Scores

Final

Northwestern St 7

(2-2, 1-0 Southland)

Texas Tech 75

(4-1, 0-1 Big 12)

7:00 PM ET, September 29, 2007

Jones AT&T Stadium, Lubbock, TX

1 2 3 4 T
NWST 0 7 0 07
TTU 14 24 28 975

Top Performers

Passing: G. Harrell (TTU) - 338 YDS, 5 TD

Rushing: S. Woods (TTU) - 5 CAR, 45 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: M. Crabtree (TTU) - 8 REC, 145 YDS, 3 TD

Texas Tech 75, Northwestern St. 7

Associated Press

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) -- Graham Harrell threw for 338 yards and five touchdowns and Michael Crabtree tied a freshman record for touchdown receptions in a season as Texas Tech beat Northwestern State 75-7 on Saturday night.

Harrell hooked up with Crabtree for three scores, giving the receiver 14 to match a Division I freshman record in just five games. Crabtree equaled the mark set by Jabar Gaffney of Florida in 2000, Mike Williams of Southern California in 2002 and Davone Bess of Hawaii in 2005.

Crabtree finished with eight receptions for 145 yards, 49 yards fewer than his nation-leading 194 yard average coming into the game.

Harrell, who led the nation in passing coming in, threw touchdowns of 34, 2, 11, 30 and 6 yards. He completed 26 of 40 before leaving the game late in the third quarter.

Tech's defense, which gave up 610 total yards in its 49-45 loss to Oklahoma State, limited the Demons to one trip into Red Raiders territory and only one score. Northwestern State's Germayne Edmond found Dudley Guice on a crossing pattern for an 18-yard touchdown early in the second quarter to close to 14-7.

Tech (4-1, 0-1 Big 12) held the Demons, who play in the Championship Subdivision (formerly I-AA) to 15 yards rushing and 103 passing.

An enthusiastic Ruffin McNeill, named interim defensive coordinator a day after Tech lost to the Cowboys last weekend, hugged players as they came off the field following a third-down stop.

It was the first time in 56 years that an opponent has scored 60 or more points against the Demons. Southern Mississippi beat Northwestern State 76-0 in 1951.

Northwestern State (2-2) has lost two straight.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NWST
TTU
1st Downs931
Total Yards118628
Passing103534
Rushing1594
Penalties11-948-90
3rd Down Conversions1-138-14
4th Down Conversions0-21-2
Turnovers11
Possession31:1328:47

Passing Leaders

Northwestern StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Edmond7/17905.311
Texas TechC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Harrell26/403388.550

Rushing Leaders

Northwestern StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Lawrence12312.609
Earl4112.805
Texas TechCARYDSAVGTDLG
Woods5459.0225
Crawford13302.3011

Receiving Leaders

Northwestern StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Guice46015.0124
Bailey22311.5015
Texas TechRECYDSAVGTDLG
Crabtree814518.1334
Walker67813.0025

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNWSTTTU
TD12:52Shannon Woods 4 Yd Run (Alex Trlica Kick)
Drive: 9 plays, 61 yds, 2:08
07
TD06:57Michael Crabtree 34 Yd Pass From Graham Harrell (Alex Trlica Kick)
Drive: 8 plays, 86 yds, 3:02
014
SECOND QUARTERNWSTTTU
TD14:54Dudley Guice 18 Yd Pass From Germayne Edmond (Everett Scott Kick)
Drive: 6 plays, 75 yds, 2:54
714
TD13:13Shannon Woods 2 Yd Pass From Graham Harrell (Alex Trlica Kick)
Drive: 6 plays, 75 yds, 1:41
721
FG05:53Alex Trlica 51 Yd
Drive: 8 plays, 33 yds, 1:44
724
TD02:12Shannon Woods 25 Yd Run (Alex Trlica Kick)
Drive: 3 plays, 50 yds, 1:10
731
TD00:45Eric Morris 11 Yd Pass From Graham Harrell (Alex Trlica Kick)
Drive: 1 plays, 11 yds, :06
738
THIRD QUARTERNWSTTTU
TD12:01Michael Crabtree 30 Yd Pass From Graham Harrell (Alex Trlica Kick)
Drive: 4 plays, 54 yds, 1:42
745
TD08:01Michael Crabtree 6 Yd Pass From Graham Harrell (Alex Trlica Kick)
Drive: 6 plays, 30 yds, 2:41
752
TD04:43Detron Lewis 13 Yd Pass From Taylor Potts (Alex Trlica Kick)
Drive: 4 plays, 51 yds, 1:08
759
TD02:18Lyle Leong 9 Yd Pass From Taylor Potts (Alex Trlica Kick)
Drive: 7 plays, 63 yds, 1:16
766
FOURTH QUARTERNWSTTTU
SF08:21- Team Tackled By In End Zone 768
TD06:23Detron Lewis 50 Yd Pass From Taylor Potts (Alex Trlica Kick)
Drive: 3 plays, 54 yds, 1:58
775