Texas Tech Football takes on the University of Texas this Saturday in Lubbock for state bragging rights and this season’s game falls on the weekend before the Presidential Election. I decided to look at the Red Raiders all-time record with games occurring the weekend before Election Day.

The all-time record for the Red Raiders on the weekend before Election Day is 10-8-3. Tech has won the past two games in this cycle defeating the No. 1 Texas Longhorns 39-33 in 2008 and on the road at Kansas State winning 35-25 in 2004. Since 1976, Tech has faced the Horns eight times on the weekend before the election and has a 4-4 record in that span.

What can the game results of these Tech games factor into who wins the Presidential Election? Texas Tech is 4-4-2 when a Republican wins the following Tuesday. Tech is 6-4-1 when a Democrat has won with four of those wins coming with the victories of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt from 1932 to 1944.

The most lopsided win for the Red Raiders on the weekend before the election is a 61-14 victory in 1940 against the University of Miami. The most lopsided was a 30-6 loss to Rice in 1960.

Looking back at the record books, there isn’t a trend. Will a Tech win or loss help gauge the winner of the Presidential? Nope, but it will be fun to see what happens.