Graham Harrell, Michael Crabtree and a stable of wide receivers lit the Longhorns defense up for 474 yards. Texas Tech simply outsmarted the Texas defense with a bevy of offensive looks and an evasive Harrell, who found receivers coming back to the ball all night.
The game got ugly, early as the Red Raiders went up 19-0 in the 2nd quarter. Through sheer will, Colt McCoy was able to mount a comeback with a stagnant offense full of wide receivers that dropped balls, a bad offensive line and no running game.
McCoy managed to get his team a 33-32 lead at the end of the game, but Texas Tech did what it had all game — march down the field for an easy score. They finished the game with a 28 yard pass and catch by the two players that ruled the day. The Graham-Crabtree connection was the last touchdown of the contest that ended with a score of 33-39.
Texas’ loss opened the floodgates for a number of teams to step in as the new No. 1. Big Ten surprise studs Penn State, who downed Ohio State last Saturday, seem to be on the fast track to No.1, as Jo Pa’ No.3 ranked Nittany Lions are a perfect 9-0. No. 2 Alabama is probably next in line for the spot.