Texas Tech fired its coach last month, part of a growing trend of teams making in-season changes.
The players had little choice but to move on — and now they’ve secured bowl eligibility for the school for the first time since 2017.
The Red Raiders earned their sixth victory in dramatic fashion Saturday, beating Iowa State 41-38 on a 62-yard field goal by Jonathan Garibay. Texas Tech’s first five wins this season came under Matt Wells, who was fired and replaced by interim coach Sonny Cumbie. Joey McGuire has been named as the long-term replacement, but Cumbie is continuing as the interim.
Elsewhere on Saturday, East Carolina beat Memphis 30-29 in overtime to secure bowl eligibility for the first time since 2015.
The following 60 teams are bowl eligible:
North Carolina State
San Diego State