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. Losses in Texas Tech's final two regular season games bumped them out of the poll. Vanderbilt entered the game with a 7-3-1 record, closing their regular season with a tie against rival Tennessee.
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.
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.
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.
Texas Tech finished with 19 first downs to Vanderbilt's 10 and with 306 yards of rushing offense to Vanderbilt's 140.