30 Greatest Games in Texas Tech History

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Nov 1, 2014; Lubbock, TX, USA; The Texas Tech Red Raiders masked rider enters the field before the game with the Texas Longhorns at Jones AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

No. 16 – @ Texas 1989

The 16th greatest game in Texas Tech history was one of the few times Texas Tech has won a game in Austin, Texas. Entering the game 5-2, Texas Tech was confident that it could compete with the No. 22 ranked Longhorns.

In a back-and-forth game that saw five lead changes, Texas Tech prevailed 24-17. Trailing by three points with under seven minutes to play in the game, Texas Tech would score the final 10 points of the game to secure the program’s third win in Austin.

Quarterback Jamie Gill had two touchdown passes, including the game winner, a six-yard touchdown pass to Anthony Manyweather with 3:05 left to play capping a seven-play 72-yard drive.

After the game, hundreds of Texas Tech fans gathered at the Lubbock airport to welcome the victorious Red Raiders home. The win was perhaps the biggest to date in the career of head coach Spyke Dykes.

Texas Tech would finish 1989 ranked No. 19 with a 9-3 record and a victory over Duke in the All-American Bowl. Many suggest that the 1989 season was the season that took Dykes off of the hot seat allowing him to remain the Texas Tech head coach until 1999.

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