NCAA Game Summary - Texas Tech at Rice|
(Saturday, September 15th)
Final Score: Texas Tech 59, Rice 24
Houston, TX (Sports Network) - Graham Harrell threw for a career-high six
touchdown passes, as the Texas Tech Red Raiders trampled the Rice Owls, 59-24,
in a non-conference tilt from Rice Stadium.
Harrell went 28-of-37 for 414 yards passing and an interception for Texas Tech
(3-0). Freshman wideout Michael Crabtree caught the bulk of those passes,
finishing with 11 receptions for 244 yards and three touchdowns.
For the Owls (0-3), Chase Clement went 20-of-37 for 212 yards passing, two
touchdowns and an interception. Jarett Dillard tallied six catches for 90
yards and a score.
The Red Raiders' first score came on an 11-yard pass from Harrell to Shannon
Woods with 12:07 to play in the opening quarter.
Harrell found Grant Walker for a 38-yard scoring strike at the 6:33 mark of
the first quarter to cap off a seven-play, 91-yard drive for Texas Tech.
Rice countered with a 13-play, 66-yard drive, but the Owls could only muster
three points on a 25-yard field goal by Clark Fangmeier.
Early in the second quarter, Clement connected with Toren Dixon for a 13-yard
touchdown pass to narrow the gap to 14-10.
But two minutes later, the Red Raiders responded with a touchdown on a two-
yard scamper by Woods.
The Owls answered once again, this time on a 47-yard touchdown pass from
Clement to Jarett Dillard.
Harrell came back with a 74-yard scoring strike to Crabtree with 7:33 to play
in the half, and then a 10-yard touchdown pass to Eric Morris to give Texas
Tech a 35-17 halftime lead.
Harrell connected with Crabtree again for a nine-yard touchdown at the 11:30
mark of the third quarter.
Kobey Lewis added a one-yard touchdown run in the quarter for the Red Raiders,
who opened the fourth quarter with a 49-17 lead.
In the opening minute of the third quarter, Harrell found Crabtree for a 25-
yard touchdown pass.
Rice's C.J. Ugokwe supplied a seven-yard touchdown run with 10:18 to play.
Texas Tech kicker Alex Trlica closed out the scoring with a 39-yard field goal
for the Red Raiders.
The Red Raiders' passing attack was in full force, averaging a healthy 14.1
yards per completion. Texas Tech scored on all five of its red-zone
opportunities. Crabtree, with just three games on his collegiate resume, has
already amassed eight receiving touchdowns for the Red Raiders.
09/15 21:23:19 ET