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1974 Peach Bowl
December Bowl Game
1 2 3 4 Total
Vanderbilt 0 3 0 3 6
Texas Tech 0 0 3 3 6
Date December 28, 1974
Season 1974
Stadium Fulton County Stadium
Location Atlanta, Georgia
Peach Bowl
 < 1973  1975

1974 Peach Bowl was a postseason college football match between the Vanderbilt Commodores and the Texas Tech Red Raiders at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. Vanderbilt represented the Southeastern Conference (SEC) and Texas Tech represented the Southwestern Conference (SWC) in the competition. The game was the final competition of the 1974 football season for each team and resulted in a 6-6 tie.[1][2]

Texas Tech entered the game with a 6-4-1 record and had been ranked most of the season, rising as high as #9 in the AP poll during the season.[3] Losses in Texas Tech's final two regular season games bumped them out of the poll.[2] Vanderbilt entered the game with a 7-3-1 record, closing their regular season with a tie against rival Tennessee.[1]

Neither team scored in the first quarter. Vanderbilt led 3-0 at halftime thanks to a 31 yard field goal kicked with ten minutes left in the second quarter.[4]

With three minutes left in the third quarter the Red Raiders drove to the Vanderbilt 16 yard line but only got 3 points out of the drive on a 26 yard field goal. Texas Tech then attempted another field goal after a Vanderbilt fumble but the attempt was blocked.[4]

In the fourth quarter Vanderbilt retook the lead, 6-3, after a 26 yard field goal. Texas Tech responded with a 35 yard field goal with two minutes left in the game. Vanderbilt could not turn its final possession into a score and the game ended in a 6-6 tie.[4]

Texas Tech finished with 19 first downs to Vanderbilt's 10 and with 306 yards of rushing offense to Vanderbilt's 140.[4]

SourcesEdit

  • Phil Steele's SEC Football 2009 Preview, p. 49

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "1974 Vanderbilt Commodores game by game results". Archived from the original on 2009-09-26. http://www.webcitation.org/5k5G08iOB. Retrieved 2009-09-24.
  2. 2.0 2.1 1974 Texas Tech Red Raiders game by game results
  3. "AP Poll Archive, Texas Tech, 1974". Archived from the original on 2009-09-26. http://www.webcitation.org/5k5G0ZaOL. Retrieved 2009-09-24.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Phil Steele's SEC Football 2009 Preview, p. 49
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