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The 2OT: Halloween Edition

Looking back at a few of Texas Tech’s scariest losses.

The Thought.

It is Halloween time in Raiderland, and we face Iowa State this weekend. Texas Tech hasn’t had the best record against Iowa State the last couple of years. Actually, playing Iowa State has been a bit of a nightmare. You never know what you’re going to get when playing them. You can look at their season and think “We’ve got this”. Next thing you know you’ve lost to Iowa State two years in a row. It’s a scary thought, and it got me thinking... what are some of Texas Tech’s scariest losses?

The Take.

I’ve mentioned this before, but it only makes sense to start by taking a look at the 2016 Texas Tech -Iowa State game. The Red Raiders do face the Cyclones this weekend. In 2016, the Cyclones entered play as a slight underdog, only to wind up overwhelming the Red Raiders with a 45-3 halftime lead. By the end of the game, the score was 66-10. This is what nightmares are made of. Even Kliff Kingsbury himself claims to have blacked out during the game.

The entire 2014 season was a nightmare, but nothing hurt more than the game against TCU the weekend before Halloween. Every thing started out great, Texas Tech was the first to score and then something switched. By half-time, Texas Tech was down by 17. Starting quarterback Davis Webb was injured in the third-quarter forcing Patrick Mahomes on the field. The Red Raiders only saw one touchdown the entire second half of the game. The final score was 82-27 TCU.

Well these were heartbreaking (and terrifying) losses none of them compare to the 2008 loss against the University of Oklahoma. Texas Tech had rose to number two in the nation. Up until this point, the Texas Tech Red Raiders were undefeated, but most importantly, they had just defeated the University of Texas and Texas A&M. They hoped to reach the national championship, but those dreams came crashing down when they lost to the University of Oklahoma on November 22, 65-21.

While the Red Raiders have had a few heart breaking losses, we hope this weekend’s game does not end up on our list next year.

Poll

Which Texas Tech loss was the scariest?

This poll is closed

  • 20%
    2016 - Iowa State
    (3 votes)
  • 33%
    2014- TCU
    (5 votes)
  • 46%
    2008 - OU
    (7 votes)
  • 0%
    Other
    (0 votes)
15 votes total Vote Now