Texas Tech Red Raiders Season Preview History page for previews of previous Red Raiders seasons.
Texas Tech Red Raiders Football at Jones AT&T Stadium Address: 6 Red Raider Ave, Lubbock, Texas, 79409
The Texas Tech Red Raiders play their home games at Jones AT&T Stadium in Lubbock, Texas. Opened in 1946, the stadium holds 53,000 spectators. Although Jones Stadium has seen recent upgrades, it still has the beautiful original façade, a reminder of the rich football tradition in Lubbock. A Tech home game is a treat for any college football fan. The Texas Tech Red Raiders home bench is on the Jones AT&T Stadium sideline with sections 1-10. Jones AT&T Stadium parking information is covered in our Red Raiders event guide.
This is a newer one, though they’ve played each other many times over the years. Texas Tech stung the Longhorns badly in the final seconds of the 2008 contest, ending their hopes for a national title berth. The Horns have mounted big comebacks over the years after falling behind early, making this yearly contest an exciting one.
Texas Tech vs. TCU
Tech leads the all-time series against the Horned Frogs, which has only recently become an active rivalry with TCU’s introduction to the Big 12. The series has been heavily dominated by the Red Raiders, winning 10 of the last 13 while losing only one game at Jones AT&T Stadium.
Texas Tech in the BCS National Championship and Bowl Games
Since joining the conference in 1996 the Red Raiders were the only Big 12 School to obtain winning seasons every year until 2011 when the streak ended. Texas Tech has played in an astounding amount of post-season bowl games and won about a dozen of those contests. Ticketcity offers tickets to all college football bowl games and the Big 12 Conference Championship Game.
Texas Tech Red Raiders Event Guide
Where are the best restaurants in Lubbock for a Red Raider home football game?
Lubbock, Texas has a population near 250,000 and plenty of great restaurants and bars. Many fans visit the Triple J Chophouse and Brew Company to try their prime rib. One Guy from Italy Pizza, Blue Sky Texas (American) and Manna Bread & Wine are other local favorites. For drinks check out The Roof located on the 11th floor of the Raiderpark parking garage, which provides a great view of the surrounding area.
What is the best concession food at Jones AT&T Stadium?
There are a wide variety of options, including the typical stadium food like burgers and hot dog. Jones AT&T also offers some local flavor with chopped brisket sandwiches, Frito pie, kettle corn and sausage on a stick. Try Bigham’s Smokehouse or Chicken Fry Fry.
Best tradition at a Texas Tech home football game?
There are many great Red Raider traditions from the touchdown bell to tossing tortillas, but one that is unmatched is the Masked Rider. The Tech mascot leads the team on to the field on horseback before every home game.