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10/19/2012

The last time Texas Tech visited Ft. Worth (as conference rivals) 34 teams claimed a share of the SWC title

33142e0bf902390d3644cf99bb5320e30269ac06Most - OK, all - of the players involved in the upcoming TCU/Texas Tech football game are too young to recall the last time the Red Raiders visited Fort Worth as conference rivals. Even the players who were actually alive at the time were smart enough to realize that on Nov. 25, 1994 the Southwest Conference sucked.

Texas Tech needed to defeat TCU that afternoon to win the SWC outright. Instead, TCU won and 34 teams could claim a share of the Southwest Conference title that season.

In front of 43,219 at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Tech and QB Zebbie Lethridge took a 17-16 lead late in the fourth quarter before they blew it. TCU was led by QB Max Knake and RB Andre Davis; the Frogs scored a late TD to secure a 24-17 win.

It was TCU's first share of SWC title since 1959. The win all but ensured TCU would be invited to the Independence Bowl, and for a brief time convinced TCU people that head coach Pat Sullivan's tenure was going to work out.

Tech finished 6-5 and went to the Cotton Bowl.

This is my favorite part: Texas, TCU, Rice, Baylor, Texas Tech all claimed a share of the SWC title.

 

 

 

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Comments

Dock Ellis

I foresee a new year being added to Kyle Stadium's "wall of championships" in the near future.

Tech Fan

What are you talking about? 34 teams? You suck at using hyperbole

Nick

Mac Engel - Professional TCU troll

Nick

Mac Engel - Professional TCU troll

Steve

But don't forget that A&M went undefeated that year but couldn't win the conference nor play in a bowl game.

Price per Head

TCU is simply the best.

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