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Arkansas–Texas Tech football rivalry
First contestedNovember 23, 1957
Arkansas 47, Texas Tech 26
Number of meetings37
Most recent meetingSeptember 19, 2015
Texas Tech 35, Arkansas 24
Next meetingTBA
All-time seriesArkansas leads, 29–8
Largest victoryArkansas, 49–7 (1978)
Longest win streakArkansas, 9 (1957–65, 1977–85)
Current streakTexas Tech, 1 (2015–present)

The Arkansas–Texas Tech football rivalry is a college football rivalry[1][2] game between the Razorbacks of the University of Arkansas and the Red Raiders of Texas Tech University.

HistoryEdit

The two schools first met in 1957, with Arkansas defeating Texas Tech by a score of 47–26 in Little Rock, Arkansas.[3] Arkansas won the first nine games in the rivalry before Texas Tech broke through with a 21–16 victory in 1966.[4] The Red Raiders also defeated the Razorbacks the following year, winning 31–27.[5] After a 30–7 Texas Tech victory in 1976,[6] Arkansas embarked on another nine-game winning streak, winning every year until 1986.[2] Arkansas and Texas Tech played every year from 1957–1991, when the teams were members of the Southwest Conference.[7] In 1992, Arkansas joined the Southeastern Conference,[8] and the two schools have only played twice since: a 49–28 Arkansas victory in 2014[9] and a 35–24 Texas Tech victory in 2015.[10] There are no current plans for the teams to get together again.

Game resultsEdit

Arkansas victoriesTexas Tech victories
No.DateLocationWinnerScore
1November 23, 1957 Little Rock, AR Arkansas 47–26
2November 22, 1958 Lubbock, TX Arkansas 14–8
3November 21, 1959 Little Rock, AR Arkansas 27–8
4November 19, 1960 Lubbock, TX Arkansas 34–6
5November 25, 1961 Little Rock, AR Arkansas 28–0
6November 24, 1962 Lubbock, TX Arkansas 34–0
7November 23, 1963 Fayetteville, AR Arkansas 27–20
8November 21, 1964 Lubbock, TX Arkansas 17–0
9November 20, 1965 Fayetteville, AR Arkansas 42–24
10November 19, 1966 Lubbock, TX Texas Tech 21–16
11November 25, 1967 Little Rock, AR Texas Tech 31–27
12November 23, 1968 Lubbock, TX Arkansas 42–7
13November 27, 1969 Little Rock, AR Arkansas 33–0
14November 21, 1970 Lubbock, TX Arkansas 24–10
15November 20, 1971 Fayetteville, AR Arkansas 15–0
16November 25, 1972 Lubbock, TX Arkansas 24–14
17November 24, 1973 Little Rock, AR Texas Tech 24–17
18November 21, 1974 Lubbock, TX Arkansas 21–13
19November 22, 1975 Fayetteville, AR Arkansas 31–14
No.DateLocationWinnerScore
20November 27, 1976 Little Rock, AR Texas Tech 30–7
21November 24, 1977 Lubbock, TX Arkansas 17–14
22December 2, 1978 Fayetteville, AR Arkansas 49–7
23October 13, 1979 Lubbock, TX Arkansas 20–6
24November 29, 1980 Little Rock, AR Arkansas 22–16
25October 10, 1981 Lubbock, TX Arkansas 26–14
26October 9, 1982 Fayetteville, AR Arkansas 21–3
27November 26, 1983 Lubbock, TX Arkansas 16–13
28October 13, 1984 Little Rock, AR Arkansas 24–0
29October 12, 1985 Lubbock, TX Arkansas 30–7
30October 11, 1986 Fayetteville, AR Texas Tech 17–7
31October 10, 1987 Lubbock, TX Arkansas 31–0
32October 8, 1988 Little Rock, AR Arkansas 31–10
33October 14, 1989 Lubbock, TX Arkansas 45–13
34October 13, 1990 Fayetteville, AR Texas Tech 49–44
35November 9, 1991 Lubbock, TX Texas Tech 38–21
36September 13, 2014 Lubbock, TX Arkansas 49–28
37September 19, 2015 Fayetteville, AR Texas Tech 35–24
Series: Arkansas leads 29–8

See also Edit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Williams, Don. "It's about time: Texas Tech-Arkansas rivalry a casualty of this era". http://www.lubbockonline.com/article/20140912/SPORTS/309129773.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "A look at the rivalry between Texas Tech and Arkansas". 11 September 2014. https://wreckemred.com/2014/09/11/look-rivalry-texas-tech-arkansas/.
  3. "Fayetteville Northwest Arkansas Times Archives, Oct 7, 1981, p. 16". 7 October 1981. https://newspaperarchive.com/fayetteville-northwest-arkansas-times-oct-07-1981-p-16/.
  4. Daughters, Amy. "Top Ten Games in Texas Tech Red Raider Football History". https://bleacherreport.com/articles/393773-top-ten-games-in-texas-tech-red-raider-football-history.
  5. "TEXAS TECH TOPS ARKANSAS, 31-27; Matulich Leads Raiders to 17-Point Half-Time Margin STATISTICS OF THE GAME". https://www.nytimes.com/1967/11/26/archives/texas-tech-tops-arkansas-3127-matulich-leads-raiders-to-17point.html.
  6. "The Most Bitter Loss In Texas Tech History – Raiderland Looks Back On Texas Tech Vs Houston 1976". 22 September 2017. https://theraiderland.com/the-most-bitter-loss-in-texas-tech-history-raiderland-looks-back-on-texas-tech-vs-houston-1976/.
  7. "The Decline and Fall of the Southwest Conference". 31 August 1974. https://www.texasmonthly.com/the-culture/the-decline-and-fall-of-the-southwest-conference/.
  8. WOJCIECHOWSKI, GENE (2 August 1990). "Arkansas Joins SEC; There May Be More : Colleges: Miami, Texas, Florida State, South Carolina, Texas A&M also might wind up in Southeastern Conference.". http://articles.latimes.com/1990-08-02/sports/sp-1412_1_southeastern-conference.
  9. "Arkansas vs. Texas Tech - Game Recap - September 13, 2014 - ESPN". http://www.espn.com/college-football/recap?gameId=400547851.
  10. "Texas Tech vs. Arkansas - Game Recap - September 19, 2015 - ESPN". http://www.espn.com/college-football/recap?gameId=400603851.

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