Texas Tech Coach Pete Cawthon Loved Beating TCU. In Honor Of The Coacher – A Look Back On Why He Never Wanted Texas Tech To Be Called ”The Matadors”…Ever.

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Legendary Texas Tech Coach Pete Cawthon loved to beat TCU. One of Texas Tech’s signature wins in the 1930s was a 1936 7-0 win over Dutch Meyer and Sammy Baugh. Brownfield native Jim Neill led the way for Texas Tech and scored the only touchdown of the game that day on a four-yard run. Tech held Baugh to 131 yards in total offense that afternoon.

With that in mind, we thought we’d bring back a story we wrote a while back about the Frog-Killer Cawthon and how he worked to kill off the Matador nickname for Texas Tech. So, here’s a little Red Raider history for those who might have missed it….

Texas Tech History: How The Matadors Became The Red Raiders. “I don’t want you boys ever to be called “Matadors” again!”