Texas Tech-Kansas State: Graham Harrell Sets Record with Six TD Passes

Bryan FordCorrespondent IOctober 5, 2008

The Texas Tech offense hasn't been running at full speed in 2008, according to Coach Mike Leach.  It seems the team might be heading towards full speed after putting a beatdown on Kansas State, 58-28.

Graham Harrell threw for over 400 yards and six touchdown passes in a game that was over halfway through the second quarter.  Three of those TDs went to Lyle Leong, who had his best game in his young Red Raider career. 

Two more touchdown passes were placed in the hands of Michael Crabtree.  Crabtree now has more touchdown receptions than any other receiver in Tech history.  He also makes me love him more everyday.  Kind of like a Buddy Holly song.

Harrell became the all-time leader in passing yards for Tech, speeding past Mike Leach's first QB star in Lubbock, Kliff Kingsbury.  He should be up by quite a bit when it is over, as he still has over half of the season to go, along with a bowl game. 

Crabtree had over 100 yards receiving and two touchdowns. Ho-hum. Just another day for in Crabland.

Tech's defense played very well.  K-State has a good offense, and Tech's first team defense held them to 14 points.   Leach put them in a bad spot early on when he went for it on fourth down from his own 30 in the first quarter. 

Tech fans know this can happen.  I'm sure it drives DC Ruff up the wall at times, but Leach has a hard time thinking his offense can't get the first down.  Another Wildcat touchdown came off a blocked punt.

Tech next plays Nebraska at the friendly Lubbock confines of Jones Stadium.  Tech has opened up as a 17-point favorite over Nebraska.  I don't see Nebraska coming anywhere near that line. 

Of course I don't think Tech will put up 70 against them like they did a few years ago.  This time, it stays in the 50s somewhere.