The crowd in Lubbock, Texas had reason to rush the field not once, but twice last night. A last second TD pass from Graham Harrell to Michael Crabtree capped off an amazing comeback win for the no. 7 Red Raiders against the country's top ranked team. After Colt McCoy gave the Longhorns a 33-32 lead with just over a minute remaining, it looked as though all hope was lost for Texas Tech. Not so. Texas freshman safety Blake Giddeon dropped what would have been a game-ending interception, and that was the fortunate break Tech needed to pull off the stunner. On the ensuing play, with 8 seconds to go, Harrell reared back and found Crabtree with a 28-yard pass. The All-American wideout caught the ball while being double-covered, fought off a defender and reached the house to give Tech the huge win. Said Michael Crabtree to the Associated Press following the game:
"On the sideline, I kind of dreamed that I would catch a pass and go in the end zone for a game-winning score. I do that, like every game, but it happened. It kind of shocked me."
If you were shocked, Michael, just think what the Longhorns (who will surely see a fall in the BCS rankings) were feeling. It's now time to look ahead, and with talk starting up about Tech possibly being the best team in the country, coach Mike Leak is keeping his eyes on the prize, and knows what's at stake for his team next weekend.
"Now the biggest game in history is Oklahoma State," Leach said, "or the history of this year, anyway."
Well put, coach.