2005 Texas Tech Red Raiders Football Preview

In this Big 12 individual team section you can find all the news for the 2005 Texas Tech Red Raiders. We have taken the time to preview the team and give you some info about the University of Texas Tech. You will be also be able to find the 2005 Texas Tech Red Raiders Football Schedule. We remind you that if you are contemplating betting College football don't forget to pick up our Expert College football predictions we offer to visitors. Like every football season when it comes to College football or NFL betting maddux sports has you one step ahead of the bookmaker.

Coach: Mike Leach (6th year at Texas Tech)
Team Name: Red Raiders
2004 Record: 8-4
2004 Big 12 Conference Record 5-3
2004 ATS Record: 6-6
Returning Starters: 13

Even though Tech will be starting their 4th new quarterback in the past 4 seasons, the offense will be great again. 5th year senior Cody Hodges takes over the offensive reins, and will try to become the 4th consecutive Red Raider quarterback to lead the nation in passing. To help him accomplish this task, are an explosive group of receivers who as a whole are rated as one of the countries best wide receiving cores.

The Texas Tech defense won’t make the jumps like they did from 2003 to 2004, but a modest improvement is expected. If the defense can slow down the pass against the well balanced schools like Oklahoma, A&M, and Texas, they could propel themselves to 2nd or 3rd in the South division.

Thanks to a soft non conference schedule the Red Raiders should head into Texas with an unblemished record. We are predicting Texas Tech will lose that game as well as to Oklahoma in their season finale. The November 5th game against Texas A&M should ultimately settle which team finishes 3rd in the South division and has a shot at a New Years Day Bowl. Overall Texas Tech is a solid team that will score a ton and will return to post season play.

Texas Tech Football Schedule

Sep 10
Fla International
Sep 17
Sam Houston St.
Sep 24
Indiana St.
Oct 1
Oct 8
Oct 15
Kansas St
Oct 22
Oct 29
Nov 5
Texas A&M
Nov 12
Oklahoma St.
Nov 19

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