30 Greatest Games in Texas Tech History

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Oct 10, 2015; Lubbock, TX, USA; A Texas Tech Red Raiders football sits on the field before the game with the Iowa State Cyclones at Jones AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

No. 11 – @ Ole’ Miss 2003

The 11th greatest game in Texas Tech history was a thrilling shootout against the Ole’ Miss Rebels which saw Texas Tech quarterback B.J. Symons put on one of the greatest aerial performances in college football history.

In a 49-45 come-from-behind win, Symons threw for 661 yards (the 3rd highest single-game total in NCAA history) and six touchdowns besting future NFL Pro Bowl quarterback Eli Manning.

With eight minutes to play, Mississippi took a 45-34 lead with its sixth field goal of the game. But Symons would hit Jarrett Hicks for a 21-yard touchdown to pull Texas Tech within three points (after the Red Raiders converted a 2-point conversion). Then, with 1:08 to play, Symons connected with Carlos Francis on a 9-yard touchdown that proved to be the game winning score.

When Ryan Aycock intercepted Manning with 26 seconds to play, Texas Tech secured one of the wildest wins in program history scoring the final 15 points of the game in under eight minutes to pick up a huge road win against an SEC team.

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