Jones AT&T Stadium capacity: The 5 biggest crowds in Texas Tech football history

As Jones AT&T Stadium continues to receive a major facelift, let's look at how the stadium got its name and what the biggest crowds in the venue's history have been thus far.

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No. 4: Texas Tech vs. Texas in 2022 (Attendance: 60,975)

Though the Texas Tech football team also had to go to a backup QB when Texas came to town in 2022, the result was far better for the home faithful that hot afternoon in late September. That day, Donovan Smith authored one of the more dramatic wins in recent program history, a 37-34 OT thriller that sent nearly 61,000 fans into a frenzy in what was likely the last visit Texas will ever make to Jones AT&T Stadium.

That day, Smith threw for 331 yards and a pair of TDs while completing 38 of 56 passes. He also ran for 42 more yards and another score.

Of course, you may remember that 4th down was the story of that game for Tech. Joey McGuire asked his team to go for it eight times that day and Tech would convert six times. That included critical 4th down conversions on each of the last two drives of regulation for the home team, drives that would yield 10 total points to help get the game to OT.

In OT, Texas got the ball first and on the first play, star Longhorn running back Bijan Robinson fumbled to give the ball back to the Red Raiders. On the ensuing possession, Trey Wolff would nail a 20-yard game-winning field goal to give Texas Tech the win.

That triumph marked the first time since the legendary 2008 Harrell to Crabtree game that Tech had beaten Texas in Lubbock. It was also the first win in the series for the Red Raiders since 2017.