Southwest Roundup : Texas Tech Recovers to Edge Texas, 33-32

From Times Wire Services

A 46-yard touchdown pass from Billy Joe Tolliver to Eddy Anderson with 2:36 remaining and a 2-point conversion pass from Tolliver to Travis Price climaxed an 18-point, 4th-quarter comeback Saturday and brought Texas Tech a 33-32 upset win over Texas at Lubbock, Texas.

Texas had a 32-15 lead going into the final quarter, but the Red Raiders started their comeback with a 1-yard scoring run by James Gray.

Scott Segrist then kicked his school record equaling 4th field goal of the day, a 47-yarder, to get Tech within 7 points. The Raiders defense held once more and after taking over at his own 43-yard line, Tolliver led the Raiders to their winning drive.

Anderson broke behind the Texas secondary to catch the touchdown pass and on the 2-point conversion. Tolliver shook off a heavy rush to hit Price in the back of the end zone.


A 55-yard field goal try into the wind by Texas’ Wayne Clements missed to the left on the game’s final play.

Tech improved to 3-4 overall and 3-2 in the SWC, while the Longhorns fell to 3-4 and 1-2. The game marked the first trip back to Lubbock for Texas Coach David McWilliams since he angered many Red Raider fans by leaving the Tech head coaching job at the end of the 1986 season.