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. 3: Texas Tech vs. Texas State in 2013 (Attendance: 60,997)

Perhaps the most interesting and surprising entrant on this list is the 2013 home game against Texas State. That drew just three people shy of 61,000 despite it being against a non-marquee opponent.

However, at that time, the Kliff Kingsbury effect was in full force with Texas Tech football. Don't forget that Tech began that season 3-0 with wins over SMU, SFA, and No. 24 TCU to get the natives fired up in Lubbock.

Thus, when Texas State came to town in week four, Texas Tech football was the hottest ticket in town. In fact, the Red Raiders were even ranked No. 25 in the nation at the time.

Therefore, it makes a little sense that the fans packed The Jones that day. And yet again, the backup QB stole the show.

On a day when true freshman starting QB, Baker Mayfield struggled early and was benched for Davis Webb in the second quarter, neither signal-caller played well. Webb, also a true freshman, managed to pass for 310 yards and two TDs but he also had two picks (Tech would have three on the day).

Though Tech racked up 552 yards of total offense, it was the defense that was the real hero of the day holding Texas State to just 240 yards and creating three turnovers. However, all anyone wanted to talk about were the quarterbacks as this game would begin a shuffling at the position that would last for the remainder of the year until Mayfield's unceremonious exit from the program after the end of the regular season.