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Texas Tech Bowl History Edit

The Texas Tech Red Raiders football team has appeared in 38 post-season bowl games since the team's inaugural season in 1925. Texas Tech has lost its last two consecutive bowl games, and three of its last seven. Texas Tech's rich bowl tradition ranks 19th in all-time bowl appearances and has set many bowl game attendance records. The Red Raiders have an overall bowl record of 14 wins, 23 losses, and 1 tie.

Texas Tech's first post-season bowl game was at the conclusion of the 1937 season, when the Red Raiders played in the 1938 Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas against the West Virginia Mountaineers. Texas Tech's most recent bowl game appearance was the 2017 Birmingham Bowl loss against the South Florida Bulls. Nine of Texas Tech's 38 bowl game bids have been to the Sun Bowl, the most appearances by any team to the second-oldest college football bowl game.

Attendance Edit

The Red Raiders' fans have set attendance records at 10 bowl games, including the team's first bowl game appearance in the 1938 Sun Bowl.[1] Although 8 of the 10 attendance records were eventually broken, attendance records from 2 bowl game appearances, the 2004 Pacific Life Holiday Bowl and 2009 AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic, remain unbroken. The 2009 AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic's attendance record of 88,175 was the second-most attended bowl game of the 2008–09 bowl game season.[1][2]

Bowl Games List Edit

Statistics correct as of the end of the 2015 NCAA Division I FBS football season
# Bowl game[A 1] Result Opponent Stadium Attendance[3] Head coach[4]
1 1938 Sun Bowl[A 2] &09999999999999998999999L 7–6 West Virginia Mountaineers Kidd Field 12,000 Cawthon, PetePete Cawthon
2 1939 Cotton Bowl Classic[A 3] &09999999999999992999999L 20–13 Saint Mary's Saints Cotton Bowl 40,000 Cawthon, PetePete Cawthon
3 1942 Sun Bowl[A 2] &09999999999999993999999L 6–0 Tulsa Golden Hurricanes Kidd Field 14,000 Morgan, DellDell Morgan
4 1948 Sun Bowl[A 2] &09999999999999998999999L 13–12 Miami Redskins Kidd Field 18,000 Morgan, DellDell Morgan
5 1949 Raisin Bowl &09999999999999992999999L 20–13 San Jose State Spartans Ratcliffe Stadium &10000000000000000000000Morgan, DellDell Morgan
6 1952 Sun Bowl[A 2] &10000000000000011000000W 25–14 Pacific Tigers Kidd Field 17,000 Weaver, DeWittDeWitt Weaver
7 1954 Gator Bowl[A 4] &10000000000000022000000W 35–13 Auburn Tigers Gator Bowl Stadium 28,426 Weaver, DeWittDeWitt Weaver
8 1956 Sun Bowl[A 2] &09999999999999992999999L 21–14 Wyoming Cowboys Kidd Field 14,500 Weaver, DeWittDeWitt Weaver
9 1964 Sun Bowl[A 2] &09999999999999992999999L 7–0 Georgia Bulldogs Sun Bowl Stadium 28,500 King, J. T.J. T. King
10 1965 Gator Bowl[A 4] &09999999999999989999999L 31–21 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Gator Bowl Stadium 60,127 King, J. T.J. T. King
11 1970 Sun Bowl[A 2] &09999999999999991999999L 17–9 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Sun Bowl Stadium 30,512 Carlen, JimJim Carlen
12 1972 Sun Bowl[A 2] &09999999999999995999999L 32–28 North Carolina Tar Heels Sun Bowl Stadium 31,312 Carlen, JimJim Carlen
13 1973 Gator Bowl[A 4] &10000000000000009000000W 28–19 Tennessee Volunteers Gator Bowl Stadium 62,109 Carlen, JimJim Carlen
14 1974 Peach Bowl[A 5] &10000000000000000000000T 6–6 Vanderbilt Commodores Atlanta Stadium 31,695 Carlen, JimJim Carlen
15 1976 Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl[A 6] &09999999999999996999999L 27–24 Nebraska Cornhuskers Houston Astrodome 48,618 Sloan, SteveSteve Sloan
16 1977 Tangerine Bowl[A 7] &09999999999999976999999L 40–17 Florida State Seminoles Orlando Stadium 44,502 Sloan, SteveSteve Sloan
17 1986 Independence Bowl[A 8] &09999999999999996999999L 20–17 Ole Miss Rebels Independence Stadium 46,369 Dykes, SpikeSpike Dykes[B 1]
18 1989 All-American Bowl &10000000000000028000000W 49-21 Duke Blue Devils Legion Field 47,750 Dykes, SpikeSpike Dykes
19 1993 John Hancock Bowl[A 2] &09999999999999968999999L 41–10 Oklahoma Sooners Sun Bowl Stadium 43,848 Dykes, SpikeSpike Dykes
20 1995 Mobil Cotton Bowl Classic[A 3] &09999999999999958999999L 55–14 USC Trojans Cotton Bowl 70,218 Dykes, SpikeSpike Dykes
21 1995 Weiser Lock Copper Bowl[A 9] &10000000000000014000000W 55–41 Air Force Falcons Arizona Stadium 41,004 Dykes, SpikeSpike Dykes
22 1996 Builders Square Alamo Bowl[A 10] &09999999999999972999999L 27–0 Iowa Hawkeyes Alamodome 55,677 Dykes, SpikeSpike Dykes
23 1998 Sanford Independence Bowl[A 8] &09999999999999982999999L 35–18 Ole Miss Rebels Independence Stadium 46,862 Dykes, SpikeSpike Dykes
24 2000 Galleryfurniture.com Bowl[A 11] &09999999999999986999999L 40–27 East Carolina Pirates Reliant Astrodome 33,899 Leach, MikeMike Leach
25 2001 Sylvania Alamo Bowl[A 10] &09999999999999996999999L 19–16 Iowa Hawkeyes Alamodome 65,232 Leach, MikeMike Leach
26 2002 Mazda Tangerine Bowl[A 12] &10000000000000040000000W 55–15 Clemson Tigers Florida Citrus Bowl 21,689 Leach, MikeMike Leach
27 2003 Houston Bowl[A 11] &10000000000000024000000W 38–14 Navy Midshipmen Reliant Stadium 51,068 Leach, MikeMike Leach
28 2004 Pacific Life Holiday Bowl[A 13] &10000000000000014000000W 45–31 California Golden Bears Qualcomm Stadium 66,222 Leach, MikeMike Leach
29 2006 AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic[A 3] &09999999999999996999999L 13–10 Alabama Crimson Tide Cotton Bowl 74,222 Leach, MikeMike Leach
30 2006 Insight Bowl[A 9] &10000000000000003000000W 44–41(OT) Minnesota Golden Gophers Sun Devil Stadium 48,391 Leach, MikeMike Leach
31 2008 Konica Minolta Gator Bowl[A 4] &10000000000000003000000W 31–28 Virginia Cavaliers Jacksonville Municipal Stadium 60,243 Leach, MikeMike Leach
32 2009 AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic[A 3] &09999999999999986999999L 47–34 Ole Miss Rebels Cotton Bowl 88,175 Leach, MikeMike Leach
33 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl[A 10] &10000000000000010000000W 41–31 Michigan State Spartans Alamodome 64,757 McNeill, RuffinRuffin McNeill[B 2]
34 2011 TicketCity Bowl &10000000000000007000000W 45–38 Northwestern Wildcats Cotton Bowl 40,121 Tuberville, TommyTommy Tuberville
35 2012 Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas &10000000000000003000000W 34–31 Minnesota Golden Gophers Reliant Stadium 50,386 Thomsen, ChrisChris Thomsen[B 3]
36 2013 National University Holiday Bowl &10000000000000014000000W 37-23 Arizona State Sun Devils Qualcomm Stadium 52,930 Kingsbury, KliffKliff Kingsbury
37 2015 Texas Bowl &09999999999999970999999L 56-27 LSU Tigers NRG Stadium 71,054 Kingsbury, KliffKliff Kingsbury
38 2017 Birmingham Bowl &09999999999999995999999L 38-34 South Florida Bulls Legion Field 28,623 Kingsbury, KliffKliff Kingsbury

General
# Number of bowl games
Bowl game record attendance
Former bowl game record attendance

Results
W Win
L Loss
T Tie

Notes Edit

Bowl game
  1. 1.0 1.1 "Bowl-by-Bowl Attendance" (PDF). Bowl/All-Star Game Records. National Collegiate Athletic Association. pp. 32–38. http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/football_records/DI/2010/Bowl.pdf. Retrieved 2010-12-11.
  2. "Major Bowl-Game Attendance" (PDF). Bowl/All-Star Game Records. National Collegiate Athletic Association. p. 33. http://web1.ncaa.org/web_files/stats/football_records/DI/2009/2009BowlAllStar.pdf. Retrieved 2010-12-11.
  3. Bowl/All-Star Game Records "Bowl-by-Bowl Attendance", National Collegiate Athletic Association, 2009. pp. 297–303. Retrieved 2010-08-21
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "2010 Media Supplement". Texas Tech University. http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/text/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/2010FBmediasupplement.pdf. Retrieved 2010-08-06.
  5. 5.00 5.01 5.02 5.03 5.04 5.05 5.06 5.07 5.08 5.09 5.10 5.11 "Bowl/All-Star Game Records". National Collegiate Athletic Association. http://web1.ncaa.org/web_files/stats/football_records/DI/2009/2009BowlAllStar.pdf. Retrieved 2010-08-12.
  6. "Hyundai Signs Four‐Year Deal To Serve As Title Sponsor Of Sun Bowl". Sun Bowl Association. 2010-07-24. http://www.sunbowl.org/images/062410--Hyundai%20Sun%20Bowl.pdf. Retrieved 2010-08-12.
  7. "Holiday Bowl Welcomes Bridgepoint Education as Title Sponsor". San Diego Bowl Game Association. 2010-04-29. Archived from the original on 2010-05-03. https://web.archive.org/web/20100503234916/http://www.holidaybowl.com/2010/holiday-bowl-welcomes-bridgepoint-education-as-new-title-sponsor.html. Retrieved 2010-08-12.
  8. "Exclusive: Interim Head Coach Chris Thomsen – Texas Tech Red Raiders Official Athletic Site". Texastech.com. 1991-03-01. http://www.texastech.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/121012aac.html. Retrieved 2013-04-22.
Head coach

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