Tailgating is life during Texas Tech football season. And the throngs of people who lined the Drive of Champions on the Texas Tech University campus in Lubbock before the Red Raiders took on the Sam Houston State University Bearkats definitely lived it up.

Check out the families, friends and babes who got their guns up before the Red Raiders thrashed the Bearkats on the opening day of Texas Tech's 2015 football season.

Tailgating photos above provided exclusively to 1340thefan.com and its sister station websites by Gabriel Madrid, Madrid Photo Arts.

See photos from the game below