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Win #4 - Texas Tech outduels the 8th ranked Cowboys

For the second straight week Tech hosted a top 10 team in the nation in front of a primetime audience. For the second straight week the Victory Bells were ringing.

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Date:  November 8, 2008

Location: Lubbock, TX - Jones AT&T Stadium

Opponent:  Oklahoma State Cowboys

Attendance: 55,663

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:

#10 - Tech 31  Nebraska 10 (2009)

#9  - Tech 49  West Virginia 14 (2012)

#8: - Tech 41  Michigan State 31 (2010)

#7 -  Tech 23  Oklahoma 21 (2005)

#6 -  Tech 44 Minnesota 41 (2006)

#5 -  Tech 34 Nebraska 31 (2005)

#4 -  Tech 56 Oklahoma State 20 (2008)