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Texas Tech Bowl History

Year  Bowl               Opponent, Score, Site, Date
1938  Sun                West Virginia defeated Texas Tech 7-6 at El Paso (Jan. 1, 1938)
1939  Cotton             St. Mary's, Calif. defeated Texas Tech 20-13 at Dallas (Jan. 2, 1939)
1942  Sun                Tulsa defeated Texas Tech 6-0 at El Paso (Jan. 1, 1942)
1948  Sun                Miami, Ohio defeated Texas Tech 13-12 at El Paso (Jan. 1, 1948)
1949  Raisin             San Jose State defeated Texas Tech 20-13 at Fresno, Calif. (Dec. 31, 1949)
1952  Sun                Texas Tech defeated Pacific 25-14 at El Paso (Jan. 1, 1952)
1954  Gator              Texas Tech defeated Auburn 35-13 at Jacksonville, Fla. (Jan. 1, 1954)
1956  Sun                Wyoming defeated Texas Tech 21-14 at El Paso (Jan. 2, 1956)
1964  Sun                Georgia defeated Texas Tech 7-0 at El Paso (Dec. 26, 1964)
1965  Gator              Georgia Tech defeated Texas Tech 31-21 at Jacksonville, Fla. (Dec. 31, 1965)
1970  Sun                Georgia Tech defeated Texas Tech 17-9 at El Paso (Dec. 19, 1970)
1972  Sun                North Carolina defeated Texas Tech 32-28 at El Paso (Dec. 30, 1972)
1973  Gator              Texas Tech defeated Tennessee 28-19 at Jacksonville, Fla. (Dec. 29, 1973)
1974  Peach              Texas Tech and Vanderbilt tied 6-6 at Atlanta, Ga. (Dec. 28, 1974)
1976  Bluebonnet         Nebraska defeated Texas Tech 27-24 at Houston (Dec. 31, 1976)
1977  Tangerine          Florida State defeated Texas Tech 40-17 at Orlando, Fla. (Dec. 23, 1977)
1986  Independence       Mississippi defeated Texas Tech 20-17 at Shreveport, La. (Dec. 20, 1986)
1989  All American       Texas Tech defeated Duke 49-21 at Birmingham, Ala. (Dec. 28, 1989)
1993  John Hancock       Oklahoma defeated Texas Tech 41-10 at El Paso (Dec. 24, 1993)
1995  Mobil Cotton       Southern Cal defeated Texas Tech 55-14 at Dallas (Jan. 2, 1995)
1995  Weiser Lock Copper Texas Tech defeated Air Force 55-41 at Tucson, Ariz. (Dec. 27, 1995)

TEAM RECORDS
Most Points         55 vs. Air Force, 1995 Weiser Lock Copper Bowl
Most Total Offense  606 vs. Air Force, 1995 Weiser Lock Copper Bowl
Most Yards Rushing  361 vs. Air Force, 1995 Weiser Lock Copper Bowl
Most Yards Passing  283 vs. Georgia Tech, 1965 Gator Bowl
INDIVIDUAL RECORDS
Most Points                  24, James Gray vs. Duke, 1989 All American Bowl; Byron Hanspard vs. Air Force, 1995 W. L. Copper Bowl
Most Total Offense           330, Zebbie Lethridge vs. Air Force, 1995 Weiser Lock Copper Bowl
Most Yards Rushing           280, James Gray vs. Duke, 1989 All American Bowl
Most Carries                 33, James Gray vs. Duke, 1989 All American Bowl
Most Tandem Yards            280, James Gray vs. Duke, 1989 All American Bowl
Highest Rushing Average      12.3, George Smith vs. North Carolina, 1972 Sun Bowl (14-172)
Longest Run                  70, James Mosley vs. Tennesse, 1973 Gator Bowl
Most Passing Yards           283, Tom Wilson vs. Georgia Tech, 1965 Gator Bowl
Most Passes Completed        22, Tom Wilson vs. Georgia Tech (22-40); Zebbie Lethridge vs. Air Force, 1995 W. L. Copper Bowl (22-41)
Best Passing Percentage      65.2, Rodney Allison vs. Nebraska, 1976 Bluebonnet Bowl (15-23)
Longest Pass                 79, Joe Barnes to Lawrence Williams vs. Tennessee, 1973 Gator Bowl
Most Yards Kickoff Returns   143, Brian Nelson vs. Florida State, 1977 Tangerine Bowl
Longest Kickoff Return       54, Lawrence Williams vs. Vanderbilt, 1974 Peach Bowl
Most Receiving Yards         138, Donny Anderson vs. Georgia Tech, 1965 Gator Bowl
Most Receptions              9, tie, Travis Price vs. Mississippi, 1986 Independence Bowl; Donny Anderson vs.Ga. Tech, 1965 Gator Bowl
Most Yards Punt Returns      89, Lawrence Williams vs. North Carolina, 1972 Sun Bowl
Longest Punt Return          53, Lawrence Williams vs. North Carolina, 1972 Sun Bowl
Most Interceptions           1, Multiple tie
Longest Interception Return  33, Merv Scurlark vs. Mississippi, 1986 Independence Bowl
Best Punting Average         43.3, Brad Cade vs. Air Force, 1995 Weiser Lock Copper Bowl (three punts)
Longest Punt                 61, David Kuykendall vs. Nebraska, 1976 Bluebonnet Bowl
Longest Field Goal           35, Brian Hall vs. Vanderbilt, 1974 Peach Bowl
HONORS
1939 Cotton Bowl Outstanding Player                        Elmer Tarbox
1942 Sun Bowl Most Valuable Player                         Ty Bain
1954 Gator Bowl Most Valuable Player                       Bobby Cavazos
1965 Gator Bowl Most Valuable Player                       Donny Anderson
1972 Sun Bowl Most Valuable Player                         George Smith
1972 Sun Bowl Most Valuable Lineman                        Ecomet Burley
1973 Gator Bowl Most Valuable Player                       Joe Barnes
1974 Peach Bowl Outstanding Offensive Player               Larry Isaac
1976 Bluebonnet Bowl Most Valuable Back                    Rodney Allison
1986 Independence Bowl Outstanding Def. Player             James Mosley
1989 All American Bowl Most Valuable Player                James Gray
1993 John Hancock Bowl Most Valuable Lineman               Shawn Jackson
1995 Weiser Lock Copper Bowl Offensive Player of the Game  Zebbie Lethridge
1995 Weiser Lock Copper Bowl Most Valuable Player          Byron Hanspard

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