The rivalry between Texas Tech and Oklahoma State


A lot has happened in the 41 year history between the Texas Tech and Oklahoma State football teams. For instance, if you are judging this rivalry in Mike Gundy years, the rivalry is only 1 year old since becoming a man. We’ve seen epic rants from both coaching staffs, multiple game winning streaks from both sides, and disproportionate beatdowns of ranked teams on both sides. All of this has culminated in a heavily contested and heated rivalry, even if the last few years don’t show that on the Red Raider side.

-Thursday night will mark the 42nd overall meeting between the Red Raiders and the Cowboys, with Texas Tech leading the series 21-17-3 all time.

-Texas Tech has been ranked in 7 of the matchups with Oklahoma State and has a record of 2-4-1 in those contests. On the flip side, Oklahoma State has been ranked in 14 of the contests with Tech and has a record of 9-5 against Tech when they are ranked.

-Home field advantage has played a huge role in this series, as home teams have won 10 of the last 13 matchups since 2000.

-For as tightly contested as the overall series has been, both teams have been no strangers to blow outs in this series. Oklahoma State has won by 18, 38, and 60 the past 3 years but has also seen Texas Tech win by scores of 58-0, 56-20, and 49-24 since 2000.

– Texas Tech’s longest winning streak in the series was 4 straight from 1989-1998 when they would go on to win 7 out of 8 games from 1989-2002. Oklahoma State has won the last 5 contests between the two schools which is their longest streak in the series.

-Kliff Kingsbury and Mike Gundy are the only two coaches in the big 12 to be coaching at their alma maters.

– From 2002 to 2009, the two teams traded wins and losses with the home teams winning each of the games in the series.

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-Texas Tech has not won a game in Stillwater since 2001. Oklahoma State has won the last 3 contests in Lubbock but went over 50 years without winning on the South Plains before 2010.

Texas Tech will come into the 2014 version of this rivalry with a 5 game losing streak against the Pokes, a new defensive coordinator, and a coach who isn’t yet a man according to previous Mike Gundy rants. What Tech fans can be excited about is the fact that the Red Raiders seemingly every year find themselves winning games that they are counted out of, and this team is due for a bit of good luck. See ya’ll Thursday Raiders. Wreck ‘Em.