Texas Tech has been playing football since 1925, and while they don’t have the illustrious history of some of their Big 12 rivals they have had some major bowl success over the years. They appeared in their first bowl game in the 1938 Sun Bowl but ultimately came away with a loss, falling 7-6 to West Virginia. In those early years Texas Tech wouldn’t have much bowl success, losing their first five before finally breaking through and winning the 1952 Sun Bowl. The Red Raiders would be a frequent visitor to the Sun Bowl, playing in eight between their first in 1938 and their last in 1972.
Their bowl record up until the early 2000s was not an impressive one. They played in 25 bowls between 1938 and 2001 but owned a bowl record of only 5-19-1. However, since then, Texas Tech has been a consistent bowl fixture and a successful one at that. The Red Raiders have made eleven bowl games, winning nine of them. With the hiring of one time quarterback Kliff Kingsbury as head coach, they’ve got one of the brightest young coaches in college football.
Texas Tech Red Raiders Recent Bowl Game History
In his first season as coach, Kingsbury lead Texas Tech to an 8-5 season and a birth in the Holiday Bowl. There they met a 10-3 Arizona State there and defeated them 37-23 to win a bowl game for their fourth straight year. The average ticket price for that game was only $63 which was a great price to see the Red Raiders end their season on a high note and build some momentum to take into the future of the Kliff Kingsbury era.