We asked and you answered. We gave you five of the best games from the last five seasons of Red Raider football and you picked the best. It wasn’t even close, either.
As you can see, the overwhelming majority of you (60 percent) chose Tech’s improbable upset of No. 3 Oklahoma in Norman on Oct. 22, 2011. A natural choice, given the opponent, the circumstances and the weather.
The Sooners began that day with the best home-field advantage in the country, bolstered by a 39-game home winning streak. But seemingly invincible Oklahoma finally proved fallible, falling to four-touchdown underdog Texas Tech after the Red Raiders lost consecutive games by a total of 12 points in previous weeks.
This game had an odd feel to it even before it got started. A storm bringing heavy rain and lightening arrived just before the original kickoff time, and fans were asked to leave the stands and take shelter. The game eventually started after a nearly two hour delay, and Tech struck almost immediately.
Junior quarterback Seth Doege and the Red Raider offense wasted no time carving up the Sooner defense to the tune of 572 yards of total offense. Doege threw touchdown passes of 44, 30 and 11 yards to junior receiver Alex Torres, building up a 31-7 lead just two minutes into the second half and hung on to secure one of the wildest wins in Tech football history.