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We Remember: Michael Crabtree's Last-Second TD Upsets No. 1 Texas

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Ken ChinSocial Media StaffAugust 21, 2014

The setting was November 1, 2008, in Lubbock, Texas, as No. 7 Texas Tech hosted No. 1 Texas in a Big 12 matchup. 

The game was a back-and-forth affair, as Tech jumped out to an early 19-0 lead in the first half, but the Longhorns, behind quarterback Colt McCoy, fought back to take a 33-32 lead with only 1:29 remaining in the game. 

However, that was plenty of time for the 2008 All-American tandem of QB Graham Harrell and wide receiver Michael Crabtree. After a 38-yard kickoff return by Tech, the stage was set. 

Using the famous "Air Raid" offense, Harrell moved his team into position for the finish. 

With eight seconds left, Harrell fired a deep out, looking for his favorite target. Crabtree was able to snare the ball out of the air, spin out of a tackle and find the end zone to give the Red Raiders a 39-33 lead with only a second remaining! 

The student section flooded the field thinking the game was over, causing two unsportsmanlike penalties on Tech, but the damage was done. Tech completed the upset. 


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