Throwing for 419 yards and 4 touchdowns on 44-59 passing, Harrell had plenty of time to go through his reads because of the outstanding play of the Tech offensive line. With 4 new starters, the line gelled quickly and bought Graham more then enough time to breakdown the SMU secondary.
Today also marked the debut of freshman sensation Michael Crabtree. He came into the game with a lot of hype, and he lived up to it catching 12 passes for 106 yards and 3 touchdowns.
The other storyline of the day was the Texas Tech defense. They held SMU out of the end zone and only allowed 270 yards of total offense from the Mustangs.
Mike Leach sent in the 2nd string early in the 4th quarter to give the starters extra rest for the quick 5 day turnaround they have for the upcoming contest against UTEP.