30 Greatest Games in Texas Tech History

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No. 25 – vs. Texas 1988

On October 29th, 1988 Texas Tech completed one of the greatest comebacks in school history to beat the Texas Longhorns in the 25th greatest game in Texas Tech history.

Both teams entered the contest with 3-4 records desperately needing a win. Texas Tech jumped out to a 6-0 first quarter lead on two Scott Segrist field goals.

But Texas would outscore the Red Raiders 32-9 in the second and third quarters giving the Longhorns a 17-point lead to begin the final quarter.

Texas Tech running back James Gray began the comeback with a 1-yard touchdown run and Segrist hit a 47-yard field goal to pull the Red Raiders to within 7 points. Then with 2:36 left to play Billy Joe Tolliver hit Eddy Anerson on a 46-yard touchdown pass to pull Tech within one point.

Texas Tech head coach Spyke Dykes made the bold decision to go for two points and the victory. That decision paid off as Tolliver hit Travis Price for the conversion giving Texas Tech the dramatic one-point victory.

The victory was the second in three years over the Longhorns and Texas Tech would follow it up by beating Texas in Austin the next season.

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