Nov 24, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Baylor Bears cornerback Joe Williams breaks up a pass in overtime against Texas Tech Red Raiders wide receiver Eric Ward (18) at Cowboys Stadium. Baylor beat Texas Tech 52-45 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

A look at the history between Texas Tech and Baylor

Saturday nights game between the Texas Tech Red Raiders and Baylor Bears will mark the 72nd all time meeting between the two schools in football, with the Red Raiders holding a 36-34-1 all time record but coming in on a bit of a slide in the series. For the first 15 years that the Big 12 existed, the Red Raiders enjoyed a spectacular 15-0 record against the Bears, shutting them out twice and holding them to two touchdowns or fewer another 6 times. In the past two years though, Baylor has exacted a little revenge, scoring 66 and 52 points on their way to victories over the Red Raiders.

  • These two schools first met on the football field in 1929, with the Baylor Bears pulling out a 34-0 victory over the Red Raiders.
  • The longest winning streak in the series for the Red Raiders was from 1996-2010 as the Red Raiders won 15 straight over the Bears. The Red Raiders also won 5 straight match ups against the Bears from1969-1973 and 4 straight from 1975-1978. Baylors longest winning streak is 11 straight games from 1947-1960. They also won 4 straight twice from 1979-1982 and again from 1984-1987.
  • As an incoming freshman born in 1995, you would have watched the Red Raiders go 15-3 against Baylor until now. As a senior, you would have watched the Red Raiders go 17-4 against Baylor.
  • The largest victory for the Red Raiders in a 51 point victory in 2002. The Bears largest victory came in a 34-0 victory in 1926.
  • Considering how prolific both of these offenses are, here is a fun stat:    Since 2000, the Red Raiders have scored 42 or more points 8 times, while the Bears have scored 42 points or more twice.

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