|1979 Texas Tech Red Raiders football|
|1979 record||3–6–2 (2–5–1 SWC)|
|Defensive coordinator||Sam Robertson (2nd season)|
|Home stadium||Jones Stadium|
|1979 Southwest Conference football standings|
|No. 5 Houston +||7||–||1||–||0||11||–||1||–||0|
|No. 8 Arkansas +||7||–||1||–||0||10||–||2||–||0|
|No. 12 Texas||6||–||2||–||0||9||–||3||–||0|
|No. 14 Baylor||5||–||3||–||0||8||–||4||–||0|
Rankings from AP Poll
The 1979 Texas Tech Red Raiders football team represented Texas Tech University in the Southwest Conference (SWC) during the 1979 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their second season under head coach Rex Dockery, the Red Raiders compiled a 3–6–2 record (2–5–1 against SWC opponents), were outscored by a combined total of 182 to 141, and finished in seventh place in the conference. The team played its home games at Clifford B. and Audrey Jones Stadium in Lubbock, Texas.
|September 8||No. 1 USC*||L 7–21||52,991|
|September 15||New Mexico*||W 17–7||42,109|
|September 22||at Arizona*||T 14–14||40,476|
|September 29||at Baylor||L 17–27||35,800|
|October 6||Texas A&M||W 21–20||52,468|
|October 13||Arkansas||L 6–20||47,109|
|October 20||Rice||W 30–7||41,732|
|November 3||at No. 8 Texas||L 6–14||77,809|
|November 10||TCU||T 3–3||40,091|
|November 17||at SMU||L 10–35||42,226|
|November 24||at No. 9 Houston||L 7–34||25,637|
- "1979 Texas Tech Red Raiders Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 21, 2016.
- "1979 Texas Tech Red Raiders Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 21, 2016.