The 2007 Texas Tech Red Raiders football team
represented Texas Tech University
in the college football season of 2007–2008
. The team was coached by Mike Leach
. The Red Raiders
play their home games at Jones AT&T Stadium
in Lubbock, Texas
The football team competes in the Division I Football Bowl Subdivision
, formerly I-A.
Entering the season, the Red Raiders were predicted to finish fifth in the Big 12 South
, ahead of only the Baylor Bears
. However, they completed conference play tied for third place with Texas A&M
and . While all three teams had a matching 4–4 conference record, Tech had a better overall record of 9–4 compared to the Aggies and Cowboys who both had a record of 7–6. Final Coaches
Polls put the Red Raiders at 23 and 22, respectively.
Because Texas Tech went into the game with new starters in key positions on both offense and defense, CollegeFootballNews.com speculated that the SMU Mustangs
would come away with an upset win over the Red Raiders. However, Tech scored seven touchdowns
while holding SMU to only three field goals
and no touchdowns.
The first score of the game came on a one-yard rush
by Texas Tech quarterback Graham Harrell
. This was followed by a successful point after try by Alex Trlica
, who holds the NCAA
record for consecutive extra points with no misses. SMU answered with a 36-yard Thomas... Read More