Texas Tech drilled a 62-yard field goal as time expired to beat Iowa State and clinch a bowl game for the first time since 2017 and their most famous alum, Patrick Mahomes, is pumped.
Texas Tech kicker Jonathan Garibay is changing the college kickers narrative. In a sport where it seems no kicker can be trusted to make a clutch kick or even a routine kick, Garibay delivered one of the most remarkable field goals you’ll ever see in college football.
Garibay booted a 62-yard field goal as time expired to give Texas Tech a 41-38 win over Iowa State. The win also means Texas Tech is bowl-eligible for the first time since 2017.
What a remarkable few weeks it’s been for Texas Tech football after the firing of Matt Wells. The program hired Joey McGuire earlier this week but it was interim head coach Sonny Cumbie who led the team to a win to improve to 6-4, 1-1 since the firing of Wells.
It was 31-14 at halftime so this was almost a big letdown for Red Raiders fans who thought they had the win secured going to the break. Iowa State was a preseason top-10 team but hasn’t played like one all year, which is why they are unranked and 6-4, but they never quit.
Texas Tech radio call of Jonathan Garibay’s game-winning field goal
The radio call of the game-winning field goal from Garibay is something that will be ringing in the ears of Texas Tech football fans all week.
The biggest Texas Tech football fan is former Red Raiders quarterback and current Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes who couldn’t believe what he saw.
Record for longest field goal in college football history
Garibay’s kick is incredible but it’s seven yards shy of the record for the longest field goal in college history. The record belongs to Swedish native Ove Johansson who kicked a really nice 69-yard field goal in 1976 for Abilene Christian University against East Texas State University, which is now Texas A&M Commerce.
The NFL record is 66 yards set this year by Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker.