DALLAS -- Even with a whole new set of starting receivers and a practically new offensive line, Texas Tech still has the same old prolific offense.
Redshirt freshman Michael Crabtree had three touchdown catches,
and Danny Amendola went 49 yards for another score, leading the Red
Raiders past SMU 49-9.
Quarterback Graham Harrell went 44-of-59 for 419 yards and four
TDs. He also scored on a 1-yard dive. His completions were a career
Harrell frustrated the Mustangs no matter what they did, beating
blitzes by hitting his safety valve and patiently finding his
third, fourth or fifth passing option when the defense drifted back
The Mustangs held in pretty well early. But after Crabtree's
touchdown forced them to take a 21-3 deficit into halftime, they
hardly did anything right. SMU wound up punting on its first three
drives of the second half, then had two turnovers.
SMU quarterback Justin Willis was 15-of-33 for 138 yards with
two interceptions. He also was the Mustangs' leading rusher with 40