30 Greatest Games in Texas Tech History

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Nov 17, 2012; Stillwater OK, USA; Texas Tech Red Raiders helmet before the game against the Oklahoma State Cowboys at Boone Pickens Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Rowe-USA TODAY Sports

No. 15 – vs. Arkansas 1966

When Arkansas came to Lubbock in the last game of the 1966 season, the Razorbacks were 8-1 and had defeated six top-ten teams that season which makes the Red Raider’s 21-16 upset of  the Razorbacks the 15th greatest game in Texas Tech history.

At 3-6 on the season, Texas Tech stood little chance of knocking off the mighty Razorbacks. But as we all know, odd things happen in Lubbock, Texas.

After falling behind 10-0, Texas Tech rattled off 21 unanswered points. Arkansas would manage six points in the fourth quarter but could not complete the comeback.

Texas Tech’s 21-point effort was impressive considering that the Arkansas defense had allowed at total of 45 points on the season. As 21-point underdogs, the Texas Tech Red Raiders pulled off one of the greatest upsets in program history.

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