Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
Here's a look at some of factoids from Texas Tech's previous bowl history.
Bowl record: 10-20-1.
Current bowl streak: Won 2.
Most memorable bowl victory: The Red Raiders charged back from a 38-7 deficit midway through the third quarter to claim a wild 44-41 victory over Minnesota in the 2006 Insight Bowl in the greatest comeback in bowl history. Tech sputtered early after failing on fourth down on its first possession and three quick turnovers after that. But Graham Harrell passed for 445 yards and two touchdowns to lead the comeback. Joel Filani snagged 11 receptions for 162 yards as the Red Raiders tied the game at the end of regulation on a 52-yard field goal by Alex Trlica. After Minnesota kicked a field goal to start overtime, Shannon Woods scored his third touchdown of the game to spark the wild comeback that brought coach Mike Leach to tears afterward.
Most disappointing loss: The Red Raiders were making their first Cotton Bowl appearance since 1939, but little went right for them in a 55-14 thumping to Southern California in the 1995 Cotton Bowl. The Trojans jumped to a 48-0 lead, gashing the Red Raiders for Cotton Bowl records of 578 total yards and 435 passing yards. Keyshawn Johnson produced a Cotton Bowl record 222 receiving yards and three TD grabs. The loss marked the seventh straight Cotton Bowl loss for an SWC team.
Best individual bowl performance: James Gray sparked the Red Raiders' 49-21 victory over Duke in the 1989 All-American Bowl by rushing for school bowl records of 280 yards and four TDs. The victory was the last game at Duke for Steve Spurrier and was Tech's first bowl triumph in 16 years.
Record against Mississippi: Tied at 2-2. Tech won the most recent game, 49-45, in 2003. Mississippi has won both previous bowl games against the Red Raiders, claiming the Independence Bowl over the Red Raiders in 1998 (35-18) and in 1986 (20-17).
Common 2008 opponents: None.
The number: 9. Consecutive bowl appearances for Texas Tech through its current game -- a school record.