LUBBOCK (AP) – Texas Tech is coming off a season unlike any in recent memory, losing five straight to end any chance of playing in a bowl game.

It’s the first time since 1999 that Texas Tech (5-7, 2-7 Big 12) hasn’t played in a bowl. The Red Raiders got a huge win at Oklahoma in late October but collapsed after that.

The 471 points opponents scored against the Red Raiders this season is a school record. In the five straight losses Texas Tech was outscored 256-129.

Assistant coaches are already checking in with — maybe trying to hang on to — recruits and find others following the disastrous season. Texas Tech had been to bowl eligible for 18 straight years and gone to bowls the past 11 seasons.

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