Date: November 8, 2008
Location: Lubbock, TX - Jones AT&T Stadium
Opponent: Oklahoma State Cowboys
Score: Texas Tech 56 Oklahoma State 20
On the heels of the greatest victory in program history (foreshadowing) the Red Raiders had to avoid a Texas-sized hangover. The 8th ranked Cowboys rode into town from Stillwater and Tech found themselves again on the National stage. For every believer after the UT game there was a non-believer. This was our opportunity to let the nation know we were indeed a top team in the country. It didn't take long for the boys to silence any critics and make the announcement the UT game was no fluke. We were a team to be reckoned with and a National Title contender.
If I were doing a top 10 based on best games this one wouldn't have made the cut. It wasn't close! Tech took control early and never gave an inch as they cruised to victory. Like most of the 2008 season it was the Graham Harrell to Michael Crabtree show. Harrell thew for 456 yards and 6 touchdowns. Crabs caught 3 of those TDs as part of his 8 catch, 89 yard performance. Shannon Woods pitched in with 3 touchdowns of his own (2 rec, 1 rushing). Current Texas Tech Offensive Coordinator Eric Morris got in on the action leading the team with 10 receptions for 97 yards and a touchdown. Another great victory that sent Lubbock and all Red Raider fans into a frenzy thinking about the potential to play for a National Championship.
Counting Down To #1:
#4 - Tech 56 Oklahoma State 20 (2008)