Cotton Bowl Preview: Texas Tech Review

Benjy MillerContributor IJanuary 1, 2009

Tomorrow at 2:00 P.M. EST, Texas Tech and Ole Miss will play in the Cotton Bowl at Texas Stadium. Texas Tech (11-1) is trying to make this season the winningest in school history. 

Team Health:

Quarterback Graham Harrell broke two fingers on his non-throwing hand in the last regular season game against Baylor. I have actually seen him since this incident. I can assure every Tech fan out there that he is fine now and is ready to go. He is listed as probable for the Cotton Bowl.

All-American wide receiver Michael Crabtree reportedly injured his ankle. He is listed as probable for the Cotton Bowl.

Running back Aaron Crawford has an injured toe for the Cotton Bowl. He is listed as questionable.

Defensive back De'Shon Sanders has a personal injury and is listed as doubtful for the Cotton Bowl.

Harrell and Crabtree are the only starters on the team. Crawford has only played two games this season and Sanders was a reserve defensive back. As far as I know, everyone else is healthy to go!

Everyone knows that Texas Tech has excellent quality players, in both football and academics. Graham Harrell is one of the best quarterbacks in the nation, Michael Crabtree IS the best wide receiver in college football, perhaps the whole nation, and they're surrounded by great talent.

This will be quarterback Graham Harrell's last game as a Red Raider. These are the seniors who will hopefully be entering the NFL draft this year.

QB Graham Harrell

CB Marcus Bunton

S Daniel Charbonnet

K Cory Fowler

S Lance Fuller

WR J.J. Griffin

S Anthony Hines

OL Jake Johnson

S Darcel McBath

WR Eric Morris

DE Jake Ratliff

S L.A. Reed

OL Rylan Reed

S Jordy Rowland

DE Brandon Sharpe

OL Louis Vasquez

RB Shannon Woods

We salute these 17 fine athletes on a great season! Let's win the last one for them! Wreck 'em Tech!