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McGuire’s era begins with Racer
- After an exciting offseason, Texas Tech officially kicks off the Joey McGuire Era on Saturday as the Red Raiders host Murray State University inside Jones AT&T Stadium. McGuire was hired last November as the 17th head coach in program history, and as Texas Tech aims to become “the toughest, hardest-working, most competitive team in the country,” the Red Raiders will be his built a new brand of football.
- Texas Tech is consistently 10-5-1 in games debuting head coaches, as the Red Raiders have won four straight such contests dating back to Mike Leach in 2000.
- McGuire is one of 13 Power Five Head Coaches debuting in their respective programs. In addition to McGuire, that list also includes Mike Elko (Duke), Billy Napier (Florida), Brian Kelly (LSU), Mario Cristóbal (Miami), Marcus Freeman (Notre Dame), Brent Venables ( Oklahoma) and Dan Lanning (Oregon). , Lincoln Riley (USC), Sonny Dykes (TCU), Tony Elliott (Virginia), Brent Pry (Virginia Tech), Karen DeBoer (Washington), Jake Dickert (Washington).
welcome to three colleges
- “Take three” is one of the words you hear every day around the Red Raider program since Joey McGuire was hired. This phrase is a key component of McGuire’s plan to win the strategy, emphasizing the defensive goal of creating three takeaways per game.
- Texas Tech will return six starters to the defense, including most of the secondary, including senior Dudrion Taylor Demerson, who led the Red Raiders with three interceptions a year ago. The defense will also feature leading-edge returning edge his rusher in the nation in Tyree Wilson, who was Liberty Bowl defensive MVP a year ago with 13.5 tackles and he recorded 7.0 sacks.
The History of Debuting Texas Tech Head Coaches
- The Texas Tech head coach has an all-time record of 10-5-1 when he debuted on the sidelines of the Red Raiders. Joey McGuire looks to rival each of Tech’s last four head coaches (Matt Wells, Cliff Kingsbury, Tommy Tuberville and Mike Leach). This century, the Texas Tech head coach is 4-0 in his respective debuts.
- Texas Tech hasn’t seen a new head coach turn down the season opener since 1981, when the Red Raiders lost 45-27 to Boulder, Colorado under first-year coach Jerry Moore. Spike his Dykes also lost in his first game leading the Red Raiders, but that happened in his 1986 Independence Bowl when David McWilliams was promoted to head coach after leaving Texas. I was.
Overview of Malay State
- This will be the first-ever matchup between Texas Tech and Murray State, a matchup added before the start of the 2018 season.
- Murray State University participates in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and is a member of the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC).
- Murray State was voted third out of seven conference members in the 2022 OVC preseason voting. UT-Martin was the first pick (the same school’s current Red Raider offensive lineman Michael Shanahan played last season), and Southeast Missouri was the second pick.
- The 2022 season will be Murray State’s final season on the OVC as they plan to join the Missouri Valley Football Conference (MVFC) in 2023.
Red Raider against FCS
- Since 1978, when the NCAA split Division I schools into two divisions, Texas Tech has compiled a 25-1 record against FCS opponents. All of these games were played at Jones AT&T Stadium. Texas Tech completed his last 19 straight wins against his FCS opponents dating back to the 1988 season. The NCAA renamed Division 1A and Division I-AA to he FBS and FCS in 2006, noting differences in football programs.
- It will be the 12th time in the past 16 seasons that the Red Raiders have faced the FCS program in their home opener. Tech is a perfect 11-0 during that stretch.
- Texas Tech is averaging 51.0 points per game against FCS opponents. For a decade (2010-2019), the Red Raiders have beaten his FCS program by an average margin of 40.0 with each game reaching the 40-point mark (56.7-16.7). In his last two seasons, Tech has scored two goals in his 2020 Houston he won in his 35-33 victory over Baptiste (according to his team, which he led at the time as offensive coordinator Zach Kitley), and last season’s Stephen F. Claiming his 28-22 victory over Austin, the matchup was much closer.
- Texas Tech’s only loss against the FCS program came in 1988 when North Texas dominated the Red Raiders 29-24 inside Jones AT&T Stadium.
A challenging schedule on tap
- The start of the Joey McGuire era will be a challenging one for the Red Raiders as they face three ranked opponents in the first four games before the start of the season. Following the Murray State game, Tech will host No. 24 Houston before moving on to close out non-conference play at No. 13 North Carolina. The Red Raiders then begin playback of state rivals No. 18 Texas and the Big 12 at Jones AT&T Stadium.
- Texas Tech is one of four strong five conference schools slated to face at least two non-conference opponents currently ranked in the top 25 of the preseason AP. Arkansas.
- Only in Mississippi, the Power Five program has more AP Top 25 teams on the season schedule than Texas Tech’s six teams. The Red Raiders’ preseason schedule will see them face five opponents ranked in the AP Top 25, and they will join such a 2022 schedule (Georgia Tech, Louisville, North Carolina, Syracuse, Stanford, Arkansas, Auburn, South). It’s one of ten Power Five teams to face (Carolina and Vanderbilt).
- With both Houston and North Carolina remaining in the top 25 polls before facing the Red Raiders, it wasn’t until 2002 that Texas Tech faced multiple ranked non-conference opponents during the season. After starting the 2002 campaign at Ohio State No. 12, the Red Raiders faced North Carolina State No. 16 in Week 4 of the season.
- In addition to both Houston and North Carolina, the Red Raiders will start a Big 12 play against Texas, who is ranked 18th nationally in the AFCA Coaches Poll and also has votes in the AP Poll. Texas Tech will run the contest in Kansas, which has the votes in both polls, and then Oklahoma, which is ranked 12th.
- In its history, Texas Tech has only played one season against a ranked opponent in three of its first four games. The last time the Red Raiders did so was in 1978 when he faced No. 9 Southern Cal, No. 6 Texas, No. 7, and so on. Texas A&M. Tech dropped all three of those games, 17-9 at Southern Cal, then 24-7 at home to Texas and 38-9 at College Station to the Aggies. However, the Red Raiders recovered to win his next six games as part of his 7-4 season under Rex Dockery.
Showback as QB1 for RED RAIDERS
- Tyler Shaw returns as Texas Tech’s starting quarterback after missing the final eight games a year ago following a season-ending injury in Big 12 openers vs. Texas. Donovan Smith of Redshirt and redshirt freshman Baeren Morton were tabbed to the starter by Joey McGuire.
- Before the injury, Shaw had already led the Red Raiders to a 3-0 record, highlighted by a come-from-behind win against Houston. Schoff had completed his 69.6% of his passes to that point, threw for 872 yards, scored six touchdowns, and scored two of his other rushing runs.
- Entering the 2022 season. Schoff is 8-4 as a starter at his tech in Texas, Oregon, when he led the Ducks to his Pac-12 championship in 2020.
- Schoff was named the starting quarterback for Texas Tech after preseason camp to make his 12th career start against Murray State on Saturday. Schoff won the job after his three-way competition with himself, sophomore Donovan Smith, his redshirt sophomore Beren and his Morton. Smith started the final four games of the 2021 season after Schoff was injured, earning Autozone Liberty Bowl MVP honors after leading the Red Raiders past Mississippi State.
Raiderwalk returns for McGuire’s debut at Texas Tech
- Texas Tech will bring back the Raider Walk before every home game at Jones AT&T Stadium this season. The football program will debut an improved route under new head his coach Joey McGuire. Fans will be able to pick up Red his Raiders approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes before kickoff every Saturday. This is because Texas Tech will drop off the team his bus just south of the Sports Performance Center and walk north on Drive of Champions Avenue to the home tunnel. Raiderland’s Goin’ Band and Texas Tech Spirit Team are on hand each week to cheer on the Red Raiders as they begin their pre-game preparations. Fans will be asked to line up in the streets before the team arrives and then enjoy pre-game entertainment such as Raider His Alley provided by Bud Light.
Get your ticket while you can
- Excitement over the hiring of Joey McGuire has been felt across the Texas Tech Athletics since last November, with the athletic division seeing a significant increase in ticket sales heading into the season opener. As of Sunday, Texas Tech boasts more than 7,000 new season ticket holders this year, bringing that total to more than 28,000 of his, consistently ranking in the top 10 in the school’s history. .
- In addition to increased ticket sales, McGuire experienced sell-out crowds across Texas as part of the Red Raider Club Wreck’Em Tour. Since being hired last year, McGuire, who has spoken to more than 50 groups, has sent events held in Dallas, Fort He Worth, Midland, Abilene, San He Antonio, and Houston to donors and supporters statewide. Sold out as part of a tour to say hello. Texas Tech also benefited from a sell-out crowd at Lubbock with over 1,300 fans attending his luncheon to kick off his club Red Raiders before the season.