List of Texas Tech Red Raiders bowl games
Texas Tech Bowl History
The Texas Tech Red Raiders football team has appeared in 37 post-season bowl games since the team's inaugural season in 1925. Texas Tech has won its last four consecutive bowl games, and nine of its last eleven. Texas Tech's rich bowl tradition ranks 17th in all-time bowl appearances and has set many bowl game attendance records. The Red Raiders have an overall bowl record of 14 wins, 22 losses, and 1 tie.
Texas Tech's first post-season bowl game was at the conclusion of the 1937 season, when the Red Raiders played in the 1938 Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas against the West Virginia Mountaineers. Texas Tech's most recent bowl game appearance, was the 2015 Texas Bowl, loss against the LSU Tigers. Nine of Texas Tech's 37 bowl game bids have been to the Sun Bowl, the most appearances by any team to the second-oldest college football bowl game.
The Red Raiders' fans have set attendance records at 10 bowl games, including the team's first bowl game appearance in the 1938 Sun Bowl. Although 8 of the 10 attendance records were eventually broken, attendance records from 2 bowl game appearances, the 2004 Pacific Life Holiday Bowl and 2009 AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic, remain unbroken. The 2009 AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic's attendance record of 88,175 was the second-most attended bowl game of the 2008–09 bowl game season.
Bowl Games List
- Statistics correct as of the end of the 2015 NCAA Division I FBS football season
- Bowl game
- Bowl games are sorted by current name without sponsorship titles.
- The Sun Bowl has been known as the: Sun Bowl (1936–86, 1994–95), John Hancock Sun Bowl (1987–88), John Hancock Bowl (1989–93), Norwest Bank Sun Bowl (1996), Norwest Sun Bowl (1997–98), Wells Fargo Sun Bowl (1999–03), Vitalis Sun Bowl (2004–05), Brut Sun Bowl (2006–09), and Hyundai Sun Bowl (since 2010).
- The Cotton Bowl Classic has been known as the: Cotton Bowl Classic (1937–88, 1996), Mobil Cotton Bowl Classic (1989–95), Southwestern Bell (1997–2000), SBC Cotton Bowl Classic (2001–06), AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic (since 2007)
- The Gator Bowl has been known as: the Gator Bowl (1946–85), Mazda Gator Bowl (1986–91), Outback Steakhouse Gator Bowl (1992–94), Toyota Gator Bowl (1995–2007), and Konica Minolta Gator (since 2008)
- The Chick-fil-A Bowl has been known as: the Peach Bowl (1968–96), Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl (1997–2005), and Chick-fil-A Bowl (since 2006)
- The Bluebonnet Bowl has been known as: the Bluebonnet Bowl (1959–67, 1985–86), and Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl (1968–84, 1987)
- The Capital One Bowl has been known as: the Tangerine Bowl (1947–82), Florida Citrus Bowl (1983–93), CompUSA Florida Citrus Bowl (1994–99), OurHouse.com Florida Citrus Bowl (2000), Capital One Florida Citrus Bowl (2001–02), Capital One Bowl (since 2003)
- The Independence Bowl has been known as: the Independence Bowl (1976–89, 2004–05), Poulan Independence Bowl (1990), Poulan/Weed Eater Independence Bowl (1991–97), Sanford Independence Bowl (1998–2000), MainStay Independence Bowl (2001–03), and PetroSun Independence Bowl (since 2006)
- The Insight Bowl has been known as: the Copper Bowl (1989, 1996), Domino's Pizza Copper Bowl (1990–91), Weiser Lock Copper Bowl (1992–95), Insight.com Bowl (1997–2001), and Insight Bowl (since 2002)
- The Alamo Bowl has been known as: the Builders Square Alamo Bowl (1993–98), the Sylvania Alamo Bowl (1999–2001), MasterCard Alamo Bowl (2002–05), Alamo Bowl (2006) and Valero Alamo Bowl (since 2007)
- The Houston Bowl has been known as: the Galleryfurniture.com Bowl (2000–01) and EV1.net Houston Bowl (2002–05)
- The Champs Sports Bowl has been known as: the Blockbuster Bowl (1990–93), Carquest Bowl (1994–97), MicronPC Bowl (1998–99), MicronPC.com Bowl (2000), Visit Florida Tangerine Bowl (2001), Mazda Tangerine Bowl (2002–03), and Champs Sports Bowl (since 2004)
- The Holiday Bowl has been known as: the Holiday Bowl (1978–85), Sea World Holiday Bowl (1986–90), Thrifty Car Rental Holiday Bowl (1991–94), Plymouth Holiday Bowl (1995–97), Culligan Holiday Bowl (1998–2001), Pacific Life Holiday Bowl (2002–09), and Bridgeport Education Holiday Bowl (since 2010)
- Head coach
- Dykes was named interim head coach after David McWilliams resigned prior to the 1986 Independence Bowl.
- McNeill was named interim head coach after Mike Leach was fired prior to the 2010 Valero Alamo Bowl.
- Thomsen, the OL coach, was named interim head coach after Tommy Tuberville resigned prior to the 2012 Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas.
- "Bowl-by-Bowl Attendance" (PDF). Bowl/All-Star Game Records. National Collegiate Athletic Association. pp. 32–38. Retrieved 2010-12-11.
- "Major Bowl-Game Attendance" (PDF). Bowl/All-Star Game Records. National Collegiate Athletic Association. p. 33. Retrieved 2010-12-11.
- Bowl/All-Star Game Records "Bowl-by-Bowl Attendance", National Collegiate Athletic Association, 2009. pp. 297–303. Retrieved 2010-08-21
- "2010 Media Supplement" (PDF). Texas Tech University. Retrieved 2010-08-06.
- "Bowl/All-Star Game Records" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved 2010-08-12.
- "Hyundai Signs Four‐Year Deal To Serve As Title Sponsor Of Sun Bowl" (PDF). Sun Bowl Association. 2010-07-24. Retrieved 2010-08-12.
- "Holiday Bowl Welcomes Bridgepoint Education as Title Sponsor". San Diego Bowl Game Association. 2010-04-29. Retrieved 2010-08-12.
- "Exclusive: Interim Head Coach Chris Thomsen – Texas Tech Red Raiders Official Athletic Site". Texastech.com. 1991-03-01. Retrieved 2013-04-22.