Can Red Raiders, Graham Harrell or Michael Crabtree Win the Heisman?

Daniel DopsonContributor INovember 18, 2008

Will Graham Harrell or Michael Crabtree become the next Heisman Trophy winner?

Graham Harrell

Graham Harrell has had an amazing year at QB for the Texas Tech Red Raiders.  He has a 168.18 passer rating this year, ranking him at No. 7 in the nation.  Ranked No. 1 in the nation for passing yards, Harrell has thrown for 4,077 yards.  He has thrown 36 touchdowns, putting him at the No. 3 spot in the nation, leading his Red Raider team to a 10-0 record so far. 

In his college career, Harrell has passed for an amazing 14,759 passing yards, and 125 touchdowns. From those stats, it looks like Graham Harrell has a great shot at winning.


Michael Crabtree

Michael Crabtree has also had an amazing season for the Red Raiders at WR.  At No. 6 in the nation, he has 78 completions.  Since there are so many talented receivers on the Texas Tech team, Crabtree is not projected to have as many yards as last year, but he still has 1,010  receiving yards, putting him at No. 11 in the nation.  Ranked at No. 1, Crabtree has had 18 touchdowns, including the game winning touchdown to upset the Texas Longhorns leaving one second left on the game clock.  Crabtree has had 212 receptions, for 2,972 yards and 40 touchdowns in his Red Raider career. He has a great chance at winning the Heisman, but if he doesn't he is only a sophomore and has two more years.


Texas Tech Red Raiders

The Red Raiders have gone 10-0 and are ranked No. 2 in the BCS polls this season.  Tech is No. 1 for passing yards, throwing for 433.7 yards per game, and No. 3 in scoring points with 47.9 points per game.  Maybe Harrell and Crabtree can carry the Red Raiders to a national championship.