By: Anonymous on September 15, 2007 - 3:03pm - Add new comment
The cover subject of today's Rice football game program is Owls receiver Jarett Dillard. The large-type headline is: "At Home In The End Zone.''Dillard, of course, had scored a touchdown in 15 straight games going into the season, then was shut out through the first two games of this year, when he had 10 catches.Well, the shutout streak's over. Dillard beat Jamar Wall on a post pattern in the second quarter and made a leaping catch for a 47-yard touchdown.
By: Anonymous on September 15, 2007 - 3:10pm - Add new comment
Here's what two teams of a mind to pass, both running the no-huddle offense, can do in one half.Texas Tech 35 points, 319 yards passing (by Graham Harrell), 362 yards total offense.Rice 17 points, 168 yards passing (by Chase Clement), 220 yards total offense.So that's 52 points and 582 yards between them.
By: Anonymous on September 15, 2007 - 3:15pm - Add new comment
If this one gets out of hand in favor of Tech -- no guarantees there, the way Rice has moved the ball -- I'm not sure Graham Harrell will go easy on the Owls.On the final play of the first half, Rice defensive end Dietrich Davis hit Harrell out of bounds after he had released an incomplete pass. It was a pretty good shot, and nothing was called.After that, Harrell, with his helmet off, was jawing back and forth with Rice players going from the bench to the locker room. This goes on for about 40 yards.
By: Anonymous on September 15, 2007 - 3:36pm - Add new comment
Tech tacks on touchdowns on its first two possessions of the second half to lead 49-17. First comes a 9-yard scoring pass from Graham Harrell to Mike Crabtree, then a 1-yard TD from Kobey Lewis.Rice helped out in both instances. A fake punt that fooled nobody gave Tech possession at the Owls 27. Here's who all sniffed it out and was in on the tackle: LaRon Moore, Jordy Rowland, Daniel Charbonnet and Lance Fuller.The Owls' next possession ended with Chase Clement throwing a wobbly pass that Jamar Wall intercepted at the Rice 30.
By: Anonymous on September 15, 2007 - 4:28pm - Add new comment
Texas Tech has decided to use true freshman running back Aaron Crawford in the fourth quarter of today's game, so no redshirt for him. Crawford has gotten several carries and caught a pass.What this means is that coaches are committed to redshirting Baron Batch unless a rash of injuries hits the running-back corps.That'll give Batch a full year of workouts to recover from the staph infection and broken ankle that spoiled his true freshman season in 2006.
By: Anonymous on September 15, 2007 - 4:34pm - Add new comment
Leading 56-24 in the fourth quarter, Texas Tech has pulled Graham Harrell in favor of Taylor Potts. Assuming Harrell is done for the day, here are his unofficial final numbers: 28 for 37, 1 interception, 414 yards, six touchdowns.Mike Crabtree, with the game still going, has 11 catches for 244 yards and three TDs, his second three-TD game of the season.
By: Anonymous on September 15, 2007 - 11:40pm - Add new comment
Mike Crabtree finished with 11 receptions for 244 yards and three touchdowns in Saturday's 59-24 Texas Tech victory against Rice. Crabtree wound up 11 yards short of Joel Filani's school single-game receiving yardage record set against Kansas State. Tech coach Mike Leach said if he'd known Crabtree was that close to the record, he would have thrown him another pass to get it.Crabtree also finished 19 yards shy of the NCAA freshman record for single-game yardage.Shannon Woods, Grant Walker and Eric Morris also caught a touchdown pass apiece.
By: Anonymous on September 22, 2007 - 1:00pm - Add new comment
Not to stir up controversy and second-guess Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy, but Zac Robinson is, without a doubt, no better than the second-best Cowboys quarterback in Boone Pickens Stadium today.Roger Staubach is in the pressbox as a guest of Pickens, the OSU gazillionaire booster.
By: Anonymous on September 22, 2007 - 1:05pm - Add new comment
I never expected Tech to start 6-0 this season, but the next three opponents -- Oklahoma State, Northwestern State and Iowa State -- are certainly beatable.What the heck. We'll go with it and pick Tech to win 34-28 this afternoon in Stillwater. With that said, Tech better ignore all the press about OSU's struggles so far and come in ready to play its best game. It's tough winning on the road in the Big 12, and I doubt Cowboys players are ready to throw in the towel for good after two losses.