30 Greatest Games in Texas Tech History

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No. 26 – TCU 2012

The first meeting with former Southwest Conference rival TCU was a wild affair in Ft. Worth and the 26th greatest game in Texas Tech history.

After a decade of dominance in lesser conferences, TCU finally got an invitation to the Big 12 and was looking forward to proving it belonged by beating in-state rival Texas Tech.

But Red Raider quarterback Seth Doege set a career high with 7 touchdown passes leading Texas Tech to a thrilling 56-53 triple-overtime victory.

After a back-and-forth contest, Texas Tech seemed to put the game away when Kenny Williams scored on a 47-yard touchdown run with just over 4 minutes to play in regulation giving the Red Raiders a 10-point lead. But TCU would fight back to send the game into overtime.

On each of Texas Tech’s three overtime possessions, Doege threw a touchdown pass but the second of the three was by far the most memorable. With Doege lined up at the wide receiver position, receiver Alex Torres was in the shotgun to take the snap. He then took the ball left pitching it back to Doege who threw a perfect pass to a wide-open freshman, Jakeem Grant for the score.

Texas Tech would hold TCU to a field goal in the third overtime. Doege then hit Torres for the winning score giving Texas Tech a huge road victory in a renewed rivalry. The win put Texas Tech at 6-1 overall and 3-1 in the Big 12 while dropping TCU to 2-2 in conference play.

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