NCAA Game Summary - Colorado at Texas Tech|
(Saturday, October 27th)
Final Score: Colorado 31, Texas Tech 26
Lubbock, TX (Sports Network) - Cody Hawkins threw a pair of touchdowns in
helping to lead the Colorado Buffaloes to a 31-26 win over the Texas Tech Red
Raiders in Big 12 Conference play at Jones AT&T Stadium.
Hawkins converted 15-of-26 for 123 yards for the Buffs (5-4, 3-2 Big 12), while
Hugh Charles ran for a game-high 121 yards and scored as the team snapped a
The Red Raiders (6-3, 2-3), losers of two in a row, were again led by Graham
Harrell who made good on 46-of-62 for 431 yards and three touchdowns, but he
also suffered three sacks and threw four interceptions in the setback.
"The simple answer is he just needs to go through his reads," Tech head coach
Mike Leach noted when asked about Harrell's interceptions. "Sometimes when the
guy has success, the temptation to not stay within yourself is too big."
The only scoring of the first quarter came courtesy of a 31-yard touchdown run
by Charles at the 8:13 mark of the frame.
Colorado added to the lead early in the second when Hawkins found Riar Geer
with a two-yard TD pass, capping a 12-play, 75-yard drive.
Tech kicker Alex Trlica gave the home team hope with field goals of 30 and 48
yards in the second frame, but still the Red Raiders trailed at the break,
A 44-yard field goal by Colorado's Kevin Eberhart was followed less than a
minute later by a 42-yard interception return for a score by Jordon Dizon,
pushing the Buffs lead to 24-6.
A furious Texas Tech comeback bid began with a 31-yard TD toss from Harrell to
Eric Morris, but again Colorado responded with a six-yard TD pass from Hawkins
Michael Crabtree, who finished the afternoon with 12 catches for 131 yards,
pulled in a 19-yard touchdown pass with seven seconds remaining in the third to
make the score 31-19.
Harrell's seven-yard TD toss to Edward Britton late in the fourth proved to be
too little, too late in the five-point decision.
Colorado cornerback Terrence Wheatley accounted for three picks for the
defense, one that limited Tech to just 39 yards rushing, compared to 217 yards
for the Buffs.
Crabtree, who has now posted at least 100 yards receiving in all but one of
nine games this season, is now the NCAA receptions leader for freshmen with an
even 100 catches, resulting in 1,451 yards and 18 touchdowns thus far.
10/27 18:04:17 ET