Texas Tech football coach Kliff Kingsbury is out of wiggle room in efforts to get the Red Raiders (4-6, 2-5 in Big 12) bowl-eligible this season. But he called it an “important goal” for his team to close with consecutive victories, starting Saturday at Iowa State (2-8, 1-6), in efforts to return to the postseason.
“Every year, that’s an important goal for every college football team,” Kingsbury said in Monday’s teleconference with Big 12 football coaches. “To get those extra practices, as much as anything, and develop those players for an extra month.”
Tech has played in bowl games following two of Kinsbury’s first three seasons in Lubbock: last year, when Tech finished 7-6, and in 2013, when the Red Raiders finished 8-5 in Kingsbury’s first season at the helm at his alma mater. Tech’s remaining games are Saturday at Iowa State and Nov. 25 against Baylor (6-3, 3-3) at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. A victory in both contests would make Tech bowl-eligible this season.