Raiders seek to duplicate 2004 Holiday Bowl upset
SAN DIEGO — The night before the 2004 Holiday Bowl, Mike Smith lay in bed and wondered what he would do when Texas Tech beat heavily favored California. He settled on what, to him, seemed an appropriate gesture.
Grabbing the Texas Tech flag with the big double-T and carrying it around the Qualcomm Stadium turf would be his way of celebrating the upset.
Sure enough, the Red Raiders beat the Golden Bears 45-31, and Smith put the plan into action.