Texas Tech football owned one of the most prolific offenses in college football one season ago. This weekend, the team hopes to continue that trend for an honorable cause.
The Red Raiders announced on Wednesday that they will donate $100 to Harvey relief efforts for every point they score against Eastern Washington in their season opener Saturday.
1⃣ #TexasTech point = $1⃣0⃣0⃣ @TechAthletics donation to #HurricaneHarvey relief.
📰➡️ https://t.co/GINQHqyIMm #ScoreOnHarvey pic.twitter.com/Wlohm16wua
— Texas Tech Football (@TexasTechFB) August 30, 2017
In a second video, Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury pledged to personally match the total raised from the points scored in the game.
A special message from @TTUKingsbury to #TexasTech fans regarding this Saturday’s #ScoreOnHarvey initiative. pic.twitter.com/SbTwychFBQ
— Texas Tech Football (@TexasTechFB) August 31, 2017
Texas Tech joins numerous teams in sending aid to those affected by the storm that made landfall Friday night as a Category 4 hurricane and has battered the Gulf Coast with winds and record flooding for nearly a week.
If any team is to raise a hefty donation through points scored in a contest, Kingsbury’s squad might just be the one to do it. The Red Raiders averaged 61 points per game in nonconference and 43.7 ppg overall in 2016.
Of course, Patrick Mahomes is no longer at the helm at quarterback for the Red Raiders, but the team has scored at least 40 points in Week 1 in all four of Kingsbury’s seasons. If that pattern holds, Texas Tech will be looking at a donation of at least $4,000.
Kickoff is set for 3 p.m. CT, the Red Raiders looking to rebound from a 5-7 season.