Scores

Final

Texas A&M 7

(5-2, 0-2 away)

Texas Tech 35

(6-1, 4-0 home)

Coverage: ABC

3:30 PM ET, October 13, 2007

Jones AT&T Stadium, Lubbock, TX

1 2 3 4 T
TA&M 7 0 0 07
TTU 0 21 0 1435

Top Performers

Passing: G. Harrell (TTU) - 425 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: S. Woods (TTU) - 21 CAR, 93 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: M. Crabtree (TTU) - 8 REC, 170 YDS

Harrell's 4 TDs help Texas Tech rock Texas A&M

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) -- Graham Harrell bounced up from a rough hit ready to lead Texas Tech to a big win. Texas A&M couldn't do the same after a rough week.

Harrell threw for 425 yards and three touchdowns and ran for another score Saturday in Tech's 35-7 win over the Aggies, who were trying to rally around coach Dennis Franchione after the school admonished him and said it was embarrassed over secretive, for-pay newsletters he was sending to boosters.

Spreading His Wings
Michael Crabtree

A game-by-game look at Texas Tech receiver Michael Crabtree, who owns the NCAA Division I record for most TDs by a freshman:

Catches Yds TDs Outcome
8 170 0 Win
12 106 3 Win
15 188 2 Win
11 244 3 Win
14 237 3 Loss
8 145 3 Win
10 145 3 Win
Totals
78 1,244 17

The Red Raiders (6-1, 2-1 Big 12) led 14-7 and were driving late in the first half when Aggies defensive lineman Von Miller flattened Harrell a couple of seconds after the quarterback threw the ball away. Harrell called it a "cheap shot" and said he was "shocked" no flag was thrown.

Referee Tom Walker's microphone remained on after announcing the incompletion. He immediately turned to Harrell and asked, "You all right?"

Two plays later, Harrell continued to talk to the refs about the lack of a flag as he approached the line of scrimmage.

Tech went on to score to go up 21-7 just before halftime, and Harrell, who was 30-of-37 passing with no interceptions, finished the game.

The Aggies (5-2, 2-1) didn't finish, getting shut out after scoring on their first possession. They had chances to keep pace with Tech in the first half but kept stalling. When the drives ended, kicker Matt Szymanski struggled, missing first-half field goals of 41 and 33 yards.

"When you don't get points when you get opportunities, it hurts," Franchione said. "When you move the ball, you've got to get points, especially when you play this team, and we didn't."

Michael Crabtree, Harrell's new favorite target, didn't have a touchdown for the first time in his career. The redshirt freshman, who has a nation-leading 17 TD catches, had at least two in each of his first six games.

But he still contributed, displaying his speed and agility on two slants across the middle, one for 54 yards in the second quarter and a 47-yarder in the fourth quarter with Tech already up 28-7. He had eight catches for 170 yards, just off his per-game average of 179.

"We win, we get the 'W,' and that's all I'm looking for," Crabtree said. "We'll get it next time."

Tech's prolific offense started slowly, failing to score in the first quarter. The last time the Red Raiders didn't score until the second quarter was in their record-setting, 31-point comeback win (44-41) against Minnesota in last year's Insight Bowl.

Tech, which usually throws far more than it runs, ran on just eight plays fewer than its 37 pass attempts.

"I'm a little disturbed that it's balanced," Tech coach Mike Leach said jokingly. "We'll have to throw more next time. Actually, I thought the balance was pretty good cause we got a lot of people's hands on the ball."

A&M's ground game chewed up the clock on the Aggies' first two drives. On the first possession, A&M ran on all 10 plays of a 73-yard drive for a 7-0 lead. Jorvorskie Lane, who earlier this week guaranteed an Aggies win, got his 11th touchdown on a 1-yard run.

"It was a motivational thing for my team," Lane said. "We win together and lose together."

A&M had another good chance early in the third quarter. Cornerback Danny Gorrer had a clear path to the end zone when he stepped in front of a Harrell pass to Danny Amendola. But Gorrer juggled the ball, and Amendola pulled it in for a first down at the Tech 30.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
TA&M
TTU
1st Downs2025
Total Yards366533
Passing133425
Rushing233108
Penalties5-354-20
3rd Down Conversions5-137-11
4th Down Conversions0-10-0
Turnovers11
Possession33:4626:14

Passing Leaders

Texas A&MC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
McGee17/301334.401
Texas TechC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Harrell30/3742511.530

Rushing Leaders

Texas A&MCARYDSAVGTDLG
McGee14896.4014
Goodson13705.4020
Texas TechCARYDSAVGTDLG
Woods21934.4112
Lewis3227.3021

Receiving Leaders

Texas A&MRECYDSAVGTDLG
Bennett4358.8018
Goodson2178.5012
Texas TechRECYDSAVGTDLG
Crabtree817021.3054
Amendola67011.7119

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERTA&MTTU
TD06:57Jorvorskie Lane 1 Yd Run (Matt Szymanski Kick)
Drive: 10 plays, 73 yds, 5:01
70
SECOND QUARTERTA&MTTU
TD12:48Eric Morris 12 Yd Pass From Graham Harrell (Alex Trlica Kick)
Drive: 9 plays, 76 yds, 2:48
77
TD08:48Edward Britton 28 Yd Pass From Graham Harrell (Alex Trlica Kick)
Drive: 6 plays, 59 yds, 2:17
714
TD00:25Shannon Woods 1 Yd Run (Alex Trlica Kick)
Drive: 6 plays, 80 yds, :56
721
FOURTH QUARTERTA&MTTU
TD12:29Graham Harrell 1 Yd Run (Alex Trlica Kick)
Drive: 12 plays, 83 yds, 5:26
728
TD08:29Danny Amendola 8 Yd Pass From Graham Harrell (Alex Trlica Kick)
Drive: 5 plays, 72 yds, 1:05
735