Biggest Bowl Comeback

On December 28, 2006, the Texas Tech Red Raiders came back from a 31 point deficit at the end of the third quarter of the Insight Bowl and came back to claim a 44-41 victory over the Minnesota Gophers in the biggest comeback in bowl game history.

When the fourth quarter Minnesota was winning 38-7.  It looked as if Texas Tech was going to leave the field after taking a beating.  The fourth quarter was dominated by Texas Tech with three touchdowns and a field goal to tie the game at 38.

In overtime the Gophers scored a field goal to put them at a three point advantage. The Red Raiders answered with a touchdown to win the game.

Texas Tech quarterback Graham Harrell was chosen to win game MVP award after he threw 445 yards and two touchdowns. Minnesota quarterback Logan Payne went home with the loss. Minnesota coach Glen Mason  thought the team had the game but Texas Tech coach Mike Leach motivated his team and told them about their ability to make history.

The previous record comeback for a bowl game was the 30 points Marshall had to get in the 2001 Outback Bowl to defeat East Carolina.


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