Is it Football Season Yet?
Say what you will. There is nothing quite like the college football experience at Texas Tech.
After silencing their critics with an upset win over Arizona State at last year’s Holiday Bowl, Davis Webb will lead the charge into Jones AT&T Stadium when the Red Raiders open up their season on August 30 against Central Arkansas. This is just the first of six home games this season including a variety of marquee games with Arkansas and key Big 12 showdowns against Texas (Nov. 1) and Oklahoma (Nov. 15). One thing is certain, nobody likes traveling to play the Red Raiders inside the Jones.
Once you walk into the stadium, the feeling is electric. I get goosebumps just thinking about the roar of the crowd, the “Raider Power” chants and the thrill of seeing the Masked Rider lead the team onto the field. If I could bottle the energy during game day and sell it, I’d be a millionaire! Here are some cool facts about Jones AT&T Stadium:
FIRST GAME AT JONES AT&T STADIUM:
Nov. 29, 1947; Texas Tech vs. Hardin-Simmons
STADIUM RECORD ATTENDANCE:
60,879 – Texas Tech vs. Texas (Nov. 3, 2012)
STADIUM RECORD ATTENDANCE FOR STUDENT ATTENDANCE:
16,092 – Texas Tech vs. No. 24 TCU (Sept. 12, 2013)
54 – Winning or non-losing seasons in 65 years at Jones AT&T Stadium. The last team to go undefeated at home was the 2008 squad with a record of 7-0.
Win or lose, it’s all about the experience and the memories that are made during college game day. As we approach yet another college football season here in Raiderland, here’s a question to help get you through the next month as we inch closer and closer to August 30.
What was your fondest game day experience at Texas Tech?
Guns Up and Wreck ‘Em Tech!