Texas Tech claims thrilling Gator Bowl

Texas Tech claims thrilling Gator Bowl

The Texas Tech Red Raiders scored two touchdowns and Alex Trlica booted a 41 yard field goal, as they earned a come-from-behind 31-28 win over the Virginia Cavaliers on New Year’s Day in the Capital One Bowl.

Texas Tech failed to cover the 6.5-point spread, while the combined 59 points were a PUSH against the posted total of 59.

Graham Harrell completed 44-of-69 pass attempts for 398 yards with three touchdowns for the Red Raiders.

Mikell Simpson led the Cavaliers with 170 yards rushing with a touchdown, and caught five passes with a TD in the loss.