The Red Raiders and Bears meet for the 76th time this season, the series is tied 37 wins a piece with one tie. Tech and Baylor have been playing since 1929; we thought we'd look back at some of the memorable games these two have played.
1929 Baylor 34 Tech 0
The first game of the series came way back in 1929 in Waco on Cotton Palace Field. The Bears didn't have much trouble with the upstart Red Raiders. The Bears intercepted several Tech passes to prevent the Red Raiders from getting close to scoring. Baylor went 7-3-1 in 1929 while Tech ended the season 1-7-2.
1976 Tech 24 Baylor 21
Tech legend Rodney Allison scampered 77 yards on the first play of the game, and the Red Raiders held on for a three-point win and their first-ever SWC Championship since joining the league in 1963. A trophy they shared with Texas. Baylor's Lester Belrose had a chance to tie the game in the last minute, but his 48-yard field goal came up short. Allison ended the afternoon with 106 rushing yards and 122 passing yards.
The Red Raiders finished 10-2 and went to the good old Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl where they lost to Nebraska. Baylor finished the '76 season 7-3-1.
1995 Baylor 9 Texas Tech 7
The Bears used three field goals from Jarvis Van Dyke to upend the 24th ranked Red Raiders in Waco. Van Dyke, who missed five straight kicks heading into the Tech game, was the hero of a game that lacked much offensive punch. The Bears were close to pitching a shutout, but Tech made good on they're final of eight plays inside the Bear ten yard line when Zebbie Lethridge scored with five seconds to play. The game wasn't without controversy as twenty ran off the clock in the final minute while referees discussed wether Lethridge fumbled.
The 1995 Bears finished 7-4 while the 1995 Red Raiders ended the '95 season 9-3 with a win in the Copper Bowl.
1961 Texas Tech 19 Baylor 17
The Baylor/Tech series is streaky. The Bears won eleven straight over the Red Raiders from 1946 to 1960. That streak ended in 1961 thanks to a fullback kicking a field goal. That fullback was H.L. Daniels, and his 34-yard field goal gave Tech a last-second win. The Red Raiders stunned the favored Bears with two scores in the first quarter before the Bears got their legs under them.
The Baylor Bears finished 6-5, while the Red Raiders finished 4-6.
1982 Baylor 24 Tech 23
Baylor and Tech met to kick off the 1982 conference season in Lubbock. The Bears jumped out to a 17-3 lead in the first half before Tech carved away at the Bear's advantage in the second half. Tech's Jim Hart cut the Baylor lead to one with 43 seconds to go on a fourteen-yard run. The Red Raiders chose to go for two and the win, rather than the safe play and the tie. Baylor's Kelvin Harper batted Hart's pass away to preserve the win for the Bears and sending the 46,000 plus Homecoming fans home disappointed.
The '82 Bears were led by the great Alfred Anderson and finished 4-6-1 while Tech finished the year 4-7.