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Texas Tech stages biggest comeback in bowl history

Texas Tech stages biggest comeback in bowl history

After spotting Minnesota a 31-point lead, Texas Tech rallied for a stunning 44-41 overtime victory in U.S. college football's Insight Bowl Friday night, the biggest comeback in Division I-A bowl history.
Joel Monroe kicked a 32-yard field goal to put Minnesota up 41-38 in overtime, but Shannon Woods scored on a 3-yard run to win it for the Red Raiders.
The previous record for a bowl comeback was 30 points, set by Marshall against East Carolina in the 2001 GMAC Bowl.
Tech (8-6) appeared finished after Minnesota (6-7) took a 38-7 lead with 7:47 to go in the third quarter. But the Red Raiders mounted a furious comeback, scoring 31 unanswered points in less than 20 minutes.
Alex Trlica's 52-yard field goal as regulation expired sent the game into overtime.
In other bowl games results, Oregon State beat Missouri in the Sun Bowl 39-38, Kentucky beat Clemson 28-20 in the Music City Bowl, South Carolina topped Houston 44-36 in the Liberty Bowl, and Maryland stopped Purdue 24-7 in the Champs Sports Bowl.


Updated : 2021-03-02 06:50 GMT+08:00