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Texas Tech Bowl History

Royals Review asked in a diary, which was your favorite Texas Tech bowl memory. I admit, I do not have the historical perspective of some of the older Texas Tech football teams and as we go into the offseason I hope to delve into some of history of these teams. I take for granted a Sun Bowl victory, but in 1951, there weren't 32 bowl games (I'm going off of memory here) so I would have to imagine that being invited to a bowl meant much more.

In case you were wondering, by my count, Mike Leach is the all-time leader in Tech bowl victories with three and in Texas Tech history, there has been one tie (1974) in Tech bowl history, and the 80's, 60's and 30's were the worst decades for Tech bowl games.

So, for your edification I've put together all of the Texas Tech bowl history. If you see a season or a game where you'd like some additional research done, then make a comment, or if you're not signed up, it takes 2 minutes to sign up and add to the conversation.

Season Bowl Opponent Score Tech Coach Date
2005 Cotton Alabama L 10-13 Mike Leach 1/2/06
2004 Holiday California W 45-31 Mike Leach 12/30/04
2003 Houston Navy W 38-14 Mike Leach 12/30/03
2002 Tangerine Clemson W 55-15 Mike Leach 12/23/02
2001 Alamo Iowa L 16-19 Mike Leach 12/29/01
2000 Galleryfurniture East Carolina L 27-40 Mike Leach 12/27/00
1998 Independence Mississippi L 18-35 Spike Dykes 12/31/98
1996 Alamo Iowa L 0-27 Spike Dykes 12/29/96
1995 Copper Air Force W 55-41 Spike Dykes 12/27/95
1994 Cotton Southern Cal L 14-55 Spike Dykes 1/2/95
1993 John Hancock Oklahoma L 10-41 Spike Dykes 12/24/93
1989 All-American Duke W 49-21 Spike Dykes 12/28/89
1986 Independence Mississippi L 17-20 Spike Dykes 12/20/86
1977 Tangerine Florida State L 17-40 Steve Sloan 12/23/77
1976 Bluebonnet Nebraska L 24-27 Steve Sloan 12/31/76
1974 Peach Vanderbilt T 6-6 Jim Carlen 12/28/74
1973 Gator Tennessee W 28-19 Jim Carlen 12/29/73
1972 Sun North Carolina L 28-32 Jim Carlen 12/30/72
1970 Sun Georgia Tech L 9-17 Jim Carlen 12/19/70
1965 Gator Georgia Tech L 21-31 JT King 12/31/65
1964 Sun Georgia L 0-7 L JT King 12/26/64
1955 Sun Wyoming L 14-21 DeWitt Weaver 1/1/56
1953 Gator Auburn W 35-13 DeWitt Weaver 1/1/54
1951 Sun Pacific W 25-14 DeWitt Weaver 1/1/52
1948 Raisin San Jose State L 13-20 Dell Morgan 12/31/48
1947 Sun Miami (Ohio) L 12-13 Dell Morgan 1/1/48
1941 Sun Tulsa L 0-6 Dell Morgan 1/1/42
1938 Cotton St. Mary's (CA) L 13-20 Pete Cawthon 1/2/39
1937 Sun West Virginia L 6-7 Pete Cawthon 1/1/38