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Battle For The Chancellor's Spurs
SportCollege football
First meetingOctober 6, 1928
Texas 12, Texas Tech 0
Latest meetingSeptember 26, 2020
Texas 63, Texas Tech 56
Next meeting2021
StadiumsDarrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium (Texas)
Jones AT&T Stadium (Texas Tech)
TrophyChancellor's Spurs
Statistics
Meetings total70
All-time seriesTexas leads, 53-17[1]
Trophy seriesTexas leads, 19-6
Largest victoryTexas, 58-7 (1999)
Longest win streakTexas, 8 (1958-1966)
Current win streakTexas, 3 (2018-present)
Locations of Texas Tech and Texas

The Texas-Texas Tech football rivalry is an American college football rivalry[2] between the Texas Longhorns and the Texas Tech Red Raiders. Though Texas Tech considers Texas to be its biggest rival [2], there are at least five other schools that Texas considers to be bigger rivals than Texas Tech [3].

Chancellor's Spurs

The Chancellor's Spurs on display.

The Chancellor's Spurs is the trophy awarded to the winner of the game. The trophy is a set of spurs exchanged between the chancellors of the University of Texas System and Texas Tech University System. The teams first played during the 1928 season and have played annually since 1960 when Texas Tech began participating in the Southwest Conference. The tradition of a "traveling trophy" between the two universities began during the 1996 season when, for the first time, both universities' administration included a chancellor position; the Texas Tech University System was established and the system's first chancellor, John T. Montford, started the exchange of the Chancellor's Spurs between the two universities.[4][5] The 46th meeting between the teams marked the first game the winner would receive the Chancellor's Spurs. The spurs are gold and silver and engraved with Texas Tech's Double T and Texas' interlocking UT logo.[5]

History

The first meeting took place in 1928, which Texas won 12-0. The Longhorns and Red Raiders only faced each other nine times until 1960.[6] Since 1960, both teams have played annually as members of the Southwest Conference through 1995 and from 1996 as charter members of the Big 12 Conference.[7] The 2008 game was one of three games that led to a 3-way tie controversy in the Big 12 Conference South Division. Texas leads the series 52-17; the Longhorns are 19-7 against the Red Raiders since 1994. Texas Tech's 48-45 victory in 2015 was their first in Austin since 1997. It also ended the Longhorns' 6-game winning streak; the Red Raiders hadn't beaten Texas since doing so in Lubbock on November 1, 2008, 39-33.

Game results

Texas victoriesTexas Tech victories
No.DateLocationWinnerScore
1 October 6, 1928 Austin Texas 12-0
2 September 22, 1934 Lubbock Texas 12-6
3 September 25, 1937 Austin Texas 25-12
4 October 6, 1945 Austin Texas 33-0
5 September 20, 1947 Austin Texas 33-0
6 September 17, 1949 Austin Texas 43-0
7 September 23, 1950 Lubbock #5 Texas 28-14
8 September 17, 1955 Austin Texas Tech 20-14
9 October 4, 1958 Austin #17 Texas 12-7
10 October 1, 1960 Austin #13 Texas 17-0
11 September 30, 1961 Austin #6 Texas 42-14
12 September 29, 1962 Lubbock #3 Texas 34-0
13 September 28, 1963 Austin #4 Texas 49-7
14 September 26, 1964 Lubbock #4 Texas 23-0
15 September 25, 1965 Austin #3 Texas 33-7
16 September 24, 1966 Lubbock #6 Texas 31-21
17 September 30, 1967 Austin Texas Tech 19-13
18 September 28, 1968 Lubbock Texas Tech 31-22
19 September 27, 1969 Austin #4 Texas 49-7
20 September 26, 1970 Lubbock #2 Texas 35-13
21 September 25, 1971 Austin #3 Texas 28-0
22 September 30, 1972 Lubbock #12 Texas 25-20
23 September 29, 1973 Austin #14 Texas 28-12
24 September 28, 1974 Lubbock Texas Tech 26-3
25 September 27, 1975 Austin #6 Texas 42-18
26 October 30, 1976 Lubbock #6 Texas Tech 31-28
27 October 29, 1977 Austin #1 Texas 26-0
28 September 30, 1978 Lubbock #6 Texas 24-7
29 November 3, 1979 Austin #8 Texas 14-6
30 November 1, 1980 Lubbock Texas Tech 24-20
31 October 31, 1981 Austin #6 Texas 26-9
32 October 30, 1982 Lubbock Texas 27-0
33 October 29, 1983 Austin #2 Texas 20-3
34 November 3, 1984 Lubbock #2 Texas 13-10
35 November 2, 1985 Austin Texas 34-21
36 November 1, 1986 Lubbock Texas Tech 23-21
No.DateLocationWinnerScore
37 October 31, 1987 Austin Texas 41-27
38 October 29, 1988 Lubbock Texas Tech 33-32
39 November 4, 1989 Austin Texas Tech 24-17
40 November 3, 1990 Lubbock #14 Texas 41-22
41 November 2, 1991 Austin Texas 23-15
42 October 31, 1992 Lubbock #25 Texas 44-33
43 October 30, 1993 Austin Texas Tech 31-22
44 October 29, 1994 Lubbock Texas Tech 33-9
45 November 4, 1995 Austin #13 Texas 48-7
46 November 9, 1996 Lubbock Texas 38-32
47 November 8, 1997 Austin Texas Tech 24-10
48 November 14, 1998 Lubbock Texas Tech 42-35
49 November 13, 1999 Austin #10 Texas 58-7
50 November 4, 2000 Lubbock #20 Texas 29-17
51 September 29, 2001 Austin #5 Texas 42-7
52 November 16, 2002 Lubbock Texas Tech 42-38
53 November 15, 2003 Austin #6 Texas 43-40
54 October 23, 2004 Lubbock #8 Texas 51-21
55 October 22, 2005 Austin #2 Texas 52-17
56 October 28, 2006 Lubbock #5 Texas 35-31
57 November 10, 2007 Austin #14 Texas 59-43
58 November 1, 2008 Lubbock #7 Texas Tech 39-33
59 September 19, 2009 Austin #2 Texas 34-24
60 September 18, 2010 Lubbock #6 Texas 24-14
61 November 5, 2011 Austin #25 Texas 52-20
62 November 3, 2012 Lubbock #23 Texas 31-22
63 November 28, 2013 Austin Texas 41-16
64 November 1, 2014 Lubbock Texas 34-13
65 November 26, 2015 Austin Texas Tech 48-45
66 November 5, 2016 Lubbock Texas 45-37
67 November 24, 2017 Austin Texas Tech 27-23
68 November 10, 2018 Lubbock #19 Texas 41-34
69 November 29, 2019 Austin Texas 49-24
70 September 26, 2020 Lubbock #8 Texas 63-56 OT
Series: Texas leads 53-17[1]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Winsipedia - Texas Longhorns vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders football series history". Winsipedia.
  2. ^ a b Soliz, Brandon (June 28, 2017). "College Sports: Who are the five biggest rivals in Texas Tech sports?". Dallas Morning News. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ Siegel, Ezra (April 19, 2018). "Texas' 5 best rivalries: Who are the Longhorns' biggest rivals, A&M or Oklahoma?". Dallas Morning News. Retrieved 2019.
  4. ^ "Lobbyist to become Texas Tech University System chancellor - Houston Chronicle". Chron.com. October 18, 2006. Retrieved 2013.
  5. ^ a b Marlena Hartz (December 14, 2008). "Texas Tech chancellor reclaims spurs from Texas | Lubbock Online | Lubbock Avalanche-Journal". Lubbock Online. Retrieved 2013.
  6. ^ "Texas Tech Game by Game against Opponents". Cfbdatawarehouse.com. Archived from the original on January 16, 2014. Retrieved 2013.
  7. ^ "Texas Tech Historical Data". Cfbdatawarehouse.com. Archived from the original on January 10, 2014. Retrieved 2013.

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