30 Greatest Games in Texas Tech History

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Nov 26, 2015; Austin, TX, USA; Texas Tech Red Raiders running back DeAndre Washington (21) scores a touchdown against the Texas Longhorns during the second half at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Texas Tech beat Texas 48-45. Mandatory Credit: Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports

No. 6 – @ Texas 2015

Beating a 3-6 team is usually no cause for celebration but when that team is Texas and the win comes in a place where you haven’t won in 18 years, the win is special. And considering what it took for Texas Tech to pull of the 2015 Thanksgiving night victory, it is easy to understand why the 48-45 win is the sixth greatest game in Texas Tech history.

Despite allowing the Longhorns’ true freshman running back Chris Warren III run for 276 yards and 4 touchdowns, Texas Tech proved to have enough magic on its side to come away with the win.

The first Texas Tech score came on what has become known as Texas Tech’s Immaculate Reception when receiver Jakeem Grant caught a ball that had been knocked out of a Texas defender’s hands by Tech receiver Devin Lauderdale and took the pass in for a 65-yard touchdown.

Grant would also end Texas Tech’s scoring on a fumblerooskie style play in which he ran for a 41-yard score to put Texas Tech up 10 points with just over two minutes to play in the game.

In the game, Grant became the school’s all-time leading receiver passing Michael Crabtree. Sophomore quarterback Pat Mahomes passed for 372 yards and senior tailback DeAndre Washington rushed for 173 yards and two touchdowns to bring Texas Tech its first win in Austin since 1997.

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