Texas Tech Upsets No. 1 Texas

By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 1, 2008 11:27 PM CDT
Texas Tech wide receiver Michael Crabtree (5) breaks away Texas cornerback Deon Beasley (7) after a reception during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008.    (LM Otero)
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(Newser) – Graham Harrell fired a 28-yard touchdown pass to Michael Crabtree with one second left as No. 6 Texas Tech stunned No. 1 Texas 39-33 tonight in a wild shootout. Texas had stormed back from a 19-0 deficit to take a 33-32 lead when Vondrell McGee scored on a 4-yard run with 1:29 left in the fourth.

Harrell drove the Red Raiders to the touchdown in six plays, slinging the long pass to Crabtree, who broke the tackle of Curtis Brown near the sideline, kept his balance, and scooted the last five yards for a score. If he had been tackled inbounds, the clock likely would have run out. Thousands of Texas Tech fans poured onto the field and had to be sent off while the play was under review. Once the fans were chased off the field and Tech kicked the extra point, the Red Raiders were penalized and forced to kick off from their own 7. When Texas couldn't pull of a miracle kickoff return, the fans ran back on the field to celebrate the biggest win in Texas Tech history.