Another Number One Down: Texas Tech Beats Texas

Ryan Gaydos@@RyanGaydosSenior Analyst INovember 2, 2008


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Red Raiders 39, Longhorns 33

A College Classic was in the making for this game between the number one ranked Texas Longhorns against in-state rival and number seven ranked Texas Tech Red Raiders. We were to expect the unexpected automatically and boy did we get the unexpected.

The Red Raiders started out going three and out on their first drive but the punt was pinned inside the Longhorn two yard line. That led to a Chris Ogbonnaya tackle in the end zone for the Red Raider safety to put them up 2-0. The next drive Texas Tech ended with a field from new kicker Matt Williams who won a contest to become the new field goal kicker for Texas Tech.

A Baron Batch 12-yard run put Texas Tech up 12-0 at the end of the first quarter.

Texas would finally get on the board in the second with two Hunter Lawrence field goals, but by the end of the half Texas Tech looked like they had the game in the bag being up 22-6. But in the words of Lee Corso, not so fast my friend.

The comeback started with a Jordan Shipley punt return for a touchdown to start off the third quarter. Then after a Colt McCoy interception that got returned for a touchdown, McCoy would then throw a 37-yard touchdown pass to Malcolm Williams to bring the Longhorns to within ten.

To start off the fourth quarter, McCoy threw a 91-yard touchdown pass to Malcolm Williams. Williams would end up with 182 yards receiving on four receptions. The score was now 29-26. Texas Tech would go up 32-26 after an Eric Carona field goal

A big Colt McCoy drive would lead to a Vondrell McGee four-yard touchdown run that would put Texas up 33-32 with a minute left. Texas Tech would prove to be resilient. Graham Harrell would lead his team downfield and set up a 28-yard touchdown pass to Michael Crabtree to win the game and to knock off the number one Texas Longhorns.

Harrell was 36/53 with 474 yards and two touchdowns.
McCoy was 20/34 with 294 yards and two touchdowns.

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