Texas Tech-Texas: The Last Time the Red Raiders Won

Andrew GloverCorrespondent IOctober 31, 2008

The last time Texas Tech beat Texas in football was Nov. 16, 2002, 42-38. Here’s a look back at what was happening during that time.

Kliff Kingsbury was Texas Tech’s starting quarterback and started the previous two seasons.

Graham Harrell was a sophomore at Ennis High School.

Michael Crabtree was a freshman at Dallas Carter.

Chris Simms was Texas' starting quarterback.

Colt McCoy was a freshman at Jim Ned.

Jordan Shipley was a sophomore at Burnet.

Texas Tech beat every team from Texas in football.

Texas made it to the Big 12 Championship for the first time since 1999 and lost to Colorado 39-37.

In a battle of California teams, the Anaheim Angels won the World Series 4-3 over the San Francisco Giants.

The San Antonio Spurs won their second title in five years, beating the New Jersey Nets 4-2 in the NBA Finals.

The Oakland Raiders had their last winning season and lost 48-21 to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl XXXVII.

The New Jersey Devils won their third Stanley Cup in a 4-3 series win over the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim.

Syracuse, led by Carmelo Anthony, defeated Kansas 81-78 for the NCAA Basketball National Championship.

The Miami Hurricanes defeated the Nebraska Cornhuskers 37-13 to win the NCAA Football National Championship.

Barack Obama was in the Illinois Senate.

John McCain was in the U.S. Senate.

Sarah Palin was finishing her last year as mayor of Wasilla, Alaska and had four children.

Joe Biden was in the U.S. Senate.

George W. Bush’s approval rating was between 60-70 percent.

The DOW was around 8,771 points, 462 points lower than today.

The average cost for regular gallon of gas was $1.41.

The top movies were Spiderman, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, and My Big Fat Greek Wedding.

The top TV shows were 24, CSI, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Alias, and Friends.

The top five songs were “Complicated” by Avril Lavigne, “Can’t Get You Out of my Head,” by Kylie Minogue, “Hey Baby” by No Doubt, “Come What May” by Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor, and “Soak up the Sun” by Sheryl Crow.